Pigeon Point Beach

Pigeon Point Beach is one of the island's better known historical areas. Near the beach, you can explore ruins of a fortress, barracks, and rusty cannons that date back to the middle of the 1700s. The shores also host a number of boat docks and a marina for those wishing to boat here.

Located on Pigeon Island, You should consider stopping by even if you are not staying in the immediate vicinity. Eventually, visitors notice that beaches throughout St. Lucia tend to be somewhat quiet, but Pigeon Point Beach stands out as a pleasant exception to this rule.

How to Access The Beach
If you're taking a car or taxi here, take the Castries - Gros Islet Hwy to the northern part of the island, just beyond Reduit Beach. The beach is located just inside the national park entrance on the south side of the point.

Amenities and Ambiance

The shores of Pigeon Point beach are endowed with groves of lush tropical trees, including big banyans, that tower high above the sands. From this beach you can take in great views of the coast and nearby Martinique. This quaint little beach is covered in soft white sands, and is an ideal place for a picnic.

There is also a restaurant on-location, which many Pigeon Point Beach visitors find convenient and satisfying. St. Lucia has so many interesting places to sit and enjoy a meal, but don't think that table-side service and a lengthy menu are necessary to enjoy a tasty meal. Some vacationers have lunch right on their towels in the sand. Ask your hotel about picnic lunches, as some hotels offer to pack snacks for their guests' day trips. Otherwise, there are plenty of walk-up vendors that offer hot, on-the-go food.

There is also a snack bar here. If available, you could also purchase food from one of the mobile vendors who typically set up on this shoreline.

Lots of visitors make use of the picnic tables at Pigeon Point Beach, so your food won't get sandy.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business. Pigeon point beach is part of the Pigeon Island National Historic Park, meaning it is well cared for. The island joins St. Lucia's mainland by causeway, meaning ti's easy to reach as well.

Keep in mind that the area surrounding Pigeon Point Beach is rather congested, meaning the availability of certain amenities is likely to be affected.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Travelers will find Pigeon Point Beach on the East coast of Pigeon Island. It is near some interesting sites like Fort Rodney, which is found a half mile to the west, and it is one of the favorite destinations in the area.

If you want to combine some cultural exploration with your trip to the beach, you might want to consider visiting St. Lucia Folk Research Centre. This museum is located five and a half miles away, so it would be an easy side trip to take after some time in the sun.

A selection of nearby activities will ensure that you never run out of ways to stay busy. The closest attractions are found in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Pigeon Point Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Fort Rodney Historical Site 0.4 W Pigeon Island
St. Lucia Golf and Country Club Golf Course 1.6 E Saint Lucia
Treasure Bay Casino Casino 1.7 S Saint Lucia
Choc Cemetery Historical Site 5.1 SSW Saint Lucia
St. Lucia Folk Research Centre Museum 5.6 S Saint Lucia

Cities and Towns

Nearby, you'll find the town of Rodney Bay, which is not lacking in exploration opportunities, yet also not overflowing with buildings. From Pigeon Point Beach, Rodney Bay isn't far off, about a mile and a half (three kilometers).

Hotels

How many other people you encounter at Pigeon Point Beach will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. You can generally expect to encounter quite a few other guests who are staying close by.

Visitors seeking a room near Pigeon Point Beach shouldn't have a tough time, as there are lots of resorts and hotels to pick from in the vicinity. You can find the closest, most convenient lodging options by perusing what's listed in the table that follows.

Accommodations near Pigeon Point Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Sandals Grande St. Lucian Spa & Beach Resort 0.2 mi. ESE Resort
The Landings St Lucia 0.5 mi. ESE Hotel
Smugglers Cove Resort All Inclusive 0.9 mi. ENE Resort
Cap Maison Resort and Spa 0.9 mi. NE Hotel
Bay Gardens Beach Resort & Spa 1.2 mi. SSE Resort
The Village Inn and Spa 1.2 mi. SSE Hotel
The BodyHoliday 1.2 mi. NE Resort
Ginger Lily Hotel 1.3 mi. SSE Hotel
Beachcross Villa Apartments 1.3 mi. SSE Hotel
Royal St. Lucian 1.3 mi. SSE Resort

Food

Because restaurants near the beach catch the freshest seafood and the balmiest breezes, don't miss your chance to dine at a nearby restaurant, where you can sample regional favorites, without having to stray too far. One of the closest restaurants is The Captain's Cellar. The restaurant serves both British and International menu items. They're perhaps most famous, though, for their pizza and sandwiches. You could take a cab or probably walk to this restaurant since it's just a short distance away.

The table below lists restaurant options near this shoreline.

Restaurants near Pigeon Point Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
The Captain's Cellar (758) 450-0918 British, International Informal 0.1 mi. NW
Josephine's (758) 453-0222 European, French Informal 0.2 mi. E
Olde London Pub (758) 453-0222 British, English Informal 0.2 mi. E
Toscanini's (758) 453-0222 Italian Fine Dining 0.2 mi. E
Jambe de Bois (758) 450-8166 Caribbean, International Very Casual 0.2 mi. W
Palms Restaurant (758) 458-7321 Continental Fine Dining 0.5 mi. ESE
The Landings Beach Club (758) 458-7300 Eclectic Very Casual 0.5 mi. ESE
The Cliff at Cap Restaurant (758) 450-8847 Caribbean, Creole Fine Dining 0.9 mi. NE
The Naked Fisherman Beach Bar & Grill (758) 457-8694 American, Caribbean Very Casual 0.9 mi. NE
Flavours Of The Grill Restautant & Bar (758) 450-9722 Creole Very Casual 0.9 mi. SE
Golden Taste Restaurant -- Caribbean Very Casual 1.0 mi. SE
Frydays Bar & Restaurant (758) 450-8056 Caribbean Very Casual 1.0 mi. SE

Other Beaches

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

You may also want to consider Reduit Beach, located three quarters of a mile to the southeast. Your island experience is sure to be unforgettable at Reduit Beach, where there is so much to see and do, you may have to come back to experience it all.

Of course, St. Lucia has hundreds of natural wonders to discover, but visiting Pigeon Point Beach or the other beautiful beaches in the area can make your time on St. Lucia even more memorable.

 

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