Barbados Pocket Guide


Holetown Beach, St. James, Barbados Pocket Guide


Here's is our top ten list of beaches. Click here for a more extensive list of beaches in Barbados.


East Coast - Bathsheba

Surfer Cathcing a Wave at Bathsheba, St. Joseph, Barbados Pocket Guide

Legend states that Bathsheba, the wife of King David, bathed in milk to keep her skin attractive and soft. The mineral rich cascading white surf here is said to resemble Bathsheba's bath in appearance and health benefits, this nearby small village was thereby named Bathsheba...

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East Coast - Foul Bay

Foul Bay Beach, St. Philip, Barbados Pocket Guide

Foul Bay is an idyllic cove nestled amongst the cliffs on the south-east coast of Barbados in an area called Hopeland in the parish of St. Philip. Here casuarina and palm trees offer shady spots along the picturesque white sandy beach and where small fleet of local fishing boats...

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North Coast - Heywoods Beach

Heywoods Beach, St. Peter, Barbados Pocket Guide

Heywoods Beach is in fact home to Almond Beach Village, one of Barbados' extensive all-inclusive Barbados hotels, so refreshments can be available to visitors throughout the day. However, if you are planning to spend a day at Heywoods Beach and would like lunch there, make sure...

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North Coast - River Bay

River Bay, St. Lucy, Barbados Pocket Guide

River Bay is certainly true to its name - a freshwater river winds through the Barbados countryside until it meets the sea here, hence the name. River Bay is not the easiest place to get to but it’s well worth the effort, rewarding visitors with not only a secluded spot away from...

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South Coast - Accra

Accra Beach, Christ Church, Barbados Pocket Guide

The waves at Accra Beach can be higher at certain times creating excellent surfing conditions without the undertow and hazards generally found at other surfing spots in Barbados. In case of difficulties, there are lifeguards on duty at Accra Beach. The water is usually calm...

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South Coast - Brighton Beach

Brighton Beach, St. Michael, Barbados Pocket Guide

There is an electricity plant at the northern end of Brighton Beach and Bajans frequently bathe there in the colloquially named 'hot pot', an inlet of hot water expelled from one of the plant's run-off pipes. Think before you jump in here though, as the strong currents...

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South Coast - Miami Beach

Miami Beach, Christ Church, Barbados Pocket Guide

Miami Beach is a very popular destination for the people of Barbados, particularly at weekends and Bank Holidays, so the best time to visit is probably during the week. As Miami Beach is so close to Oistins fishing village, why not combine a day at the beach with a purchase of some freshly...

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West Coast - Mullins Beach

Mullins Beach, St. Peter, Barbados Pocket Guide

Mullins Beach's road side position makes it easily accessible, with a spacious new car park across the road from the beach. The south of Mullins Beach predominantly backs onto private villas, while low rocky cliffs dominate the northern end. An attractive, if narrow, strip...

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West Coast - Paynes Bay Beach

Paynes Bay Beach, St. James, Barbados Pocket Guide

Paynes Bay Beach is a lively, easily accessed beach situated on the West Coast of Barbados, in the parish of St. James. Nestled in a small Barbados bay, a wide, deep sweeping arc of glorious golden sand awaits you at Paynes Bay Beach, bordered by plenty of cool shady trees. Be careful of the...

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West Coast - Sandy Lane Beach

Sandy Lane Beach, St. James, Barbados Pocket Guide

In Barbados, the name Sandy Lane is synonymous with luxury; 2011 saw the hotel's fiftieth anniversary, and it remains the choice for royalty, celebrities and the business elite who regularly stay and relax in the villas, suites or rooms that make up this immense five star...

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