Spectacular St Lucia Beaches
By Eddy Tuchman
St Lucia Beaches are different from one another. Some have grey sand, some
black sand and some white powdered sand. But one thing is common to them. They are exotic
beaches surrounded by awe inspiring views of the vas verdant vegetation of this lovely
The beaches are also home of many St Lucia Resorts where you can spend your All
Inclusive vacations, where everything including air is included. We have been to St Lucia
a few times during the years and every time we like it more. The people are sweet and
service oriented and you cannot ask for a better service in the resorts.
You'll find that many beaches offer an array of Caribbean Sports ranging from Caribbean
snorkeling and scuba diving to Beach volley ball and Horse Riding.
Here is a brief description by area -
This long stretch of sandy beaches and coconut palm trees is close to Castries, the
capital and the major hotels and resorts. This is an ideal beach for families with small
children due to its calm waters. Here you can rent all kind of sports equipment. The Gable
wood shopping center is located not far from here.
This area is well known for its long stretch of white sandy beach with enough greenery
for shade. There are many hotels lined through the beach that provide rental equipment for
all kind of Caribbean Sports. Going north you keep seeing just sand and beach until you
get to Pigeons Island. This beach is very popular with locals on the weekend.
Pigeon Island is connected to the mainland with a causeway. It is now a recreational
area with beaches and picnic areas.
I would say that this is the perfect Romantic Getaway in St Lucia. It is bordered by
green lush mountains and the beach is bordered by palm trees. There are some deserted
beaches there as well as anchorage for Yachts.
It is a popular beach with locals with great sand an lots of shade. It is located
parallel to the airport near Castries.
A great beach situated between the Landings Resort and the East Winds Inn.
Home to several beaches resorts and a popular marine great for snorkeling and all kind
It is located north of the city of the same name. From here you may have an impressive
view of the Pitons. The sand is dark and this beach is popular with locals and tourists
Cas En Bas
Due to its constant Trade Winds this beach is ideal for windsurfing. You may rent a
surfing board and even take lessons on this beach. Kayaks are also available for rent.
Accessible only by boat, this beach has black volcanic sands and very calm
waters. The coral reefs present here are ideal for snorkeling.
Anse de Sables
This beach is looking out to the Maria Islands. It is very windy and therefore great
for surfing. The wind surf center of Club Aquarius is located here.
This extremely beautiful beach is where the Hilton is located and where we stayed last
time. The beach use to be grey, but the hotel imported white beach to cover them.
Anse Des Pitons
This is a beach to relax at the foot of the Pitons. It is crescent shaped beach
situated actually between the Gros Piton and the Petit Piton
As in many of the islands, the Atlantic Coast is windy and the beaches are rough. I
don't recommend swimming but it is worth the visit for the spectacular views. Some of the
beaches are difficult to reach with regular vehicles. You may need a 4-wheel drive. This
area is also important for naturists and bird watchers.
You cannot drive to this beach. The walk from Desbarra is about a 3 hour treck. Once
you arrive you'll discover a beautiful secluded beach. Watching the waves hit the cliffs
is a show by itself. Here you are surrounded by the La Sorciere Mountains.
It is a unique experience because of the outstanding views. You have to walk from Gros
Islet, but the walk is worth it. I highly recommend a visit to St Lucia, the land of the
Pitons and home to the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean.