Grand Anse

The drive out Grand Anse is breathtakingly beautiful, and the scene once you get there is even more rewarding. Surrounded by St Lucia's mountainous eastern coast, and far removed from the island's development and tourist spots, you may find yourself all alone at this secluded, tranquil destination.

Situated toward the center of the island of Saint Lucia, 4.0 miles east of Babonneau, Grand Anse is on the North East coast of the island, You might want even if you aren't staying nearby. When you need to spend the afternoon away from tourist-filled hotspots, you should consider going off the beaten path to Grand Anse.

How to Access The Beach
The beach is located east of Babonneau, and can be accessed using roads from the town of Marquis. Once there, you'll want to take the small roads east, but ask the locals which ones are best, as this sometimes changes. A car will get you here, but taking a 4X4 wouldn't be a bad idea as the roads aren't always the easiest to drive on.

Amenities and Ambiance

The beach is long and straight, an anomaly on this coast of the island which is known for its dramatic elevation changes, cliffs, coves, and other inlets. A walk along the large-granule sands is wonderfully peaceful and romantic. The waves pound the shores here, so swimming may not be possible, but the real appeal here is the solitude and the phenomenal views.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot.

Grand Anse grants a quiet and peaceful environment, in part because the location that surrounds the beach is not heavily urbanized.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Travelers will find Grand Anse on St. Lucia's North East coast; the area is home to other attractions such as Treasure Bay Casino, which is a short taxi ride away.

If you want to combine a cultural experience with your visit to the beach, you should plan a trip to St. Lucia Folk Research Centre. This museum is located just a cab ride away, so it would be an easy side trip to take after some time in the sun.

If you're looking for plenty of activities to keep you or your family busy, this beach isn't far from any of the items in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Grand Anse
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Treasure Bay Casino Casino 6.4 NW Saint Lucia
St. Lucia Folk Research Centre Museum 6.6 W Saint Lucia
Choc Cemetery Historical Site 6.9 W Saint Lucia
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception Historical Site 6.9 W Saint Lucia
Dollar Wise Arcade Gambling Arcade 7.0 W Saint Lucia

Cities and Towns

Not far away you'll find Rodney Bay, a town which is a region with interesting things to do, yet is never overly congested. From the coast, Rodney Bay is a little ways off, maybe six miles (ten kilometers) away.

Hotels

The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, depending on everything from the time the sun sets to how full the nearby hotels are. There are not many major hotels nearby, but it's often visited by visitors from the few small lodgings in the area.

Vacationers hoping to find a room close to the beach won't have a tough time, as there is no shortage of hotels to pick from in the area. You will find the closest, most convenient lodging options by looking over those listed in the following table.

Accommodations near Grand Anse
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Stony Hill 5.1 NW B & B
Habitat Terrace 5.6 NW Hotel
Alize Inn 6.1 NW Hotel

Food

There aren't any restaurants in the vicinity of this coast, so you may choose to pack a lunch if you want to fully enjoy your time spent at the beach.

Other Beaches

Visitors who are looking for the ideal beach on Saint Lucia will have lots of options besides Grand Anse.

Another location you might enjoy is Vigie Beach, found only a taxi trip away from the shore. The sandy Vigie Beach is the perfect place to visit on your next St. Lucia beach outing. Still, if you're searching for something a little more active, you might enjoy people watching at Anse Louvert. You'll find it three miles to the south.

You may also enjoy Malabar Beach, which is located not too far away, and can be reached in a cab.

Of course, there are lots of other things to do and see on St. Lucia; then again, Grand Anse is both a refreshing place to relax, and a beautiful natural attraction.

 

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