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.

Located on the island of Carriacou, You should consider stopping by even if you are not staying very close. This beach is not just beautiful, it also has a private beach feel——a unique quailty in a touristy place like Grenada. While Gun Point Beach may be a little harder to reach, it allows travelers to truly relax and claim their own space on the beach.

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.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot. The water here is clear enough for snorkeling, so grab your equipment if you are looking to do some underwater exploration.

Gun Point Beach offers those who visit an angelic and serene enclave, as the region surrounding the beach is positioned apart from more urban areas.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Set on the North East coast of Carriacou; the area is home to other attractions such as Gun Point, which is a half mile to the northwest.

If you're interested in mixing culture with your visit to the beach, you should plan a trip to The Carriacou Museum. This museum is located three and a half miles to the south-southwest, giving beachgoers the chance to escape that hot midday sunshine.

If a visit to the Gun Point Beach isn't enough to keep you busy all afternoon, the following table shows the closest options.

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

Hillsborough is the closest city to Gun Point Beach. It is not heavily urbanized, though it will be a pleasant day trip for guests wanting to scope out the local scene.

Hotels

The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, depending on everything from the time the sun sets to how many hotel rooms have been booked nearby. There are not many major hotels nearby, but it's sometimes enjoyed by visitors from smaller accommodations in the area.

You'll find a decent number of places to stay within driving distance. A list of the closest possibilities are seen in the following list.

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
Ade's Dream 3.2 mi. SW Hotel
Green Roof Inn 3.3 mi. SSW Hotel
Hotel Laurena -- -- Hotel
Silver Beach Cottages -- -- Cottages
Grand View Hotel -- -- Hotel

Food

If you're on the beach and start to get the munchies, don't worry, you'll have your pick of different cuisines and dining styles nearby. Bogles Round House is one of the closest eateries. The restaurant serves both Caribbean and contemporary dishes on the menu. Many guests rave about 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
SeaWave Sports Bar (473) 443-7317 Caribbean 3.2 mi. SW Carriacou
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.

Travelers may also want to consider Anse le Roche, which is located two miles to the south west.

Of course, there is much more to do besides lounge on the sand on Grenada, but a trip to Gun Point Beach could end up a family favorite.

 

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