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 near the heart of the island of Saint Lucia, 4.0 miles east of Babonneau, Grand Anse is on the North East edge of the island, You should think about stopping by regardless of whether you're staying very close. Do you dream of finding a beach tucked into an untouched part of town? Many visitors seek a beach that isn't lined with high-rise hotels; relatively untouched parts of the coast like Grand Anse make great places to spread out and relax.

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, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun.

Grand Anse grants an angelic and tranquil place to escape, due to the fact that the surrounding area is away from most urbanization.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Grand Anse is beautiful natural site, which you'll find on the North East coast of Saint Lucia; it will be near other attractions like Treasure Bay Casino, which is not too far away, and can be reached in a cab.

Historical attractions like Choc Cemetery provide a great compliment to the natural beauty of Grand Anse, and they give vacationers the chance to learn more about St. Lucia, without having to venture too far from the coast. In fact, this site can be found within the range of a taxi from this destination of historical interest.

A selection of nearby activities will ensure that you never get bored. The closest attractions are found 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

The closest town is Castries, which is noted for its balance between seclusion and urbanization. From the shore, 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, it depends on several things: the season, the weather, even how many of the nearby hotel rooms have been booked. The beach is not located close to many large hotels, but it's often visited by guests from the few small lodgings in the area.

Since this beach is situated in a relatively popular vacation area, it is not usually all that difficult to find a hotel close-by that suits you tastes. If you are looking to get a place that's on or near the water, the table that follows shows the options closest to Grand Anse.

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

You might not find any places to eat surrounding this coast, so you might want to pack a lunch for your day in the sun.

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, situated 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. If you're on the lookout for more active and social, you might like Anse Louvert. It's found three miles to the south.

You may also enjoy Malabar Beach, located just a cab ride away.

You may find that Grand Anse is a great fit for your vacation, but maybe you want to see more; in which case you should keep looking for a beach or natural attraction that suits your vacation style.

 

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