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Beaches of Grenada's insider take:

Grenada may be small, but it plays host to two entirely different beach experiences. Without a doubt, Grand Anse Beach is Grenada's cerulean crown jewel: two miles of sand, sea, and picture-perfect palms along the placid western Caribbean (between the airport and the city of St. George's). On Grenada's more aggressive eastern Atlantic side, locals prefer Bathway Beach in St. Patrick parish (close to the fishing town of Sauteurs), which is protected from strong rip currents by an offshore coral ledge and backed by snack stands and Levera National Park. An hour's drive south in St. David, La Sagesse Beach is calm and quiet, and leads to La Sagesse Nature Centre hotel's bar and restaurant (473-444-6458; Although nearly all of Grenada's beaches are white sand, tiny black-sand strips can be found in St. David.

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