La Toc Beach

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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 near the center of the island of Saint Lucia, La Toc Beach is on the North coast of the island, You might want to drop by even if you aren't staying particularly close by. You may notice that beaches throughout St. Lucia tend to be somewhat quiet, but La Toc Beach is decidedly different.

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.

The concession stand located here is another lunchtime alternative. Sometimes, visitors will be able to buy food from one of the mobile vendors who typically set up on this shoreline.

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business.

Since La Toc Beach happens to be found within a tourist hotspot, you might need to hunt to get a spot!

What's Nearby

Attractions

Positioned on the North coast of Saint Lucia; it's located near attractions like Sandals St. Lucia La Toc Golf, which is one of the closest attractions.

History-focused attractions such as La Toc Battery are the perfect compliment to an afternoon at La Toc Beach, and give visitors the opportunity to learn more about St. Lucia's past, without having to venture too far from the coast.

Beaches are one type of attraction you can visit, but there's even more to see during your stay. The table below lists other attractions that are nearby.

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

La Toc Beach is close to Castries, so you can explore the city as part of your day at the beach. Castries is the closest city and is an area with plenty to do, but yet isn't overcrowded.

Hotels

Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will vary depending on the time of day, particularly in the high season when hotels overflow with tourists. There aren't many large hotels in the immediate vicinity, but you may see guests staying at the few small lodgings in the area.

While travelers generally won't find many hotels in the immediate vicinity, those accommodations closest to La Toc Beach are shown in the table below.

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're on the beach and start to get the munchies, don't worry, you'll have many local dishes to choose from at nearby establishments. One of the closest restaurants is Kimonos. The restaurant offers a menu of Asian cuisine. Some guests will choose to take a cab here, while others will want to walk since it's just a little ways away.

The table below provides a list of dining options near this beach.

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

La Toc Beach isn't the only beach worth checking out on Saint Lucia.

If the exciting vibe at La Toc Beach is what you're looking for, consider also visiting Choc Beach, another location where you'll find fun and action. 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, Vigie Beach may be a good choice.

You may also enjoy Malabar Beach, another favorite sun-spot on St. Lucia.

St. Lucia has so much to offer, and La Toc Beach offers just one way to spend time outdoors.

 

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