Anse des Sables

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Because of the strong gusts of wind at Anse des Sables, the area is particularly popular for windsurfing. Flanked by Vieux Fort Bluff and looking out onto Maria Major Island, there are splendid views in all directions at this tropical paradise. This is a great place to head for those staying on the southern part of the island.

Positioned a couple hundred yards east-northeast of downtown Vieux Fort, Anse des Sables is on the South edge of Saint Lucia. You might want to drop by regardless of whether you are staying very close. Seeking a beach that best suits your style of relaxation? Some prefer to choose one that is far away from the crowds, but still near many of the major hotels and restaurants; that's the type of balance you'll discover at Anse des Sables.

How to Access The Beach
No matter which direction you're coming from on the island, you'll need to go south around Hewanorra International Airport, which can be done using the roads along either coast. Once south of the airport, the beach is right along, and can be accessed from, the St Judes Hyw on the eastern coast.

Amenities and Ambiance

Anse des Sables is a far-reaching stretch of white sand beach, which opens out into a shallow bay on the southern end on the island. This windward beach is located on the Atlantic side of St. Lucia, so you may experience strong gusts from the trade winds. The water, though, is protected by reefs and is crystal clear.

Also, you have the option of trying the restaurant located right on Anse des Sables. St. Lucia offers plenty of great places to eat, but did you know that some of St. Lucia's best dishes aren't served in restaurants at all? Many visitors, in fact, simply sit on their towels——not in a restaurant——to enjoy lunch. Did you know that many hotels are able to pack picnic lunches for their guests? Otherwise, there are plenty of walk-up vendors that offer hot, on-the-go food.

The concession stand located here is another lunchtime alternative. If available, you could also try local specialties from one of the local vendors who set up shop at the beach.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot.

What's Nearby


This pleasant stretch of sand known as Anse des Sables is on the South coast of Saint Lucia. It's located near Vieux Fort Lighthouse, which is situated one and a quarter miles to the south, and it is one of a number of attractions in the area.

With the choice of exciting activities nearby, you'll never run low on things to do. The attractions nearest to this beach are listed in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Anse des Sables
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Vieux Fort Lighthouse Lighthouse 1.3 mi. S Saint Lucia
George Odium Stadium Sporting Event Venue 1.7 mi. N Saint Lucia

Cities and Towns

Anse des Sables is close to Vieux Fort, so you can explore the city after your visit to the beach. The city of Vieux Fort is close-by and is an area with plenty to do, but yet isn't overcrowded. From the beach, Vieux Fort is just up the road, roughly a half mile (three quarters of a kilometer).


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. Typically, you can expect to see a fair amount of visitors from lodgings in the area.

Guests will find a pretty nice selection of lodging options to pick from in the area surrounding the beach. The closest of which can be seen in the following table.

Accommodations near Anse des Sables
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Reef Beach Huts 0.2 mi. ENE B & B
Clear Sky Hotel 0.3 mi. W Hotel
Kabran Hotel 0.4 mi. N Hotel
Charlery's Inn 0.7 mi. W Hotel
Kimatrai Hotel 0.8 mi. WSW Hotel
Coconut Bay Beach Resort & Spa 0.8 mi. N Resort


If you start getting hungry during your afternoon at the shore, the area near this beach provides some viable options, and you don't have to go far from the shore. One of the nearest places to eat is The Reef Beach Cafe. This restaurant offers both Creole and International cuisines. They are also famous for their hamburgers and seafood. You could take a cab or probably walk to this restaurant since it's only a short distance away.

A list of nearby restaurants is listed in the following table.

Restaurants near Anse des Sables
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
The Reef Beach Cafe (758) 454-3418 Creole, International Very Casual 0.2 mi. NE
Bernard Piltie (758) 454-3072 -- -- 0.5 mi. WSW
Flavours Ice Cream & Restaurant (758) 454-6695 -- -- 0.5 mi. WSW
Frances Hutson (758) 454-6321 -- -- 0.5 mi. WSW
Galleria Pizza Restaurant & Grill (758) 455-9452 Italian -- 0.5 mi. WSW
Golden Harvest Chinese Restaurant (758) 454-6655 Chinese -- 0.5 mi. WSW
Island Breeze (758) 454-6764 American, Caribbean Very Casual -- --
Wegosite Internet Cafe (758) 454-7722 -- -- 0.5 mi. WSW
Burger King - Vieux Fort -- American Very Casual 0.6 mi. W
Rituals Coffee UVF -- International Very Casual 0.7 mi. NW
Samuel Brice (758) 454-7779 -- -- 0.7 mi. NW
Island Deli (758) 454-7519 -- -- -- --

Other Beaches

Vacationers in search of the perfect beach will have other options if Anse des Sables doesn't suit their tastes.

You may also enjoy Anse Chastanet, which is located 13 miles away. You wont be able to resist the charming allure of the Anse Chastanet beach.

St. Lucia has a lot to offer its visitors, but Anse des Sables is both a relaxing, sunny hangout and a stunning natural feature.


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