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.

Located in the eastern outskirts of Grenville, this beach is on the East edge of Grenada. You might want to drop by whether or not you're staying in the vicinity. Travelers who prefer walking over driving to their next destination will like how easy it is to reach Grenville Bay. It's within walking distance of so many hotels and activities, and isn't far from the city's major hubs.

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.

You'll also discover that there is a restaurant on the shore worth trying. There are a lot of dining experiences to be enjoyed on Grenada, but having a meal on the beach can be especially fun. 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 concession stand located here is another lunchtime alternative.

Yes, there are public restrooms at Grenville Bay. Also, lounge chairs are available for use at this beach.

Grenville Bay including its offering of comforts will be located well within an area that sees many visitors. What this means is that if you're sure that these amenities are an important factor, it will be an appropriate motivator to make it there earlier in the morning before the other people show up or even going to a more secluded beach away from the major areas. If not, you might risk the amenities being too crowded for you to use.

What's Nearby

Attractions

This pleasant stretch of sand known as Grenville Bay is on the East coast of Grenada; it's located near attractions like Grenville Cooperative Nutmeg Association, which is a few hundred yards away.

Some may feel that museums and beaches are an odd combination, but a quite a few vacationers find that museums like Grenada National Museum (one of the closest to Grenville Bay) offer an entertaining diversion and help share a different side of Grenada.

Being able to choose from some activities besides the beach will ensure 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 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

This beach is in the Grenville area, so touring the city could be a fun side-trip after visiting the beach. The nearby town of Grenville is a region with interesting things to do, yet is never overly congested. From the beach, Grenville is just up the road, about a half mile (a half kilometer).

Hotels

Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. There aren't many large hotels in the immediate vicinity, but you may see guests from the few small lodgings in the area.

You'll find a decent amount of hotels within a car's reach. Some of the closest choices have been displayed in the table 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

While the area surrounding Grenville Bay isn't exactly a culinary hot spot, you'll still have some choices, particularly if you are willing to drive or bike a few miles. One of the nearest places to eat is Adriel Cafe, which is a delicious choice during or after a day at the beach.

A few nearby dining options are shown below.

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

Of course, there are lots of other spots along the coast of Grenada, so perhaps you can explore more than one.

Another location you might enjoy is Conference Bay, which is generally a pretty popular beach. It is located three miles to the north-northeast. If it's solitude and tranquility you're seeking, Sauteurs Bay is a beach which doesn't see as many crowds. It is located only a cab ride away from the coast.

Travelers may also want to consider Soubise Beach, which is located three quarters of a mile away.

Grenville Bay could be the ideal stretch of sand, but it is possible that it may not be the best choice for your family; in which case you should find a beach with a seclusion factor that suits you.

 

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