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. 

Pick Your Ideal Beach

You will find a large number of beaches to consider visiting on the island. Snorkeling is an option at some of the beaches, for vacationers who are so inclined. Just click on each beach name for a detailed review of that particular location.

Sandy Island

If you are hoping to go snorkeling, a beach offering that option 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: L'Esterre West is located on the west coast of the island of Cariaccou, close enough to several resort properties that it is more crowded than many other beaches on the island. Still, crowded here is a relative term, and fighting for a spot in the sand is never an issue.

The following table enables you to get more information on the 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

Fortunately, Carriacou offers other attraction types. Those wanting to can find out more about other attractions here.


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