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.

Set in the northwestern outskirts of Hillsborough, Hillsborough Beach is on the North East coast of Carriacou. You should consider dropping by whether or not you are staying very close. Peace and quiet is what you'll find at the majority of Grenada's beaches, but the ambiance at Hillsborough Beach is one of both seclusion and activity; this means you can relax without having to be too far removed from the city's activity.

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. Each destination around the Caribbean has its own unique cuisine, and Grenada is no different. One of the best places to sample the local fare is right on the water. Did you know that many hotels are able to pack picnic lunches for their guests? Otherwise, you could easily grab some of Grenada's famous street food along the way.

If you're suddenly hungry or thirsty, the concession stand at Hillsborough Beach is the ultimate convenience.

There are public restrooms at this beach——something you'll appreciate if you bring the kids along. You will find the water here is of good snorkeling quality, so bring along some gear if you're wanting to check out the underwater sites.

However, you ought to remember that even though there are (BLANK) conveniences (BLANK) at Hillsborough Beach, it can be found in an area popular for visitors. If you are no fan of busy beaches, it'll be a smart reason to plan ahead against other visitors, for example coming earlier when it is a little cooler. If not, you might not completely enjoy all the services which this beach offers its guests.

What's Nearby


This pleasant stretch of sand known as Hillsborough Beach is on the North East coast of Carriacou. The Carriacou Museum is within a distance that tourists could probably walk or take a cab to, and it is one of a number of attractions in the vicinity.

If you want more information on the history of Grenada, there are nearby attractions where you can learn about their culture and traditions. One of the closest attractions of this sort is Old Sugar Mills Hillsborough, which is accessible on foot or in a cab.

Being able to choose from some activities besides the beach will ensure you won't run low on things to do. Attractions close to this beach can be found in the following table.

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

The closest city to Hillsborough Beach is Hillsborough, which is certainly not a bustling region, but it will be a nice day out for guests who want to see more of the area.


The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. The area is not home to many major hotels, but it's often visited by guests staying at some of the area's smaller options.

You'll find a decent amount of lodgings within a car's reach. A few of the more convenient possibilities have been displayed in the table below.

Accommodations near Hillsborough Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Ade's Dream 0.0 mi. SSW Hotel
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


If you visit the beach around lunchtime this beach has you covered, and you won't have to look too far from these sands. One of the closest places to eat is SeaWave Sports Bar. This restaurant features Caribbean food.

The table below provides a list of nearby restaurants.

Restaurants near Hillsborough Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
SeaWave Sports Bar (473) 443-7317 Caribbean Very Casual 0.0 mi. SSW
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, you'll find other beaches besides Hillsborough Beach on Carriacou.

Vacationers may also want to visit Anse le Roche, which is located one and a quarter miles to the north-northeast.

Perhaps Hillsborough Beach is the most convenient coastline for you to visit, but some travelers itch to explore more; in which case you should find a beach with a seclusion factor that suits you.


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