Saint Lucia is famous for its soft sandy beaches and clear blue waters. If you are staying with us at Calabash Cove, you will be just steps from the beach and Bonaire Bay in the northwest corner of the island. However, if you fancy taking a trip further afield, here are some of the best beaches in Saint Lucia to head for.
Remember that with Saint Lucia being a volcanic island, some of the beaches have black sand as well as the more common white sand. It’s also worth noting that the western side of the island generally has better beaches for swimming than the rocky eastern shores, which can have choppy surf.
Frequently used on posters showcasing the best beaches in Saint Lucia, Reduit Beach is just three miles north of Calabash Cove. The long sandy beach looks out onto Rodney Bay, which is ideal for water sports. You’ll find every conceivable water sports equipment available for rental on Reduit Beach so it’s one of the best beaches for sailing, windsurfing, jet skiing, banana boat rides, kiteboarding and more.
Pigeon Point Beach
Located on Pigeon Island within the national park, this beautiful beach is at the northern end of Rodney Bay. It is easy to reach by car or even by taxi, just 10 miles from your Calabash Cove accommodation. Pack a picnic and plan to spend the day on this serene white sandy beach with its stunning views of the surrounding area.
Castries’ local beach is Malabar Beach, which is within walking distance of Calabash Cove, less than two miles. Like Reduit Beach, it has good opportunities for water sports. There’s nothing there except soft white sand and its two mile stretch of un broken sand is wonderful for strolling. There’s only one hotel on the beach so it is really peaceful.
Cas en Bas Beach
About 5 miles north of Calabash Cove is beautiful Cas en Bas Beach. You can drive, park and just walk straight onto the beach, but the serenity and natural beauty of this sheltered beach is worth the effort. It is a favorite place for turtles to come ashore and lay their eggs, so look out for piles of disturbed sand which will indicate a nest of 40-50 Ping-Pong ball-sized eggs. Although Cas en Bas is on the Eastern side of the island, it is a safe beach with shallow waters that quickly warm with the sun and no undertow to cause any problems. Popular with families for this reason.
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