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.

Located near the heart of the island of Saint Lucia, 4.0 miles east of Babonneau, Grand Anse is on the North East coast of the island, You should consider dropping by regardless of whether you're staying in the immediate vicinity. This beach isn't just another pleasant afternoon distraction, it's special in that it's one of the few quiet beaches on St. Lucia. While Grand Anse may be a little farther away, it permits unparalleled relaxation opportunities.

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, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business.

Grand Anse brings guests a quiet and peaceful retreat, since the region surrounding the beach isn't too crowded at all.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Visitors will find this beach on the North East coast of Saint Lucia. It is close to Treasure Bay Casino, which is located six and a half miles to the northwest, and it is among the area's attractions.

Historical attractions such as Choc Cemetery offer the perfect compliment to an afternoon at Grand Anse, and give visitors the opportunity to learn more about St. Lucia's past, if you enjoy exploring unfamiliar places. As a matter of fact, you'll find this spot a rather short taxi ride away from this place of historical significance.

With the choice of exciting activities nearby, you'll never get bored. The attractions nearest to this beach are listed in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Grand Anse
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Treasure Bay Casino Casino 6.4 NW Saint Lucia
Walcott House Museum 6.8 W Saint Lucia
Choc Cemetery Historical Site 6.9 W Saint Lucia
St. Lucia Folk Research Centre Museum 6.9 W Saint Lucia
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception Historical Site 6.9 W Saint Lucia

Cities and Towns

Grand Anse is close to Rodney Bay, so a trip into the city——for snacks, drinks, and other attractions——is a convenient option. The closest town is Rodney Bay, which is a neat region that strikes a balance between island tranquility and urbanization. From the beach, Rodney Bay is found maybe six miles (ten kilometers) away.

Hotels

Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will vary depending on the time of day, particularly in the high season when hotels overflow with tourists. This spot is not near many large hotels, but it's sometimes enjoyed by guests from smaller lodgings in the area.

Because this beach is located in a fairly popular tourist destination, it usually isn't that tough to find a hotel nearby that suits you tastes. If you are hoping to book a place that's on or near the ocean, the table that follows lists 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

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

Other Beaches

Vacationers who are looking for the ideal beach will have other options if Grand Anse doesn't suit their tastes.

Travelers who like this beach might also enjoy Vigie Beach, located within taxi range of the coast. 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 enjoy people watching at Anse Louvert. It's found three miles to the south.

Another option worth considering is Malabar Beach, which is located not too far away, and can be reached in a taxi.

Perhaps Grand Anse is the most convenient coastline for you to visit, but some travelers itch to explore more; in which case there are other beaches (and other outdoor attractions) worth trying.

 

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