Roseau Bay

The unspoilt quality at this beach is perfect for a picnic or just relaxing and enjoying the view. This beach should not be confused with the nearby cove at Marigot Bay. With scarcely any development on the beach but with restaurants and other interesting areas nearby, this is a great spot to enjoy a day in the sun before you head out for a lovely dinner as the sun goes down.

Located on the island of Saint Lucia, 0.7 miles south west of Marigot Bay, Roseau Bay is on the North West coast of the island, You might want even if you aren't staying in the vicinity. Roseau Bay stands out from other beaches because it's one of the best spots for escaping the typical tourist haunts. Many of the other beaches on St. Lucia may be just as breezy and refreshing, but tend to be busier since they're right in the thick of tourists' favorite hangouts.

How to Access The Beach

Boaters docking at Marigot Bay will have easy access to this beach. It's a bit more of a challenge for those coming on land. If you are driving from Castries, you will need to head south on La Toc Rd past Waterfront. Take your first right on the small road after Roseau, and follow it to the shore. A 4-wheel drive is recommended.

Amenities and Ambiance

The unspoiled shoreline of Roseau Bay is one of the most unspoiled and secluded spots on the west coast of the island. The beach is lined with flourishing palm trees, and steep green hills provide the perfect backdrop to this natural paradise. The waters of Roseau Bay are calm and clear, which make for favorable swimming conditions.

There is also a restaurant on-location, which many Roseau Bay visitors find convenient and satisfying. There are plenty of dining experiences that vacationers can enjoy on St. Lucia, but trying local cusine right on the beach can be especially enjoyable. So, you may wish to consider getting pre-packed lunches from your hotel if they offer them. Otherwise, there are plenty of walk-up vendors that offer hot, on-the-go food.

Even if you plan to dine elsewhere, the snack bar on-site could come in handy. You might also have the option to order lunch from one of the local vendors who typically operate along this coastline.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside. You will find the water here is of good snorkeling quality, so bring your gear if you want to do some underwater exploration. The bay at Marigot Beach is a popular docking spot for boaters. Yachts and other recreational boats frequently stop at these picturesque shores, including some of the region's most expensive sea crafts.

If you happen to choose shores which provide a tranquil environment, then maybe head on over to Roseau Bay; it's located in a less urbanized area of the region.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Beachgoers will find Roseau Bay on the North West coast of Saint Lucia. Nearby you'll find accommodations like Inn on the Bay, which is perhaps the closest hotel reachable from Roseau Bay, even though there aren't many additional popular spots close-by.

Cities and Towns

Those visiting Roseau Bay who are looking for further attractions might consider checking out Anse La Raye, which is close-by and is a particularly busy area of St. Lucia.

Hotels

Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. The beach is not located close to many large hotels, but it's sometimes enjoyed by visitors from smaller lodgings in the area.

Though this area doesn't sport many hotels that are within a short car ride, the nearest ones have been listed in the following table.

Accommodations near Roseau Bay
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Inn on the Bay 0.6 mi. NE Hotel
Capella Marigot Bay 0.8 mi. NE Resort
JJ's Paradise Resort 0.9 mi. NE Hotel

Food

When you're starving for a midday meal, you'll have some great cuisine to choose from, and you won't have to look too far from the sea. One of the closest places to eat is Rusty Anchor. When you start to get hungry, you won't need to wait too long to eat since it's just a short distance away.

The table below provides a list of nearby restaurant options.

Restaurants near Roseau Bay
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Rusty Anchor -- -- -- 0.8 mi. NE
5 O'Clock Somewhere Cafe -- -- -- 0.8 mi. NE
Bayside Cafe (758) 458-5300 American Very Casual 0.8 mi. NE
The Grill at 14*61 (758) 458-5300 International Informal 0.8 mi. NE
Doolittle's (758) 451-4974 Caribbean Informal 0.8 mi. NE
Marigot Bay Yacht Club (758) 451-4974 Eclectic Informal 0.8 mi. NE
Rainforest Hideaway (758) 451-4485 Continental Fine Dining 0.9 mi. NE
Julietta's Restaurant & Bar (758) 458-3224 Caribbean Very Casual 0.9 mi. ENE
JD's Mangrove Restaurant -- -- -- 0.9 mi. NE
Bennie's Tropical Dream Bar & Restaurant -- -- -- 1.0 mi. SSW
Kai Manje (758) 456-8101 Creole, Fusion Fine Dining 2.7 mi. SW
Ti Manje (758) 456-8101 Creole, International Informal 2.7 mi. SW

Other Beaches

Roseau Bay isn't the only beach worth checking out on Saint Lucia.

Travelers who like this beach might also enjoy La Toc Beach, a beach which also offers sufficient quietude and peace. Located on the treasure island of St. Lucia, La Toc Beach boasts gorgeous sands of gold. More active guests, though, may be interested in Choc Beach, which could provide a little more opportunity for excitement, and is closer to nearby attractions. It's found six and a half miles to the northeast.

Another location you may want to try is Marigot Bay, which is an additional nearby St. Lucia destination. The picturesque cove at Marigot Bay is paradise with an intimate setting of calm blue waters and swaying palms overshadowed by the background of St. Lucia's majestic peaks.

St. Lucia has so much to offer, and paying a visit to Roseau Bay is just one way you can spend your afternoon.

 

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