Anse Cochon Beach
A Key part of Any St. Lucia Holiday
Ti Kaye is located in a bay called “Anse Cochon” which translated means “bay of pigs”. It has always been one of the more popular beaches to visit on the west coast of St. Lucia. During the day we get a few visitors. Since we are a volcanic island, the dark (basalt) rocks produce a black sand. This mixed with the coral sand gives us the silver or gray sand you find on our beach. Watch out, it gets really hot during the day so wear slippers. We don’t doctor the pictures of the beach on this site. It looks lighter in colour when it is dry and darker when wet. It will never be a white sand beach nor will we attempt to make it so.
There are 166 steps down to the beach. Going down is easy; it’s coming back up that’s hard so just take your time. We don’t have a shuttle, however, if you are unable to make it, ask one of the staff to get you a ride. There is always a vehicle around that can help you back up.
On the beach you will find chairs, side tables, portable umbrellas and kayaks (and a volley ball court). The dive shop also has snorkeling gear and there are some good reefs with in swimming distance from the shore line. There are other beaches south of us and some venture to them on a kayak. Please let us know if you are going and how long you will be for safety sake.
You will also meet the Terry and Damian; they work for Ti Kaye. It’s mostly Terry’s turf; Damian fills in on his days off. They are both excellent people and will get you sorted right out with whatever your needs are, so look out for them. In case you are wondering, that is their official title.
Lastly, please know that all beaches on St. Lucia are public. We are secluded but not private so we do have others to share the beach with, and that includes the other guys on the beach. Most of them look intimidating at first but they are pretty much all polite and don’t really harass anyone. Their purpose in life is to sell souvenirs mainly to visiting boats. However when the boats are not around, they do tend to venture on to the beach dudes turf. If you are not interested, say so and they will leave you alone. If you have concerns, lets us know and we can get it sorted out for you.