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.

Situated on the northern side of the island of Saint Lucia, You might want to drop by whether or not you're staying nearby. If you're looking for a quiet part of the coast, away from crowded tourist attractions, you should consider visiting 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.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun.

If you find that you go for beach days which grant a tranquil place to escape, then you should enjoy Dauphin Beach; it's hidden away in a less urbanized section of Saint Lucia.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Visitors will find this beach on St. Lucia's North coast. It is close to Treasure Bay Casino, which is found three miles away, and it is one of a number of the area's interesting attractions.

If you're interested in mixing some cultural exploration with your trip to the beach, you should plan a trip to St. Lucia Folk Research Centre. This museum is located a quick taxi trip away, so it could be a welcomed alternative to hot afternoon activities.

A selection of nearby activities will ensure that you never run out of things to do. The following table contains a list of nearby attractions.

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

Dauphin Beach is very close to Rodney Bay, so walking the city is a definite option. The closest town is Rodney Bay, which is an interesting area that brings together the quietude of the Caribbean and the urbanization of city life. From the shore, Rodney Bay is a fairly short distance away, maybe two and a half miles (four kilometers).

Hotels

The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, depending on everything from the time of day to how full the nearby hotels are. Typically, you can expect to see a fair amount of travelers staying at the closest accommodations.

Since the beach is situated in a fairly popular tourist area, it is not typically very difficult to find the kind of hotel you're looking for nearby. If you are wanting to get a place that's near the water, the table below lists the closest accommodations to Dauphin Beach.

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

It's no problem if you start to get the munchies while hanging out at Dauphin Beach; you'll have a variety of choices within a few miles. One of the closest places to eat is Alize Inn Restaurant. This restaurant offers a menu of Caribbean cuisine.

A few nearby dining options are listed in the following table.

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

There are multiple beaches to discover on Saint Lucia, of course, so Dauphin Beach is not your only option.

You might also enjoy Rodney Bay, found 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, you might enjoy people watching at Donkey Beach. It's located three and a half miles to the west.

You may also enjoy Cas En Bas, which is located two and a half miles to the north-northwest.

St. Lucia has some unforgettable natural wonders to explore, and Dauphin Beach is just one of many incredible attractions you can choose from.

 

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