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.

Positioned on the northern side of the island of Carriacou, You might think about stopping by regardless of whether you are staying very close. Even if you love being in the middle of all the action, there are some perks to visiting a beach that isn't crowded into a major metropolitan area; beaches less-traveled like Windward West are usually more relaxing than those overrun with fellow travelers.

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.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business. The water in the area is fit for snorkeling, so bring your equipment if you want to see what lies beneath the surface.

Windward West brings guests a calm and tranquil retreat, in part because the location that surrounds the beach isn't too crowded at all.

What's Nearby


This spot is on the North coast of Carriacou. Carriacou Ruins is among the attractions in the region.

Museums and beaches may seem an odd combination to some, but at least a few travelers find that museums like The Carriacou Museum (located just a quick cab ride or walk away) offer an entertaining diversion and help share a different side of Grenada.

Beaches are nice for a few hours here and there, but there's even more to see during your stay. The table below lists other attractions that are nearby.

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

Cities near Windward West include Hillsborough, which is not heavily urbanized, though it will be a nice day out for guests hoping to get a taste of the local scene.


The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, depending on everything from the time the sun sets to how many people have booked rooms nearby. There aren't many major hotels nearby, but you may meet guests staying at the few small lodgings in the area.

Guests will find a fairly wide range of booking options to pick from in the area around the beach. The most accessible of which are shown in the table that follows.

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


If you're looking for a place to eat after, or even during, your visit to the beach, you'll have your pick of different cuisines and dining styles nearby. One of the nearest places to eat is Bogles Round House. The restaurant offers both Caribbean and contemporary dishes on the menu. Many guests rave about their chicken and seafood.

The table below provides a list of dining options near this beach.

Restaurants near Windward West
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Distance Direction Island
Bogles Round House (473) 443-7841 Caribbean, Contemporary 1.1 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

Travelers in search of the perfect beach will have plenty of other choices on Carriacou besides Windward West.

Vacationers may also want to visit Anse le Roche, located only a short distance away.

Perhaps Windward West is the most convenient coastline for you to visit, but some travelers itch to explore more; in which case there are other beaches (and other outdoor attractions) worth trying.


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