La Toc Beach

Photo Credit: © Charles Hoffman CC
 

La Toc is dominated by the Sandals Golf Resort, but there is public access. The atmosphere is relaxed, and it is a really nice location for sunbathers, beach walkers and casual swimmers. There are plenty of places to lay out in the sun, enjoying the sights and sounds of Saint Lucia's northwestern coast.

Located toward the center of the island of Saint Lucia, La Toc Beach is on the North coast of the island, You should consider stopping by even if you aren't staying in the vicinity. While St. Lucia has beaches that are more secluded than La Toc Beach, it has the right combination of city atmosphere and natural beauty to attract vacationers.

How to Access The Beach
From the center of Castries City, go west past the Ferry Terminal on Millenium Hwy. The road winds a bit, and taking your fourth right will put you on the road with access to the beach.

Amenities and Ambiance

Located just west of downtown Castries is the crescent-shaped La Toc Beach. The sands at this beach look as though they've been paved in gold, and shimmer spectacularly in the sultry island sun. Off to the left is a small bluff jutting out into the water. The area is calm and clean, and the atmosphere is buoyant.

Lots of visitors here find that the on-site snack bar is just fine for lunch. If available, you could also order lunch from one of the mobile vendors who typically set up at this spot.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location.

Since La Toc Beach will be located within a commonly visited area, you'll want to plan accordingly.

What's Nearby

Attractions

You'll find this beach on St. Lucia's North coast. Sandals St. Lucia La Toc Golf is one of the popular spots in the area.

Beaches and museums may seem an unlikely combination to some, but plenty of visitors find that museums like Le Pavillion Royal Museum (one of the closest to La Toc Beach) offer a fun learning experience and a whole new way to view St. Lucia's traditions and culture.

Being able to choose from some activities besides the beach will ensure you won't run out of things to do. The closest attractions are found in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near La Toc Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Sandals St. Lucia La Toc Golf Golf Course 0.1 mi. S Saint Lucia
La Toc Battery Historical Site 0.2 mi. E Saint Lucia
Government House Historical Site 0.7 mi. ESE Saint Lucia
Le Pavillion Royal Museum Museum 0.7 mi. ESE Saint Lucia
Dollar Wise Arcade Gambling Arcade 1.1 mi. E Saint Lucia
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception Historical Site 1.2 mi. E Saint Lucia
St. Lucia Folk Research Centre Museum 1.6 mi. E Saint Lucia
Choc Cemetery Historical Site 1.7 mi. NE Saint Lucia

Cities and Towns

Castries is the closest town and is noted for its balance between seclusion and urbanization.

Hotels

How many other people you encounter at La Toc Beach will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. The beach is not located close to many large hotels, but it's sometimes enjoyed by guests from some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

While travelers will generally find few accommodations in the surrounding areas, those options closest to La Toc Beach can be viewed in the following table.

Accommodations near La Toc Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Auberge Seraphine Hotel 1.1 mi. NE Hotel
Rendezvous Resort 1.9 mi. NE Resort

Food

If you need to grab a bite to eat around midday, this beach has many nearby restaurants, and you don't have to go far from these sands. One of the closest places to eat is Kimonos. This restaurant has Asian cuisine. Some guests will choose to take a cab here, while others will want to walk as it's only a short distance away.

Nearby dining options are shown in the following table.

Restaurants near La Toc Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Kimonos (758) 452-0381 Asian Fine Dining -- --
Armando's (758) 452-0381 Italian Informal -- --
The Pavillion Sandals (758) 452-0381 Continental Fine Dining 0.1 mi. SW
La Toc (758) 452-0381 French Fine Dining -- --
Hardest Hard Restaurant & Bar (758) 452-4047 American, Caribbean -- 0.5 mi. E
Cafe Tropical (758) 452-7411 Caribbean Very Casual 0.9 mi. ENE
The Coal Pot (758) 452-5566 Eclectic Informal 1.0 mi. NE
Restaurant at Auberge Seraphine Hotel (758) 453-2073 Eclectic Fine Dining 1.1 mi. NE
KFC Castries (758) 452-6444 American Very Casual -- --
Shawama Deli Plus (758) 451-8125 Caribbean, Middle Eastern Very Casual -- --
China Town Food Court (758) 451-5344 Chinese Very Casual 1.1 mi. E
Dr Freezers (758) 452-6322 American Very Casual 1.1 mi. E

Other Beaches

Of course, there are lots of other spots along the coast of Saint Lucia, and La Toc Beach is just one option.

If the exciting vibe at La Toc Beach is one of the features you love, consider also visiting Choc Beach, another destination with a good amount of excitement. With its calm waters, and nearby amenities, Choc Beach is a popular spot with vacationing families. If you're looking for a more secluded beach experience, you might find what you want at Vigie Beach.

Travelers may also want to consider Malabar Beach, another favorite sun-spot on St. Lucia.

Maybe La Toc Beach is a perfect spot for you to kick back, and at the same time perhaps not the the ideal fit; in which case you should find a beach with a seclusion factor that suits you.

 

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