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Best Beaches Near the Grenada Cruise Port

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The best beaches near the Grenada cruise port require some transportation to reach them. None of them are within walking distance.

But no worries. The island has some great beaches worth the time and money to get there via taxi, rental car or excursion bus.

Grenada is a small Caribbean island in the Lesser Antilles chain of islands in the eastern Caribbean. Although the country is a prime tourist destination with a variety of attractions, most visitors go to Grenada to experience its wonderful beaches. There are about 45 beaches in this small country; all of which are officially open to the public.

With such a large number of , it can be quite difficult to choose the best ones to visit. Here, we have created a smaller, more manageable list of the top five beaches on this wonderful island.

1. Grand Anse Beach

Grand Anse beach
Grand Anse beach. Credit: Wikimedia Creative Commons license

Grand Anse Beach has been regarded as one of the most spectacular beaches in the world by top travel writers and critics. Grand Anse Beach is two miles of white sand in a sheltered bay. It’s a favourite of many locals and visitors alike.

Grand Anse is heavily featured in advertisements about the island, and several major hotels are located next to it. Indeed, the beach has a lot to offer, from water sports and scuba diving shops, to the vendors markets with local crafts and several wonderful restaurants.

Grand Anse is the best beach near the Grenada cruise port. It is about five miles or less than 20 minutes away. A water taxi from the cruise port is a quick and cheap way to reach it. Note that water taxi drivers often negotiate rates. Ask several what they charge before committing.

Various sources say that a taxi or water taxi will cost about $5 to $6 per person each way.

2. Morne Rouge Beach (BBC Beach)

Grand Anse Beach Map

Morne Rouge Bay is smaller, calmer and more secluded in the heart of the hotel district. 

Most locals refer to this one as BBC beach. It probably got the name from the BBC nightclub that once operated on the beach.

There is only one hotel directly on the beach (Gem Beach Resort), so it is an ideal place to just sit back, relax and soak up the sunshine. The water is fairly shallow, and consequently it is always a little warmer here than on other beaches.

For those who have small children, then this beach is probably one of your safest choices among all the Grenada Beaches. Morne Rouge Bay is sheltered, so the waves are often quite calm.

The beach is south of Grand Anse and 20 minutes south of the cruise port.

3. Pink Gin Beach

Pink Gin Beach is at the southewest tip of the island, behind the hills overlooking Point Salines International Airport. It is abouit 25 minutes south of the cruise port.

Interestingly, Pink Gin Beach is even more secluded than Morne Rouge Beach.

With its pinkish sand, pristine waters and a picturesque view of St. George, its ambience is one of serene relaxation and fun. The La Source Hotel is also here. A stay at La Source offers the opportunity for all sorts of water sports and other activities.

4. Bathway Beach

Bathway Beach is a beautiful strip of white sand on the northern end of the island. With great people, food, drinks and music, Bathway offers the kind of entertainment that will interest youngsters.

During the week, Bathway Beach is a more calming place. During this time, it’s a bit more tranquil and offers a nice experience in quiet solace.

But it’s the farthest major beach from the cruise port at more than an hour away.

5. La Sagesse Beach

La Sagesse Beach is the best place to experience quiet romance with that special someone. It is about 30 minutes east of the cruise port.

For those looking for a quiet evening alone, then La Sagesse Beach is a wonderful choice. This especially true for honeymooners as well as young couples.

It’s important to note that though these beaches were chosen as the top choices, the other 40 or so beaches are great choices as well. However, those can be put on reserve after travelling to and experiencing the ones listed here.

Scott S. Bateman is a professional journalist who has traveled widely throughout the Caribbean and the America.
January 10, 2022