Soufriere Beach

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A quiet beach in the north of Soufriere Town, it is visited mainly by locals. Boaters also enjoy Soufriere as there are a number of spots for boat anchorage. There's a good chance you'll also see local fishermen trying their luck, both from boats and from the shore.

Positioned on the outskirts of Soufrière, a few hundred yards northwest of downtown, Soufriere Beach is on the South West coast of Saint Lucia. You should consider stopping by whether or not you are staying nearby. Soufriere Beach is the sort of destination where nearby hotel guests go to be among the crowds, and there is plenty of beach action to keep them busy - it's definitely not your out-of-the-way

How to Access The Beach
Soufriere is on the southwest coast of the island and can be reached from the main mountainous coastal roads. The nicest part of the beach is on the northern part of town, in between the Hummingbird Beach Resort and the town cemetery.

Amenities and Ambiance

The sand is of a fairly dark color, but the main draw here is spectacular view of some of the world-famous pitons. Located within a quaint, pleasant town, you'll find this idyllic spot perfect for walking or simple relaxation. Nestled inside the fairly deep Soufriere Bay, the water is calm and deep blue. The interior is lush and the landscape dramatic. It is for these reasons and more that Fodors named it one of the top 15 beaches in the Caribbean in 2014.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun.

Don't forget that Soufriere Beach's location is is a much-visited area, so factor that into your plans.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Visitors will find this beach on St. Lucia's South West coast. Morne Coubaril Estate is among the attractions in the vicinity.

Beaches are one type of attraction you can visit, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The following table includes the closest attractions.

Activities and Attractions Near Soufriere Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Morne Coubaril Estate Zip Line Site 0.8 mi. SSE Saint Lucia
St. Lucia Zip Lining Zip Line Site 0.8 mi. SSE Saint Lucia

Cities and Towns

Soufrière is the closest town and is an interesting area that brings together the quietude of the Caribbean and the urbanization of city life. From the shore, Soufrière is just up the road, roughly a half mile (a half kilometer).

Hotels

Whether or not you encounter many other people will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. The area is not home to many major hotels, but you may encounter guests staying at some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

You'll find a decent number of hotels a car ride away. A list of the closest possibilities are seen in the following list.

Accommodations near Soufriere Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Hummingbird Beach Resort 0.0 mi. WNW Resort
The Still Beach House 0.1 mi. WNW Guest house
The Downtown Hotel 0.3 mi. SE Hotel
Chez Camille 0.3 mi. SE Guest house
La Haut Plantation 0.7 mi. NE B & B
Crystals 0.8 mi. NE Cottages
Stonefield Estate Villa Resort 0.9 mi. S Resort

Food

It's no problem if you start to get the munchies while hanging out at Soufriere Beach; you'll have a variety of choices within a few miles. One of the closest places to eat is Charlo's Restaurant & Bar & Auto Supply.

The following table lists nearby restaurant options.

Restaurants near Soufriere Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Charlo's Restaurant & Bar & Auto Supply (758) 459-7252 Bar and grill Very Casual 0.0 mi. SE
The Hummingbird Restaurant (758) 459-7232 Creole Fine Dining 0.0 mi. WNW
Captain Hooks Hideaway (758) 459-7365 -- -- 0.1 mi. SE
The Still (758) 459-7224 Creole Informal 0.1 mi. W
Camilla's Restaurant & Bar (758) 459-5379 Caribbean, Creole, Indian -- 0.2 mi. SE
Steve's Place (758) 459-5048 -- -- -- --
The Bamboo Resaurant (758) 459-7171 Caribbean Very Casual -- --
Water Front De Belle View -- Creole Very Casual 0.3 mi. SSE
The Beacon (758) 584-8208 Caribbean Informal -- --
Fedo's (758) 456-8000 Caribbean Informal 0.5 mi. E
Morne Coubaril Estate (758) 459-7340 Caribbean Very Casual 0.8 mi. SSE
Martha's Tables (758) 459-7270 Creole Informal 0.9 mi. SSE

Other Beaches

Needless to say, there are other beaches on Saint Lucia besides Soufriere Beach worth visiting.

You might also enjoy Roseau Bay, where there's usually lots of activity. You'll find it seven miles to the north. Marigot Beach offers the perfect pitstop for boatsmen, as well as for vacationers who want to experience this amazing beach. If it's solitude and tranquility you're seeking, Jalouise is a location secluded from lots of tourists and buildings. You'll find it just a short distance away.

Another location you may want to try is Anse Chastanet, which is located within a couple of miles. You wont be able to resist the charming allure of the Anse Chastanet beach.

While the area offers plenty of picturesque views and exciting attractions, taking a swim at Soufriere Beach is certainly a fun way to enjoy the area's natural attractions.

 

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