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.

Situated in the vicinity of Vieux Fort, this beach is on the South coast of Saint Lucia. You might want regardless of whether you are staying in the vicinity. Vieux Fort stands out because it's perfect for escaping over-crowded hangouts in the town proper. Other nearby beaches on St. Lucia may be just as breezy and refreshing, but tend to be more crowded since they're right in the thick of tourists' favorite hangouts.

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.

If you're suddenly hungry or thirsty, the concession stand at Vieux Fort is the ultimate convenience. If available, you could also order lunch from one of the mobile vendors who operate at or near this spot.

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 Vieux Fort is on St. Lucia's South coast. It is near some interesting sites like Vieux Fort Lighthouse, which is not very far away, so visitors have the option to walk or to take a cab, and it is among the attractions close-by.

Beaches are nice for a few hours here and there, but there's even more to see during your stay. The following table contains attractions that are the closest.

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

This beach is very close to Vieux Fort, so exploring the city is a convenient option. Not far away you'll find Vieux Fort, a city which is a neat region that strikes a balance between island tranquility and urbanization. From the shore, Vieux Fort is a fairly short distance away, roughly a mile (a kilometer and a half).


Whether or not you encounter many other people will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. You can generally expect to share the sand with more than a few visitors from lodgings in the area.

Though you'll find very few hotels nearby, the ones found closest to the shore are listed in the table below.

Accommodations near Vieux Fort
Hotel Distance Direction Type
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
Serenity at Coconut Bay 2.1 mi. NNE Resort
Coconut Bay Beach Resort & Spa 2.2 mi. NNE Resort


Because restaurants near the beach catch the freshest seafood and the balmiest breezes, don't miss your chance to eat at a local restaurant, where you'll be able to sample the local chefs' favorite dishes, within just a few miles of this shoreline. Island Breeze is one of the closest eateries. The restaurant serves both American and Caribbean dishes on the menu. Visitors often rave about their sandwiches and seafood.

The table below lists nearby restaurant options.

Restaurants near Vieux Fort
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Island Breeze (758) 454-6764 American, Caribbean Very Casual -- --
The Reef Beach Cafe (758) 454-3418 Creole, International Very Casual 1.6 mi. NE
Calabash (758) 459-6000 Caribbean, Creole, Latin American Fine Dining 2.2 mi. NNE
Coconut Walk (758) 459-6000 International Informal 2.2 mi. NNE
Silk (758) 459-6000 Asian, Chinese, Indian, Japanese, Thai Fine Dining 2.2 mi. NNE
The Greathouse at Serenity (877) 252-0304 Caribbean Informal 2.3 mi. NNE
Mama Rose Restaurant and Bar (758) 455-9084 Cajun, Caribbean, Creole Informal 3.8 mi. NW

Other Beaches

Vacationers in search of the perfect beach will have plenty of other choices on Saint Lucia besides Vieux Fort.

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

Another option worth considering is Anse des Sables, located only a short distance away. You'll be blown away by the tropical beauty of Anse des Sables beach.

Maybe Vieux Fort is a perfect spot for you to kick back, and at the same time perhaps not the the ideal fit; if so, there are other beaches and natural attractions on St. Lucia you might like.


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