Vieux Fort

This beach is located opposite the more popular beaches of Vieux Fort's eastern shore, Anse Des Sables and Sandy Beach. While not typically a spot flocked to by tourists, it is worth going to if you're on the southern tip of the island and want to get away from the more popular beaches.

Located in the vicinity of Vieux Fort, this beach is on the South coast of Saint Lucia. You should consider stopping by regardless of whether you're staying particularly close by. This beach is not just another beach attraction, it's special in that it's one of the few quiet beaches on St. Lucia. While Vieux Fort may be a little harder to reach, it's a pleasure to find an undisturbed plot of sand like this one.

How to Access The Beach

Winding your way out to the tip of the peninsula south of Hewanorra International Airport, you'll need to make a right as you reach the fork just past the Villa Wellness Center near the peninsula's highest point. You'll pass a couple of residences, then make a right as you reach another fork in the road. This will take you right to the beach.

Amenities and Ambiance

On your way out here, you'll be rewarded with some wonderful views of mainland St Lucia and the expansive ocean that surrounds it. The sand is a light grey, and the calm water of Vieux Fort Bay is very clear. Boaters are often stationed at the bay's pier.

There is also a snack bar here. Sometimes, visitors will be able to purchase food from one of the local vendors who typically set up at this spot.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business.

What's Nearby


The beach is wonderful, but the surrounding area has a lot to offer, too. Look for it on St. Lucia's South coast; it's located near attractions like Vieux Fort Lighthouse, which is less than a mile away.

Beaches are a great attraction to visit, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The table below lists other attractions that are nearby.

Activities and Attractions Near Vieux Fort
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Vieux Fort Lighthouse Lighthouse 0.9 mi. E Saint Lucia
George Odium Stadium Sporting Event Venue 2.9 mi. N Saint Lucia

Cities and Towns

Vieux Fort is the closest town and is a neat region that strikes a balance between island tranquility and urbanization. From the shore, Vieux Fort is a quick trip away, about a mile (a kilometer and a half).


The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, it depends on several things: the season, the weather, even how packed the nearby hotels are. There are not many large hotels nearby, but you may see visitors from some of the area's smaller options.

Beach-goers will find a pretty good assortment of hotels and resorts to pick from in the area that surrounds the beach. The closest of which are shown in the table below.

Accommodations near Vieux Fort
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Kimatrai Hotel 0.8 mi. N Hotel
Clear Sky Hotel 1.2 mi. NNE Hotel
Charlery's Inn 1.3 mi. N Hotel
Reef Beach Huts 1.6 mi. NE B & B
Kabran Hotel 1.7 mi. NNE Hotel
Coconut Bay Resort and Spa 2.2 mi. NNE Resort


If someone in your group starts to get a little hungry at the beach, it's alright because you'll have a variety of choices within a few miles. One of the nearest places to eat is Kimatrai. You'll have the option of walking or taking a cab since it's only a short distance away.

Some nearby restaurant options are shown in the following table.

Restaurants near Vieux Fort
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Kimatrai (758) 454-6328 -- -- 0.8 mi. N
Stlu Fridge -- -- -- 0.9 mi. N
Hippolyte Catherine -- -- -- 0.9 mi. N
Sabi's -- -- -- 0.9 mi. N
Richie's Caribbean Food Bar (758) 454-6190 Caribbean -- 0.9 mi. N
Island Deli (758) 454-7519 -- -- -- --
Shernell's Pizza Parlour (758) 454-7999 Italian -- -- --
Shirley James (758) 454-8856 -- -- -- --
Old Plantation Yard (758) 454-6040 Caribbean Fine Dining 1.0 mi. N
Bernard Piltie (758) 454-3072 -- -- 1.0 mi. NNE
Flavours Ice Cream & Restaurant (758) 454-6695 -- -- 1.0 mi. NNE
Frances Hutson (758) 454-6321 -- -- 1.0 mi. NNE

Other Beaches

Of course, there are lots of other spots along the coast of Saint Lucia, so Vieux Fort is just one of your options.

You might also enjoy Jalouise, situated within the range of a cab.

You may also enjoy Anse des Sables, which is located a mile and a half to the northeast. You'll be blown away by the tropical beauty of Anse des Sables beach.

You may find that Vieux Fort is a great fit for your vacation, but maybe you want to see more; if so, there are other beaches and natural attractions on St. Lucia you might like.


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