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.

Set on the northern edge of the island of Saint Lucia, You should consider stopping by even if you are not staying in the immediate vicinity. If you plan to sunbathe or take a nap on a fairly secluded beach, you should consider going off the beaten path to Dauphin Beach.

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.

Please note that public restrooms are not available.

Dauphin Beach offers an angelic and serene environment, in part because the surrounding region won't be overly crowded.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Dauphin Beach is beautiful natural site, which you'll find on St. Lucia's North coast; the area hosts attractions such as Treasure Bay Casino, which is three miles to the west.

If you want to discover more interesting facts about the history of St. Lucia, there are plenty of places where you can learn first-hand about the country's past. The nearest historical attraction is Fort Rodney, which is four miles away.

Beaches are a great attraction to visit, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The table below lists other attractions that are nearby.

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 5.7 SW Saint Lucia

Cities and Towns

Rodney Bay is the closest town and is an area with plenty to do, but yet isn't overcrowded. From the shore, Rodney Bay is just up the road, 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 of day to how packed the nearby hotels are. You can typically expect to share the sand with more than a few visitors from lodgings in the area.

Those looking for a room close to the beach won't have a tough time, as there are plenty of hotels and resorts to choose from in the immediate vicinity. You'll find the closest hotel booking options by viewing those shown in the table below.

Accommodations near Dauphin Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Stony Hill -- -- B & B
Habitat Terrace 2.0 mi. W Hotel
Cotton Bay Village 2.4 mi. NNW Resort
Oceanview Hotel -- -- Hotel
Palm Haven Hotel 2.6 mi. WNW Hotel
Bay Gardens Hotel 2.7 mi. W Hotel
Bay Gardens Inn 2.8 mi. W Hotel
La Terrassee Inn 2.9 mi. W Guest house
Harmony Suites 2.9 mi. WNW Hotel
Beachcross Villa Apartments 2.9 mi. WNW Hotel

Food

When lunchtime rolls around and you start getting hungry, the area around this beach has plenty to offer, so you won't have to wander too far from the shore. One of the closest places to eat is Alize Inn Restaurant. The restaurant has Caribbean cuisine.

Nearby restaurants are listed below.

Restaurants near Dauphin Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Alize Inn Restaurant (758) 452-0960 Caribbean Informal 2.3 mi. WNW
Beach Club Restaurant (758) 456-5700 International Fine Dining 2.4 mi. NNW
Piano Piano (758) 456-5700 Caribbean, Mediterranean Informal 2.4 mi. NNW
Castro's Restaurant & Bar (758) 450-8656 -- -- -- --
Chefs Choice Meats (758) 452-0530 Delicatessen -- -- --
Jungle Cafe (758) 458-6453 -- -- -- --
Mahtani Dayal (758) 452-9838 -- -- -- --
Marine House Restaurant (758) 450-8515 -- -- -- --
Memories of Hong Kong (758) 452-8218 Chinese -- -- --
Mojitos (758) 458-0341 Contemporary, International Informal -- --
Spinnakers Beach Bar & Carvery (758) 452-8491 Caribbean Very Casual 2.4 mi. WNW
St. Honore De St. Lucie (758) 453-0374 -- -- -- --

Other Beaches

Visitors in search of the perfect beach will have lots of choices besides Dauphin Beach.

Another location you might enjoy is Rodney Bay, located a short taxi 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. But, if you're interested in a more active beach, you might enjoy people watching at Donkey Beach. You'll find it three and a half miles to the west.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Cas En Bas, located two and a half miles away.

Maybe Dauphin Beach is a perfect spot for you to kick back, and at the same time perhaps not the the ideal fit; in which case you should find a beach with a seclusion factor that suits you.

 

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