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How long is the longest beach in St. Lucia

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How long is the longest beach in St. Lucia

Just curious, how long is the longest beach is in St Lucia, we are beach walkers and are looking for a good beach to walk, we love the South Coast Boardwalk in Barbados is there a something similar to that in length in form of a beach

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1. Re: How long is the longest beach in St. Lucia

There is nothing like the "Boardwalk" in Barbados here in St. Lucia, with the actual walking path, bars and restaurants, homes and resorts, etc all along the way.

We do have some very long stretches of beach, but they are mostly remote or have not much at all built along them.

The only stretch of beach that would be similar would be Reduit Beach in Rodney Bay. It is a quite long stretch of beach - several miles from end to end around the bay. There is no walking path along it however - you would have to walk directly along the beach. In the Rodney Bay area, there are some beachfront hotels with bars and restaurants, along with Spinnakers, a stand alone bar/restaurant. As you pass Bay Gardens Beach Resort, you come to the entrance to Rodney Bay Marina - which is a waterway - you would need a ferry across the marina opening. Then the beach continues on along Gros Islet, up past the village of GI, then the Landings and around the curve and up to Sandals Grande and Pigeon Island. As noted - you can't walk the entire way as the marina opening is there, as is the opening for the Landings marina (although they have a moveable bridge. It is quite a long stretch of beach though.

Another very long stretch is Anse Des Sables/Sandy Beach in the south of the island. It is nearly 2 km long, however very few facilities along the beach - a few beach bars and that's it. Excellent for kite or windsurfing as it is on the Atlantic. Not great for swimming as it gets rough and some strong currents. Staying in by the shore helps.

The beach then stretches up past coconut Bay Resort and on for a ways with absolutely no facilities and the only way to reach it is by foot from the beach itself.

Grand Anse is quite long, however it is very remote and there are no facilities of any kind and again, on the Atlantic. Cas en Bas is great too, up in the northern end of the island.

Vigie Beach in Castries is quite a long stretch - still a cove, but a very large one with long beach, some food/rum shacks along the way and great big trees for shade.

Most beaches are smaller, more cove like, especially those on the Caribbean side - but quite beautiful and great fo strolls along the water's edge. But, for a long stretch with amenities along the way - Reduit Beach is the one.

Hope that helps.

Edited: 30 November 2012, 19:16
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2. Re: How long is the longest beach in St. Lucia

That's the info I was looking for reedprincess, we don't mind walking the beach it is for exercise only, we don't usually stop along the way, we got into the habit of walking the beach when we where in Varadero, we saw an ad for bay Gardens it tweaked our interest

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3. Re: How long is the longest beach in St. Lucia

Thanks reedprincess

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4. Re: How long is the longest beach in St. Lucia

Go to Pigeon Island and walk from the entrance to the beach and up the peaks for lovely views and a bit of exercise. Lunch at Jambe de Bois is good and great value.

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Thanks for the suggestion St-

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