Sandy Beach

St Lucia

At the southern tip of the island, Sandy Beach is a beautiful strand of white sand that looks out on the rugged Maria Islands. There's always a stiff breeze, making it a hot spot for kitesurfers. It’s also suitable for swimming – on a calm day. It’s never crowded.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby St Lucia attractions

1. La Tille Waterfalls

7.36 MILES

Off the beaten track and rarely visited, La Tille is one of the better waterfalls on the island, with a high-volume cascade falling into a large pool…

2. Fond Doux Plantation

9.62 MILES

At this bijou hideaway you can catch an informative one-hour walking tour that allows you to take in the plantation and a cocoa-processing plant. They…

3. Mamiku Gardens

9.89 MILES

A relaxing focal point for any eastern day trip, the Mamiku botanical gardens are located on the grounds of a former plantation and boast an extensive…

4. Toraille Waterfall

10.01 MILES

It's not particularly spectacular, but this refreshing waterfall is a popular place to cool down, or wash off the sulfur after a visit to the volcano. The…

5. Sulphur Springs

10.22 MILES

Looking like something off the surface of the moon, the Sulphur Springs are saddled with the unfortunate tagline of being the world’s only drive-in…

6. Sugar Beach

10.44 MILES

The most famous beach on the island, gorgeous Sugar Beach is spectacularly situated between the two Pitons, ensuring phenomenal views both from the sand…

7. Pitons Waterfall

10.88 MILES

In the mood for a dip in tepid waters? Make a beeline for this picturesque cascade surrounded by lush forest and fed by a mix of natural streams and…

8. Malgretoute Beach

11.11 MILES

This rugged gray-sand and pebble beach, just north of looming Petit Piton, has some good snorkeling just offshore. There is an interesting petroglyph…