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 near the heart of Gouyave, Gouyave Beach is on the North West coast of Grenada. You should think about stopping by whether or not you're staying nearby. The beaches found throughout Grenada tend to be fairly quiet and secluded, but Gouyave Beach is a little different.

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.

Of course, there is also a restaurant located right on-site. Each destination around the Caribbean has its own culinary style, and Grenada is no different. One of the most enjoyable places to experience delicious local dishes is right on the water. With this in mind, you might ask your hotel if they offer to pack picnic lunches for their guests. Or, on your way to the beach you could grab some carry-out from a casual dining spot.

There are public restrooms at this beach——something you'll appreciate if you bring the kids along. Fortunately, the water here is clear and good for snorkeling, so purchase or rent some equipment if you're hoping to find some interesting marine life.

Remember to take into account that the area right around Gouyave Beach is highly urbanized, so you may find quite a few people competing for the use of the same services.

What's Nearby

Attractions

This beach is positioned on the North West coast of Grenada; it will be near other attractions like Gouyave Nutmeg Processing Cooperative, which is a quarter mile to the south west.

If you want to combine culture with your visit to the beach, you should plan a trip to Grenada National Museum, one of the closest museums, giving beachgoers the chance to escape that hot midday sunshine.

If you're looking for other nearby attractions or activity options, you'll find the closest ones 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 Beach is close to Gouyave, so touring the city could be a fun side-trip after visiting the beach. The nearby town of Gouyave is an area with plenty to do, but yet isn't overcrowded. From the shore, Gouyave isn't far off, roughly a quarter mile (a quarter kilometer).

Hotels

Whether or not you encounter many other people will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. This spot is not near many large hotels, but you may encounter visitors staying at smaller accommodations in the area.

Visitors will find a nice variety of accommodations to choose from in the vicinity of the beach. The most convenient of which can be seen 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

Although there aren't many widely-known restaurants nearby, you can still find some interesting eateries, especially if you are prepared to drive a bit. The closest places to grab a bite to eat is Bernie's Ice Cream, which is a delicious choice during or after a day at the beach.

The following table provides a list of nearby restaurant options.

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

Of course, Gouyave Beach is just one of many beaches you might like on Grenada.

Another location you might enjoy is David Bay South, which is generally a pretty popular beach. It is located five and a half miles to the northeast. If you were hoping to find a tranquil beach scene with few crowds, you might enjoy Sauteurs Bay. You'll find it only a cab ride away from the coast.

You may also enjoy Duquesne Bay, located reasonably close-by, meaning a quick ride in a taxi will get you here pretty easily.

There are plenty of natural wonders to behold on Grenada, and Gouyave Beach is just one of many incredible attractions you can choose from.

 

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