Anse Chastanet

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Anse Chastanet Beach is a lovely spot. It's in possession of that smooth, soft sand that begs to be squished between your toes. There are great umbrellas all along the beach for shade. The water is warm and inviting, with a smooth ocean floor.

Located just outside the heart of the island of Saint Lucia, 1.4 miles west-northwest of downtown Soufriere, Anse Chastanet is on the South West coast of the island, You should think about stopping by even if you aren't staying very close. Need a place to stretch out and relax without all the fuss? To many, the best beach is one that is somewhat near the town's major conveniences, though somehow far from the typical beach-going crowd; that's why Anse Chastanet is an ideal choice for many travelers.

How to Access The Beach
Anse Chastanet is flanked by the Jade Mountain Resort which makes public access here difficult, but not impossible. You can get a water taxi to drop you at this beach.

Amenities and Ambiance

Anse Chastanet features gigantic lush palm trees, which provide cool shady spots for beachgoers to escape the scorching afternoon sun. Rolling green hills add to an interesting contrast to the pale gray sand here.

There is also a restaurant on-location, which many Anse Chastanet visitors find convenient and satisfying. There are plenty of dining experiences to be enjoyed on St. Lucia, but eating at the beach can be a particularly memorable one. With this in mind, you might ask your hotel if they offer to pack picnic lunches for their guests. Otherwise, there are plenty of walk-up vendors that offer hot, on-the-go food.

There is also a concession stand available. Depending on the season and time of day, you may also be able to buy some food from one of the local vendors who set up shop at the beach.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun. Fortunately, beach umbrellas will be available for use to guests hoping for a relaxing spot in the shade. You will find the water here is of good snorkeling quality, so grab some gear if you're wanting to check out the underwater sites. Anse Chastanet is one of the hidden beaches of St. Lucia.

Don't forget that the area surrounding Anse Chastanet is visited by quite a number of tourists, so you may find numerous people competing for the use of the same services.

What's Nearby

Attractions

This beach is positioned on the South West coast of Saint Lucia. It is close to Soufriere Marine Management Area, which is not very far away, so visitors have the option to walk or to take a cab, and it is one of the attractions close-by.

If you want to learn more about the history of St. Lucia, there are lots of sites which offer a historic look at the nation. One of the closest attractions of this sort is Fort Charlotte, which is not too far from the shore, and is reachable in a cab.

If a visit to the Anse Chastanet isn't enough to keep you busy all afternoon, the beach is located near the attractions in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Anse Chastanet
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Soufriere Marine Management Area Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 1.3 mi. S Saint Lucia
Morne Coubaril Estate Zip Line Site 1.9 mi. SE Saint Lucia
St. Lucia Zip Lining Zip Line Site 1.9 mi. SE Saint Lucia
Sulphur Springs Park Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 2.7 mi. SE Saint Lucia
Fond Doux Holiday Plantation Plantation 3.9 mi. SSE Saint Lucia
Pitons Management Area Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 4.1 mi. S Saint Lucia
Fort Charlotte Historical Site 9.7 mi. NE Saint Lucia
Alcina Nolley Art Gallery 10.1 mi. NNE Saint Lucia
Eudovic's Art Studio Art Gallery 10.7 mi. NNE Saint Lucia
Sandals St. Lucia La Toc Golf Golf Course 11.0 mi. NNE Saint Lucia
Government House Historical Site 11.1 mi. NNE Saint Lucia
Le Pavillion Royal Museum Museum 11.1 mi. NNE Saint Lucia

Cities and Towns

The closest town is Castries, which is not lacking in exploration opportunities, yet also not overflowing with buildings. From the coast, Soufrière is just up the road, roughly a mile and a half (two and a half kilometers).

Hotels

The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. At this beach, you can expect to see a fair amount of vacationers who are staying in the area.

Since this beach is located in a pretty popular vacation spot, it usually isn't much of a challenge to find just the right kind of hotel nearby. If you and your group are wanting to book a place that's near the beach, the following table lists the options closest to Anse Chastanet.

Accommodations near Anse Chastanet
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Anse Chastanet Resort 0.1 mi. ESE Resort
Jade Mountain Resort 0.1 mi. E Resort
The Still Beach House 1.1 mi. ESE Guest house
Hummingbird Beach Resort 1.1 mi. ESE Resort
The Downtown Hotel 1.4 mi. ESE Hotel
Chez Camille 1.5 mi. ESE Guest house
La Haut Plantation 1.6 mi. E B & B
Crystals -- -- Hotel
Stonefield Estate Villa Resort 1.8 mi. SE Resort
Leisure Inn 2.7 mi. SE Hotel

Food

If you're on the beach and start to get the munchies, don't worry, you'll have plenty of places to dine, without having to go too far. One of the nearest places to eat is Treehouse Restaurant. The restaurant features Caribbean food. You'll have the option of walking or taking a cab as it's not far off the beach at all.

A few nearby dining options are listed in the following table.

Restaurants near Anse Chastanet
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Treehouse Restaurant (758) 459-7000 Caribbean Fine Dining 0.1 mi. ESE
Trou Au Diable (758) 459-7000 Eclectic Informal 0.1 mi. ESE
Jade Mountain Club (758) 459-4000 Caribbean, Fusion Informal 0.1 mi. E
The Still (758) 459-7224 Creole Informal 1.1 mi. ESE
The Hummingbird Restaurant (758) 459-7232 Creole Fine Dining 1.1 mi. ESE
Charlo's Restaurant & Bar & Auto Supply (758) 459-7252 Bar and grill Very Casual 1.2 mi. ESE
Captain Hooks Hideaway (758) 459-7365 -- -- 1.2 mi. ESE
Camilla's Restaurant & Bar (758) 459-5379 Caribbean, Creole, Indian -- 1.4 mi. ESE
Steve's Place (758) 459-5048 -- -- -- --
The Bamboo Resaurant (758) 459-7171 Caribbean Very Casual -- --
Water Front De Belle View -- Creole Very Casual 1.4 mi. SE
The Beacon (758) 584-8208 Caribbean Informal -- --

Other Beaches

Vacationers looking for a beach that's right for them will have plenty of other choices on Saint Lucia besides Anse Chastanet.

You might also want to visit Anse Couchon, which is located four and a half miles to the north-northeast. The picture-perfect shores of the exotic Anse Couchon beach provide the perfect escape for a romantic getaway.

St. Lucia offers endless ways to discover its natural beauty, and Anse Chastanet offers just one way to spend time outdoors.

 

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