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Best St. Lucia Beaches

St. Lucia beach
St. Lucia beach; © St. Lucia Tourist Board
From the dramatic mountain peaks that seem to emerge directly from the sea to the shimmering green foliage in the early-morning sunlight, St. Lucia is easily one of the most spectacular islands on any Caribbean itinerary.

Notwithstanding the other wonderful feature of the island, there is probably noting more spectacular than the amazing beaches located here. Whether it’s along the north, east or south, St. Lucia offers some of the best beaches in the Caribbean

Northwest Coast Beaches


Rodney Bay: Rodney Bay is a wonderful beach with bars and sporting facilities. Because of the facilities and activities on offer, the beach can get quite crowded, especially during the summer months.

The property is renowned for its long, white sandy beach sheltered with tropical greenery.  Furthermore, the beach features several hotels along its stretch offering a plethora of water sporting activities for the entire family.

Choc Bay: Choc Bay is a typical Caribbean beach, offering a long stretch of sand straddled with coconut palms. Here, the water is tranquil, simply perfect for the hotels located along the stretch.

The calm nature of the beach also attracts swimmers and families with children. Visitors can enjoy their choice of water sports or frequent the shopping centre located nearby.

South Coast Beaches


Anse Cochon: Anse Cochon is a wonderful stretch of volcanic, black sand that is only accessible by boat. Due to its seclusion, the area is calm and serene, making it a perfect hideaway for couples.

Anse de Sables:Anse de Sables is known as a beautiful beach. It’s easily accessible and offers the best wind surfing spot on St. Lucia. Wind surfing is a such a popular activity here that visitors can rent wind surf boards at the wind surf centre of Club Aquarius.

Notable, there is a restaurant/bar, known as the 'The Reef' located nearby. This beach is highly recommended for sun-loving tourists.

Cas En Bas: Cas En Bas is also popular for wind surfing. Here, there is an open bar, the ‘Turtle Reef’ offering refreshments for visitors. During the summer however, the bar may be closed for a few weeks.

Cas En Bas also offers wind surfing lessons as well as wind surf boards and kayaks for rent.

East Coast Beaches


Donkey Beach:  Donkey Beach is a windy area offering the quintessential amenities of St. Lucian beaches. While the winds are high, wind surfing is not as poplar here as Cas En Bas or Ans de Sables.

Dauphin Beach: Dauphin Beach is a secluded area accessible by car/jeep from Monchy A popular attraction at Dauphin is the Indian stone-carvings that often leave visitors in awe.

Other attractions include amazingly shaped landforms, historical ruins and a multiplicity of heritage sites.

Anse Louvet: Anse Louvet is also a secluded beach. In fact, it’s a 3-hour walk from Desbarra as its impossible to drive here.

Locals advise that you bring your own water with you. One amazing attraction here is the river that flows into the main valley. Following this path leads to a spectacular waterfall.

For animal enthusiasts, the Leatherback and other turtles come ashore to bury their eggs each night during the breeding season

Nature's impact on St. Lucia's beaches has made each one more breath-taking than the last. The best part is, all the beaches are public, even if it is in front of a hotel, which means that you can see every beach that St. Lucia has to offer no matter where you stay.

Though St. Lucia has plenty of visitors, both from cruise ships and a steady influx of honeymooners, the island’s beaches has largely remained unspoiled and extremely inviting for anyone wishing to enjoy the amazing offerings.
Scott S. Bateman is a professional journalist who has traveled widely throughout the Caribbean and the Americas.

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September 13, 2013

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