Attractions in Saint George's

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As the capital city and a major port town, St. George's has a lot going for it.  In addition to all of the cultural and political landmarks, the beaches here are a favorite among cruise ship passengers, and a park and botanical garden offer visitors a chance to spend some time outdoors in a setting that isn't overflowing with sand. 

Beaches

Grand Anse Beach

You will discover an abundance of beaches to visit, though they are all located nearby. Snorkeling is available at some of these beaches, for people who enjoy the underwater scene. Just click on the name of each beach for more information concerning that particular stretch of sand.

If you love to snorkel, a location worth considering is Grand Anse Beach. Grand Anse Beach is easily accessed off Falledge Road, via a well paved road the leads to Garfield's Beach Bar.

Another top pick for those who enjoy snorkeling is Quarantine Point Beach. On the southwestern tip of Grand Anse Bay is a little stretch of sand known as Quarantine Point Beach. This land mass juts out into the ocean, meeting the waves head on, taking the brunt of the waves so that the beach within the bay remains a calm place to play.

Dragon Bay: Dragon Bay slopes into an arch along the west coast. The beach features deep aquamarine waters that wash ashore dark tan sands which are backed by thick green trees.

These examples are only some of the options. To navigate to our page about beaches, visit this page.

Landmark Attractions

Fort George

Grenada National Museum: The Grenada National Museum is housed in an old army barracks and prison that was originally built in 1704. The museum is located off Young Street, and is a quaint locale, but filled with a great deal of interesting information about island history and culture.

Many travelers also choose to visit Fort George. It is situated in downtown St. George. Completed by the British in 1710, Fort George served to protect St. George's City from attack. Today, only some portions of the fort is open to the public, with the other part serving as offices for the Royal Grenada Police Force.

Fort Frederick: Fort Frederick was built in the late 1700's by the French after they took the island from the British. While its history may not be particularly unique, the ruins offer a bit of intrigue, and the views from the top are fantastic.

These examples are just a few of the available options. To visit our complete page about other enjoyable places to visit in and around the area, go to this page.

Natural Attractions

De La Grenade Nutmeg Garden

St. Rose Nursery and Garden is one of the local attractions that's enjoyed by many visitors. Guests to Grenada looking to explore some of the more natural side of the island without leaving the convenience of civilization may want to look at the St. Rose Nursery and Gardens. This compromise of nature and development will take you through a collection of vegetation and flowers that are perfect for a quick relaxing activity.

Hyde Park Garden is another site that you might enjoy. Hyde Park has been a grand estate and home to the Roberts family for over six generations. Recently, much of the property has been transformed into a fantastic garden that offers a tranquil stop on your tour of Grenada.

Saint George's has a wider range of choices too. Navigate here to read our guide to natural attractions in and around Saint George's.

 

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