Windward West

On the northwest coast of Carriacaou is the quiet little bay know as Windward West. With nothing around the beach for miles except trees, the beach is almost always deserted. This makes it the perfect location for visitors who want a secluded day at the beach and are willing to make the trek.

Set on the island of Carriacou, You should consider stopping by whether or not you are staying in the vicinity. This isn't just another pretty beach, it is one of the more unique and quiet beaches on Grenada. While Windward West might be a little bit out of the way, it allows you to relax without being bothered by the noise of the crowds.

How to Access The Beach
The journey through the woods to Windward West is a bumpy one, so an all-terrain vehicle is recommended.

Amenities and Ambiance

Windward West, backed by miles of forested land, features powdery white sand and aquamarine waters. Shaped like a crescent, the view from the shore is of trees to each side and clear waters as far as the eye can see.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot. Fortunately, the water here is of good snorkeling quality, so bring your gear if you've been hoping to get in some underwater exploration.

Windward West offers those who visit an angelic and peaceful escape, thanks to the fact that the surrounding area isn't too crowded at all.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Visitors will find this beach on the North coast of Carriacou. Carriacou Ruins is among the the area's interesting attractions.

If you want to mix a cultural experience with your visit to the beach, you may want to consider visiting The Carriacou Museum, a lovely museum found two and a half miles to the south, giving beachgoers the chance to escape that hot midday sunshine.

A selection of nearby activities will ensure that you never run out of ways to stay busy. The attractions closest to this beach are listed in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Windward West
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Carriacou Ruins Historical Site 0.1 mi. NE Carriacou
Ningo Well Historical Site 0.7 mi. SE Carriacou
Gun Point Historical Site 0.9 mi. NE Carriacou
Dover Ruins Historical Site 1.3 mi. SE Carriacou
Old Sugar Mills Hillsborough Historical Site 2.2 mi. S Carriacou
The Carriacou Museum Museum 2.6 mi. S Carriacou
Canute Calliste Art Gallery Art Gallery 4.3 mi. SW Carriacou

Cities and Towns

Windward West is near Hillsborough, so you can explore the city as part of your day at the beach. The closest town to Windward West is Hillsborough, which is not overly developed, and it makes for a nice, quiet day trip for guests wishing to get a better feel for the area.

Hotels

The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, it depends on several things: the season, the weather, even how many people have booked rooms nearby. The area does not have very many large hotels, but it can appeal to guests from smaller accommodations in the area.

Vacationers will find a pretty nice assortment of hotel and resort options to choose from in the vicinity of Windward West. The closest of which are listed in the following table.

Accommodations near Windward West
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Bogles Round House 1.1 mi. S Cottages
Bayaleau Point Cottages 1.9 mi. SE Cottages
Ade's Dream 2.5 mi. S Hotel
Green Roof Inn 2.7 mi. S Hotel
Hotel Laurena -- -- Hotel
Silver Beach Cottages -- -- Cottages
Grand View Hotel -- -- Hotel

Food

If someone in your group starts to get a little hungry at the beach, it's alright because you'll have your pick of different cuisines and dining styles nearby. One of the nearest places to eat is Bogles Round House. This restaurant has both Caribbean and contemporary cuisines. They're perhaps most famous, though, for their chicken and seafood.

Nearby dining options are included in the following table.

Restaurants near Windward West
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Distance Direction Island
Bogles Round House (473) 443-7841 Caribbean, Contemporary 1.1 mi. S Carriacou
SeaWave Sports Bar (473) 443-7317 Caribbean 2.5 mi. S Carriacou
Patty's Deli (473) 443-6258 American 2.6 mi. SSW Carriacou
Slipway Restaurant (473) 443-6500 Caribbean, International -- -- Carriacou
La Playa Beach Bar and Bistro (473) 410-4216 American 2.7 mi. S Carriacou
Green Roof Inn Restaurant (473) 443-6399 International 2.7 mi. S Carriacou
Laurena’s Restaurant and Bar (473) 443-8333 Caribbean -- -- Carriacou
Palm Beach Restaurant and Bar (473) 443-9103 Caribbean 4.0 mi. E Petite Martinique
The International Restaurant (473) 438-3127 International 4.0 mi. E Petite Martinique
The Shipwreck Restaurant (473) 440-1521 Caribbean 4.0 mi. E Petite Martinique
Off the Hook (473) 443-7841 Caribbean 4.1 mi. SW Carriacou
Oyster Beds -- -- 4.7 mi. SW Carriacou

Other Beaches

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

You might also want to visit Anse le Roche, which is located within a couple of miles.

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

 

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