Beaches on Carriacou

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The undeveloped nature of Carriacou makes it a great destination for beaches which remain quiet, uncrowded, and unspoiled.  Hillsborough is the most populous town, so you'll find the swimming to be safest here where there is likely to be someone else on the beach who can keep an eye out for you, but if you travel anywhere else you may just find a stretch of sand to claim entirely as your own. 

The Area's Beaches

You will find a large selection of beaches to enjoy on the island. Snorkeling is an option at some of these beaches, for visitors who enjoy the underwater scene. For a detailed article concerning any of these beaches click on the names of the ones you're interested in.

Sandy Island

One beach where you may find people snorkeling is Hillsborough Beach. Hillsborough Beach is set along the east coast of Carriacou. Because it is located near a well-liked hotel and restaurant, it remains one of the most popular beaches on the island.

Another good option for snorkeling fans is Saline Island. Saline Island is typified by a large salt pond, mangroves, and an ancient lime kiln. The island features a beach house on a lagoon and an ancient lime kiln.

L'Esterre West: The topaz waters of L'Esterre West have carved a curve into the coast line, almost making a crescent shape. The shore is lined with trees that continue on for quite a distance, and the sands are soft and white.

The following table lists some key facts concerning the beaches that you can find on the island.

Beaches On Carriacou
Name Location Coast
Anse le Roche 1.4 mi. North of Central Hillsborough North East
Gun Point Beach 3.3 mi. North-Northeast of Central Hillsborough North East
Hillsborough Beach Hillsborough, Central Carriacou North East
L'Esterre West 2.3 mi. West of Central Hillsborough West
Paradise Beach Central Carriacou West
Saline Island 3.3 mi. South-Southwest of Central Carriacou South
Sandy Island 2.6 mi. West of Central Hillsborough West
Tyrrel Bay 2.7 mi. South West of Central Hillsborough South West
White Island 3.6 mi. South West of Central Hillsborough South West
Windward West 2.7 mi. North of Central Hillsborough North

If you are looking for a wider range of points of interest beyond the category on this page, you should look at other locations. Click this link to visit our page about other interesting attractions for Carriacou.


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