Calliste Attractions

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Calliste is entirely land-locked and features little development outside of residential homes, a few shops, and a couple of restaurants. The good news is that Calliste is located in St. George's Parish, not far from the busier parts of Grenada, so you'll find plenty of attractions to explore and interesting places to visit during your vacation.

Beaches

Magazine Beach

You will discover a large number of beaches to visit in and around the area. Snorkeling is an option at some locations, if some of the people in your group are so inclined. Just click on the name of the beach for more detail concerning that beach.

If you like to snorkel, a location worth considering is Magazine Beach. Magazine Beach is located behind Point Salines International Airport. It is accessible by following the main road past the airport near the Aquarium Restaurant.

Another good choice for those who enjoy snorkeling is Parc a Boeuf Beach. Set along the southern coast of Grenada, Parc a Boeuf Beach, or Groom's Beach, is a popular stretch of sand. This is partially due to the popularity of Dr. Groom's Bar, which is set on the beach, but one can't overlook the beach's mesmerizing beauty as a contributing factor.

Pink Gin Beach: Located behind Point Salines International Airport, Pink Gin Beach is separated from the busy airport scene by some hills. It can easily be reached by driving past the airport to the far end of Maurice Bishop Memorial Highway.

Calliste and the surrounding areas are home to plenty of additional beaches to choose from. To read about other beaches available, go to this page.

Landmark Attractions

Fort George

A landmark that often intrigues visitors is Campus War Memorial. It is located in True Blue Bay, 0.9 mi. South of central Calliste. Located in on St. George's University, the memorial is in honor of the 19 American soldiers who died during Operation Urgent Fury.

Another popular destination is Fort George. It is found within downtown St. George, 3.0 mi. North-Northeast of central Calliste. Completed by the British in 1710, Fort George served to protect St. George's City from attack. Today, only some portions of the fort is open to the public, with the other part serving as offices for the Royal Grenada Police Force.

Grenada National Museum: The Grenada National Museum is housed in an old army barracks and prison that was originally built in 1704. The museum is located off Young Street, and is a quaint locale, but filled with a great deal of interesting information about island history and culture.

Of course, the area is home to many other notable landmarks. For a more detailed look at other sites worth seeing near Calliste, click this link.

Natural Attractions

Mt. Hartman Dove Sanctuary

Mt. Hartman Dove Sanctuary is one of the most enjoyable outdoor tourist attractions. <p>After an endemic that threatened the local Grenada Dove population, the Mt. Hartman Dove Sancturay was created to protect the bird.</p>

Another attraction that you might enjoy is St. Rose Nursery and Garden. <p>Guests to Grenada looking to explore some of the more natural side of the island without leaving the convenience of civilization may want to look at the St. Rose Nursery and Gardens. This compromise of nature and development will take you through a collection of vegetation and flowers that are perfect for a quick relaxing activity.</p>

Calliste is home to plenty of additional choices. If you need to get more details about natural attractions nearby, can learn more by visiting this page.

 

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