Grape Bay Beach
This is not a public beach. The beach is actually privately shared by Grape Bay Cottages
which is a vacation rental accommodation, Grape Bay Beach Resort (which has closed down and left as a derelict for the past several years) and the affluent residents who have houses along the south shore in Paget.
However since it is part of South Shore national park and not under individual ownership, guests and visitors are also allowed access.
Photo: Grape Bay Cottages
The access to the beach is through neighborhood lanes winding down from the South Road. As long as you respect the privacy of the residents living on both sides of the road and walk down quietly, nobody would mind you access the beach.
And once there, you are on the paradise. It's a lovely scenic beach, clean and most importantly quiet and free of beach goers.
You will hardly find anybody here, that's mainly because very few tourists know about this beach and also because there are no public restrooms here or any other beach amenities.
Like most other south shore beaches, you can see the pink hue in the sand here. The beach is clean and marvelous. It's great for swimming. The rocks on both sides of the beach are quite steep and you should not try to climb them.
As I had mentioned, this is a private beach (although it does not belong to any single owner). So do not visit the beach with children or large group, and by all means avoid disturbing the tranquility of the place.
There is a wonderful beachside accommodation here known as Grape Bay Cottages
which is run by the Frith family. There are twin cottages with nice amenities. You can watch the stunning sunset views sitting on the balcony of the cottages.
Sunset view from Grape Bay Cottage balcony
Photo: Grape Bay Cottages
How to reach Grape bay beach
Grape bay beach is located in Paget Parish. It's about a mile from Hamilton City.
Take bus #7 and get off near Paget-Pharmacy on South Road at Paget. This is the nearest bus stop. Walk down the White Sands Road which goes all the way down to erstwhile Grape Bay Beach Hotel through a local neighborhood.
The hotel was earlier known as White Sands Hotel and that had lent the name to the road. Next to the hotel property, you will see a pathway leading down to the beach.
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