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.

Positioned in the vicinity of Castries, Choc Beach is on the North edge of Saint Lucia. You should consider dropping by even if you aren't staying particularly close by. The beaches on St. Lucia aren't usually known for their peace and quiet, however, Choc Beach is tamer than most, which makes it an excellent attraction for those of you who'd like a less hectic scene, but one that's not completely empty.

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. Sometimes, visitors will be able to order some food from one of the mobile vendors who typically set up shop here.

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside. You will find the water here is fit for snorkeling, so bring your gear if you want to see the underwater world. 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 can be located within a popular area that can get crowded, many try to show up early.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Set on St. Lucia's North coast; this area boasts other attractions such as Choc Cemetery, which is one and a quarter miles to the south west.

If you're interested in combining culture with your visit to the beach, you should plan a trip to St. Lucia Folk Research Centre. This museum is located not a great distance away, giving beachgoers the chance to escape that hot midday sunshine.

If you're looking for other nearby attractions or activity options, this beach isn't far from any of the items in the following table.

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 nearby town of Castries is not an overly urbanized area, but still has its fair share of things to do. From the shore, Castries is just up the road, roughly two miles (three and a half 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. At this beach, you can expect to share the sand with more than a few travelers staying at the closest accommodations.

Vacationers looking for a room close to the beach shouldn't find it that tough, as there is no shortage of hotels to choose from in the area. You will find the closest lodging options by looking over what's listed in the following table.

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. N Resort
Rendezvous Resort 1.0 mi. SW Resort
Calabash Cove Resort and Spa 1.1 mi. N Hotel
East Winds Inn 1.3 mi. N Resort
Windjammer Landing 1.6 mi. N Resort
Auberge Seraphine Hotel 1.9 mi. SW Hotel
Alize Inn 1.9 mi. NE Hotel
Caribbean Jewel Beach Resort 2.6 mi. NNE Resort

Food

It's no problem if you start to get the munchies while hanging out at Choc Beach; you'll have a variety of choices within a few miles. One of the closest places to eat is The Wharf. This restaurant offers both Caribbean and European dishes on the menu. Many guests rave about their hamburgers and seafood. You and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes as it's just a short distance away.

Restaurants closest to this beach are shown in the following table.

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

Vacationers in search of the perfect beach on Saint Lucia will have lots of options besides Choc Beach.

Travelers who like this beach might also enjoy Vigie Beach, located just a short distance away. The sandy Vigie Beach is the perfect place to visit on your next St. Lucia beach outing. However, if that's not exactly what you're looking for, Donkey Beach could provide a few more possibilities for excitement, and isn't far from other tourist hot-spots. It's found two miles to the north.

You may also want to consider Malabar Beach, located within a short distance.

Choc Beach could be the ideal stretch of sand, but it is possible that it may not be the best choice for your family; in which case you should find a beach with a seclusion factor that suits you.

 

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