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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 island.

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 -

NorthwestCoast

Choc Bay

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.

Rodney Bay

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

Pigeon Island is connected to the mainland with a causeway. It is now a recreational area with beaches and picnic areas.

Marigot Bay

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.

Vigie

It is a popular beach with locals with great sand an lots of shade. It is located parallel to the airport near Castries.

Labrelotte Bay

A great beach situated between the Landings Resort and the East Winds Inn.

 

SouthCoast

Anse Chastanet

Home to several beaches resorts and a popular marine great for snorkeling and all kind of sports.

Soufriere

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 alike.

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.

Anse Cochon

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.

Jalousie

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

 

East Coast

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.

Anse Louvet

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.

DonkeyBeach

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.

Eddy Tuchman loves to share his Caribbean travel tips on his website le-caribbean-islands.com.

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An Introduction to St Lucia
St Lucia Waterfalls
St Lucia Churches
Pigeon Island

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