L'Esterre West

L'Esterre West is located on the west coast of the island of Cariaccou, close enough to several resort properties that it is more crowded than many other beaches on the island. Still, crowded here is a relative term, and fighting for a spot in the sand is never an issue.

Positioned on the western part of L'esterre, L'Esterre West is on the West coast of Carriacou. You might think about stopping by even if you aren't staying particularly close by. It's often said that L'Esterre West is the ideal location for escaping over-crowded hangouts in the town proper. Many of the other beaches on Grenada may have the same pleasing, tropical setting as L'Esterre West, but tend to be busier since they're near some of the most popular hotels.

Amenities and Ambiance

The topaz waters of L'Esterre West have carved a curve into the coast line, almost making a crescent shape. The shore is lined with trees that continue on for quite a distance, and the sands are soft and white.

Of course, there is also a restaurant located right on-site. Every destination has its own cuisine, and Grenada is no different. One of the most enjoyable places to discover local delicacies is right on the water. 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.

Lots of visitors here find that the on-site snack bar is just fine for lunch.

You won't have to worry about finding a bathroom at L'Esterre West because there are public restrooms. Also, you'll be able to enjoy the use of lounge chairs at this spot. Happily, the off-shore waters are clear and good for snorkeling, so grab your gear if you want to see what lies beneath the surface.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Visitors will find this beach on the West coast of Carriacou; it's located near attractions like Canute Calliste Art Gallery, which is a quarter mile to the southeast.

Historical attractions such as Old Sugar Mills Hillsborough offer a nice compliment to a soothing day at L'Esterre West, and provide beachgoers with the opportunity to learn about Grenada's past, without having to leave the coast. As a matter of fact, this shoreline is easily within taxi range of this historical destination.

If you're looking for other nearby attractions or activity options, you'll find the closest ones in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near L'Esterre West
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Canute Calliste Art Gallery Art Gallery 0.3 SE Carriacou
The Carriacou Museum Museum 2.2 ENE Carriacou
Old Sugar Mills Hillsborough Historical Site 3.1 ENE Carriacou
Ningo Well Historical Site 4.3 NE Carriacou
Carriacou Ruins Historical Site 4.4 NE Carriacou

Cities and Towns

The closest city to L'Esterre West is Hillsborough, which is a fairly rural area, but it will be a nice day out for those who want to see more of the area.

Hotels

Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. There are not many major hotels nearby, but it can appeal to guests from some of the area's smaller options.

Vacationers will find a good selection of hotel and resort options to choose from in the vicinity of the beach. The closest of which can be viewed below.

Accommodations near L'Esterre West
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Grand View Hotel -- -- Hotel
Hotel Laurena -- -- Hotel
Ade's Dream 2.2 mi. ENE Hotel
Silver Beach Cottages -- -- Cottages
Green Roof Inn 2.5 mi. E Hotel
Bogles Round House 3.4 mi. NE Cottages
Bayaleau Point Cottages 4.9 mi. ENE Cottages

Food

Because restaurants near the beach catch the freshest seafood and the balmiest breezes, don't miss your chance to try an area restaurant, where you'll be able to get a taste of the local fare, within just a few miles of this shoreline. One of the nearest places to eat is Off the Hook. This restaurant offers a menu of Caribbean cuisine. You and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes as it's only a short distance away.

Restaurants closest to this beach are listed in the following table.

Restaurants near L'Esterre West
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Off the Hook (473) 443-7841 Caribbean Very Casual 0.3 mi. E
Oyster Beds -- -- -- 0.4 mi. SSW
Lambie Queen Restaurant and Bar (473) 443-8162 Caribbean Very Casual 1.2 mi. S
Lazy Turtle (473) 443-8322 Caribbean Very Casual 1.2 mi. S
Laurena’s Restaurant and Bar (473) 443-8333 Caribbean Very Casual -- --
Patty's Deli (473) 443-6258 American -- 2.1 mi. ENE
SeaWave Sports Bar (473) 443-7317 Caribbean Very Casual 2.2 mi. ENE
Slipway Restaurant (473) 443-6500 Caribbean, International Informal -- --
Green Roof Inn Restaurant (473) 443-6399 International Informal 2.5 mi. E
La Playa Beach Bar and Bistro (473) 410-4216 American Very Casual 2.5 mi. E
Bogles Round House (473) 443-7841 Caribbean, Contemporary Fine Dining 3.4 mi. NE

Other Beaches

Of course, you'll find plenty of other beaches on Carriacou, so L'Esterre West is not your only option.

You may also want to consider Paradise Beach, located three quarters of a mile away.

Grenada has a lot to offer its visitors, but L'Esterre West is both a refreshing place to relax, and a beautiful natural attraction.

 

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