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 island of Saint Lucia, You might want to drop by even if you aren't staying particularly close by. If you're looking for a beach with a little bit of everything, you may prefer one that is within easy reach of hotels, but far enough from the noisy crowds; a somewhat secluded part of the coast called Cas En Bas usually offers the right balance.
The beach is just opposite the Gros Islet Town intersection from Cas En Bas Rd. Cas En Bas Road can be found by off the Castries-Gros Islet Hwy. Take a right on Cas En Bas if you're coming up from Castries.
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.
Of course, you could always try the shoreside restaurant right on Cas En Bas, which is the ultimate convenience for beachgoers. Each destination around the Caribbean has its own unique cuisine, and St. Lucia is no different. One of the best places to experience delicious local dishes is right next to the coast. So, you may wish to consider getting pre-packed lunches from your hotel if they offer them. Or, you could find just what you need from cafes and street vendors en route to the beach.
Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot.
Since Cas En Bas will be located in a tourist hotspot, you might need to hunt to get a spot!
Visitors will find this beach on St. Lucia's North coast. It is near some interesting sites like St. Lucia Golf and Country Club, which is only a short distance away, so tourists could take a cab or probably walk to this attraction, and it is one of the popular spots in the area.
If you're interested in mixing a cultural experience with your visit to the beach, you should plan a trip to St. Lucia Folk Research Centre. This museum is located a rather short taxi ride away, and might make a nice break from the midday sun.
Beaches are nice for a few hours here and there, but there will be more options available on St. Lucia. The following table includes the closest attractions.
|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 very close to Rodney Bay, so a trip into the city——for snacks, drinks, and other attractions——is a convenient option. Nearby, you'll find the city of Rodney Bay, which is not an overly urbanized area, but still has its fair share of things to do. From the coast, Rodney Bay is just up the road, about two miles (three kilometers).
Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. You can generally expect to share the sand with more than a few vacationers who are staying in the area.
Those seeking a place to stay close to the beach shouldn't have a tough time, as there are lots of hotels to pick from in the area. You will find the closest, most convenient booking options by looking over what's listed in the following table.
|Cotton Bay Village||0.1 mi.||WSW||Resort|
|Body Holiday At Lesport||1.5 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|
|Bay Gardens Beach Resort||2.0 mi.||WSW||Resort|
|Ginger Lily Hotel||2.0 mi.||SW||Hotel|
If you need to grab a bite to eat around midday, the area around this beach has plenty to offer, so you won't have to wander too far away. One of the nearest restaurants is Beach Club Restaurant. The restaurant serves International cuisine. They're also renowned for their barbecue. Some guests will choose to take a cab here, while others will want to walk since it's just a little ways away.
The table below lists dining options located 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|
|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|
|Garden of Delicacy||(758) 452-8807||Chinese||Informal||1.7 mi.||WSW|
Of course, there are more fantastic beaches besides Cas En Bas on Saint Lucia.
Another location you may want to try is 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.
Cas En Bas could be the ideal stretch of sand, but it is possible that it may not be the best choice for your family; if so, St. Lucia offers a variety of beaches for travelers who wish to try elsewhere.
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