Black Bay Beach
Black Bay Beach
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Silky, fine, black-volcanic sandy beach.
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dappant
St Louis8 contributions
Mar 2013 • Friends
Best kept secret in Grenada. There is also a cave that is located in the southern end of the beach!!
Written December 23, 2013
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omegon
Bangkok, Thailand161 contributions
Jan 2019 • Solo
This is extremely far from the main tourist areas. When I was there, there was nobody else. While it is cool to see the black sand, there is not much else to do and the water isn’t very nice when compared to other beaches. To get there by bus: take the 5 and stop at the entrance to Concord Falls, the path is on the other side. Should cost around $3.50 EC, and the walk from there should be around 25-30 mins, just keep going down. Good beach if you want alone time and to see the black sand.
Written January 9, 2019
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melissassm
Sault Ste. Marie, Canada3,169 contributions
Jan 2013 • Couples
We had the bus drop us off in the vicinity and asked around to find the road/path that took us to Black Bay beach. After about 30 minutes of walking through banana plantations and sugar mill ruins, which were interesting to see, we arrived at Black Bay beach. There was a bit of a swampy area to cross immediately before the beach. Except for one fisherman, it was deserted. There are no facilities here, so bring water, and a snack if you plan on staying for a while. The sun was setting so we didn't have time to check out the cave nearby - next time!
Written December 28, 2013
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Jennifer W
Chicago, IL140 contributions
Feb 2017 • Couples
This is the only black sand beach on Grenada, but it is difficult to get to and pretty small once you've hiked about a 1/4 mile off the main road. It is not for the faint of heart. First of all, it is pretty hard to find. There is a little road going off the main road opposite the sign for Concord Falls - it doesn't look like it goes anywhere. When we stopped to figure this out, the locals immediately pounced on us and offered to guide us to the beach. We reluctantly agreed. The longer we hiked and the further off the road, the more anxious I became, but our "guide" did get us to the beach. Once there the sand is indeed black, but as we were the only people there (with no cell service I might add), it was difficult to be comfortable. We were concerned about finding our way back through the jungle, but our unofficial guide said he would hang around and wait for us. Needless to say, we didn't stay for long and I'm happy to report he guided us back to our car without incident.
Written February 9, 2017
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e-s03
London, UK151 contributions
May 2015 • Couples
Can easily be combined into a visit to Concord/Au Coin Falls. Follow the track down to the beach from the bus stop for around 20 minutes. Ask locals if unsure. You then reach a metal bridge with an option to either cross to the other side of the river or continue on the current side. The path to the beach is easier if you do not cross the bridge - we assume the other side is where other reviewers encountered the mangroves.

The beach is beautiful and good for photos, but eerily quiet with abandoned buildings on the route. We didn't find the cave but it was high tide.
Written May 31, 2015
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Simone01
Fort Erie, Canada228 contributions
From the western main road, heading north you will come to Concord.
When you see a sign to turn right to get to Concord Falls, instead turn LEFT -the road that leads towards the sea. Drive as far as you can then walk through cocoa and fig trees, past old estate ruins, following the river to the sea. You will hear the waves before you can see the beach so there is no way to get lost. The beach was empty and wild and really exotic. Some people love white sand beaches but I think black ones are more unusual and seem primordial. Would have given it a 5 out of 5, if not for a sad and thirsty donkey we met along the path. Nothing should have to suffer in Paradise.
Written March 20, 2015
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Trish D
Fort Myers, FL121 contributions
Oct 2019
Black Bay Beach is in a pretty remote location and there's no parking. We just followed the road until we could go no farther, then parked as best we could at the side. From there, the walk is an easy, level trek through a gorgeous forest and the ruins of an old sugar mill. The beach itself is isolated and the water quality (probably because of recent storms) was not great for swimming, but it was quiet, beautiful, and worth the walk.

Note: Other posters talk about the cave with Amerindian carvings, but we could not find it.
Written October 27, 2019
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Robby G C
Toronto, Canada78,235 contributions
Jan 2019 • Couples
At first we were going to take our rental car. We decided to walk.

Nearby us there was a river. We enjoyed the the bananas nearby us.

Once at the beach, we examined the sand. It was black. I had heard that volcanoes can make sand black. Now, this was true.

There were boats here as well.

However, everyone either enjoyed the black sand or swim.

We had a great time.

Worthwhile to see!
Written August 3, 2019
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Ruby R
Thornbury, Canada134 contributions
Feb 2017 • Friends
Well, if you haven't seen a beach with black sand, then by all means go to Black Bay Beach. To get to the beach you need to drive north from St George's direction Gouyave. When you get to the town of Concord, look for a sign on the right side of the road that indicates "Concord Falls". The trek to the beach is immediately opposite this. You can park your vehicle on the road, then take the paved road down from the main street. This paved road is in pretty good condition, but it is a steep walk down. Along the way you will pass by some very interesting plantations of bananas and other tropical plants. The path is well trodden although we crossed a steel bridge and went to the wrong side of a little river, and had to back track. When we finally got to the beach, the tide was coming in and the beach was very small. Then it started to pour, and I mean downpour. Still the beach was lovely. We took shelter in an old destroyed structure, and then lost hope and trekked up the hill to our car. On the way up we walked along the little river and past bamboo thickets. It was truly lovely.
Written March 2, 2017
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Traci H
Manitowoc, United States101 contributions
Mar 2020
First, you have to find the road to get down to beach! Any local will cheerfully help give directions. Not sure if we would drive down that road again! Narrow, bumpy, lots of big rocks and if it was rainy, would be absolutely trecherous. It would be better to walk down I think. Sand is Black! Cool to see. Did not swim here. Guess there is a cave with hieroglyphics but we did not see it.
Written March 16, 2020
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