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 edge of Saint Lucia. You might think about stopping by even if you aren't staying particularly close by. Vieux Fort stands out from other beaches because it's the ideal location for escaping the typical tourist haunts. Many of the other beaches on St. Lucia may be just as beautiful, but are usually busier since they're found in the most popular parts of town.

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 snack bar located at this spot is perfect for quick lunches and cold drinks, too. Depending on the season and time of day, you may also be able to get lunch from one of the mobile vendors who typically set up shop here.

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


Beachgoers will find Vieux Fort on St. Lucia's South coast; it will be near other attractions like Vieux Fort Lighthouse, which is less than a mile to the east.

If a visit to the Vieux Fort isn't enough to keep you busy all afternoon, the beach is located near the attractions in the following table.

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

The town 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 not far away, maybe a mile (a kilometer and a half).


The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. You can typically expect to share the sand with more than a few travelers staying at the closest accommodations.

You'll find a good number of places to stay within a car's reach. A few of the more convenient options are seen 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 Beach Resort & Spa 2.2 mi. NNE Resort


A hot day at the beach will have you craving more than just a cocktail; no beach day is complete until you walk to a nearby restaurant, where you'll be able to try foods you've never heard of before, without straying too far from your current location. One of the nearest places to eat is Kimatrai. You could take a cab or probably walk to this restaurant since it's just a little ways 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

There are multiple beaches to discover on Saint Lucia, of course, and Vieux Fort is just one option.

You might also enjoy Jalouise, located within cab range of the beach.

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

There are countless experiences to enjoy on St. Lucia, and dropping by Vieux Fort is just one way to appreciate a pretty afternoon.


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