Top 7 Stunning St Lucia Beaches You Don’t Want to Miss!

St Lucia Beaches

The windward island of Saint Lucia is surrounded by the warm, calm waters of the Caribbean Sea on the western side and the mighty Atlantic Ocean to the east.

Visitors to this idyllic tropical paradise are enchanted by swaying palm trees, clear blue water, and tasty Caribbean food. Because of the island’s volcanic past, St Lucia beaches consist of black, gray, or golden sand.

For travelers to Saint Lucia, we have seven stunning beaches worth exploring.

1) Pigeon Island Beach

On the northern tip of Saint Lucia, you’ll find one of the best areas to explore for history buffs. Once separate from the mainland, Pigeon Island is now accessible via a man-made causeway. The island is a national landmark in addition to its Pigeon Island National Park designation.

Pigeon Island was once a strategic location during the battles over Saint Lucia between the French and British forces. Hike to the lookout at historic Fort Rodney to see some of the old ruins.

Access to Pigeon Island Beach is available for a fee of 10 EC dollars for residents or $10 US for visitors.

St Lucia Beaches - Pigeon Island Beach Near Grand Anse Beach
Beaches In St Lucia – Pigeon Island Beach

2) Reduit Beach

Adjacent to Rodney Bay Marina, on the island’s northwest coast, sits the popular Reduit Beach. With five miles of soft white sand and calm waters, you’ll find an onslaught of tourists, cruise ship passengers, and beach vendors.

Reduit Beach (pronounced red-wee) is one of the best beaches in St Lucia for people watching with an overall lively atmosphere. You’ll find several restaurants and beach bars here. Water sports rentals are available at the neighboring marina. If you prefer to avoid the crowds, arrive at the beach in the early morning or late afternoon.

There is no charge for access to Reduit Beach.

St Lucia Beaches - Reduit Beach Near Grand Anse Beach
Beaches In St Lucia – Reduit Beach

Marigot Bay

On the island’s western side, Marigot Bay is the best beach in Saint Lucia for sightseeing.

Check out the yachts and super yachts lined up at Marigot’s luxury marina. Shop in the boutiques and eat in one of the many restaurants.

The beach here is small but adequate for sunbathing. It is possible to swim here, but there is a steady traffic of boats coming and going.

One of the best views of Marigot Bay is by boat. Take a water taxi or tour boat for a view of Marigot Bay and the picturesque coastline from the water. 

Marigot Bay, Saint Lucia
Best Beaches In St Lucia – Marigot Bay

4) Anse La Raye Beach

 Anse La Raye is a quaint fishing village with a great local feel. The picturesque beach is lined with colorful fishing boats.

The area is best known for its Friday fish fry. Fresh fish from the daily catch is cooked and sold by local vendors on Front Street every Friday night.

Anse La Raye is only 25 minutes by car from Castries or 30 minutes from the cruise terminal.

Anse La Raye beach, Saint Lucia
Best Beaches In St Lucia – Anse La Raye beach

5) Anse Chastanet Beach

Head to the town of Soufriere on the western coast to find this quieter, less crowded beach.

One of the best beaches for snorkeling from the shore. Along with the colorful fish, snorkelers may spot seahorses, nurse sharks, and an occasional sea turtle.

Access to the beach and parking are free. Park in the lot outside of the nearby Anse Chastanet beach resort, or take a water taxi or tour boat.

Saint Lucia Beaches - Anse Chastanet Near Jalousie Beach
Best Beaches In St Lucia – Anse Chastanet Beach

6) Sugar Beach – Anse Des Pitons

Anse des Pitons, or Sugar Beach as rebranded by the Viceroy resort, is technically a public beach and accessible to anyone. However, its location directly in front of the Viceroy makes it somewhat challenging to navigate.

Parking is available in a few spots outside the resort. However, it is a long walk, 1.5 km to the beach from there. A day pass is available from the resort for $50 per person, which includes access to the resort’s lot and a shuttle ride to the beach. The pass can then be used towards the purchase of food or drink at the resort’s Bayside Restaurant or from the beach attendants. The plush beach chairs are not included with this fee.

For an additional $50 per person, you can also have access to the resort’s beach chairs from a row in the back section.

The sandy beach here is stunning, with soft white sand shipped in from elsewhere. The main attraction here is the view of the towering Pitons, Gros Piton and Petit Piton.

The water surrounding the Pitons is a designated marine reserve. The location around Petit Piton offers one of the best snorkeling and scuba diving areas, filled with plenty of coral and tropical fish.

You can also access Sugar Beach by boat. This option is easier and will save you the day pass fees. Consider taking a private charter boat, so you can snorkel for as long as you like.

Saint Lucia Beaches - Sugar Beach Near Jalousie Beach
Sugar Beach, Saint Lucia

7 ) Private Coastal Cruise

Take a customized coastal cruise led by a knowledgeable local guide.

Beginning at Port Castries, a friendly captain from Hackshaw’s Boat Charters will navigate along the western coastline, with views of the majestic Pitons. You’ll see the villages of Anse La Raye and Canaries, with their distinctive Caribbean flavor.

On our private tours, you choose the sites you and your companions want to see. Options include popular sites like Diamond Water Falls, the Botanical Gardens, Sulphur Springs, and therapeutic sulfur baths.

On board our luxurious catamarans, we provide an open bar, local fruit, and light snacks. Lunch options include stopping at one of the excellent beach restaurants, or we can arrange for lunch served on board at an extra charge.

Plan your personalized coastal cruise today! Book our Private Luxury Catamaran Cruise now!

Private Luxury Catamaran Cruise In St Lucia

Duration
4 hours
Group Size
Up to 30

Private Custom Coastal Cruise

We offer Half day (4 hours) and Full Day (8 hours) tours. Relax and have fun on one of our private charters along St. Lucia’s beautiful coastline with our fantastic crew members!

Bring friends, family, or whoever; the choice is yours! As we leave Port Castries, you are bound to marvel at the beauty of our western coastline, to visit history-rich and fascinating Soufriere, passing the charming fishing villages of Anse La Raye and Canaries, with their distinctive Caribbean flavor.

Have your cameras ready for the view of a lifetime, our World Heritage Site: the majestic Pitons. Rising proudly from the sapphire blue waters, soaring over two thousand feet, apparently to the heavens, our Pitons are a can’t-miss experience in St. Lucia. The sight takes your breath away! There is also the option to visit other popular sites on the island, such as the Botanical Gardens, Sulphur Springs, Diamond Water Falls, and the therapeutic sulfur baths.

We have an open bar, local fruit, and light snacks throughout the trip and have lunch options from excellent beach restaurants to a sumptuous lunch served on board at an extra charge.

Several breathtaking beaches await you, with fantastic areas for snorkeling or just swimming. You create your adventure with your private and customizable St. Lucia boat charter.

No trip along the coastline could be complete without visiting the most spectacular bay in the Caribbean, Marigot Bay, where the British hid from the French fleet by tying coconut palms to their masts, letting the French sail by, then emerging and attacking from the rear, winning one of the many battles between the French and English, for possession of the “Helen of the West,” our St. Lucia. Marigot boasts many waterfront restaurants where you can enjoy refreshing Caribbean concoctions near the end of your trip of a lifetime!

On our private boat trips in St. Lucia, the boats come with complimentary drinks, light snacks, and snorkeling equipment.

A trip out with our crew will be the highlight of your vacation!

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673 USD
Duration
1 day
Group Size
Up to 8

Tournament Fishing Package

Our minimum offer is 1 day, but you can book up to 5 days! Fishing Options, Accommodation, Coastal Tours & Sightseeing; All in One!

Our tournament package gives you the flexibility to fish our top fishing locations around our island over several days.

With this package, we offer not only a tournament rigged sportfish boat, but also floating accommodation onboard our 50ft Power Catamaran, Lady Anne.

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1224 USD
Duration
4 hours
Group Size
Up to 8

Private Fishing Charters

We offer Half Day (4 hours) and Whole Day (8 hours) tour. Go fishing in St. Lucia with our expert captains! Our waters are abundant with a variety of big game fish, such as blue marlin, sailfish, yellowfin tuna, wahoo, and dorado, to name but a few; an ideal recipe for a deep sea fishing experience in St. Lucia.

All our captains are hooked on fishing – just try to drag ’em home without a catch! After all, we had the grandfather of all fishermen “Big Bill” as our mentor!

Book a private fishing charter with Hackshaw’s Boat Charters!

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673 USD
Duration
3 days
Group Size
Up to 6

Inter-Island Charters

Our minimum offer is three days, but you can request up to 8 days! No matter which​ of the Grenadine Islands you explore, you will find warm waters in all shades of blue, tremendous variations of tropical flowers and brightly colored birds. In the air, there is the scent of sensual spices and sweet tropical fruits. Enjoy secluded beaches, colorful reefs, home to some of the world’s best snorkeling and diving.

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7497 USD
Duration
4 hours
Group Size
Up to 30

Private Luxury Catamaran Cruise

We offer Half Day (4hours) or Full Day (8 hours) tours. Our private charters are a chic alternative to the regularly shared catamaran cruises, where you will escape the crowds and customize an agenda of your own. We will tailor our service, catering, and exploration to your personal desire; just let us know what your dreams are, and we will do our best to fulfill them. Jump into the crystal clear turquoise St. Lucian waters; keep an eye out for whales and dolphins, enjoy a cocktail on deck beneath the sun or in our spacious air-conditioned cabins, and chat with our engaging and professional staff.

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1326 USD
Duration
3 hours
Group Size
Up to 8

Dash and Splash Snorkel Adventure

Join us for a half-day adventure as you hop aboard this comfortable powerboat for wind-in-your-face excitement combined with a gorgeous snorkel site and a relaxing beach break. The Dash and Splash is the perfect way to spend an afternoon exploring a picturesque reef and colorful Tropical fish while enjoying complimentary drinks and snacks. We then cruise along our scenic West Coast, passing through beautiful Marigot Bay and the famous Tunnel of Love. Join us on this adventure that you will remember forever!

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459 USD