Gun Point Beach

Gun Point Beach is a large bay located on the northern tip of the island of Carriacou. Though it is set a ways off from any residential areas or hotels, it still remains a popular destination amongst guests who can't seem to resist the stunning beauty of the shore.

Set on the northern edge of the island of Carriacou, You should consider dropping by regardless of whether you are staying particularly close by. Even active vacationers with jam-packed itineraries will discover advantages to finding a beach that isn't surrounded by thousands of hotel rooms; secluded parts of the coast like Gun Point Beach let you escape people-watchers and rowdy beachgoers.

How to Access The Beach

A long dirt road through the woods leads to Gun Point Beach.

Amenities and Ambiance

Gun Point Beach features sparkling topaz waters that rush ashore the white sands in a relatively calm manner. The crescent moon shape of the coast line provides shelter from the rough waters that might otherwise be present.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business. You will find the water here is clear enough for snorkeling, so grab some gear if you want to see what lies beneath the surface.

Gun Point Beach offers a calm and peaceful experience, especially since the surrounding region is away from most urbanization.

What's Nearby


You'll find this beach on the North East coast of Carriacou. It's located near Gun Point, which is seen a half mile to the northwest, and it is among the popular spots in the area.

To some, museums and beaches may seem an odd combination, but some visitors find that museums like The Carriacou Museum (located three and a half miles to the south-southwest) offer a fun learning experience and help share a different side of Grenada.

With the choice of exciting activities nearby, you'll never get bored. The closest attractions are found in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Gun Point Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Gun Point Historical Site 0.5 mi. NW Carriacou
Carriacou Ruins Historical Site 0.9 mi. WSW Carriacou
Ningo Well Historical Site 1.0 mi. SSW Carriacou
Dover Ruins Historical Site 1.3 mi. S Carriacou
Old Sugar Mills Hillsborough Historical Site 2.7 mi. S Carriacou
The Carriacou Museum Museum 3.3 mi. SSW Carriacou
Canute Calliste Art Gallery Art Gallery 5.2 mi. SW Carriacou

Cities and Towns

Gun Point Beach is in the Hillsborough area, so travelers staying in town won't have far to go. Cities near Gun Point Beach include Hillsborough, which is not heavily urbanized, though it can be an interesting destination for those wishing to get a better feel for the area.


Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. The area does not have very many large hotels, but it can attract visitors staying at some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

Vacationers will find a good selection of accommodation options to choose from near Gun Point Beach. The most convenient of which are shown below.

Accommodations near Gun Point Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Bayaleau Point Cottages 1.7 mi. SSE Cottages
Bogles Round House 1.8 mi. SW Cottages
Green Roof Inn 3.3 mi. SSW Hotel
Hotel Laurena -- -- Hotel
Silver Beach Cottages -- -- Cottages
Grand View Hotel -- -- Hotel


When you get hungry for an afternoon snack, the area near this beach provides some viable options, and you won't have to look too far from these sands. One of the closest places to eat is Bogles Round House. This restaurant serves both Caribbean and contemporary dishes on the menu. They have become well-known, however, because of their chicken and seafood.

The following table provides a list of nearby restaurants.

Restaurants near Gun Point Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Distance Direction Island
Bogles Round House (473) 443-7841 Caribbean, Contemporary 1.8 mi. SW Carriacou
Palm Beach Restaurant and Bar (473) 443-9103 Caribbean 3.1 mi. E Petite Martinique
The International Restaurant (473) 438-3127 International 3.1 mi. E Petite Martinique
The Shipwreck Restaurant (473) 440-1521 Caribbean 3.1 mi. E Petite Martinique
La Playa Beach Bar and Bistro (473) 410-4216 American 3.3 mi. SSW Carriacou
Green Roof Inn Restaurant (473) 443-6399 International 3.3 mi. SSW Carriacou
Slipway Restaurant (473) 443-6500 Caribbean, International -- -- Carriacou
Patty's Deli (473) 443-6258 American 3.3 mi. SW Carriacou
Laurena’s Restaurant and Bar (473) 443-8333 Caribbean -- -- Carriacou
Off the Hook (473) 443-7841 Caribbean 5.0 mi. SW Carriacou

Other Beaches

Needless to say, there are other beaches on Carriacou besides Gun Point Beach worth visiting.

You may also enjoy Anse le Roche, located two miles to the south west.

Perhaps Gun Point Beach is the most convenient coastline for you to visit, but some travelers itch to explore more; if so, there are other beaches and natural attractions on Grenada you might like.


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