Attractions in Grand Anse

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Everyone who travels to Grand Anse knows that the beaches alone are worth the trip, but there are a few other sites in the area worth seeing as well.  Learning about local history is easily done with a tour of the town including a military fort and a museum about local agriculture, while those who like to spend their days outdoors will have access to such attractions as a botanical garden and a dove sanctuary. 

Beaches

Grand Anse Beach

You will discover an abundance of beaches to consider in and around the area. Snorkeling is available at some of these beaches, for visitors who enjoy the underwater scene. Click on each beach name for a detailed review of that section of the coast.

If you are looking for a place to snorkel, a location providing that option is Grand Anse Beach. Situated on the southwestern side of Grenada, travelers will find beautiful Grand Anse Beach. Two miles of soft white sand line the turquoise waters of the Caribbean, where the surf is gentle and visibility is excellent.

Another good choice for visitors who enjoy snorkeling is Morne Rouge Beach. When driving to Morne Rouge Beach, follow the main road towards Grand Anse Beach, but veer off on the side road to Spice Island Mall rather than continuing on. Pass the mall and Cinnamon Hill Hotel, where you will find the beach.

Quarantine Point Beach: Surrounded by rocky coastline, Quarantine Point Beach itself has soft peach sand and emerald green waters, with a cluster of coral reef just off shore.

Grand Anse and the surrounding areas have several other beach choices. Readers can learn more by clicking here.

Landmark Attractions

Fort George

A museum you might enjoy visiting is Grenada Sugar Factory, Explore the production of sugar on Grenada and learn how this cash crop proved critical in the growth and development of the island. Located in a fully functioning sugar factory, the Sugar Factory Museum is a great experience for anyone interested in Grenadian history.

Another landmark worth visiting is Fort George. It is found in downtown St. George, 1.8 mi. North of central Grand Anse. Completed by the British in 1710, Fort George served to protect St. George's City from attack. Today, only some portions of the fort is open to the public, with the other part serving as offices for the Royal Grenada Police Force.

Grenada National Museum: The Grenada National Museum is housed in an old army barracks and prison that was originally built in 1704. The museum is located off Young Street, and is a quaint locale, but filled with a great deal of interesting information about island history and culture.

Of course, the area has other interesting landmarks. Navigate here to check out our extended discussion of landmarks in and around the area.

Natural Attractions

Mt. Hartman Dove Sanctuary

Travelers who like being outside are likely to enjoy Joydon. <p>A lovely and even relaxing way to spend a portion of your vacation on Grenada is by touring the local botanical gardens. Joydon is one such spot.</p>

Another site you might enjoy is Mt. Hartman Dove Sanctuary. <p>After an endemic that threatened the local Grenada Dove population, the Mt. Hartman Dove Sancturay was created to protect the bird.</p>

Fortunately, you'll be able to find plenty of other nature attractions. For more in-depth coverage of natural attractions in and around the area, click this link.

 

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