Vacationers visiting Choc Beach can easily access nearby Castries, as well as its big resorts and shopping centers. Families with children seem to love Choc Beach because of its placid waters, which make a great swimming spot for the entire family.
Located in the vicinity of Castries, Choc Beach is on the North edge of Saint Lucia. You should consider dropping by whether or not you are staying particularly close by. Vacationers who want a somewhat serene and secluded beach, that's also not too far from the town's amenities should give Choc Beach a try. It's a little bit removed from St. Lucia's urban areas, but it's not totally devoid of people either.
This beach is easily accessible by car which you can do by taking the John Compton Hwy north. As it passes by the George FL Charles Airport, you'll go through a roundabout turning the road into the Gros Islet Hwy. There is parking and beach access off this main road.
The smooth blue waters of Choc Bay are peaceful and great for swimming. This gorgeous stretch of sand is lined by majestic coconut palms, which provide an excellent source of shade for overheated beachgoers. The small, but picturesque Rat Island just off shore is another interesting, distinctive feature.
The snack bar here is the ultimate convenience if you need a cold drink, or something to hold you over until dinner. You may also have the option to buy some food from one of the mobile vendors who typically set up shop here.
Please note that public restrooms are not available, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot. Happily, the off-shore waters are fit for snorkeling, so purchase or rent some gear if you are looking to do some underwater exploration. Families with children seem to love Choc Beach because of its placid waters, which make a great swimming spot for the entire family.
Since Choc Beach will be found inside an area that sees many visitors, many try to show up early.
You'll find this beach on St. Lucia's North coast; this area boasts other attractions such as, which is one and a quarter miles away.
If you want to combine a cultural experience with your visit to the beach, you might want to consider visiting St. Lucia Folk Research Centre. This museum is located fairly close-by, giving beachgoers the chance to escape that hot midday sunshine.
Beaches are a great attraction to visit, but there will be more options available on St. Lucia. The following chart includes some other attractions close-by.
|Historical Site||1.3 mi.||SW||Saint Lucia|
|St. Lucia Folk Research Centre||Museum||1.6 mi.||SSW||Saint Lucia|
|Dollar Wise Arcade||Gambling Arcade||2.1 mi.||SW||Saint Lucia|
|Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception||Historical Site||2.1 mi.||SW||Saint Lucia|
|Government House||Historical Site||2.6 mi.||SW||Saint Lucia|
|Le Pavillion Royal Museum||Museum||2.6 mi.||SW||Saint Lucia|
|Treasure Bay Casino||Casino||2.7 mi.||NNE||Saint Lucia|
|La Toc Battery||Historical Site||2.8 mi.||SW||Saint Lucia|
|Sandals St. Lucia La Toc Golf||Golf Course||3.0 mi.||SW||Saint Lucia|
|Eudovic's Art Studio||Art Gallery||3.0 mi.||SW||Saint Lucia|
|Alcina Nolley||Art Gallery||3.7 mi.||SW||Saint Lucia|
|Fort Rodney||Historical Site||3.9 mi.||N||Pigeon Island|
The closest town is Castries, which is noted for its balance between seclusion and urbanization. From the shore, Castries is a fairly short distance away, about two miles (three and a half kilometers).
The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, it depends on several things: the season, the weather, even how full the nearby hotels are. You can typically expect to see a fair amount of visitors from lodgings in the area.
Because this beach is situated in a relatively popular tourist area, it shouldn't be that tough to find just the right kind of hotel nearby. For visitors looking to book a place that's on or near the beach, the following table shows the closest options to Choc Beach.
|Villa Beach Cottages||0.1 mi.||SW||Hotel|
|Sandals Halcyon Beach St. Lucia||0.3 mi.||SW||Resort|
|St. James's Club Morgan Bay||0.4 mi.||NNE||Resort|
|Rendezvous Hotel||1.1 mi.||SW||Resort|
|Calabash Cove Resort and Spa||1.1 mi.||N||Hotel|
|East Winds Inn||1.3 mi.||N||Resort|
|Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort||1.6 mi.||N||Resort|
|Cara Suites Castries||1.7 mi.||SSW||Hotel|
|Auberge Seraphine Hotel||1.9 mi.||SW||Hotel|
|Alize Inn||1.9 mi.||NE||Hotel|
Because restaurants near the beach catch the freshest seafood and the balmiest breezes, don't miss your chance to walk to a nearby restaurant, where you can get a taste of the local fare, without having to stray too far. One of the nearest restaurants is The Wharf. This restaurant offers both Caribbean and European menu items. They also specialize in hamburgers and seafood. You and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes since it's just a short distance away.
The table below provides a list of dining options located near this beach.
|The Wharf||(758) 450-4844||Caribbean, European||Very Casual||0.0 mi.||SW|
|Coconuts||(758) 452-2691||Caribbean||Very Casual||0.1 mi.||SW|
|Bayside Restaurant||(888) 726-3537||Afghan, African||Informal||0.3 mi.||SW|
|Mario's||(758) 453-0222||Italian||Fine Dining||0.3 mi.||SW|
|The Pier||(758) 456-8000||Caribbean, International||Very Casual||0.3 mi.||SW|
|Beach Facilities||(758) 452-5494||--||--||--||--|
|Cyril & Sons||(758) 453-1500||--||--||--||--|
|Ferrands Ice Cream||(758) 452-3387||International||Very Casual||--||--|
|Green Peppers Restaurant||(758) 452-5855||--||--||--||--|
|Le Restaurant De Romantique||(758) 451-8790||--||--||--||--|
Travelers in search of the perfect beach will have plenty of other choices on Saint Lucia besides Choc Beach.
If you like the ambiance at this beach, you might also like Vigie Beach, found within a mile or so. The sandy Vigie Beach is the perfect place to visit on your next St. Lucia beach outing. But, if you're interested in a more active beach, you might find that Donkey Beach is just right. It's located two miles to the north.
You may also want to consider Malabar Beach, located less than a mile away.
St. Lucia offers endless ways to discover its natural beauty, and Choc Beach offers just one way to spend time outdoors.
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