Sandy Beach (Anse Des Sables Beach)

Sandy Beach or Anse Des Sables, which has the same meaning, is one of the most beautiful beaches to discover in St. Lucia, perhaps even the most beautiful. The long and exotic Sandy Beach offers a hidden location with a pleasant breeze in a place that very few people are aware of.

Visitors are few here, as tourism tends to extend to the areas to the north and northwest of the island of St. Lucia. You will find this wonderful area littered with palm trees and a sandy beach in the south of the island.

Sandy Beach

How To Get To Sandy Beach

You have the option of approaching Sandy Beach either from the west coast of St. Lucia or from the east coast, as it is located at the very southern end. Getting there via the east coast is usually much faster and easier, as it is not quite as mountainous as via the west route, although the mileage is similar.

Sandy Beach

It’s exactly where the Caribbean Sea meets the Atlantic Ocean. It’s located south of the runway of the Hewanorra International Airport (UVF), and its western end borders the city of Vieux Fort. If you arrive by plane, you can spot it on approach.

Beach Activities

On the whole length of the beach, you can swim in the wonderful crystal clear water without exception, sunbathe, do water sports, or simply enjoy this unbelievable view.

A light breeze here makes going to the beach very pleasant. The sea is always a little moved, and there are usually some slight waves. The beach is gently sloping, so access to the sea and back to shore is always easy.

You can find the water sports center of The Reef Beach Cafe & Restaurant located right next to the restaurant. Rentals, lessons, or equipment for any water sport are offered by the very friendly staff. The water sports center is open seasonally from November to May.

View from Sandy Beach

This area in St. Lucia is known for its very good kitesurfing possibilities. Many people come for this reason alone. Stand-up paddleboards, Hobie Cats Sailing, Wing Foiling, or Sit on Top Kayaks can be rented here at your whim.

You can also take a walk on the wonderful beach and relax while looking at the wide sea. Due to the length of Sandy Beach, and the indescribably beautiful sights in the distance, it is very pleasant to walk along the beach, whether on a walk or jogging.

Beach Facilities

When you arrive at Sandy Beach, you immediately feel that indescribable vastness of the beach that doesn’t let you go so quickly. Here you can breathe deeply, enjoy the tranquility and let your eyes wander into the distance. The beach is very wide and extensive and has without exception, very light, almost white, soft sand.

Sandy Beach Parking

It’s lined with countless palm trees, most of them very large, which give you a lot of shade if you want it. Sandy Beach has a crescent shape with a length of about 1.5 kilometers (.9 miles) and thus also invites you to long walks on the beach. 

The turquoise Caribbean sea, broken by the small white whitecaps to the distance, shimmers here in the most beautiful blue and turquoise colors. 

You will find a couple of pretty country-style bars and restaurants where you can indulge in a delicious cocktail, a snack, or even a full menu. There is also simple overnight accommodation offered. The area’s nearest and only major hotel complex (Coconut Beach Resort) is about 2 kilometers (1.25 miles) away.

At Sandy Beach, you can easily find a parking spot most of the time because this beautiful beach is still a hidden gem. It’s located in a not very touristic area, and there are still few visitors. You can easily park your car at one of the bars or find a nice shady spot under a palm tree.

It’s easy to spend the whole day here in this dreamlike environment. Even just a short detour to Sandy Beach, either on the way to the airport or after landing to breathe in the first Caribbean air, is always worth it!

From Sandy Beach, you can see the southernmost tip of St. Lucia in a southwesterly direction, with the Moule A Chique lighthouse at the top of the cliff. It’s a 10-minute drive with less than five kilometers and well worth a stop. Furthermore, you can see in the southern direction two small islands, the Maria Islands, a nature reserve of St. Lucia.

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