St. Lucia Beaches
Every beach on St. Lucia is available to be enjoyed by members of the public. The beaches in western St. Lucia are located on the Caribbean side of the island. These beaches are great locations for water recreation, water sports, and other activities. The beaches on eastern St. Lucia are located on the islandís Atlantic shore. Even though the beaches on the western shore are great spots to enjoy numerous activities, they are not ideal locations for swimming.
St. Lucian beaches are usually short; however, there are five miles of pristine white sand beach located at Rodney Bay. Reduit Beach is a perfect spot for a beach hike or a relaxing swim just off the shore. Many people visit this beach each year. Numerous extravagant hotels and resorts are located on this beach. Tourists can find companies renting equipment for water sports and restaurants serving delicious food on Reduit Beach.
The beautiful white sand, crystal clear waters, and spectacular location between the Petit Piton and the Gros volcanic mountains make Jalousie one of the premier beaches on the island. Many people travel to the island to scuba dive in the spectacular nearly 2,000 foot drop-off near the bottom of the Pitons.
Anse Chastanet contains a steep drop off, sea walls, and beautiful coral reef. This is a popular spot for scuba divers and snorkelers who enjoy diving near the shore. The islandís volcanic beginnings are reflected in the beachís sand.
Pigeon Island National Park
This tranquil and non crowded beach sits on the islandís north end. Tourists can enjoy a peaceful swim, visit a small museum, and examine the ruins of historic Fort Rodney while visiting Pigeon Island National Park. There are two restaurants located in the park.
Grande Anse will eventually be located in a new national park. Behind this beautiful beach are hills. Many tourists travel to this beach to witness the rare large sea turtles emerging from the shore.