beaches in Barbados are open to the public so you have 70
miles of golden sands to explore! The Barbados coastline provides
a variety of choice - from the calm water of the West Coast
to the surfer's paradise on the East Coast.
have listed the most popular beaches, starting from Speightstown
and moving down the coast. Generally speaking the waters are
calmest on the West Coast and get gradually rougher as you
go further South and then East. The seas are calmer in the
is not advisable to swim on the East Coast.
See you down at the beach!
COAST beaches Barbados
- head towards Mango's Restaurant and enjoy.
Beach - Park on the main road and either picnic at
the southern end of the beach or buy your refreshments from
Mullin's Restaurant. Great visibility for snorkelling and
plenty to see.
Point - park outside the Colony Club Hotel and spend
a leisurely day swimming or snooze under shady trees. Refreshments
available at the Colony Club's beach bar terrace.
- If you enjoy water-sports then spend a few hours at this
action packed spot. Plenty of places to enjoy a drink or something
to eat. Have a scuba dive at West Side Scuba or swim in the
pool at Baku Beach club. (book through us and get a discount!)
Cheffette short stroll past Baku.
Bay - Parking areas close to the Coach House - another
great spot for water-sports and refreshments. (Try Bombas
Beach bar) Walk a little further up towards Sandy Lane and
you may find yourselves the only ones on the beach (one of
our favourites for peace and qquiet so don't tell everyone!)
Village - Park by the esplanade and enjoy snorkelling
or visit the Malibu Visitor's Centre which is just a short
walk away (book your day pass or tour through us!) Or have
your lunch and drinks at II Tempio.
COAST Barbados beaches
Bay An ideal location if you are coming off a cruise
ship for the day as it's just outside Bridgetown. Lovely bay
with boats at anchor. Visit the Boatyard for food, drink and
parking or to try your hand at watersports. Great day out.
(and you can stay on at the Boatyard for your evening entertainment
Beach Park at the beach and enjoy this popular spot.
Great for body surfing or spotting! Good choice for food and
drink. Cheffette across the road.
Beach Park on a side road near the Sandy Beach Hotel/
Carib Beach Bar or at public car park on the Worthing main
road. Shallow, calm water and picturesque lagoon. Ideal for
Beach Breezy wide beach. Public access and car park
Maxwell Coast Road or via Casuarina Beach Hotel.
Rock Beach Close to Southern most point of island.
White sand beach - excellent water for windsurfing. Food and
drink at Silver Rock bar and Hotel.
EAST COAST Barbados beaches
Bay Find Foul Bay Beach Car Park and enjoy a long,
wide rugged expanse of attractive coastline. Take own food
Beach Park at hotel or in side road at opposite end
The cliffs, dunes, pink-tinged waters make this a spectacular
beach. Excellent body surfing.
Bay Park on cliff top and go down steps. Ideal postcard-like
tropical beach - cliffs, coconut palms, a cave, white sand
and aquamarine sea. Fabulous picnic venue.
Cattlewash Miles of untouched beach along the island's
most hilly, wild and beautiful stretches of coast. The atlantic
in its full glory.
A photographer's paradise
Excellent surfing conditions but not suitable for families
with young children - certainly ask us for advice on where
you can go in the water.
Swimming here can be extremely dangerous.
Photos and text by Emma Hartnell-Baker for Shoestring Barbados
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