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.

Situated toward the center of the island of Saint Lucia, La Toc Beach is on the North coast of the island, You should consider dropping by even if you are not staying nearby. While St. Lucia has more secluded beaches than La Toc Beach, it offers just enough privacy to attract families and couples alike.

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. If available, you could also buy some food from one of the local vendors who typically set up shop here.

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

Be mindful that the region in which La Toc Beach is located is a bustling area, so make sure to get a spot!

What's Nearby


This beach is positioned on St. Lucia's North coast. It is near Sandals St. Lucia La Toc Golf, which is one of a few attractions close-by.

Historical attractions such as La Toc Battery offer a nice compliment to a soothing day at La Toc Beach, and provide beachgoers with the opportunity to learn about St. Lucia's past, without having to venture too far from the coast.

With the choice of exciting activities nearby, you'll never run low on things to do. The attractions nearest to this beach are listed 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

The nearby town of Castries is noted for its balance between seclusion and urbanization.


The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, it depends on many factors: the time of sundown, happy hour, even how many hotel rooms have been booked nearby. There aren't many large hotels in the immediate vicinity, but it can appeal to guests from smaller accommodations in the area.

Though you will find relatively few places to stay nearby, those accommodation options closest to La Toc Beach can be seen in the list below.

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


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 places to eat is Armando's. This restaurant serves delicious Italian cuisine. Visitors often rave about their pasta.

A few nearby dining options are shown in the following table.

Restaurants near La Toc Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Armando's (758) 452-0381 Italian Informal 0.1 mi. SW
Kimonos (758) 452-0381 Asian Fine Dining 0.1 mi. SW
La Toc (758) 452-0381 French Fine Dining 0.1 mi. SW
The Pavillion Sandals (758) 452-0381 Continental Fine Dining 0.1 mi. SW
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, so if La Toc Beach doesn't suit you, you can still find a great spot.

You may also like Choc Beach, a popular beach beloved by tourists. With its calm waters, and nearby amenities, Choc Beach is a popular spot with vacationing families. However, if you're looking to enjoy a quieter scene, Vigie Beach is an area which doesn't see as many crowds.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Malabar Beach, which is an additional nearby St. Lucia destination.

There are countless experiences to enjoy on St. Lucia, and La Toc Beach is just one of many incredible attractions you can choose from.


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