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 might think about stopping by whether or not you are staying nearby. If you prefer to escape the buzz of the city, it's good to know that most of St. Lucia's beaches are quite calm and serene. Then again, if you'd rather not visit an empty, untouched part of the coast, you're probably more likely to have fun at Pigeon Point Beach, which is closer to all the action.

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. There are plenty of dining experiences on St. Lucia that visitors can partake in, but dining at the beach can be a particularly memorable one. With this in mind, you might ask your hotel if they offer to pack picnic lunches for their guests. Or, you could find just what you need from cafes and street vendors en route to the beach.

The concession stand located here is another lunchtime alternative. If available, you could also purchase food from one of the mobile vendors who typically set up shop here.

You'll be able to use picnic tables at this beach, so your food won't get sandy.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun. 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.

Bear in mind that the area right around Pigeon Point Beach is a popular spot, so you may find numerous people competing for the use of the same services.

What's Nearby

Attractions

This beach is positioned on St. Lucia's East coast; the area is home to other attractions such as Fort Rodney, which is a half mile away.

Beaches and museums may seem an odd combination to some, but at least a few travelers find that museums like St. Lucia Folk Research Centre (positioned six miles away) offer an entertaining diversion and a whole new perspective of St. Lucia.

Beaches are a great attraction to visit, but there will be more options available on St. Lucia. The following table includes the closest attractions.

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 5.8 SSW Saint Lucia

Cities and Towns

Nearby, you'll find the town of Rodney Bay, which is in an area with plenty of worthwhile sites, while still remaining less developed and congested as some other places. From Pigeon Point Beach, Rodney Bay is a fairly short distance away, roughly a mile and a half (three kilometers).

Hotels

How many other people you encounter at Pigeon Point Beach will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. You can generally expect to encounter a fair number of visitors from lodgings in the area.

Since this beach is situated in a relatively popular vacation destination, it is not usually that tough to find just the right type of hotel nearby. If you're looking to book a place that's near the water, the table that follows shows the closest accommodation options to Pigeon Point Beach.

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
Hideaway at Royalton Saint Lucia 0.8 mi. ENE Resort
Royalton at Saint Lucia 0.8 mi. ENE Resort
Cap Maison Resort and Spa 0.9 mi. NE Hotel
Bay Gardens Beach Resort & Spa 1.2 mi. SSE Resort
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 visit a local restaurant, where you can sample the local chefs' favorite dishes, within a reachable distance. One of the nearest places to eat is Barnacles. The restaurant offers both Caribbean and Fusion cuisines. They are also known for their appetizers and fish and chips. You could take a cab or probably walk to this restaurant as it's just a little ways away.

The table below lists nearby restaurants.

Restaurants near Pigeon Point Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Barnacles (758) 286-6944 Caribbean, Fusion, Vegetarian Informal 0.1 mi. NW
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) 452-0321 Caribbean, International Very Casual 0.2 mi. W
Callaloo Beach Bar & Grill (758) 458-7300 Caribbean Very Casual 0.5 mi. ESE
The Palms (758) 458-7300 Caribbean, Mediterranean Fine Dining 0.5 mi. ESE
The Beach Club at The Landings (758) 458-7300 Asian, Caribbean, Mediterranean Informal 0.5 mi. ESE
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) 457-8681 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
Golden Taste Restaurant (758) 450-9792 Caribbean Very Casual 1.0 mi. SE

Other Beaches

Visitors searching for the perfect beach will have plenty of other choices on Pigeon Island besides Pigeon Point Beach.

You may also want to consider Reduit Beach, which is 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, there are lots of other things to do and see on St. Lucia; then again, a trip to Pigeon Point Beach could end up a family favorite.

 

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