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L’Anse Aux Epines, which fronts the Calabash Boutique Hotel, is a decent snorkeling location on the southern coast of Grenada. While much of the area off the beach is populated by seagrasses there are outcrops of coral within the seagrass and several around the headland, on the western part of the beach. The coral outcrops, in particular, have many colorful juvenile fish species.

Anse aux Epines Beach, Grenada
Headland to the western side of L’Anse Aux Epines Beach.

How to get to L’Anse Aux Epines snorkeling spot?

L’Anse Aux Epines Beach is located on the southern coast of Grenada, in the eastern branch of Prickly Bay. The beach fronts the Calabash Boutique Hotel, but access to the beach is possible from the eastern part of the beach (see map below), via Point Drive or using a water taxi.

L'Anse aux Epines snorkeling map, Grenada

Water entrance for snorkeling l’Anse Aux Epines

The best location to enter the water to snorkel on the headland, is from the right hand side of the beach, facing the sea. Once you are in the water you will find that much of the central part of the bay is made up of seagrasses and algae, due to its sheltered conditions.

L’Anse Aux Epines snorkeling exploration tips

At a short distance from the beach, the seagrass beds give way to isolated coral and rock outcrops, along with patches of coral debris, towards the headland. The outcrops of coral become more extensive the further along the headland you swim.

Foureye butterflyfish in seagrass
Juvenile Foureye Butterflyfish.

A small bay with tree debris on the shore can be seen after the end of the headland. The water is slightly deeper here and more extensive coral growth can be observed. This area may become difficult in certain wind conditions.

Massive starlet coral and sea urchins
Healthy Massive Starlet Coral with accompanying Long-spined Urchins.

Where the coral outcrops occur a range of juvenile fish species can be seen including Foureye Butterflyfish, Bluestriped Grunt, French Grunt, colourful Beaugregory and the odd Moray eel.

Dead mans fingers
Interesting free-floating ball of Dead man’s fingers within the seagrass beds.

Restaurants and accommodation nearby

The Calabash Boutique Hotel has a beachside restaurant and bar for a post-snorkeling break.


  • Level required Beginner
  • Maximum depth10ft/3m
  • Water entranceFrom a sandy beach
  • LifeguardNo
  • Visitor numbersLow
  • Access costsFree
  • Restaurants nearbyYes, at Calabash Hotel

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.