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. 

Which Beaches Are Available?

You'll find an abundance of beaches to enjoy on the island. Snorkeling is an option at several locations, for visitors who enjoy this relaxing pastime. Click on individual names to read a detailed article concerning that part of the coast.

Sandy Island

A nice 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 snorkelers is Saline Island. Set 1.5 kilometers off the south coast of Carriacaou, Saline Island is a 64 acre islet that is privately owned. Still, visitors often travel to the island to enjoy a day of private seclusion at the islet's main beach.

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.

Review the chart below to learn more.

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

Bear in mind, you'll find other types of attractions. Click this link to check out our page concerning other interesting attractions for Carriacou.


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