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 stopping by even if you aren't staying in the vicinity. Vacationers who seek a stunning shoreline in a secluded part of town should consider going off the beaten path to Gun Point 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 if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location. Happily, the off-shore waters are clear and good for snorkeling, so grab some equipment if you're looking to see some exciting marine life.

If you happen to like sunny days which bring visitors an angelic place to escape, then a good choice for you is Gun Point Beach; it is hidden away within a less urbanized section of the region.

What's Nearby

Attractions

This spot is on the North East coast of Carriacou. It is near Gun Point, which is not far from away. Some will choose to walk here, while others will want to take a taxi, and it is among the area's attractions.

If you're interested in combining some cultural exploration with your trip to the beach, you should plan a trip to The Carriacou Museum, a lovely museum found three and a half miles away, giving you a chance to see, and learn about, even more of the area.

Beaches are nice for a few hours here and there, but there will be more options available on Grenada. The table below lists other attractions that are nearby.

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 very close to Hillsborough, so a trip into the city is a definite option. Cities near Gun Point Beach include Hillsborough, which is a fairly rural area, but it makes for a nice, quiet day trip for those wanting to get a taste of local life.

Hotels

The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, depending on everything from the time the sun sets to how packed the nearby hotels are. There are not many major hotels nearby, but it can appeal to guests staying at smaller accommodations in the area.

Guests will find a pretty good range of hotel booking options to choose from in the area that surrounds the beach. The closest of which have been listed in the table 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
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 need to grab a bite to eat around midday, this beach has you covered, and you don't have to go far from the sea. One of the nearest restaurants is Bogles Round House. The restaurant offers both Caribbean and contemporary cuisines. They have become well-known, however, because of their chicken and seafood.

Some nearby restaurant options are included in the following table.

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

Gun Point Beach isn't the only beach worth checking out on Carriacou.

Vacationers may also want to visit Anse le Roche, located two miles to the south west.

Of course, there are lots of other things to do and see on Grenada; then again, taking a swim at Gun Point Beach is certainly a fun way to enjoy the area's natural attractions.

 

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