Hillsborough Beach

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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. Whether you fancy a swim, a bite to eat, or a morning watching the boats set sail, this beach is a great choice.

trippers can take a dip at this strip of sand adjacent to the jetty. The beach extends for quite a distance in each direction, so there's plenty of room to swim without interference from the boat traffic. The best part of the beach is at the northern end, along what is called the Esplanade.

Located in the northwestern outskirts of Hillsborough, Hillsborough Beach is on the North East coast of Carriacou. You might want to drop by whether or not you're staying in the immediate vicinity. Although planning a vacation means you'll make lots of choices, choosing the right beach can make all the difference. Before you arrive, consider some of Grenada's most interesting options, like Hillsborough Beach.

Amenities and Ambiance

Starting with a jetty at one end, Hillsborough Beach stretches along the coast for a decent distance. The shore is comprised of white sand and the water is a dazzling topaz.

Of course, there is also a restaurant located right on-site. There are several types of dining experiences that vacationers can enjoy on Grenada, but eating a delicious meal on the beach can be especially fun. Did you know that some hotels are happy to pack picnic lunches for their guests? Or, it would be easy to grab some hot food from a street vendor or casual cafe along the way.

Many visitors find themselves ordering a drink or snack from the concessions here, even if they move off-site for lunch.

There are public restrooms at this beach——something you'll appreciate if you bring the kids along. Happily, the off-shore waters are clear and good for snorkeling, so bring your equipment if you're hoping to find some interesting marine life.

Still, you will want to remember that even if there will be options for conveniences on-site if you go to Hillsborough Beach, it can be located in an area that sees many visitors. If you are no fan of busy beaches, it'll be a decent motivator to plan ahead for times when there are less people, maybe heading to the beach for a breakfast picnic and cool swim. Or you could possibly not be able to fully use all the amenities that the beach has to offer.

What's Nearby


This spot is on the North East coast of Carriacou; it will be near other attractions like The Carriacou Museum, which is pretty close, so some guests will want to walk to this attraction, while others will choose to take a cab.

Historic attractions, including Old Sugar Mills Hillsborough, offer a great compliment to the natural beauty of Hillsborough Beach, and they give vacationers the chance to learn more about Grenada. In fact, this shore is just a short distance away from this historical destination.

If you're looking for plenty of activities to keep you or your family busy, the following table shows some of the closest options.

Activities and Attractions Near Hillsborough Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
The Carriacou Museum Museum 0.1 mi. SSW Carriacou
Old Sugar Mills Hillsborough Historical Site 0.9 mi. E Carriacou
Ningo Well Historical Site 2.2 mi. NE Carriacou
Dover Ruins Historical Site 2.2 mi. NE Carriacou
Carriacou Ruins Historical Site 2.5 mi. NNE Carriacou
Gun Point Historical Site 3.4 mi. NNE Carriacou

Cities and Towns

Hillsborough is the closest city to Hillsborough Beach. It is certainly not a bustling region, but it makes for a nice, quiet day trip for visitors wishing to get a better feel for the area.


Whether or not you encounter many other people will vary depending on the time of day, particularly in the high season when hotels overflow with tourists. The area does not have very many large hotels, but it can attract guests from smaller lodgings in the area.

You'll find a good amount of lodgings within a car's reach. A list of the closest choices are displayed in the following table.

Accommodations near Hillsborough Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Ade's Dream 0.0 mi. SSW Hotel
Hotel Carriacou Laurena 0.1 mi. SE Hotel
Green Roof Inn 0.5 mi. SE Hotel
Grand View Hotel -- -- Hotel
Bogles Round House 1.3 mi. NNE Cottages
Bayaleau Point Cottages 2.6 mi. ENE Cottages


One of the tastiest ways to compliment a balmy beach afternoon is to dine at an area restaurant, where you'll be able to try foods you've never heard of before, without going too far from the coast. One of the nearest restaurants is SeaWave Sports Bar. The restaurant features Caribbean cuisine. You could take a cab or probably walk to this restaurant as it's not far off the beach at all.

The following table provides a list of nearby restaurant options.

Restaurants near Hillsborough Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
SeaWave Sports Bar (473) 443-7317 Caribbean Very Casual 0.1 mi. SSW
Patty's Deli (473) 443-6258 American -- 0.1 mi. SSW
Slipway Restaurant (473) 443-6500 Caribbean, International Informal -- --
La Playa Beach Bar and Bistro (473) 410-4216 American Very Casual 0.5 mi. SE
Ocean Terrace Restaurant (473) 443-6399 International Informal 0.5 mi. SE
Bogles Round House (473) 443-7841 Caribbean, Contemporary Fine Dining 1.3 mi. NNE
Lambi Queen Restaurant and Bar (473) 443-8162 Caribbean Very Casual 2.8 mi. SW
Lazy Turtle (473) 443-8322 Caribbean Very Casual 2.9 mi. SW

Other Beaches

Travelers searching for the perfect beach will have lots of choices besides Hillsborough Beach.

Another location you may want to try is Anse le Roche, located within a couple of miles.

While Grenada has many alluring attractions, a trip to Hillsborough Beach could end up a family favorite.


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