St Lucia offers a variety of beach styles, from long to short, public and private to white sand, light sand and black sand beaches. The best beaches in St Lucia will be found on the west coast facing the Caribbean Sea. Beaches on the east coast will be nice to look at but the waters tend to be a lot rougher and way more dangerous to swim in.
The north of the island you will find a variety of beaches to visit and swim at, these will offer light to white sands, calm waters and great views. While in the south, due to the vicinity to the dormant volcano, the sand here will range from light to dark or what is often referred to as black sand beaches. The main thing to consider here is as St Lucia offers beautiful warm weather, the darker sand beaches can get very hot – wear shoes or slippers when you venture on to these beaches.
Some of the more popular or well know beaches include:
- Vigie Beach
- Pigeon Island Causeway
- Pigeon Island National Park
- Reduit Beach
- Anse Cochon
- Anse Chastanet Beach
- Sugar Beach (also called Jalousie Beach)
- Grande Anse (not for swimming)
- Anse Louvert (not for swimming)
- Sandy Beach
- Cas En Bas
- Laborie Beach