Best Beaches St Lucia

Best Beaches St Lucia

Sugar Beach, St. Lucia

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St. Lucia is a beautiful island nation located in the Caribbean. It is a popular destination because of its rich history, quaint towns, and spectacular views. Most tourists go there for its white-sand beaches and crystal-clear waters.

There are many options among beaches for travellers in St Lucia. We have picked out some of the best beaches in St Lucia if you are visiting there for the first time.

Anse Chastanet

Anse Chastanet
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The Anse Chastanet beach is one of the most popular destinations on the island for tourists. The clear turquoise waters and white sand beaches make it a great place to snorkel. The reef is only a few meters away from the shore, so there is never any shortage of fish to see. There are also several restaurants and bars within walking distance so that you can easily experience all the sights and sounds of this beautiful beach town.

Vieux Fort

Vieux Fort
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The best beaches in St Lucia are the quiet golden sands of Vieux fort. The beach here is not as crowded as other po[ular beaches in St Lucia. The clear blue waters are crystal clear and offer a refreshing swim. The sand is soft and the sunsets are absolutely stunning. There are a few restaurants and cafes in the village, but it is best to relax on the beach and savour the ambience.

Anse Mamin

Anse Mamin
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If you're looking for an idyllic spot to take a swim with your loved ones, then head down to Anse Mamin. The crystal-clear waters are perfect for swimming or snorkelling. The beach is also great for taking a walk or relaxing in one of the many hammocks that dot the landscape. It is not very far from Anse Chastanet and is easily walkable.

Rodney Bay

Rodney Bay
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Rodney Bay is a must-see when you're in St Lucia. It has a Marina and a man-made lagoon. Rodney bay is horseshoe-shaped and has the Reduit beach which is very popular with tourists. The turquoise waters are perfect for swimming, windsurfing, and kayaking. You can also find plenty of restaurants and cafes in the area, as well as a few small supermarkets.

Pigeon Island

Pigeon Island
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Pigeon Island is very close to Rodney Bay. As the name suggests, it is in fact an Island that was recently connected to the mainland using a manmade causeway. The island has a beautiful beach and rich culture and history that makes it even more exciting to explore. The island stands apart with the combination of the lush greenery along with white sands and warm water.

Carenage

Carenage
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If you're looking for a beach that's perfect for swimming, sunbathing, and relaxing, then head to Carenage. The sand is white and there are no rocks or coral to get in the way. The water is also quite shallow, so it's great for children.

Vigie Beach

Vigie Beach
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If you're looking for a secluded beach, Vigie Beach is your spot. The small village offers plenty of opportunities to take a swim or hike. The beaches here are not as crowded as some of the other locations and the water is crystal clear. The beach is great for long walks and watching the sunset. The sea is usually calm and clean. There are a few eateries and local bars. If you are looking to have an undisturbed and calm holiday this is the place to go.

Marigot Bay

Marigot Bay
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Marigot Bay and Anse La Raye are among the best beaches in St. Lucia. Both of these beaches are perfect for swimming, sunbathing, and fishing. Marigot Bay is especially beautiful, with crystal-clear waters and a wide variety of tropical plants and animals. The bay also features several restaurants and shops, making it the perfect place to spend a day. Nearby there are beautiful forested hills that add to the charm and beauty of the place.

Anse La Raye

Anse La Raye
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Anse La Raye is another great beach to visit in St. Lucia rated as high as Marigot beach by travellers. It has crystal-clear waters, plenty of sun loungers and parasols, and a number of restaurants and bars close by for when you want to relax after a day spent swimming or fishing. It is a quaint fishing village and you will be pleasantly surprised by how welcoming the people are. There are several delightful spots where you can enjoy the solitude and the sea.

Anse Cochon

Anse Cochon
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Anse Cochon is touted as the best beach to go snorkelling in St. Lucia. You'll find expansive sand beaches, beautiful coral reefs, and numerous fun activities to keep you busy. You will also find white and dark volcanic sand on the beach. There are also many palm trees around the beach.  There are several malls and restaurants in the city, making it the perfect place to stay while you explore the town and the beach.

Conclusion

St Lucia is a great destination for enjoying the sun and sand and you have many options. All the above beaches are unique and have their own specialities. Once you visit St. Lucia it grows on you and you will find yourself escaping to the beaches more often. There are also festivities and carnivals, especially in the month of June. These are like the Mardi Gras and are fun-filled activities, dancing on the streets, and celebrations all through the night.  The Caribbean cuisine, which is another great attraction, is delicious and has an abundance of fresh fish and seafood.

So, get started with one of the beaches and explore the others before word gets out and tourists start thronging them.
 

 

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