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Introducing Leeward Highway

The Leeward Hwy runs north of Kingstown along St Vincent’s west coast for 25 miles, ending at Richmond Beach. Offering some lovely scenery, the road climbs into the mountains as it leaves Kingstown, then winds through the hillside and back down to deeply cut coastal valleys that open to coconut plantations, fishing villages and bays lined with black-sand beaches.

The drive from Kingstown to Richmond Beach takes about 1½ hours. There are weekday buses roughly every 15 minutes from Kingstown to Barrouallie (EC$4, 45 minutes). From there it is a 1-mile walk to Wallilabou Bay, and about four buses per day continue north to Richmond.