On Grenada's eastern shore, Barcolet Bay is a beautiful shoreline on a curved bay, with visually stunning rock cliffs on either end.
Situated on the island of Grenada, Barcolet Bay is on the South East coast of the island, You should consider stopping by regardless of whether you're staying in the immediate vicinity. Not looking forward to staking out a spot at a busy beach? All the more reason you should find a beach that's a long way from the nearest major city; the lovely, less-traveled shores of beaches like Barcolet Bay are usually more relaxing than those overrun with fellow travelers.
On the northern end of this beach is a resort, but it does not create access problems. Just head further south on Barcolet Bay and there is an public access path.
A curvy strip of gray sand, this is a long beach perfect for strolling. The waters are warm and calm in the bay. Dark green foliage lines the beach, providing some pockets of shade.
Please note that public restrooms are not available, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business. Happily, the off-shore waters are of good snorkeling quality, so grab some equipment if you're looking to see some exciting marine life.
Barcolet Bay brings guests an angelic and relaxing experience, especially since the region surrounding the beach is away from most urbanization.
This beach is positioned on the South East coast of Grenada; it will be near other attractions like, which is three and a half miles to the north.
To some, museums and beaches may seem an odd combination, but some visitors find that museums like West Indies Cricket Heritage Centre (situated a relatively brief cab ride away) offer a fun learning experience and a whole new side of Grenada's history.
The beach is one type of attraction you can visit, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The following table includes the closest attractions.
|Spice and Herb Farm||3.6||N||Grenada|
|Westerhall Rum Distillery||Historical Site||4.1||SW||Grenada|
|River Antoine Rum Distillery||Historical Site||7.4||N||Grenada|
is nearby and is a neat region that strikes a balance between island tranquility and urbanization. From the beach, Grenville isn't far off, maybe three and a half miles (five and a half kilometers).
Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. There aren't many major hotels nearby, but it's often visited by visitors from some of the area's smaller options.
Vacationers will find a pretty nice variety of hotels and resorts to pick from near the beach. The most accessible of which can be viewed in the following table.
|Cabier Ocean Lodge||1.2||SSW||Lodge|
|La Sagesse Nature Centre||4.3||SW||Hotel|
|Bel Air Plantation Resort||4.8||SW||Cottages|
Although you'll be hard-pressed to find many dining options nearby, you can still satisfy your hunger, particularly if you are willing to venture a little out of the way. The closest places to grab a bite to eat is Cabier Ocean Lodge Restaurant, which is one and a quarter miles to the south-southwest of it.
The following table lists nearby restaurants.
|Cabier Ocean Lodge Restaurant||(473) 444-6013||Caribbean, Creole, French, Indian||Very Casual||1.2 mi.||SSW|
|La Sagesse Nature Center Restaurant||(473) 444-6458||Caribbean||Informal||4.3 mi.||SW|
There are multiple beaches to discover on Grenada, of course, so if Barcolet Bay doesn't suit you, you can still find a great spot.
Another location you might enjoy is Grenville Bay, located a brief car or taxi trip away. If you're on the lookout for more active and social, Menere Point may be just what you're looking for. It's located a half mile to the south.
Travelers may also want to consider Soubise Beach, which is located reasonably close-by, meaning a short cab ride is an easy option.
Of course, Grenada has hundreds of natural wonders to discover, but a trip to Barcolet Bay could end up a family favorite.
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