Magazine Beach

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Although Magazine Beach is a public beach, the close proximity to Rex Resort makes it so that the populous of the beach on any given day is comprised almost entirely of resort guests. Still it is never overly crowded, so you can lay out and soak up the sun without fear of knocking into another guest.

Located in the vicinity of St. George's, Magazine Beach is on the South West edge of Grenada. You might think about stopping by regardless of whether you are staying particularly close by. You may notice that beaches throughout Grenada tend to be fairly quiet and secluded, but Magazine Beach is decidedly different.

How to Access The 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.

Amenities and Ambiance

Pristine, almost pink colored sand lines the shore of Magazine Beach, which is backed by Rex Resort and dotted with palm trees. The water is warm, calm, and emerald green. Coral reef lies just off shore making it an excellent beach for snorkeling.

There is also a restaurant right on the water, so if you don't want to leave Magazine Beach at all, it's worth a try. Vacationers will find plenty of places on Grenada serving up delicious local cuisine, but not all your meals have to be in a sit-down restaurant. Many vacationers like having lunch very close-by. Did you know that some hotels are happy to pack picnic lunches for their guests? Or, on your way to the beach you could grab some carry-out from a casual dining spot.

The snack bar located at this spot is perfect for quick lunches and cold drinks, too. You may also have the option to buy food from one of the local vendors who are generally found here.

There are public restrooms at this beach——something you'll appreciate if you bring the kids along. Additionally, lounge chairs are available for use at this location. The water here is fit for snorkeling, so bring your equipment if you are looking to do some underwater exploration.

You should remember that Magazine Beach's immediate surroundings are is a much-visited area, meaning you may find quite a few people vying for the use of the same facilities.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Travelers will find Magazine Beach on the South West coast of Grenada. Accommodations nearby include the Grooms Beach Villas & Resort, it can be found pretty close-by. Visitors have the option to walk or to take a cab to this hotel, one of the most conveniently located lodging options accessible from Magazine Beach, though you may not find too many additional popular spots you can drive to.

Cities and Towns

Nearby, you'll find the town of Grand Anse, which is in an area with plenty of worthwhile sites, while still remaining less developed and congested as some other places.

Hotels

The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, depending on when you visit, and how packed the nearby hotels are. Typically, you can expect to share the sand with more than a few travelers staying at the closest accommodations.

Though you generally won't find many places to stay in the immediate vicinity, those accommodations closest to Magazine Beach can be viewed in the table below.

Accommodations near Magazine Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Grooms Beach Villas & Resort 0.4 mi. E Hotel
Laluna 0.5 mi. ENE Resort
La Heliconia -- -- Guest house
Sandals LaSource 0.7 mi. WSW Resort
Grenadian by Rex Resorts 0.7 mi. WSW Resort

Food

It's no problem if you start to get the munchies while hanging out at Magazine Beach; you'll have plenty of places to dine, without having to go too far. Aquarium Beach Club and Restaurant is one of the closest eateries. The restaurant serves delicious European cuisine. They have become well-known, however, because of their seafood. You and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes since it's only a short distance away.

Restaurants closest to this beach are included in the following table.

Restaurants near Magazine Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Aquarium Beach Club and Restaurant (473) 444-1410 European Informal 0.3 mi. SW
Grooms Beach Restaurant and Bar (473) 439-7666 Caribbean Informal 0.4 mi. E
The Beach House (473) 444-4455 International Fine Dining 0.4 mi. NE
Xin Yuan Garden (473) 444-5161 -- -- -- --
Laluna Restaurant (473) 439-0001 Italian Informal 0.6 mi. NE
Sur La Mer Restaurant (473) 444-2288 Creole Informal 1.0 mi. NE
Beach Cabana (473) 439-9900 Eclectic Very Casual 1.1 mi. NE
Savvy's Restaurant (473) 439-9900 Caribbean, Mediterranean Informal 1.1 mi. NE
Boots Cuisine -- -- -- 1.2 mi. ESE
Beach Terrace Cabana (473) 444-4247 Eclectic Very Casual 1.2 mi. ENE
Beachside Terrace Restaurant (473) 444-4247 Caribbean, Continental Informal 1.2 mi. ENE
Owl Beach and Sports Bar (473) 444-4247 Eclectic Informal 1.2 mi. ENE

Other Beaches

Vacationers looking for a beach that's right for them will have other options if Magazine Beach doesn't suit their tastes.

You may also want to consider Parc a Boeuf Beach, which is located a half mile away.

You may find that Magazine Beach is a great fit for your vacation, but maybe you want to see more; in which case there are other beaches (and other outdoor attractions) worth trying.

 

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