On the northeast tip of the Saint Lucia, this beach as become popular with windsurfers taking advantage of the constant on-shore trade winds. Lessons are available for those wanting to learn. With its relaxed atmosphere, this is also a good picnicing and beach-walking destination.
Located on the northern coast of the island of Saint Lucia, You might think about stopping by even if you aren't staying in the vicinity. Cas En Bas is one of those beautiful but fun beaches that never gets too crowded, but it's still a popular and generally active spot.
The mile-long Cas En Bas Beach lies deep within a cove, protecting it from the rough waters you will find elsewhere on the eastern coast. The calm water is also very shallow a long ways out making good swimming and wading conditions. The beach is surrounded on either side by hills and other elevated land formations covered in lush vegetation.
You'll also discover that there is a restaurant on the shore worth trying. Every destination has its own unique cuisine, and St. Lucia is no different. One truly memorable place to experience delicious local dishes is right on the water. Sometimes, hotels offer to pack up on-the-go lunches for their guests. Otherwise, you could easily grab some of St. Lucia's famous street food along the way.
Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business.
Remember to take into account that Cas En Bas is in an area which is a popular spot, so show up early.
Cas En Bas is on St. Lucia's North coast; the area is home to other attractions such as St. Lucia Golf and Country Club, which is not very far away, so visitors have the option to walk or to take a cab.
If you want to learn more about the history of St. Lucia, there are plenty of places where you can learn first-hand about the country's past. One of the closest attractions of this sort is Fort Rodney, which is two and a half miles to the west.
Beaches are one type of attraction you can visit, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The following table contains attractions that are the closest.
|St. Lucia Golf and Country Club||Golf Course||0.8||WNW||Saint Lucia|
|Treasure Bay Casino||Casino||2.3||SW||Saint Lucia|
|Fort Rodney||Historical Site||2.6||W||Pigeon Island|
|Historical Site||6.2||SW||Saint Lucia|
|St. Lucia Folk Research Centre||Museum||6.5||SW||Saint Lucia|
Cas En Bas is in the Rodney Bay area, so exploring the city is a convenient option. Rodney Bay is the closest city and is an interesting area that brings together the quietude of the Caribbean and the urbanization of city life. From the coast, Rodney Bay is not far away, about two miles (three kilometers).
Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. You can typically expect to share the sand with more than a few vacationers who are staying in the area.
Since the beach is situated in a relatively touristed area, it shouldn't be very tough to find just the right type of hotel close-by. For those wanting to find a place that's on or near the beach, the following table shows the accommodations closest to Cas En Bas.
|Cotton Bay Village||0.1 mi.||WSW||Resort|
|The BodyHoliday||1.6 mi.||NW||Resort|
|Smugglers Cove Resort All Inclusive||1.6 mi.||WNW||Resort|
|Palm Haven Hotel||1.6 mi.||SW||Hotel|
|Cap Maison Resort and Spa||1.6 mi.||WNW||Hotel|
|The Landings St Lucia||1.8 mi.||W||Hotel|
|The Village Inn and Spa||1.9 mi.||WSW||Hotel|
|Ginger Lily Hotel||2.0 mi.||SW||Hotel|
One of the best ways to round off a laid-back trek to the beach is to try an area restaurant, where you can dive into St. Lucia's specialty dishes, without having to go far. One of the closest places to eat is Beach Club Restaurant. This restaurant offers a menu of International food. They are also known for serving barbecue. When you start to get hungry, you won't need to wait too long to eat as it's just a little ways away.
The following table provides a list of dining options near this beach.
|Beach Club Restaurant||(758) 456-5700||International||Fine Dining||0.1 mi.||WSW|
|(758) 456-5700||Caribbean, Mediterranean||Informal||0.1 mi.||WSW|
|Cap Grill At St Lucia Golf Club||(758) 450-8523||International, Italian||Informal||0.8 mi.||WNW|
|Captains Table Restaurant||(758) 450-0833||Caribbean||Informal||--||--|
|TAO Restaurant||(758) 450-8551||Fusion, Pan Asian / Pacific Rim||--||1.5 mi.||NW|
|Cariblue Restaurant||(758) 457-7800||International||Informal||1.5 mi.||NW|
|The Deli||(758) 457-7800||Mediterranean||Very Casual||1.5 mi.||NW|
|Alize Inn Restaurant||(758) 452-0960||Caribbean||Informal||1.6 mi.||SW|
|The Cliff at Cap Restaurant||(758) 450-8847||Caribbean, Creole||Fine Dining||1.6 mi.||WNW|
|(758) 457-8694||American, Caribbean||Very Casual||1.6 mi.||WNW|
|Caribbean Tropical Grill||(758) 452-9256||Caribbean, Creole||Very Casual||1.7 mi.||WSW|
|Elegance Cafe||(758) 450-9460||Caribbean, Indian||Very Casual||1.7 mi.||WSW|
Travelers in search of the perfect beach on Saint Lucia will have lots of options besides Cas En Bas.
You might also want to visit Reduit Beach, located two miles to the west. Your island experience is sure to be unforgettable at Reduit Beach, where there is so much to see and do, you may have to come back to experience it all.
St. Lucia offers endless ways to discover its natural beauty, and Cas En Bas offers just one way to spend time outdoors.
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