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. 

Beach Choices In The Area

There are a large number of beaches to consider on the island. Snorkeling is an option at several locations, for vacationers who enjoy this relaxing pastime. Click on the beach names for a detailed review of that particular location.

Sandy Island

If you want to snorkel, a place with 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 choice for visitors who enjoy snorkeling is Saline Island. Saline Island is accessible by boat or helicopter from Carriacaou.

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 beaches on Carriacou are provided in the chart below.

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

Keep in mind, Carriacou has additional attractions. Make your way to this page concerning even more attractions if you want to find out more information.


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