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Beaches Guide


Barbados beaches...
explore the golden sands of Barbados, go swimming in warm blue seas and explore the magical under water world -snorkle or scuba dive in a variety of locations.


All 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.

We 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 High Season.
It is not advisable to swim on the East Coast.
See you down at the beach!

WEST COAST beaches Barbados

Speightstown - head towards Mango's Restaurant and enjoy.

Mullins 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.

Church 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.


Holetown - 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.





Paynes 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!)







Fitts 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.

SOUTH COAST Barbados beaches


Carlisle 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 also!)


Accra 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.

Sandy 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 families.

Casuarina Beach Breezy wide beach. Public access and car park Maxwell Coast Road or via Casuarina Beach Hotel.

Silver 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.

SOUTH EAST COAST Barbados beaches

Foul Bay Find Foul Bay Beach Car Park and enjoy a long, wide rugged expanse of attractive coastline. Take own food and drink!

Crane Beach Park at hotel or in side road at opposite end of beach.
The cliffs, dunes, pink-tinged waters make this a spectacular beach. Excellent body surfing.

Bottom 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.

EAST COAST Barbados beaches

Bathsheba/ 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.

Beaches Guide
Photos and text by Emma Hartnell-Baker for Shoestring Barbados © 2003
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