Cas en Bas
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One of the best beaches on the island for intermediate and advanced windsurfers.
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Warren R
Toronto, Canada7 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
This is an interesting beach which we found by getting lost. There are a couple of cool dudes running a souvenir shop and horseback riding on the beach. Real locals who will treat you wonderfully. My bed is though if you try and look for it you won't find it. You just need to get lost on your way to trying to find the Naked Fishermen. You'll know what I mean when you try
Written September 30, 2023
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CindyAnn37
Devon, UK492 contributions
Mar 2013 • Couples
During our visits to St. Lucia we always hire a car to see various parts of the island that we love and to explore different beaches.

Cas-en-Bas is very different from Reduit beach or the beaches in front of some of the well-known hotels on the island. We like it as it’s very wild and natural and not commercialised. There are areas of protected mangrove swamp there which attract birds. We have frequently been able to watch these searching for food at the water’s edge.

Except for Sundays and public holidays, the beach is very quiet. We like to be able walk along it and explore the coves at the far end. Like all beaches in St. Lucia, Cas-en-Bas is a public beach. On Sundays it attracts families of locals having picnics and fishing. It also attracts sports enthusiasts who go for the kite surfing. The large bay is ideal for it as it is protected by a reef out at sea, which makes the water generally calm. It’s also a great place for small children to play in the shallow waters.

There are sometime groups of tourists on horse riding excursions who walk along the beach accompanied by guides.

After our walks, we generally like to have a drink at one of the two bars there, both of which blend in well with the environment, and appreciate the attractive seascape, the kite surfers and the tropical Caribbean atmosphere.
Written March 31, 2013
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Bettina R
199 contributions
Jan 2017 • Couples
Stables are entitled the International Polo Club but these are really small stables that appear to be family owned. No worries horses are well trained but smaller than normal sized think between a pony and normal 16 hands high. The terrain before the beach may include deep mud and inclines. They only take certain horses in the water and you do go in pretty deep. This is optional but you should not be inexperienced to do this as you may fall off since horses are basically bareback or padded blanket. Still it's a great ride and I would not change it. If you want to ride on the beach this is the place to do it!
Written December 31, 2016
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Frank
2 contributions
Feb 2019 • Solo
Nice beach and good location for kitesurfing. But be careful when hikinh along the coast, I got robbed and he stole my money.
Written March 29, 2019
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Virus
Dublin, Ireland852 contributions
Jun 2018 • Family
Walked to this beach from the Royalton one afternoon. It had rained heavily that morning so perhaps this contributed to the negative impression of the beach. Piles of brown seaweed on the beach and in the water, stench, rubbish (plastic bottles, cans, etc) and horse manure everywhere, the depressing Cotton Bay development fronting the beach. Not recommended.
Written June 24, 2018
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Eric O
Sherbrooke, Canada114 contributions
Apr 2014 • Family
Went to this remote beach to see the Kite surfers. It is apparently a Kite surfing paradise! There is even a lady who is very very good that has a little shack to give Kite surfing lessons to those who want to learn it.

We enjoyed spending time at this beach on the Atlantic side of Saint-Lucia because of its rougher looks, waves and strong winds, which were a big contrast with the calmer Caribbean side beaches.

There is an old shack there that is a restaurant, but we haven't tried the food. There is also a shack for horse back riding on the beach, and a shack for kite surfing lessons. Nothing rich or fancy here, but some rough beauty! The Kite Surfers might arrive late morning if they partied the night before. Our sons enjoyed exploring to find the many crabs and other sea creatures hiding in the rocks.

Here are tips on how to get to Cas-en-Bas beach. Note that signage is not very good on the island, but the locals are very friendly and helpful if you get lost. We always felt safe.
- Cas-en-Bas beach is in the North East of Saint-Lucia.
- Drive North of Rodney Bay past Cap Estates.
- Since we couldn't find signs for Cas-en-Bas, follow the signs for 'Cotton Bay Resort' as soon as you start seeing them.
- Once you reach Cotton Bay Resort, go just past it and turn right on the rough little pathway that follows the Cotton Bay resort outer wall. Even though the path is rough, you can drive on it (slowly) and you will quickly get to the beach, you can even drive on the beach a bit. Find a parking spot (easy as not many cars there typically).
Written April 23, 2014
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Kiteboarder64
Midway, UT2 contributions
Jan 2014 • Couples
After reading the reviews on TA I was under the impression this beach was isolated and inaccessible. It is a hidden gem, we loved it, but want share the experience. The roads have been paved for over five years and any car will make it. We stayed at the Cotton Bay Villas and delt with the reception directly for a great price on a 2 bedroom 3 bath Villa right on the beach at a very fair price. They responded quickly to inquiry. Since we are Kite Boarders the wind on the Atlantic side was perfect. No need to rent a car if take a taxi from UVF and stay. Twice a week the Cotton Bay runs a shuttle into town for guests. Hiking, dining and super friendly folks all there.
The beach has two kite schools and two restaurant bars. Horse back riding,hiking, golfing and lounge chairs. Best place ever, almost missed out after ready old reviews. Great wind for advanced and beginner kiters.
Written January 15, 2014
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lakwatsera2014
East Granby, CT921 contributions
Nov 2019 • Couples
took a circuit hike from one point of cas en base trail. calm seas to atlantic crashing waves along cliffs

the path was well marked, and there were multiple stops to take photos. it was a sunny breezy day, the trail was dry.

wild horses and domestic horses were a treat to see

after the hike, we had a beach picnic, under the coconut trees. ample time to take a swim in warm waters.

Written November 30, 2019
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Monica H
Leander, TX40 contributions
Feb 2018 • Couples
We came here with Pony Club on horseback and got the chance to swim in the ocean on horseback!!! Total bucket list trip!! Highly recommend Pony Club - very professional and friendly.
Written February 1, 2018
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kristieapperson
Dunn, NC19 contributions
Jul 2017 • Family
Cas En Bas is a nice little stretch of beach (on the Atlantic side) with kite surfing and horseback riding. Because it's on the Atlantic water quality varies but it is well protected by a reef. There are chairs for rent, and if you are a patron of Marjories Restaurant she will let you use her restroom. The food there is authentic creole and is amazingly good!! Chair rental and drink prices are very reasonable. Vendors on this beach approached nicely but did not harass us in any way (as many other beaches did). They will tailor the horseback rides to suit you preferences! Overall, top notch area and we will definitely return!
Written July 6, 2017
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