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.

Positioned on the island of Saint Lucia, 0.7 miles south west of Marigot Bay, Roseau Bay is on the North West edge of the island, You should consider dropping by whether or not you are staying very close. Not looking forward to staking out a spot at a busy beach? All the more reason you should find a beach that isn't packed full of hotel guests; beautiful but out-of-the-way beaches like Roseau Bay allow you much more room to spread out and feel comfortable.

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.

Of course, there is also a restaurant located right on-site. Every location around the world has its own style of cuisine, and St. Lucia is no different. One of the best places to discover local delicacies is right next to the coast. Ask your hotel about picnic lunches, as some hotels offer to pack snacks for their guests' day trips. Otherwise, there are plenty of walk-up vendors that offer hot, on-the-go food.

Lots of visitors here find that the on-site snack bar is just fine for lunch. Sometimes, visitors will be able to order lunch from one of the local vendors who set up shop at the beach.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside. The water here is clear enough for snorkeling, so grab your gear if you want to see what lies beneath the surface. 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 tend to go for coasts which grant a serene enclave, then a good choice for you is Roseau Bay; it is found in a less urbanized part of the region.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Positioned on the North West coast of Saint Lucia. Accommodations nearby include the Inn on the Bay, which is one of the closest hotels reachable from Roseau Bay, though you may not find too many other popular spots in the region.

Cities and Towns

Roseau Bay is close to Anse La Raye, so a trip into the city——for snacks, drinks, and other attractions——is a convenient option. Roseau Bay visitors looking for further attractions might consider heading to Anse La Raye, which is in the vicinity and is an especially active area of St. Lucia.

Hotels

The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, depending on time of day, season, and how full nearby hotel rooms are. There aren't many major hotels nearby, but you may encounter guests staying at some of the area's smaller options.

Though this area doesn't sport many hotels close-by, the nearest ones are listed in the table below.

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

If you're on the beach and start to get the munchies, don't worry, there are lots of nearby options when it comes to dining. One of the nearest restaurants is Rusty Anchor. Some guests will choose to take a cab here, while others will want to walk since it's not far off the beach at all.

The table below provides a list of restaurant options near this shoreline.

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

Of course, there are more fantastic beaches besides Roseau Bay on Saint Lucia.

Another location you might enjoy is La Toc Beach, a beach which also provides sufficient time for relaxation. 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 offers a few more possibilities for excitement, and isn't far from additional things to do and see nearby. It's located six and a half miles to the northeast.

Another location you may want to try is Marigot Bay, another great beach choice on St. Lucia. 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.

You may find that Roseau Bay is a great fit for your vacation, but maybe you want to see more; in which case you should find a beach with a seclusion factor that suits you.

 

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