Beaches are the primary tourist attraction on Saint Lucia. There are three sections. The east coast faces the rough Atlantic surf. The windward side is great for sunning but not for swimming. Most beaches along the southwest tend to be isolated except by boat with black sand from neighboring dormant volcanoes. The prime stretches of golden shore are in the northwest along the calm waters of the Caribbean Sea. So, grab a pen and paper. You are going on a tour of Saint Lucia’s best beaches starting at Castries and heading to the island’s northern tip. Your first stop is Vigie Beach.