This Spring, it’s all about beaches in Barbados!
The most obvious perk of island life is beautiful beaches, and the beaches in Barbados are everything – sandy coves, craggy cliffs, glassy waters, sassy waves – everything. Not to mention the fact that the island is small enough for you to explore every single beach option during one holiday! But, if there is any doubt that Barbados ticks all these boxes when it comes to varying types of beach getaways, let us introduce you to some of our favourite coastal picks for making any seaside dream come true.
Slightly northerly from the pulsing town of Holetown is the quiet Alleyne’s Bay, which is a relaxing, west coast gem of a beach. With fishing boats docked within view off its shores, it is the perfect spot for a relaxing dip – and for those who know the area, a sumptuous lunch! Luckily, this beach is home to the popular – and seemingly elusive – Juju’s Beach Bar and Restaurant, which is usually found after a bit of exploration and some interaction with the locals. But don’t worry, the trek to find Juju’s will most likely be one of the most rewarding adventures of your stay on the island!
This entry is not for faint-hearted amateur. For surf pros and avid enthusiasts, head to the mecca of surf in Barbados found easterly within the sleepy village of Bathsheba. On this drastically contrasting landscape from that of the more beaten west coast path, large boulders, pebble-strewn sands and agitated waters – complete with large swells – await those daring and advanced enough to take on the challenge. Besides surfing, exploring the shallow surf at the water’s edge, leisurely walks and deep breaths of fresh Atlantic air are the other possibilities here. Visit when the tide is low so you can also enjoy soaking in the natural rock pools heated by the sun, and as always be careful of the sudden and strong rip tides.
If you can’t make up your mind whether you prefer a lazy beach day or a bit of adventure, this south coast beach at Dover is the best of both worlds. Come with your beach towels, rent a lounger and lay the day away beachside, or even consider tying the knot with this beauty in the background. Or, capitalize on all the rentals and activities on the water, including snorkeling, boogie boarding and jetskiing – and even windsurfing at certain times of the year! One other perk of this beach is its location within the popular St. Lawrence Gap, which has several amazing options for shopping and dining for the whole family.
Sandy Lane Beach
Did you know that stargazing in Barbados is not only a nighttime activity? On the shores of the ritzy Sandy Lane beach, you’ll probably catch a glimpse of some very familiar faces as you soak up the rays of the sun. This beach, which has been popularized by celebrity beachgoers that flock to its shores, is the perfect spot to unwind at a luxurious address while rubbing proverbial shoulders with the best entertainment and sporting talent the world has to offer.
Crane Beach is hands-down one of the most stunning beaches on the island. Although it is located on the typically rugged, pebbly east coast, the beach has a lush thriving of coconut trees, and beautiful white sands that contrast stunningly against the deep blues of the Atlantic – all sitting snuggly within an alcove below one of the oldest hotels in Barbados. This beautiful beach is the epitome of relaxation, and has even captivated global purveyors of luxury to be considered one of the top 10 beaches in the world by Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous!
So, although these are all the candidates we can fit in the space allotted, rest assured that the list of amazing beach options in Barbados goes on much longer. But, if you must only take one thing away from our crash course in Barbados beaches, remember that the possibilities are endless on Barbados’ breathtaking shores!
P.S. In case you want to “live” on the beach while you are here on holiday we have got that covered too. Check out our selection of beachfront villas.