Gibbs Beach

Gibbs Beach is on the North West Coast of Barbados, on the boundary of the parishes of St. Peter and St. James, with Reeds Bay, Alleynes Bay, Colony Club (Heron Bay) and Holetown to the south, and Mullins Beach, Speightstown, Heywoods Beach and Port St. Charles to the north.


This area of Barbados is often referred to as the 'Gold' or 'Platinum' coast, and Gibbs Beach is lined with some of the wealthiest, glamorous beachside residences on the island. The impressive imposing houses with their exquisitely landscaped gardens and the privately owned villas and holiday beach houses create something of a feeling of exclusivity, but all beaches in Barbados are public up to the high water mark and beach access is therefore provided at intervals along the bay.


The beautiful crescent-shaped Gibbs Beach has pristine white powdery sand, calm crystal clear aquamarine waters, vibrant foliage and flora, and many huge trees providing welcome shade from the heat. The water is safe for swimming and its clarity makes it perfect for snorkelling. Unlike many beaches on Barbados' West Coast, Gibbs Beach fortunately slopes gently to the water's edge, so there are no sudden drops and the sandy sea floor is pebble free.


There are some water sports operators who can offer visitors to Gibbs Beach water skiing, banana boat rides, parasailing, Hobie cats and wave running. However, Gibbs Beach is generally quiet and tranquil, and less well known than other nearby beaches, so you are practically guaranteed a serene, noise free time at the beach during the week. At weekends and bank holidays it is likely to be busier though, with Bajan people visiting the beach and sea and local boat owners mooring their spectacular yachts in this bay.


As Gibbs Beach has no amenities like refreshments, beach chairs, or changing facilities, try visiting the beach bar at nearby Mullins Beach for a meal or a snack. 


Gibbs Beach is highly recommended to visitors to Barbados who like taking morning or evening strolls or jogs along the beach, and is an ideal location for families with young children.




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