Maxwell Beach

Maxwell Beach is on the South Coast of Barbados, in the parish of Christ Church, with Oistins, Miami Beach and Cotton House Bay to the east, and Dover beach, the lively area of St. Lawrence Gap, and Accra Beach to the west.


The relaxing Maxwell Beach in Barbados is a wide expanse of smooth golden sand, leading down to the beautiful warm and generally calm sea. There are several hotels in the Maxwell area of Barbados so the beach can get busy, but it is never overcrowded. If you just want to sit and relax, there are beach chairs and umbrellas available for renting, as well as several benches randomly scattered along the beach where you can sit and watch the activities and admire the scenery.


The large beach area at Maxwell Beach is perfect for families, and children can spend hours there building sand castles, playing games, running and generally letting off steam! A game of volleyball with the permanent beach based net is also great fun if you can find enough people with whom to play.


Whilst not as dangerous as other areas of Barbados' South Coast, the sometimes rough sea at Maxwell Beach is still usually calm enough for swimming, and an on duty lifeguard adds extra security. There are no unpredictable currents or undertow at Maxwell Beach but for extra safety children should be supervised at all times. Alternative watersports activities available at Maxwell Beach in include banana boat rides, donuts, water-skiing, boogie boarding, Hobie cats and jet skiing.


After all the activity, you might be ready for a tasty lunch or a snack. You can have lunch at one of the hotels near Maxwell Beach but it is always best to phone and talk to reception beforehand as many hotels will only serve residents at busier times of the year. If you can't get a hotel reservation, consider trying a delicious Bajan lunch from the food van parked on the roadside near the beach at lunchtime. 


You might prefer to take your own picnic, and the woodland area adjacent to the car park bordering Maxwell Beach not only provides a cool shady area where you can escape from the fierce midday sun but also has picnic tables, freshwater taps, and portable toilets. You probably won't be alone though, as armies of small red crabs seem to enjoy wending their way through the trees and shrubbery and down to the seashore!


If you're looking for a few mementoes or souvenirs to take home with you, there are some vendors selling local craft and jewellery at Maxwell Beach in Barbados.




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