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.

Situated in the northwestern outskirts of Hillsborough, Hillsborough Beach is on the North East edge of Carriacou. You should consider dropping by regardless of whether you are staying in the immediate vicinity. Travelers who'd like to avoid renting a car will find that Hillsborough Beach is a good choice for them. More than likely, this beach is near many of the attractions you already plan to visit, since it is located in a pretty major tourist area.

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.

You'll also discover that there is a restaurant on the shore worth trying. There are plenty of dining experiences to be enjoyed on Grenada, but eating a delicious meal on the beach can be especially enjoyable. Did you know that many hotels are able to pack picnic lunches for their guests? Otherwise, there are plenty of walk-up vendors that offer hot, on-the-go food.

There is also a snack bar here.

You won't have to worry about finding a bathroom at Hillsborough Beach because there are public restrooms. Happily, the off-shore waters are clear and good for snorkeling, so bring along some equipment if you're hoping to find some interesting marine life.

Be mindful that Hillsborough Beach's immediate surroundings are highly urbanized, which means you may find quite a few people vying for the use of the same facilities.

What's Nearby


You'll find this beach on the North East coast of Carriacou. It's located near The Carriacou Museum, which is found a couple hundred yards away, and it is one of the attractions in the region.

Historical attractions like Old Sugar Mills Hillsborough provide a nice compliment to a soothing day at Hillsborough Beach, and provide beachgoers with the opportunity to learn about Grenada's past, without having to leave the coast. As a matter of fact, this shore is just a quick cab ride or walk from this place of historical interest.

Beaches are nice for a few hours here and there, but there will be more options available on Grenada. The following chart includes some other attractions close-by.

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
Canute Calliste Art Gallery Art Gallery 2.1 mi. SW 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 Beach is near Hillsborough, so touring the city could be a fun side-trip after visiting the beach. The closest town to Hillsborough Beach is Hillsborough, which isn't a congested area, and it will be a pleasant day trip for visitors looking to check out the local scene.


The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, it depends mainly on when you visit, and how full the nearby hotels are. There aren't many major hotels in the immediate vicinity, but it can appeal to guests from some of the area's smaller options.

You'll find a reasonable selection of hotel rooms a car ride away. Some of the closest choices have been displayed in the table below.

Accommodations near Hillsborough Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Hotel Laurena -- -- Hotel
Green Roof Inn 0.5 mi. SE Hotel
Silver Beach Cottages -- -- Cottages
Grand View Hotel -- -- Hotel
Bogles Round House 1.3 mi. NNE Cottages
Bayaleau Point Cottages 2.6 mi. ENE Cottages


When lunchtime rolls around and you start getting hungry, the area around this beach has plenty to offer, and you won't have to look too far from the sea. Patty's Deli is one of the closest eateries. The restaurant serves American cuisine. They have become well-known, however, because of their sandwiches. You'll have the option of walking or taking a cab since it's just a short distance away.

Nearby restaurants are listed in the following table.

Restaurants near Hillsborough Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Patty's Deli (473) 443-6258 American -- 0.1 mi. SSW
Laurena’s Restaurant and Bar (473) 443-8333 Caribbean Very Casual -- --
Slipway Restaurant (473) 443-6500 Caribbean, International Informal -- --
La Playa Beach Bar and Bistro (473) 410-4216 American Very Casual 0.5 mi. SE
Green Roof Inn Restaurant (473) 443-6399 International Informal 0.5 mi. SE
Bogles Round House (473) 443-7841 Caribbean, Contemporary Fine Dining 1.3 mi. NNE
Off the Hook (473) 443-7841 Caribbean Very Casual 2.0 mi. WSW
Oyster Beds -- -- -- 2.6 mi. SW
Lambie 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

Of course, there are lots of other spots along the coast of Carriacou, and Hillsborough Beach is just one option.

Travelers may also want to consider Anse le Roche, located within a short distance.

Hillsborough Beach could be the ideal stretch of sand, but it is possible that it may not be the best choice for your family; if so, Grenada offers a variety of beaches for travelers who wish to try elsewhere.


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