Grand Anse Beach

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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.

Located near the center of Grand Anse, this beach is on the South West coast of Grenada. You should consider dropping by even if you aren't staying particularly close by. If you can't wait to escape the stresses of city life, you'll appreciate that most of Grenada's beaches are quite calm and serene. Then again, some vacationers seek out the loudest and the most active areas, and are better suited for one of the few lively beaches, like Grand Anse Beach.

How to Access The Beach
Grand Anse Beach is easily accessed off Falledge Road, via a well paved road the leads to Garfield's Beach Bar.

Amenities and Ambiance

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. Palm and sea grape trees shade the edge of the beach during peak sun hours.

Of course, there is also a restaurant located right on-site. There are a lot of dining experiences to be enjoyed on Grenada, but dining at the beach can be a particularly memorable one. So, you may wish to consider getting pre-packed lunches from your hotel if they offer them. Or, you could find just what you need from cafes and street vendors en route to the beach.

The snack bar here is the ultimate convenience if you need a cold drink, or something to hold you over until dinner. You might also have the option to order some food from one of the local vendors who set up shop at the beach.

Whether you're eating lunch or just a snack at, you'll appreciate the available picnic tables.

Restrooms are available at Grand Anse Beach. You will also have access to chairs and umbrellas here, so visitors seeking a relaxing spot in the shade will not go leave unhappy. You will find the water here is clear enough for snorkeling, so bring along some equipment if you are looking to do some underwater exploration. Grand Anse Beach is popular among tourists and locals, so there are always plenty of people around. Local vendors set up on the beach and tourists stream from the luxury resorts located on the beach's edge.

Bear in mind that the region in which Grand Anse Beach is located is an urban area, meaning the availability of certain facilities is likely to be affected.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Visitors will find this beach on the South West coast of Grenada. It is near some interesting sites like Studio 34 Art, Art & Soul, which is situated a quarter mile away, and it is one attraction in 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 Grand Anse Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Studio 34 Art, Art & Soul Art Gallery 0.3 mi. SSW Grenada

Cities and Towns

The closest town is St. George's, which is in an area with interesting things to do and see, but isn't as sprawling and crowded as some other areas.

Hotels

The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, it depends on many factors: the time of sundown, happy hour, even how many people have booked nearby hotels. You can generally expect to share the sand with more than a few visitors from lodgings in the area.

Visitors will find a pretty good range of lodging options to choose from near the beach. The most accessible of which can be viewed below.

Accommodations near Grand Anse Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Radisson Grenada Beach Resort 0.1 mi. ENE Resort
Allamanda Beach Resort & Spa 0.1 mi. SSW Resort
Coyaba Beach Resort 0.2 mi. SW Resort
Spice Island Beach Resort 0.4 mi. SW Resort
Siesta Hotel 0.5 mi. SW Hotel
Blue Horizons Garden Resort 0.5 mi. SW Resort
Flamboyant Hotel & Villas 0.7 mi. WSW Hotel
Point Salines Hotel -- -- Hotel
Mount Cinnamon Resort 0.7 mi. WSW Resort
Kalinago Beach Resort 0.9 mi. WSW Resort

Food

Even after a restful afternoon at the beach, the day isn't truly complete until you walk to a nearby restaurant, where you'll be able to sample the local chefs' favorite dishes, without having to go far. One of the nearest places to eat is Oliver's Restaurant. The restaurant serves both Caribbean and Creole dishes on the menu. They are also known for their seafood. A major perk of this restaurant is that it's only a short walk away.

The table below lists nearby dining options.

Restaurants near Grand Anse Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Oliver's Restaurant (473) 444-4258 Caribbean, Creole, International Fine Dining 0.0 mi. N
Chef's Castle Restaurant & Bakery (473) 440-4778 Italian -- -- --
D Base Car Wash & Sports Bar (473) 439-3980 -- -- -- --
La Boulangerie-French Bakery & Coffee Shop (473) 444-1131 French -- -- --
Mr. Green Jeans Restaurant 444-1750 -- -- -- --
New Vision Restaurant (473) 443-3480 -- -- -- --
Peiking Chineese Reataurant (473) 439-9888 Chinese -- -- --
Southside Restaurant & Bar (473) 444-3263 -- -- -- --
The Fish & Chick Resturant (473) 444-4132 -- -- -- --
Oasis Grill (473) 444-4371 Eclectic Very Casual 0.1 mi. ENE
Tradewinds (473) 444-4371 International Informal 0.1 mi. ENE
Brown Sugar (473) 444-2374 Caribbean -- -- --

Other Beaches

Needless to say, Grand Anse Beach isn't the only beach worth visitng on Grenada.

If the active mood at Grand Anse Beach has you wanting more of the same, think about also visiting Quarantine Point Beach, another destination with a good amount of excitement. You'll find it a mile to the west. If you were hoping to find a tranquil beach scene with few crowds, you might find what you want at Gouyave Beach. You'll find it just a cab ride away.

Travelers may also want to consider Morne Rouge Beach, which is located within a short distance. You can find Morne Rouge Beach situated just south of Grand Anse.

While Grenada has many alluring attractions, Grand Anse Beach is both a beautiful natural attraction, and a fun hangout spot.

 

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