Beaches in Grenada
Come enjoy one of the most incredible natural wonders of the world. This beautiful island features more than 45 beaches full of countless opportunities for adventure, snorkelling, or just relaxing.
All beaches on the island of Grenada are public. That means no matter how exclusive or expensive looking the area, it is always opened for all to enjoy. In fact to protect this right, Grenada has initiated guidelines for all developers requiring them to provide an access point for the public to get to and enjoy the beach or spending the day diving in the water. However, since all Grenada’s beaches are public there are no nude beaches, so dont forget to bring your swimsuit!
If you are looking for ultra privacy and don’t mind renting a guide and vehicle with four wheel drive to get it, there are a host of other Grenada beaches in L’ance aux Epines, St. Patrick’s or St. David’s that can offer you the exact privacy that you desire.
There is also the option to take a scenic drive up the east coast of the island and in just about every bay along your way you will find your own private paradise. These secluded beaches feature both white and black sand beaches. Both offer the same luxurious feeling of sand between your toes. The only difference is that white sand beaches are created from broken up coral, while black sand beaches are created from ground down rock. Both create the perfect atmosphere for a relaxing time on the beach.
Best Beaches in Grenada
Grenada is blessed with beautiful beaches, many of which are blissfully devoid of people. You can literally have the best Grenada beaches all to yourself!
All of the beaches on the island are public, and with over 45 of them dotting the coastline, you’ll definitely find a beach to suit your style. There are numerous things to do in Grenada, but naturally, visiting a beach is a highlight of any trip to the Island of Spice.
Duquesne Bay, Grenada
A small, remote beach on Grenada’s northwestern tip, Duquesne Bay has dark sand and an untouched vibe. A favorite shore stop for the intrepid sailing set, it’s lined with coconut palms and thick tropical foliage that provide plenty of shade, plus colorful wooden fishing boats for a perfectly Caribbean feel. Bookended by small headlands, the shallow waters here are sheltered enough for pleasant swimming and snorkeling, but you’ll want to spend most of your time searching for the ancient petroglyphs carved into the rocks by the Amerindians.
Magazine Beach, Grenada
The waters here may often be too rough for swimming, but if you fancy the sea breeze in your hair, plus one of the best barbecues on the island, put a Sunday on Magazine Beach at the top of your Grenada itinerary. That’s the afternoon the locals flock to this scenic stretch of sand in the southwest corner of Grenada for fun in the sun, followed by hot-off-the-grill lobster and meat at the Aquarium Restaurant at Maca Bana resort. Live reggae music sets a lively scene and the liming (island-speak for partying) doesn’t wind down until well past sunset. When the water is calm, snorkeling and kayaking just offshore are popular daytime pursuits.
Morne Rouge Beach, Grenada
Located just south of Grand Anse Beach, Morne Rouge (also known as BBC Beach) is often overlooked for its more popular neighbor, but those in the know come here for the calmer waters and quieter vibe. It’s also easy enough to walk the road between the two, should you want to visit both in one day. In addition to picturesque waters for swimming, Morne Rouge is home to La Plywood Beach Bar, a ramshackle-but-beloved spot overlooking the bay on the northern end of the beach with a chalkboard menu, killer fish tacos, and frosty rum punches spiked with island fruit.
Grand Anse Beach
Located on two incredible miles of white sand, this sheltered bay has become a favorite for both visitors and locals alike. This beautiful beach is heavily featured in advertisements about Grenada and its islands, and is located conveniently next to several major hotels. Grand Anse Beach is also well known for having the most serene and calm conditions as the beach is located on the western leeward side of the island. This means it is sheltered from high waves, strong currents and winds.
Grand Anse beach in is also the perfect place to explore the water. There are opportunities for everyone from the casual scuba diver, to the adrenaline junkie who thrives on water sports. However, if you would rather leave the water to the fish, you can also experience the native Grenadian atmosphere by visiting the local vendor market or have a relaxing meal at one of the islands authentic restaurants.
Of course the Grand Anse Beach is not the only white sand beach oasis available on the west coast of Grenada. There are a total of six beautiful white sand beaches (not including one or two small hidden stretches of sand) all of which are easily accessible, and in most cases are much more conducive to relaxation and privacy than Grand Anse beach.
La Sagesse Beach
Just a short distance south of Grand Anse is the island paradise of Morne Rouge beach. Located on a tropical and serene bay, this is the perfect Grenada beach location to relax with a cold drink or a good book.
With only two resorts located directly on the beach you will be guaranteed a relaxing, private vacation – free from the crowds of other tourist locations. This is also the perfect beach for family. The beach features shallow, warm and calm water which creates the perfect atmosphere for a day of fun for you and your kids.
There are plenty of shaded areas, beach chair rentals located on the beach.
If you like chilled out beach bars to watch the sunset from check out Rocky’s and La Plywood. They both offer great cocktails, beers, soft drinks and bar snacks.
Bathway Beach is located on the north eastern end of the island, Bathway offers a fairly large amount of sheltered water where even non-swimmers can feel comfortable. However, this beach is on the Atlantic coastline, which means that at certain times of the year the water can get quite choppy. Take the western main road to get to Bathway Beach.
Levera Beach has the perfect view of Sugar Loaf Island, situated only a couple hundred yards offshore. The beach is usually deserted making it the perfect private getaway. However, the road to get there is quite rough so you may want to rent a four wheel drive before attempting to access this beach.
One of the lesser know Grenada beaches, you will quite often find this beach empty as it is not quite as popular as Levera or Bathway. Don’t let this lack of visitors push you away though, this beach is still the perfect location to relax during a tour of the island and has a beautiful view of the surrounding islands to the north.