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 toward the eastern outskirts of Grenville, this beach is on the East coast of Grenada. You should consider dropping by even if you aren't staying nearby. Travelers who'd like to avoid renting a car will like how easy it is to reach Grenville Bay. More than likely, this beach is near many of the attractions you already plan to visit, since it isn't far from the center of the city's action.

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.

Of course, you could always try the shoreside restaurant right on Grenville Bay, which is the ultimate convenience for beachgoers. Grenada offers plenty of great places to eat, but some meals are best enjoyed spontaneously, in a truly casual setting. Some vacationers have lunch right on their towels in the sand. Did you know that some hotels are happy to pack picnic lunches for their guests? Otherwise, there are plenty of walk-up vendors that offer hot, on-the-go food.

There is also a concession stand available.

There are public restrooms at this beach——something you'll appreciate if you bring the kids along. Also, there are lounge chairs available at this destination.

Still, make sure you realize that while visitors here find a few amenities available at Grenville Bay, it is found in an area that sees many visitors. If throngs of people are something you want to avoid, it's a good motivator to think ahead to beat all the other tourists, like coming in the morning. If you wait around, you could not use all those comforts which Grenville Bay offers its guests.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Travelers will find Grenville Bay on the East coast of Grenada. It is near Grenville Cooperative Nutmeg Association, which is within a distance that tourists could probably walk or take a cab to, and it is one of a few attractions close-by.

Historical attractions like Belmont Estate offer a nice compliment to a soothing day at Grenville Bay, and provide beachgoers with the opportunity to learn about Grenada's past, without having to go too far from the beach. As a matter of fact, this coast is three and a half miles to the north of this destination of historical interest.

If you can't wait to see as many of Grenada's attractions as possible, the following table shows the closest options.

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 very close to Grenville, so you can explore the city after your visit to the beach. Not far away you'll find Grenville, a city which is not an overly urbanized area, but still has its fair share of things to do. From the beach, Grenville is a quick trip away, roughly a half mile (a half kilometer).

Hotels

The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, it depends on many factors: the time of sundown, happy hour, even how many of the nearby hotel rooms have been booked. There aren't many large hotels nearby, but you may meet guests staying at some of the area's smaller options.

You'll find a moderately varied selection of places to stay within driving distance. 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 you'll be hard-pressed to find many dining options nearby, you'll probably still spot a few places to try, especially if you are willing to venture a little out of the way. The closest places to grab a bite to eat is Adriel Cafe, which is a delicious choice during or after a day at the beach.

Nearby restaurants are listed in the following table.

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

Grenada has several beautiful beaches, so Grenville Bay is just one of your options.

Another location you might enjoy is Conference Bay, which is home to plenty of activity. It is located three miles to the north-northeast. If it's solitude and tranquility you're seeking, Sauteurs Bay is a location secluded from lots of tourists and buildings. It is located within cab range of the beach.

You may also want to consider Soubise Beach, located within a couple of miles.

There are countless experiences to enjoy on Grenada, so visiting Grenville Bay is just one way you can enjoy a sunny afternoon.

 

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