Gouyave Beach

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Gouyave is known around Grenada as being a busy, friendly, energetic town, and the beach is no different. Visitors should not expect to have the shore entirely to themselves, but the ambiance is such that you will always feel welcome.

Located toward the center of Gouyave, Gouyave Beach is on the North West coast of Grenada. You might think about stopping by whether or not you're staying particularly close by. You may notice that beaches throughout Grenada tend to be fairly quiet and secluded, but Gouyave Beach is the exception.

How to Access The Beach
The beach is located just off Hills View Road.

Amenities and Ambiance

Primarily a fishing village, there is a dock that stretches out to the sea and the shores of Gouyave Beach are lined with canoes and fishing boats, always ready and waiting to go in search of the day's catch. The beach itself enjoys soft, tan colored sand and a few palm trees here and there. The water is aquamarine in hue.

There is also a restaurant right on the water, so if you don't want to leave Gouyave Beach at all, it's worth a try. There are so many dining experiences on Grenada that visitors can partake in, but eating at the beach can be especially enjoyable. Did you know that many hotels are able to pack picnic lunches for their guests? Or, you could find just what you need from cafes and street vendors en route to the beach.

You will be able to use a public restroom at Gouyave Beach. The water here is fit for snorkeling, so grab some gear if you want to see what lies beneath the surface.

Be mindful that the area surrounding Gouyave Beach is highly urbanized, meaning the availability of certain facilities is likely to be affected.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Gouyave Beach is always a lovely side-trip when you're in the area. Look for it on the North West coast of Grenada; the area hosts attractions such as Gouyave Nutmeg Processing Cooperative, which is not very far away, so visitors have the option to walk or to take a cab.

Historical attractions such as Dougaldston Spice Estate provide a wonderful compliment to the scenery of Gouyave Beach, plus they allow vacationers to learn more about Grenada, without venturing too far from the coast. Actually, this shore is just a walk or cab ride from this historical destination.

There are options for close-by activities so you won't run low on things to do. The attractions nearest to this beach are listed in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Gouyave Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Gouyave Nutmeg Processing Cooperative Spice and Herb Farm 0.2 SW Grenada
Dougaldston Spice Estate Museum 0.8 S Grenada
Duquense Bay Petroglyphs Historical Site 4.7 NE Grenada
Underwater Sculpture Park Monument 6.5 SSW Grenada
Belmont Estate Museum 6.8 E Grenada

Cities and Towns

Gouyave is nearby and is a region with interesting things to do, yet is never overly congested. From the beach, Gouyave is just up the road, maybe a quarter mile (a quarter kilometer).

Hotels

The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. Gouyave Beach is not near very many major hotels, but you may encounter visitors from smaller accommodations in the area.

You'll find a decent number of places to stay within a car's reach. Some of the closest choices have been displayed in the table below.

Accommodations near Gouyave Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Almost Paradise 6.6 NE Cottages
Petite Anse Hotel 6.7 NE Resort
Blue Sky South Cottages 6.8 NE Cottages

Food

While you'll be hard-pressed to find many dining options nearby, you'll still have some choices, especially if you're prepared to drive or bike a few miles. One of the nearest places to eat is Bernie's Ice Cream, which is a delicious choice during or after a day at the beach.

The table below provides a list of restaurant options near this shoreline.

Restaurants near Gouyave Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Bernie's Ice Cream (473) 444-8003 -- -- -- --
Choppher's Cafe (473) 437-1832 -- -- -- --

Other Beaches

Travelers looking for a beach that's right for them will have plenty of other choices on Grenada besides Gouyave Beach.

If the vibrant atmosphere of Gouyave Beach is what you're looking for, consider heading to David Bay South, another location where you'll find fun and action. It is located five and a half miles to the northeast. If you'd rather try a more private, less popular location, Sauteurs Bay could be a good option for you. It is located within cab range of the beach.

Another option worth considering is Duquesne Bay, located five miles to the northeast.

Perhaps Gouyave Beach is the most convenient coastline for you to visit, but some travelers itch to explore more; in which case you should keep looking for a beach or natural attraction that suits your vacation style.

 

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