The Best Beaches for Families in St Lucia - Family Traveller (USA)
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St. Lucia is known for majestic mountain views, rainforests dotted with waterfalls and, of course, picturesque beaches. There's nothing better than a day spent splashing in the turquoise waves. Don't miss these sandy spots perfect for  the whole crew where you can enjoy everything from kayaking to lounging on your beach towel under the Caribbean sun.

Pigeon Island National Landmark

This 40-acre park is stunning seascapes meets history and culture. Connected to the main island by causeway, there's no shortage of adventure here. Wander what remains of Admiral Rodney’s naval base, explore a legendary pirate's cave or soak in the salty coves. A mini-museum on the island provides an opportunity to learn about the island's unique history from a shelter for Carib Indians to an important naval lookout. Don't miss climbing up to the top of the fort for spectacular views.

Vigie Beach

Don't be put off by the fact that this beach is near the airport in Castries. It's still a quiet area and the lack of hotels and resorts lining it mean it's a peaceful spot for lounging. The beach is sheltered, making it a good spot for safe swimming and ample trees along the shore offer plenty of shade for a reprieve from the tropical heat. Plus, it's close proximity to Castries means you can also stroll through the city or to grab a bite to eat after a day playing in the water.

Reduit Beach

It's easy to see why this sandy stretch along Rodney Bay is popular. Go snorkeling in the gentle waters, take a windsurfing lesson or enjoy a sunset stroll. Kids will also especially love nearby Splash Island Water Park, an inflatable playground on the water with a climbing wall, trampoline, slide and more. Insider tip: It's pronounced Red-wee.

Sandy Beach

Located in Vieux Fort, this is the ideal beach for families looking for an adventurous day in the waves. Enjoy kitesurfing, wind sailing and bodysurfing thanks to stronger winds that make it perfect for catching a wave. Strong swimmers will have fun playing in the surf or snorkeling in clear waters teeming with fish. Less crowded than many of the other popular beaches, it's also a great spot to enjoy some relaxation. Don't forget to pack your beach umbrella — natural shade is harder to find here.

Visit Saint Lucia to play, laugh and make some unforgettable memories. Let her inspire your family vacation. To learn more about these and other activities on the island, visit StLucia.org.