Anse Couchon

While visiting Anse Couchon, beachgoers can enjoy some underwater sightseeing at the beach's shallow reef, which is home to an array of fascinating sea life. Visitors will doubtlessly fall in love with the exotic and picturesque shores of this romantic getaway. If you so choose, water sports equipment, including kayaks and snorkeling gear is available to rent from the Ti Kaye resort, even if you're not staying there.

Set in Ti Kaye, Anse Couchon is on the West coast of Saint Lucia. You should consider stopping by even if you aren't staying in the vicinity. You will typically find quite a number of places to throw down a towel, as the surrounding region and the beach itself are not overly congested.

How to Access The Beach
If you're coming from Castries, take la Toc Rd south and to the coast. It will take you beyond the town of Anse La Raye. Eventually you'll see the Brigand Hill Estate after which you'll take you're next your next right onto a side road which heads toward the coast. This will lead you down to Anse Cochon.

Amenities and Ambiance

The shores of Anse Couchon beach are covered with rich black volcanic sand, and edge the peaceful aquamarine waters of the Caribbean. The beach is 200 meters long and the jungle undergrowth it lies in front of adds a mystic quality. The tranquil waters create excellent swimming and snorkeling conditions.

There is also a restaurant on-location, which many Anse Couchon visitors find convenient and satisfying. There are plenty of dining experiences on St. Lucia that visitors can partake in, but eating at the beach can be a particularly memorable one. Ask your hotel about picnic lunches, as some hotels offer to pack snacks for their guests' day trips. Otherwise, there are plenty of walk-up vendors that offer hot, on-the-go food.

The concession stand located here is another lunchtime alternative. You might also have the option to get lunch from one of the local vendors who typically operate along this coastline.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business. Fortunately, chairs and umbrellas can be used by visitors seeking a shaded area to relax. The water here is clear and good for snorkeling, so bring along some gear if you're wanting to check out the underwater sites. Beachgoers will discover that the Anse Couchon is a peaceful little getaway spot, perfect for some rest and relaxation.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Found on St. Lucia's West coast; this area boasts other attractions such as Fort Charlotte, which is five and a half miles to the northeast.

Some may think that beaches and museums are an odd combination, but some visitors find that museums like Le Pavillion Royal Museum (positioned six and a half miles away) offer an entertaining diversion and a whole new side of St. Lucia's history.

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 Anse Couchon
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Fort Charlotte Historical Site 5.5 NE Saint Lucia
Morne Coubaril Estate Zip Line Site 5.5 S Saint Lucia
St. Lucia Zip Lining Zip Line Site 5.5 S Saint Lucia
Alcina Nolley Art Gallery 5.7 NE Saint Lucia
Soufriere Marine Management Area Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 5.7 S Saint Lucia

Cities and Towns

Tourists at Anse Couchon who are hoping to find a little additional excitement might want to think about making the trip to Anse La Raye, because it's close-by and is an active, busy area.

Hotels

The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, it depends on many factors: the time of sundown, happy hour, even how many people have booked rooms nearby. There are not many major hotels nearby, but it's sometimes enjoyed by guests staying at the few small lodgings in the area.

Travelers hoping to find a place to stay not far from the beach won't have a difficult time, as there are lots of accommodations to choose from in the surrounding area. You'll find the closest, most convenient lodging options by looking over those listed below.

Accommodations near Anse Couchon
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Ti Kaye Village 0.0 mi. SSW Hotel
Inn on the Bay 3.2 mi. NE Hotel
Capella Marigot Bay 3.4 mi. NE Resort
JJ's Paradise Resort 3.6 mi. NE Hotel
Crystals -- -- Hotel
La Haut Plantation 4.4 mi. S B & B
Jade Mountain Resort 4.5 mi. S Resort
Anse Chastanet Resort 4.5 mi. SSW Resort
The Still Beach House 4.7 mi. S Guest house
Hummingbird Beach Resort 4.7 mi. S Resort

Food

If during your visit you start getting hungry, the area around this beach has plenty to offer, so you won't have to wander too far from the shore. One of the closest restaurants is Kai Manje. The restaurant offers both Creole and Fusion cuisines. Some guests will choose to take a cab here, while others will want to walk since it's not far off the beach at all.

The table below lists dining options located near this beach.

Restaurants near Anse Couchon
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Kai Manje (758) 456-8101 Creole, Fusion Fine Dining 0.0 mi. SSW
Ti Manje (758) 456-8101 Creole, International Informal 0.0 mi. SW
Bennie's Tropical Dream Bar & Restaurant -- -- -- 1.7 mi. NE
Delice Restaurant (758) 459-7008 Creole, French Informal 3.2 mi. S
Rusty Anchor -- -- -- 3.4 mi. NE
5 O'Clock Somewhere Cafe -- -- -- 3.4 mi. NE
Bayside Cafe (758) 458-5300 American Very Casual 3.4 mi. NE
The Grill at 14*61 (758) 458-5300 International Informal 3.4 mi. NE
Julietta's Restaurant & Bar (758) 458-3224 Caribbean Very Casual 3.5 mi. NE
Doolittle's (758) 451-4974 Caribbean Informal 3.5 mi. NE
Marigot Bay Yacht Club (758) 451-4974 Eclectic Informal 3.5 mi. NE
Rainforest Hideaway (758) 451-4485 Continental Fine Dining 3.6 mi. NE

Other Beaches

There are other beaches on Saint Lucia you might like besides Anse Couchon.

You might also want to visit Marigot Bay, another favorite sun-spot on St. Lucia. The picturesque cove at Marigot Bay is paradise with an intimate setting of calm blue waters and swaying palms overshadowed by the background of St. Lucia's majestic peaks.

Of course, there is much more to do besides lounge on the sand on St. Lucia, but Anse Couchon is both a refreshing place to relax, and a beautiful natural attraction.

 

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