Beaches in St. Lucia
|Reduit Beach: This area is renowned for its long white sandy beach sheltered with tropical greenery. The beach stretches to Pigeon Island but it is crossed close to Gros Islet by the waterway to the marina. South of Gros Islet you can find several large hotels and all kinds of water sports facilities. North of Gros Islet you see only sand and trees until Pigeon Island. During the weekend this part is frequented by many St. Lucians.|
|Vigie beach: A nice sandy beach, well sheltered, stretching alongside the landing-strip of Vigie airport. Popular with St. Lucians but there is some litter here and there.|
|Choc Bay beach: A nice sandy beach, sheltered by palm trees, with water sports facilities and close to the large hotels. Here you can look out at little Rat Island. The Gablewood shopping centre is in the neighbourhood.|
|Labrelotte Bay beach: A very nice sandy beach situated between the East Winds Inn and the Windjammer Landing.|
|Anse Chastanet beach: One of the finest dark sandy beaches of St. Lucia and also an excellent place for the scuba-diver or snorkeler.
At the beach restaurant you can enjoy fine meals at reasonable prices. This beach can also be reached by boat from Castries or Soufrière.
|Soufriere beach: North of the city there is a long stretch of dark sandy beach. Between the palm trees you have a grandiose view of one of the Pitons. The beach is mostly used by local people.|
|Cas En Bas beach: One of the pre-eminent places for wind surfing. The last part of the road to the beach is in very bad condition and it is as fast to walk down to the beach as it is to drive. There are constant on shore trade winds. At the Turtle Reef Bar, the only wooden house next to the stretched white sandy beach, you can hire a wind surf board and take wind surfing lessons. There are also kayaks for hire. During the summer months, the bar can be closed for a period of several weeks.|
|Anse Louvet beach: A protected sandy beach in fantastic, mysterious surroundings can be reached after a two to three hours walk (road no longer drive-able). The La Sorcière mountains make a wall between the sea and the inland giving the surroundings a special distinction.
The dry shrubs are home to the Fer de Lance snake, the only really dangerous snake on the island.
Here, the Leatherback and other turtles come ashore to bury their eggs during the night (at end winter season, start summer season).
|Anse de Sables beach: An easy to reach, beautiful but windy, white sandy beach looking out over the Maria Islands. This is one of the pre-eminent places for wind surfing. There are constant on shore trade winds. Close to the 'The Reef' bar and restaurant you can hire wind surf boards. There are nice sheltered terraces. The wind surf centre of Club Aquarius is also located here. This beach is recommended for wind surfers and sun-worshippers.|