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At the southwestern end of Magazine Beach, the area in front of the Aquarium Restaurant, known as Aquarium Beach, is where some of the easiest snorkeling in Grenada can be found, with a variety of corals and good-sized shoals of fish. Boxfish, tangs, moray eels and wrasse are among the most common sightings in the shallows. 

Aquarium Beach, Grenada
The rocky headland to the left of the Aquarium Restaurant.

How to get to Aquarium Beach snorkeling spot?

Aquarium Beach is located at the southwestern end of Magazine Beach. Magazine Beach fronts the Royalton Grenada Resort, but access to the beach is open to all. To the northeast the entry to the water can be difficult in places due to shallow water reefs, but at the southwestern end of the beach it is generally very easy.

Aquarium Beach snorkeling map

Getting into the water at Aquarium Beach

The beach in front of the restaurant is relatively steeply sloping but this becomes more gentle the further away from the rocky headland you move. The beach is of clean sand, which shelves onto rock and reef outcrops, with some surge noticeable in the shallow waters.

Aquarium Beach snorkeling exploration tips

Swim straight out from the beach and then swim towards the headland for the more interesting seabed.

Elkhorn Coral at Aquarium Beach
Elkhorn coral found off Aquarium Beach.

Once you are over the mixed boulder and rock seabed you will find some sizable elkhorn coral, also plenty of seafans mixed in with large fire corals. This area also has large shoals of surgeonfish, blue tang and juvenile sergeant majors.

Smooth trunkfish in Aquarium Beach, Grenada
The smooth trunkfish is easy to spot at this location.

If you have the opportunity to get down close to the seabed you will find that many of the overhangs and holes in the rocks are occupied by moray eels, including several chain moray. Other species you will encounter include the inquisitive smooth trunkfish, orangespotted filefish and bluehead wrasse.

School of surgeonfish in Aquarium Beach
A school of ocean surgeonfish in Aquarium Beach.

Restaurants and accommodation nearby

The Aquarium Restaurant is ideally placed behind the beach for a shower, drinks and a seafood meal. Beware, the restaurant tends to get jammed for Sunday lunch, so book ahead. The Royalton Grenada Resort, just a 300 meters beach walk to Aquarium Beach, is the closest accommodation.


  • Level required Beginner
  • Maximum depth10ft/3m
  • Water entranceFrom a sandy beach
  • LifeguardNo
  • Visitor numbersMedium
  • Access costsFree
  • Restaurants nearbyYes, on the beach

MAP Spot

These snorkeling spots are accessible to beginners and kids. You will enter the water gradually from a beach, or in a less than 3ft. deep area. The sea is generally calm, shallow, with almost no waves or currents. These spots are usually located in marked and/or monitored swimming areas. It is not necessary to swim long distances to discover the sea life.

This level only apply when the spot experiences optimal sea and/or weather conditions. It is not applicable if the sea and/or weather conditions deteriorate, in particular in the presence of rough sea, rain, strong wind, unusual current, large tides, waves and/or swell. You can find more details about the definition of our snorkeling levels on our snorkeling safety page.