Beaches in Castries

Photo credit: © Felix Francois
 

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. 

The Area's Beaches

You'll find a large number of beaches to consider in and around the area. Snorkeling is available at some of the beaches, if some members of your party enjoy this relaxing pastime. Click on the name of the beach for a detailed review of that specific beach.

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.

A second location for beach-goers to consider is Choc Beach. This beach is easily accessible by car which you can do by taking the John Compton Hwy north. As it passes by the George FL Charles Airport, you'll go through a roundabout turning the road into the Gros Islet Hwy.

Labrelotte Bay: Labrelotte Bay is located between East Winds Inn and Windjammer Landing.

The chart directly below has more details on the beaches available in and around the area.

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

Fortunately, you can find a nice selection of types of attractions. To read a more complete discussion of other attractions, go to this article.

 

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