Grenville Bay

About halfway up Grenada's east coast is the city of Greenville, in which Greenville Bay is set. This beach is recognized for its black sand, which is a nice change of pace from the numerous powder soft white sand beaches in the Caribbean.

Set in the eastern outskirts of Grenville, this beach is on the East coast of Grenada. You might want to drop by even if you aren't staying very close. Although there are certainly more secluded beaches on Grenada than Grenville Bay, it offers just enough privacy to attract small crowds.

How to Access The Beach

Greenville Bay is located just off Griffith Lane.

Amenities and Ambiance

The black sand of Greenville Bay sets it apart from most other beaches on Grenada. It is also unique that the water hue is nearly as dark as the sand is. Greenville is backed by a green grassy area, and to the west is a dock that stretches out into the surf.

Also, you have the option of trying the restaurant located right on Grenville Bay. Grenada has plenty of fantastic eateries around town, but not every meal you enjoy has to be at a fine restaurant. Many vacationers simply sit on their towels——not in a restaurant——to enjoy lunch. Ask your hotel about picnic lunches, as some hotels offer to pack snacks for their guests' day trips. Otherwise, street vendors and casual walk-up eateries will have take-out dishes you can bring to the beach.

Even if you plan to dine elsewhere, the snack bar on-site could come in handy.

You will be able to use a public restroom at Grenville Bay. In addition, visitors can take advantage of lounge chairs at this location.

Grenville Bay including its available conveniences are of course found inside a hot tourist destination. Unless you do not mind crowds, it is a decent reason to plan your day and beat the crowds, like arriving in the morning. Or you may not be able to fully use all those comforts which the beach offers its guests.

What's Nearby

Attractions

The beach is wonderful, but the surrounding area has a lot to offer, too. Look for it on the East coast of Grenada. It is close to Grenville Cooperative Nutmeg Association, which is not far from away. Some will choose to walk here, while others will want to take a taxi, and it is among the attractions in the region.

If you're interested in combining culture with your visit to the beach, you may want to consider visiting West Indies Cricket Heritage Centre. This museum is located within taxi range, giving beachgoers the chance to escape that hot midday sunshine.

If your taste for travel keeps you looking for new activity and attraction options, the beach is located near the attractions in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Grenville Bay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Grenville Cooperative Nutmeg Association Spice and Herb Farm 0.2 WSW Grenada
Belmont Estate Museum 3.6 N Grenada
River Antoine Rum Distillery Historical Site 3.7 N Grenada
Carib's Leap Historical Site 7.2 N Grenada
Westerhall Rum Distillery Historical Site 7.3 SSW Grenada

Cities and Towns

Not far away you'll find Grenville, a town which is an interesting area that brings together the quietude of the Caribbean and the urbanization of city life. From the coast, Grenville is not far away, maybe a half mile (a half kilometer).

Hotels

Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. The beach is not located close to many large hotels, but you may see guests from the few small lodgings in the area.

You'll find a moderately varied selection of hotels within driving distance. A few of the more convenient options are displayed in the list below.

Accommodations near Grenville Bay
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Cabier Ocean Lodge 4.8 S Lodge
Barry's Country Retreat 6.5 N Hotel
Blue Sky South Cottages 7.5 N Cottages

Food

Though this location isn't located in the culinary epicenter of the area, you can still find some interesting eateries, particularly if you are willing to venture a little farther away. One of the nearest restaurants is Adriel Cafe, which is a delicious choice during or after a day at the beach.

The table below provides a list of nearby restaurants.

Restaurants near Grenville Bay
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Adriel Cafe (473) 438-5639 -- -- -- --
Estuary Restaurant (473) 437-3663 -- -- -- --
Belmont Estate (473) 442-9524 Creole Informal 3.6 mi. N
Cabier Ocean Lodge Restaurant (473) 444-6013 Caribbean, Creole, French, Indian Very Casual 4.8 mi. S

Other Beaches

Visitors in search of the perfect beach will have other options if Grenville Bay doesn't suit their tastes.

You might also enjoy Conference Bay, which is home to plenty of activity. You'll find it three miles to the north-northeast. If it's a bit of peace and quiet you're after, Sauteurs Bay is a location secluded from lots of tourists and buildings. It is located within taxi range of the coast.

Another option worth considering is Soubise Beach, which is located three quarters of a mile to the south-southwest.

While Grenada has many alluring attractions, visiting Grenville Bay or the other beautiful beaches in the area can make your time on Grenada even more memorable.

 

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