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.

Located toward the outskirts of Soufrière, a few hundred yards northwest of downtown, Soufriere Beach is on the South West coast of Saint Lucia. You might want to drop by whether or not you are staying particularly close by. Social beachgoers may particularly enjoy this beach because of its busy, urban location. Actually, Soufriere Beach would be especially convenient for guests of the nearby hotels, and people who prefer "city life" to the suburbs.

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.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun.

You should remember that the immediate vicinity around Soufriere Beach is highly urbanized, so plan accordingly.

What's Nearby

Attractions

This pleasant stretch of sand known as Soufriere Beach is on St. Lucia's South West coast; this area boasts other attractions such as Morne Coubaril Estate, which is one of the closest attractions to visit.

If you're looking for plenty of activities to keep you or your family busy, the beach is located near the attractions in the following table.

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

Soufriere Beach is very close to Soufrière, so a trip into the city is a definite option. The closest town is Soufrière, which is noted for its balance between seclusion and urbanization. From Soufriere Beach, Soufrière is just up the road, roughly a half mile (a half kilometer).

Hotels

The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will vary depending on the time of day, particularly in the high season when hotels overflow with tourists. There aren't many major hotels in the immediate vicinity, but it can appeal to visitors from the few small lodgings in the area.

Beach-goers will find a good assortment of rooming options to pick from in the area surrounding Soufriere Beach. The most convenient of which have been listed in the following table.

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

Even after a restful afternoon at the beach, the day isn't truly complete until you try a local restaurant, where you'll be able to try foods you've never heard of before, within a reachable distance. One of the closest restaurants is Charlo's Restaurant & Bar & Auto Supply.

The following table lists places to eat near this beach.

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

Visitors searching for the perfect beach on Saint Lucia will have lots of options besides Soufriere Beach.

You may also want to try Roseau Bay, a popular beach beloved by tourists. 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 you were hoping to find a tranquil beach scene with few crowds, consider Jalouise. You'll find it only a short distance away.

Another location you may want to try is Anse Chastanet, located one and a quarter miles away. You wont be able to resist the charming allure of the Anse Chastanet beach.

St. Lucia has plenty to offer its visitors, so visiting Soufriere Beach is just one way you can enjoy a sunny afternoon.

 

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