Dauphin Beach

Ancient Indian stone carvings are the central draw to this beach, though ruins from an old colonial church destroyed in the Saint Lucia French Revolution of the late 1700s is another intriguing attraction. A trip to Dauphin Beach will make for a very interesting, often exciting, day.

Located on the northern edge of the island of Saint Lucia, You should consider dropping by even if you aren't staying very close. Dauphin Beach stands out from other beaches because it's the ideal location for getting away from vacation stresses, like overly crowded restaurants and attractions. Most other beaches on St. Lucia may be just as pretty, but are usually more crowded since they're found in the most popular parts of town.

How to Access The Beach
Accessible only by jeep, the trip out here has the potential to make for some adventure. You can get a jeep to take you to the coast from Monchy, a town northwest of Castries.

Amenities and Ambiance

Nestled deep within a cove, the waters just off shore are calm and deep blue. The surrounding landscape is stunning and features dramatic depressions. The interior is teeming with vegetation, and you'll find many interesting elongated stones here.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available.

Dauphin Beach grants an idyllic and tranquil environment, thanks to the fact that the region surrounding the beach contains little build-up and is free of urbanization.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Dauphin Beach is on the North coast of Saint Lucia. It is close to Treasure Bay Casino, which is located three miles to the west, and it is among the popular spots in the area.

If you're interested in learning more about the history of St. Lucia, you won't have to look hard to find sites boasting the colorful history of the nation. For example, you might enjoy a visit to Fort Rodney, which is four miles to the northwest.

If you aren't sure whether a visit to Dauphin Beach isn't enough to keep you busy all afternoon, the beach is located near the attractions in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Dauphin Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Treasure Bay Casino Casino 2.9 W Saint Lucia
St. Lucia Golf and Country Club Golf Course 3.0 NW Saint Lucia
Fort Rodney Historical Site 4.2 NW Pigeon Island
Choc Cemetery Historical Site 5.6 WSW Saint Lucia
St. Lucia Folk Research Centre Museum 6.0 SW Saint Lucia

Cities and Towns

Rodney Bay is the closest town and is not an overly urbanized area, but still has its fair share of things to do. From the coast, Rodney Bay isn't far off, about two and a half miles (four kilometers).

Hotels

The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, depending on everything from the time the sun sets to how many of the nearby hotel rooms have been booked. You can typically expect to see a fair amount of other guests who are staying close by.

Beach-goers looking to find a hotel room near the beach should find themselves in luck, as there are plenty of resorts and hotels to choose from in the area. Find the closest and most convenient lodging options by viewing those shown in the following table.

Accommodations near Dauphin Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Stony Hill 1.5 mi. W B & B
Habitat Terrace 2.0 mi. W Hotel
Harbor Club 2.5 mi. WNW Hotel
Bay Gardens Marina Haven 2.6 mi. WNW Hotel
Bay Gardens Hotel 2.7 mi. W Hotel
Bay Gardens Inn 2.8 mi. W Hotel
Harmony Suites 2.9 mi. WNW Hotel
Beachcross Villa Apartments 2.9 mi. WNW Hotel
Ginger Lily Hotel 2.9 mi. WNW Hotel
Coco Palm 2.9 mi. W Hotel

Food

A trip to the beach isn't complete until you visit a local restaurant, where you'll be able to sample regional favorites, without going too far from the coast. One of the nearest places to eat is Marjorie's Restaurant and Beach Bar. The restaurant has both Cajun and Caribbean cuisines. They are also known for their chicken and seafood. You'll have the option of walking or taking a cab since it's just a short distance away.

Some nearby restaurant options are shown below.

Restaurants near Dauphin Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Marjorie's Restaurant and Beach Bar (758) 520-0001 Cajun, Caribbean, Creole, Vegetarian Informal 2.4 mi. NNW
Spinnakers Restaurant & Beach Bar (758) 452-8491 Caribbean Very Casual 2.4 mi. WNW
Key Largo (758) 452-0282 Italian Informal 2.4 mi. W
Positano (758) 731-2900 Italian Informal 2.5 mi. WNW
Laurel's Restaurant (758) 452-8547 Caribbean, Creole Very Casual 2.5 mi. W
Julia's Restaurant (758) 731-2900 Caribbean Informal 2.5 mi. WNW
Sushi Deck on Market Street (758) 731-2900 Bistro Informal 2.5 mi. WNW
Dockside Pizzeria (758) 731-2900 Italian Informal 2.5 mi. WNW
Rituals Sushi (758) 458-4344 Japanese Very Casual 2.6 mi. WNW
Elena's Cafe (758) 451-0043 Italian Very Casual 2.6 mi. WNW
Cafe Ole (758) 452-8726 Eclectic Informal 2.6 mi. WNW
Spices Restaurant (877) 312-4153 Caribbean, Fusion, International Informal 2.7 mi. W

Other Beaches

There are plenty of beautiful beach locations to choose from on Saint Lucia, so Dauphin Beach is just one of your options.

You might also enjoy Rodney Bay, located a quick car or cab ride away. Rodney Bay's pretty beaches are not the focal point at this tourist haven, where many guests come to spend time at the beach, shops, restaurants, and other areas scattered along the shore. Still, if you're searching for something a little more active, Donkey Beach may be just what you're looking for. It's located three and a half miles to the west.

Another location you may want to try is Cas En Bas, which is located within a short distance.

While St. Lucia has many alluring attractions, a trip to Dauphin Beach could end up a family favorite.

 

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