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 think about stopping by even if you aren't staying in the immediate vicinity. If you're looking for a quiet part of the coast, away from crowded tourist attractions, you should consider going off the beaten path to Vieux Fort.

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.

The concession stand on-site could come in handy, even if you plan to have lunch elsewhere. You might also have the option to purchase food from one of the mobile vendors who are generally found here.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Vieux Fort is on St. Lucia's South coast. It is near Vieux Fort Lighthouse, which is only a short distance away. Visitors will have the option to take a taxi or to walk, and it is one of a few attractions in the vicinity.

Beaches are a great attraction to visit, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The following table includes the closest attractions.

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 nearby and is noted for its balance between seclusion and urbanization. From the beach, Vieux Fort is a fairly short distance away, roughly a mile (a kilometer and a half).

Hotels

The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, depending on everything from the time the sun sets to how full the nearby hotels are. You can generally expect to share the sand with more than a few travelers staying at the closest accommodations.

You'll find a decent amount of lodgings a car ride away. A few of the more convenient possibilities are displayed in the list 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 Beach Resort & Spa 2.2 mi. NNE Resort

Food

A trip to the beach isn't complete until you enjoy a meal at a nearby restaurant, where you can sample regional favorites, without straying too far from your current location. One of the closest restaurants is Kimatrai. You and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes as it's just a short distance away.

The table below provides a list of nearby restaurant options.

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, Vieux Fort is just one of many beaches you might like on Saint Lucia.

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

Travelers may also want to consider Anse des Sables, located a mile and a half away. You'll be blown away by the tropical beauty of Anse des Sables beach.

St. Lucia has so much to offer, and Vieux Fort offers just one way to spend time outdoors.

 

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