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 island of Carriacou, You might think about stopping by even if you aren't staying very close. Even active vacationers with jam-packed itineraries will discover advantages to finding a beach that isn't crowded into a major metropolitan area; beautiful but out-of-the-way beaches like Windward West might not be typical "beach scenes", but are nice and private.

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.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside. Fortunately, the water here is of good snorkeling quality, so grab your gear if you're hoping to find some interesting marine life.

Windward West offers those who visit a calm and serene escape, as the surrounding region contains little build-up and is free of urbanization.

What's Nearby

Attractions

You'll find this beach on the North coast of Carriacou; it's located near attractions like Carriacou Ruins, which is one of the closest attractions.

If you want to mix a cultural experience with your visit to the beach, you may want to consider visiting The Carriacou Museum. This museum is located two and a half miles to the south, giving you a chance to see, and learn about, even more of the area.

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 in the Hillsborough area, so walking the city is a definite option. The closest town to Windward West is Hillsborough, which is not overly developed, and it can be an interesting destination for those wanting to scope out the local scene.

Hotels

The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. There aren't many major hotels in the immediate vicinity, but you may see guests from the few small lodgings in the area.

You'll find a moderately varied selection of places to stay a car ride away. A few of the more convenient choices can be viewed in the following list.

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

A trip to the beach isn't complete until you try an area restaurant, where you'll be able to sample the local chefs' favorite dishes, without going too far from the coast. One of the nearest places to eat is Bogles Round House. This restaurant serves both Caribbean and contemporary menu items. They have become well-known, however, because of their chicken and seafood.

The following table provides a list of nearby restaurant options.

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

There are plenty of beautiful beach locations to choose from on Carriacou, so Windward West is just one of your options.

You might also want to visit Anse le Roche, located one and a quarter miles away.

Of course, Grenada has hundreds of natural wonders to discover, but Windward West is both a relaxing, sunny hangout and a stunning natural feature.

 

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