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 several beaches to choose from in and around the area. Snorkeling is an option at some of the beaches, if some members of your party enjoy the underwater scene. You can click on the name of each beach for detailed information about that part of the coast.

If you want to go snorkeling, a place providing that option is Grand Anse Beach. There's plenty to do at Grand Anse Beach from water skiing to scuba diving. Vendors along the beach rent water sports equipment and sell coral jewelry, t-shirts, and hand-made crafts.

Another good option for snorkeling fans is Morne Rouge Beach. The calm clear waters of Morne Rouge Beach are shallow and warm, making this small and secluded beach one of the warmest shores on Grenada. There are plenty of areas shaded by trees, and because the beach is backed by a couple of hotels, beach chairs and umbrellas can easily be procured.

Quarantine Point Beach: On the southwestern tip of Grand Anse Bay is a little stretch of sand known as Quarantine Point Beach. This land mass juts out into the ocean, meeting the waves head on, taking the brunt of the waves so that the beach within the bay remains a calm place to play.

Grand Anse and the surrounding areas have plenty of additional beach choices. To read about other beaches available, read this article.

Landmark Attractions

Fort George

A museum you might enjoy 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 interesting landmark worth visiting is Fort George. It is located 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.

The area has a more extensive selection of places to visit. Go to this page about other interesting places to visit in and near the area if you want to discover additional details.

Natural Attractions

Mt. Hartman Dove Sanctuary

Tourists who enjoy the natural environment will typically have fun visiting Mt. Hartman Dove Sanctuary. After an endemic that threatened the local Grenada Dove population, the Mt. Hartman Dove Sancturay was created to protect the bird.

Hyde Park Garden is another attraction to consider. Hyde Park has been a grand estate and home to the Roberts family for over six generations. Recently, much of the property has been transformed into a fantastic garden that offers a tranquil stop on your tour of Grenada.

These examples are only a few of the places worth checking out To find out more about natural attractions in and around the area, go to this page.

 

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