As a young boy growing up, nothing could compare to a day on Grand Anse Beach. I love that beach … the sand goes forever in both directions, and with the exception of public holidays, grand anse beach is never crowded … it feels like it’s all mine.
My friends and I practically lived in the water, emerging only for snacks, or to play in the warm sand.
At the end of the day our fingers and lips will be wilted from the exposure, but to us it was always worth it.
Grand Anse beach can have that effect on you … it makes kids feel at home, and adults feel like kids again.
Grand Anse Quick Facts
- 2 miles white sand beach to swim, snorkel, sun bathe or whatever you please
- 10 – 15 minutes from airport, so you can be in the water within an hour
- Grenada’s most popular beach and tourist attraction
- Located in the the heart of hotel district, that means easy access, and beach everyday
- Available dive shops, water sports, vendors market, restaurants & bars … everything at your finger tips
Grand Anse Beach Videos
Grand Anse beach is visual subject matter, so it’s much better to watch, see, and experience it, than to write, and talk about it. So this is where I shut up (at least for a little bit), and where you start your sneak preview of things to come
Two quick minutes of people having fun on Grand Anse Beach … along with some really cool Reggae music
Let’s tap the beat up a bit with some sweet steel pan music and two more minutes of Grand Anse Beach fun …
Choosing the Best Spot
With two miles of perfect white sand there is something for everyone. You can sub divide grand anse beach in three parts: The South Side, The Park Side, The North Side, each is as lovely as the other but suit different tastes.
- The South Side
Stroll down to the south end and you are sure to see a few couples enjoying the scenery and each others company.
Insert yourself in these beach chairs. The further south you go on grand anse beach the more secluded it gets.
The famous and pricey Spice Island Inn Resort is located on this side, so it is normal to see guests enjoying the beach. But it is still the quietest, and most private part of Grand Anse Beach.
- The Park SideUse the Camahogne Park entrance to get to The Park Side. Here’s a few things about this part the beach:
- Most accessible entry point if you are not driving. The bus stop is a 3 minute stroll away.
- Most convenient parking
- It’s the middle of the beach … easy to go South Side or North Side from here
- Favorite spot of the Locals
- Shopping Mall right across the street
Here is a shot of the capital St George across the waters in the distance, from directly in front of the Park Side entrance.
This is one of the things that make Grand Anse beach so special … the view of the green rolling hills and the back drop of the city.
- The North SideFurther up on the North side you will find mainly hotel guests soaking up the Grenadian sunshine. This side of Grand Anse Beach can be filed with beach chairs and tourists when several cruise ships are in port.
The vendors market is also on the this side of the Grand Anse beach. There you can do some shopping for local crafts, spices and apparel, that make great gifts. So even if you prefer the Park Side or South Side, you might want to swing by the vendors market and see what tickles your fancy.
Braids, Serenade and Straw Hats …
Wherever you might be on the beach expect a kind vendor or two to come by and offer to braid your hair, serenade you with local calypso, or maybe make you an authentic coconut straw hat on the spot. Its all part of the Grand Anse experience. If you are not interested a polite no thank you is normally enough to get the vendor to move along.