Beaches in Castries

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Sweeping along the west coast of St. Lucia are the beaches of Castries.  They exist mainly as part of natural bays with soft sand and often a lot of shade.  Thanks to the location of the ports and the resorts that line the shores, the beaches can be busy, but a quick trip just north of town will allow you find some more secluded options. 

Pick Your Ideal Beach

There are several beaches to visit in and around the area. Snorkeling is an option at some of the beaches, for visitors who are so inclined. Just click on each beach name for a detailed article concerning that section of the coast.

La Toc Beach

Malabar Beach: The golden sands of Malabar Beach sit right in between Choc Beach and the Vigie Airport, where you'll find scores of beachgoers lounging in chairs under umbrellas, and many others in the gentle, blue waters of the bay. Off to the right, you'll have a lovely view of nearby Rat Island.

Another location to consider is Choc Beach. Vacationers visiting Choc Beach can easily access nearby Castries, as well as its big resorts and shopping centers. Families with children seem to love Choc Beach because of its placid waters, which make a great swimming spot for the entire family.

Labrelotte Bay: Labrelotte Bay is a semi-popular beach along the northeast coast of St. Lucia, where families can play, and those who worship the sun gods will enjoy lounging on the beach chairs that line the shore.

The beaches in and around Castries are listed in the following table.

Beaches In and Around Castries
Name Location Coast
Choc Beach 2.1 mi. Northeast of Central Castries North
Donkey Beach 4.2 mi. North-Northeast of Central Castries North
La Toc Beach 1.2 mi. West of Downtown Castries North
Labrelotte Bay La Brelotte Bay, 3.6 mi. North of Central Castries North
Malabar Beach 1.2 mi. North-Northeast of Downtown Castries North
Marigot Bay Marigot Bay, 3.8 mi. South West of Central Castries North West
Reduit Beach Gros Islet, 5.7 mi. North-Northeast of Central Castries North
Rodney Bay 5.2 mi. North-Northeast of Central Castries North
Roseau Bay 4.6 mi. South West of Central Castries North West
Vigie Beach 1.0 mi. North-Northeast of Downtown Castries North

If you would prefer having a wider variety of points of interest beyond what's offered in this category, you should consider other locations. To find out about other other attractions for Castries, click here.


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