Rodney Bay

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The beach, although a main attraction, can easily become overrun with tourists, but the area is also host to other activities like bars, restaurants, and shops for a good time. You'll also find a wide range of water sports at this busy destination.

Located along the northwestern outskirts of Rodney Bay, this beach is on the North coast of Saint Lucia. You might think about stopping by even if you are not staying in the vicinity. Vacationers who prefer to walk rather than drive around St. Lucia will probably like Rodney Bay. The area surrounding this beach has so much to offer because it is right in the center of all the daytime activity.

How to Access The Beach
The beach is about 15 minutes north of Castries and can be accessed off the Castries - Gros Islet Hwy. As you get into the town of Rodney Bay, take a right around the Bay Walk Shopping Mall which will put you on a road running parallel to the beach.

Amenities and Ambiance

A yachtsman's haven, Rodney Bay is a man made lagoon that hosts an array of shops, hotels, and restaurants geared towards tourists. The beaches are beautiful but get crowded with tourists and vendors. There are huts and umbrellas offering shade, but you may need to be a guest at one of the hotels to use them.

Lots of visitors here find that the on-site snack bar is just fine for lunch. On some days, it may be possible to buy food from one of the local vendors who typically set up on this shoreline.

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun. Many tourists spend their time at Rodney Bay, a crowded area that offers guests every amenity for their journey, including beautiful beaches.

You should remember that the region in which Rodney Bay is located is is a much-visited area, so make sure to get a spot!

What's Nearby


Beachgoers will find Rodney Bay on the North coast of Saint Lucia; the area hosts attractions such as Treasure Bay Casino, which is a half mile away.

If you're looking for other nearby attractions or activity options, the following table shows the closest options.

Activities and Attractions Near Rodney Bay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Treasure Bay Casino Casino 0.5 mi. S Saint Lucia

Cities and Towns

This beach is in the Rodney Bay area, so walking the city is a definite option. Rodney Bay is nearby and is a neat region that strikes a balance between island tranquility and urbanization. From the shore, Rodney Bay isn't far off, roughly three quarters of a mile (a kilometer).


The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, it depends on many factors: the time of sundown, happy hour, even how full nearby hotel rooms are. You can typically expect to encounter a fair number of travelers staying at the closest accommodations.

Guests will find a nice assortment of hotels and resorts to choose from in the area surrounding Rodney Bay. The most accessible of which are listed in the table below.

Accommodations near Rodney Bay
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Bay Gardens Beach Resort & Spa 0.0 mi. NE Resort
Ginger Lily Hotel 0.1 mi. SE Hotel
The Village Inn and Spa 0.1 mi. ENE Hotel
Beachcross Villa Apartments 0.1 mi. SE Hotel
Royal St. Lucian 0.1 mi. S Resort
Harmony Suites 0.3 mi. S Hotel
Royal by Rex Resorts St. Lucia 0.3 mi. S Resort
St. Lucian by Rex Resorts 0.4 mi. SSW Resort
Papillon Hotel 0.4 mi. SSW Hotel
La Terrassee Inn 0.4 mi. S Guest house


When you're starving for a midday meal, the area near this beach provides some viable options, so you won't have to wander too far from the sea. One of the closest places to eat is SeaGapes Beach Bar & Restaurant. This restaurant serves both American and Caribbean cuisines. They're perhaps most famous, though, for their seafood. You and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes as it's only a short distance away.

The table below provides a list of nearby dining options.

Restaurants near Rodney Bay
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
SeaGapes Beach Bar & Restaurant (877) 312-4153 American, Caribbean, Vegetarian -- 0.0 mi. NE
Hi-Tide Restaurant (877) 312-4153 Caribbean, International, Vegetarian Informal 0.1 mi. NE
Buzz (758) 458-0450 Caribbean, Vegetarian Informal 0.1 mi. SSE
Fire Grill (758) 451-4745 Contemporary Informal 0.1 mi. SSE
Jacques Waterfront Dining (758) 458-1900 Caribbean, French Fine Dining 0.2 mi. ENE
Razmataz! (758) 452-9800 Indian Informal 0.2 mi. S
Chic Restaurant (758) 452-9999 Caribbean, French -- 0.2 mi. S
Cockpit Gastro Pub (758) 452-0100 British, International Very Casual 0.3 mi. S
L'Epicure & Terrace (758) 452-9999 Creole Fine Dining 0.3 mi. S
The Oriental (758) 452-8351 Asian Fusion, Japanese Informal 0.3 mi. S
Golden Taste Restaurant -- Caribbean Very Casual 0.3 mi. N
Frydays Bar & Restaurant (758) 450-8056 Caribbean Very Casual 0.3 mi. NNE

Other Beaches

There are plenty of beautiful beach locations to choose from on Saint Lucia, and Rodney Bay is just one option.

Another location you might enjoy is Donkey Beach, where there's usually lots of activity. You'll find it a mile to the south west. If you'd rather try a more private, less popular location, you might enjoy Labrelotte Bay. It is located just a little ways away.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Reduit Beach, located a half mile away. Your island experience is sure to be unforgettable at Reduit Beach, where there is so much to see and do, you may have to come back to experience it all.

There's plenty to see and do on St. Lucia, and paying a visit to Rodney Bay is just one way you can spend your afternoon.


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