Grenada boasts some 45 beaches. All beaches are public, meaning that they are open to all. Thus, there must be public access routes to take you from the road to the beach.
Despite Grenada's French history, there are no nude beaches. Swimming attire is required.
By far the most popular of Grenada's beaches is Grand Anse. Located just south of St. George, Grand Anse is miles of sandy beach. Sea grapes, almond trees and palms provide shade. Calm waters cover the gently sloping sandy bottom.
Grand Anse is well-developed. Several large hotels and resorts border the beach. (However, there are several public access routes onto the beach). There are also restaurants, bars and places to rent beach and water sports equipment.
Although the beach is popular, it tends not to be crowded. People disperse along its two mile length.
The most frequently heard criticism of Grand Anse is the presence of aggressive vendors.
Above: Grand Anse beach can be seen across the water from the cruise ship pier in St. George. However, it is beyond walking distance for most visitors.
Grenada's second most popular beach is Morne Rouge Bay. This horseshoe shaped beach has a reputation for being calmer than Grand Anse.
There are fewer hotels and restaurants at Morne Rogue than at Grand Anse. However, there are enough to classify it as a developed beach.
Morne Rogue is the next bay south of Grand Anse.
Grenada's other beaches are less developed and less popular with visitors. Some that do get mentioned include: Magazine Beach, which has a reputation for snorkeling; La Sagesse, secluded half mile crescent of golden sand; and Bathbay Beach in Levera National Park, popular with locals on national holidays.
Cruise destination travel guide - Grenada - Beaches