Cas En Bas

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.

How to Access The Beach
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.

Amenities and Ambiance

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.

What's Nearby

Attractions

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.

Activities and Attractions Near Cas En Bas
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
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
Choc Cemetery Historical Site 6.2 SW Saint Lucia
St. Lucia Folk Research Centre Museum 6.5 SW Saint Lucia

Cities and Towns

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).

Hotels

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.

Accommodations near Cas En Bas
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Cotton Bay Village 0.1 mi. WSW Resort
Oceanview Hotel -- -- Hotel
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
Bay Gardens Beach Resort & Spa 2.0 mi. WSW Resort

Food

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.

Restaurants near Cas En Bas
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Beach Club Restaurant (758) 456-5700 International Fine Dining 0.1 mi. WSW
Piano Piano (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
The Naked Fisherman Beach Bar & Grill (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

Other Beaches

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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