Black Bay Beach Grenada is a beautiful black sand beach

Black Bay Beach – A hidden Black Sand Beach in Grenada

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Grenada is a lush Caribbean island full of amazing white sand beaches with clear blue water. But there is also a beautiful black sand beach called Black Bay Beach Grenada that is well worth visiting.

Black Bay Beach is one of the best beaches in Grenada and is covered in fine black sand. It is a fairly untouched beach with no houses or hotels built close to the beach shore.

When visiting Black Bay Beach you will most likely have the beach to yourself with just a couple of fishermen hanging around. So keep reading to find out how to get to this little slice of paradise 🤫

Why is there a Black Sand Beach in Grenada?

The sand at Black Bay Beach is black because it is made up of volcanic debris. This is because Grenada is a volcanic island. Most of the mountains you see around the island are extinct or dormant volcanoes.

This is one reason why Grenada is such a green and lush island. Volcanos create very fertile soil so the hills of Grenada are suitable for a wide range of crops such as cocoa, nutmeg, breadfruit, and more.

The typical beautiful white sand beaches you see around the Caribbean are primarily made up of crushed coral. Most of the beaches in Grenada are made up of this type of sand.

Read also: 🐚 The best white sand beaches in Grenada

View of Black Bay Beach Grenada without any people
This is Black Bay Beach in Grenada

How to get to Black Bay Beach

Black Bay Beach is fairly isolated and not well known to tourists. You have to walk along a path through farmland for about 20 minutes to get there.

To get to the starting point of the walk you will need to drive there. The beach is also not marked on Google Maps but you can follow the directions below to get there.

  1. Drive to the end of Cotton Bailey Road marked with the red circle on the map below. Make sure to pin the location on your map using the link below to make it super easy.
Map showing how to get to Black Bay Beach in Grenada
📍Pin the location on your map

2. At the end of that road, you should see a property with a wire fence in front of it. We parked our car in front of the building and walked from there.

3. To the right of the building, you will see a small dirt path that will take you past a couple of small farms and through an orchard.

4. Just keep following this path and you will walk through some bush where you should see a cave. You could go explore inside if you like as apparently there are some old Amerindian petroglyphs and bats to see. But it didn’t smell the best to me! 💩 So I didn’t explore too far inside.

5. After a few minutes, the path will go steeply down a hill and you are at the beach! It is quite steep with loose dirt at the end so you will need to watch your steps.

What to do at the Beach

Because the beach is so isolated there is nothing to do but relax and chill! The only building on the beach is abandoned and falling to pieces. We were not sure what it used to be. But it kind of adds to the charm of the beach. Making it feel like it has been left for nature to take over.

So make sure that you bring a towel to sit on and some drinks and snacks. Because the sand is black it gets very hot! So you will need something to stop you from cooking while you sit on the sand 😉

While we were there a few fishermen came into the bay and started casting their nets but apart from that the beach was all ours.

Two people sitting on a balck sand beach in Grenada under palmtrees

Now you know where to find a Black Sand Beach in Grenada

Black Bay Beach is an untouched and unusual beach and one of the best beaches in Grenada in my opinion. It is also located right next to Concord Falls which is one of the best waterfalls in Grenada and well worth checking out.

So it may be a good idea to combine some beach time with waterfalls! Which beach in Grenada is your favorite? Let us know in the comments below!


Hi, I am Allan, a travel, health and fitness fanatic from New Zealand. I'm a former lawyer who turned into a full-time nomad in 2020. For the last 4+ years I've been traveling the world. I'm always on a hunt for good food, activities on a budget and workouts on the go. I hope you find my tips helpful and get inspired to travel more!

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