Choc Beach

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.

How to Access The Beach

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.

Amenities and Ambiance

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.

What's Nearby


You'll find this beach on St. Lucia's North coast; this area boasts other attractions such as Choc Cemetery, 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.

Activities and Attractions Near Choc Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Choc Cemetery 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

Cities and Towns

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.

Accommodations near Choc Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
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.

Restaurants near Choc Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
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 -- -- -- --
Honey Bee Cafe (758) 452-5919 -- -- -- --
Irie Ice Cream Parlor (758) 452-6279 -- -- -- --
Le Restaurant De Romantique (758) 451-8790 -- -- -- --

Other Beaches

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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