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 in the outer region of Soufrière, a few hundred yards northwest of the downtown area, Soufriere Beach is on the South West coast of Saint Lucia. You should think about stopping by whether or not you are staying in the immediate vicinity. Eventually, visitors notice that beaches throughout St. Lucia tend to be fairly quiet and secluded, but Soufriere Beach is decidedly different.

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, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location.

Remember to take into account that the immediate vicinity around Soufriere Beach is is a much-visited area, so show up early.

What's Nearby

Attractions

This beach is positioned on St. Lucia's South West coast. It is near some interesting sites like Morne Coubaril Estate, which is one of the attractions in the region.

If your taste for travel keeps you looking for new activity and attraction options, the following table shows the closest options.

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 nearby and is noted for its balance between seclusion and urbanization. From the beach, Soufrière is a quick trip away, roughly a half mile (a half kilometer).

Hotels

The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, depending on everything from the time of day to how full nearby hotel rooms are. The area is not home to many major hotels, but you may encounter visitors staying at the few small lodgings in the area.

Vacationers will find a decent variety of rooming options to pick from in the area around the beach. The most convenient of which can be viewed below.

Accommodations near Soufriere Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Hummingbird Beach Resort 0.0 mi. WNW Resort
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 -- -- Hotel
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; there are lots of nearby options when it comes to dining. Charlo's Restaurant & Bar & Auto Supply is one of the closest eateries.

Restaurants closest to this beach are provided in the following table.

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.

Another location you might enjoy is 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. However, if you're looking to enjoy a quieter scene, Jalouise is a beach which doesn't host as many visitors. It is located just a short distance away.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Anse Chastanet, which is located one and a quarter miles to the west-northwest. You wont be able to resist the charming allure of the Anse Chastanet beach.

You may find that Soufriere Beach is a great fit for your vacation, but maybe you want to see more; in which case there are other beaches (and other outdoor attractions) worth trying.

 

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