Hog Island

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Hog Island, off the south coast of Grenada is a favorite anchorage spot amongst sailors who are looking for a nearly uninhabited place to play. Unfortunately it is impossible to call this place secluded because many cruisers have the same idea. What you find on the island instead is a bunch of strangers hoping from boat to boat to mingle, group barbecues on the beach, and new friends bonding over a drink at the thatch roof hut bar.

Located in the vicinity of St. George's, near Grand Anse, Hog Island is on the South West coast of Grenada. You should consider dropping by even if you aren't staying particularly close by. Although the area isn't crowded with buildings, visitors frequently find this a worthwhile destination as a way to escape the crowds.

How to Access The Beach
Hog Island is accessible by boat. Once you arrive on the island, you'll find that the foot path around the island is lined with calabash trees and can be thorny so closed toe shoes are advisable.

Amenities and Ambiance

The beaches of hog island feature white sand and dark blue waters with a calm surf.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business. The water in the area is of good snorkeling quality, so purchase or rent some gear if you're hoping to see what lies beneath the surface.

Since Hog Island happens to be located in a major tourist area, many try to show up early.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Beachgoers will find Hog Island on the South West coast of Grenada. It is near some interesting sites like Lisa Herrera Gallery, which is one of the area's attractions.

Museums and beaches may seem an odd combination to some, but some visitors find that museums like Grenada National Museum (one of the closest to Hog Island) offer rare insight into Caribbean life and help share a different side of Grenada.

If you're looking for other nearby attractions or activity options, this beach isn't far from any of the items in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Hog Island
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Lisa Herrera Gallery Art Gallery 1.1 mi. WSW Grenada
Studio 34 Art, Art & Soul Art Gallery 2.0 mi. NW Grenada
Grenada Golf Course & Country Club Golf Course 2.1 mi. N Grenada
Campus War Memorial Monument 2.2 mi. W Grenada
Grenada Seafaris Adventure Snorkeling Tour Operator 3.3 mi. N Grenada
Fort Frederick Historical Site 3.4 mi. N Grenada
Fort Matthew Historical Site 3.5 mi. N Grenada
Fort George Historical Site 3.5 mi. N Grenada
Grenada National Museum Museum 3.6 mi. N Grenada
National Cricket Stadium Sporting Event Venue 4.1 mi. N Grenada
Westerhall Rum Distillery Historical Site 5.1 mi. ENE Grenada
Underwater Sculpture Park Monument 5.9 mi. N Grenada

Cities and Towns

Hog Island is near L' Anse aux Epines, so travelers staying in town won't have far to go. The nearby town of L' Anse aux Epines is an area with plenty to do, but yet isn't overcrowded.

Hotels

The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, it depends on several things: the season, the weather, even how many hotel rooms have been booked nearby. You can typically expect to see a fair amount of vacationers who are staying in the area.

Guests looking for a place to stay not far from Hog Island will find themselves in luck, as there are plenty of accommodations to pick from in the surrounding area. You will find the closest hotel booking options by looking over what's listed below.

Accommodations near Hog Island
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Mount Harmon Bay Estate 0.8 mi. W Hotel
Coral Cove Cottages 1.0 mi. SW Cottages
Mandela Court 1.0 mi. W Hotel
Le Phare Bleu Marina & Boutique Hotel 1.2 mi. ENE Hotel
Calabash Luxury Boutique Hotel & Spa 1.3 mi. W Hotel
Twelve Degrees North Apartment Resort -- -- Hotel
Point Salines Hotel -- -- Hotel
True Blue Bay Resort 1.8 mi. W Resort
Allamanda Beach Resort & Spa 2.1 mi. NW Resort
Siesta Hotel 2.1 mi. NW Hotel

Food

One of the best ways to round off a laid-back trek to the beach is to enjoy a meal at a nearby restaurant, where you can sample the local chefs' favorite dishes, within just a few miles of this shoreline. One of the closest places to eat is Sand Bar BBQ. This restaurant features Caribbean food. They are also known for serving barbecue. When you start to get hungry, you won't need to wait too long to eat since it's only a short distance away.

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

Restaurants near Hog Island
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Sand Bar BBQ (473) 444-4565 Caribbean Very Casual 1.1 mi. W
Junction Bar & Grill (473) 537-1087 Caribbean Very Casual 1.1 mi. WSW
Choo Light Chinese Restaurant & Bar (473) 444-2196 Chinese -- -- --
Rhodes Restaurant (473) 444-4334 Contemporary, Eclectic, International Fine Dining 1.3 mi. W
The Beach Club (473) 444-4334 Eclectic Informal 1.3 mi. W
Charcoals Caribbean Grill (473) 440-4745 Caribbean Very Casual -- --
The Boatyard (473) 439-2523 International -- -- --
The Red Crab (473) 444-4424 International Informal -- --
De Big Fish (473) 439-4401 International Very Casual 1.7 mi. W
The Grill House (473) 444-4662 -- -- 1.8 mi. W
New Point (473) 443-8783 -- -- 1.8 mi. W
Dodgy Dock (473) 443-8783 Caribbean, Contemporary Informal 1.8 mi. W

Other Beaches

Visitors searching for the perfect beach will have lots of choices besides Hog Island.

You might also enjoy Grand Anse Beach, located only a short distance away. Grand Anse Beach is one of the best and most well-known beaches on Grenada. Located on the Caribbean, it boasts crystalling blue water and bright white sand. Visitors will find plenty of water sports to play and a variety of vendor stands to explore. Palms provide respite from the mid-day sun and waterfront restaurants provide visitors with tasty food and cold beverages. If you're on the lookout for more active and social, you might like Quarantine Point Beach. You'll find it three miles to the northwest.

Another location you may want to try is Calivigny Island, located a mile away.

While the area offers plenty of picturesque views and exciting attractions, visiting Hog Island or the other beautiful beaches in the area can make your time on Grenada even more memorable.

 

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