St. Lucia Beaches
La Toc Beach
Though located in Castries, the capital, it is one of the most tranquil beaches on the island. The eye-pleasing beach is accessed through the Sandals Resort and lightly visited by travelers due to its entry being obscured. Once here, you’ll marvel at delicate golden sand and amazing views of the St. Lucia’s west coast.
Marigot Bay, though continuous in shoreline, has several small beaches (La Choc Beach, Anse Couchon, Vigie Beach). Upon approach, you’ll notice many pleasure craft in port. A little closer and your eyes gaze upon the white sandy beaches and surrounding trees. Marigot Bay is so picturesque that its often used for aerial shots in movies. Ask locals for the best beaches to visit for activity or seclusion.
Its hard to imagine a more scenic beach set between the twin Gros and Petit Piton volcanic peaks. The white sand, perfect water make this beach south of Soufrière make it a favorite spot for Sugar Beach Resort patrons relaxing or sipping rum drinks. Snorkelers and scuba divers visit frequently for its beautiful coral reefs. Part of the beach is reserved for the public with separate lounging chairs. The public area includes a shop will rent watersports equipment.
If you like five miles of white sand, this is the place for a stroll by the shoreline. Romanic couples like the calm waters and lounge chairs. Families enjoy Splash Island Water Park filled with floatables and inflatable slides to keep the kids occupied. Vendors rent water-sports equipment for snorkeling, windsurfing and waterskiing. This beach is close to the restaurants, shops and resort hotels of Rodney Bay.
Pigeon Island National Park
On the southern side of Pigeon Island next to a national park, are two picturesque strips of off-white sand. Swim if you like. Rent a lounge chair and chill. Explore the historic park for a twist as well. Many locals come for picnics under shady trees at the beach. Follow the shore and you’ll come to movie scene-like waterfront café that does mixed drinks you’ll cherish on hot day. Hungry? The sandwiches, rotis and salads are inexpensive too.
Only accessible by foot due to its rocky shores and secluded location, this beach is perfect for eco-travelers looking for adventure and privacy when they arrive. Bring your own food and water, as there are no bars or restrooms. Caution though, don’t drive here after a heavy rain because the roads may be impassible. So check ahead.
This fairly remote mile-long stretch of beach was once part of a plantation. That remoteness invites romantic travelers seeking seclusion to relax or walk along the beach. Eco-travelers also come for Turtle Watch of endangered leatherbacks, the largest of sea turtles, who come to lay their eggs.