When it comes to pristine beaches you are spoilt for choice on this beautiful island. Although all of our beaches here in Barbados offer soft sands and clear waters, there are a few that stand out from the crowd.........
Exposed to breezes of the South East coast, Crane Beach has rolling waves and swaying palms. You will find loungers and umbrellas for rent, boogie boards too. We definitely don't recommend swimming here due to dangerous currents, paddling in the shallows and jumping around in the white water is good fun though. When you're hungry try Cutters - a nearby deli, delicious cutters (that's Bajan for sandwich) and their rum punch is pretty good too!
On the West coast between Holetown and Speightstown lies this sandy stretch of beachy paradise. Mullins Beach bar is very popular, an easy going menu will provide you with everything you need day or night. It is the official beach partnered with Royal Westmoreland development. Mullins is a great spot to watch the sun set with a cool cocktail.
Another West coast contender, Paynes Bay is south of Holetown and a touch south from Sandy Lane. You can enjoy the safe calm waters, rent a snorkel and mask and bob around with the amazing sea turtles that swim offshore here. Try your hand at paddle boarding too, you can find lots of boards to rent. You can eat at Tamarind Hotel or try one of the beach shacks along the road behind the beach.
The South coast's liveliest and finest beach! Also known as Rockley Beach as it's located in the Rockley area. The water is safe for everyone, it stays shallow for a good distance. Rent a sun lounger and grab a drink from one of the many beach bars or explore the beach stalls and the South coast boardwalk.
A number of beaches line the bay here, there's miles and miles of white sand stretching from Bridgetown right to The Hilton Hotel. There are no less than 6 ship wrecks in the bay making it the perfect location for snorkelling. Pirates Cove beach bar is worth a visit for a cooling cocktail or two!
Bottom Bay Beach
A tranquil hideaway, no resorts or beach bars here. Located on the South East coast, come prepared with drinks and food. Tall skinny coconut palms line the beach, you might find a local willing to climb up and get a fresh one for you to drink. This truly is a castaway beach!