Richmond Beach

St Vincent & the Grenadines

At the northern end of the Leeward Hwy lies remote Richmond Beach, empty except for teams of local workers collecting rocks for construction projects. With its coarse black sands it won't fulfill your Caribbean fantasies, but it's not without a certain rugged charm.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby St Vincent & the Grenadines attractions

1. Dark View Falls

0.63 MILES

Set among striking mountains covered with lush foliage, this double waterfall is the most beautiful on the island that you don't need a boat to get to…

2. Cumberland Bay

3.39 MILES

A lovely secluded bay framed by jungle-covered bluffs, Cumberland is a popular anchorage for more adventurous yachties. It's also a fine place for a swim…

3. Wallilabou Falls


An inviting waterfall that splits into two streams over three large boulders before filling a large swimming hole surrounded by trees and birdlife…

4. Layou Petroglyph Park

7.78 MILES

Around half a mile off the main road, this lovely park is centered around a large rock perched on the side of a rushing stream that was carved by St…

5. Montreal Gardens


Tucked away at the end of a rough road at the top of the valley above Mesopotamia – the SVG version – St Vincent's other botanical gardens are in many…

6. St Vincent Botanic Gardens

9.75 MILES

The oldest botanical gardens in the western hemisphere, the St Vincent Botanic Gardens are lovingly tended and provide an oasis of calm only half a mile…

7. Fort Charlotte

10.35 MILES

Just north of the city and standing proudly atop a 660ft-high ridge, Fort Charlotte (1806) offers commanding views of both town and the Grenadines to the…

8. St Mary's

10.37 MILES

Brooding St Mary's is the most eye-catching of Kingstown's churches and stands in dramatic contrast to the prim, whitewashed Anglican cathedral across the…