t the lovely placid Paradise Beach
in Barbados there is virtually no undertow, with calm clear waters most of the year, allowing for comfortable swimming and snorkelling. It is also excellent for sunset photos.
This area was the beachfront to the old Paradise Hotel which has been closed for several years, and has since been demolished to build the Four Seasons Hotel & Resort in Barbados.
There are reefs close to shore so watch out for sea urchins in some areas.
Paradise Beach can be found on the Caribbean Sea side of the island, on the South-west Coast of Barbados in the Parish of St Michael.
DO NOT TOUCH the Manchineel Tree or its Fruits. (POISONOUS - Causes BLISTERS) DO NOT STAND UNDER the Manchineel Tree when it’s raining. (liquid from tree may cause BLISTERING) (The tree has green shiny leaves - The fruit is small apple–shaped – The tree is usually marked by red bands) Where there is wateresports activities persons should be cautious when entering outside the area marked with orange coloured buoys
Public access to beach:
Pedestrian access only with signage
(For vehicular access you will have to use the Batt’s Rock entrance and park there)
Crowd during the week
Crowd on weekends
Other west coast Beaches nearby
Close by to the south, is a very tiny bay called “Freshwater Bay” which is separated by rocks and boulders, but is still accessible by a walkway. At certain times during the year the boulders are covered by sand and access can be done via the shore.
Further south is a small fishing village at ‘Piles Bay’, which is also separated by boulders, but accessible, next to it is Brighton beach. Each of these beaches can be reached by walking from Paradise beach.
To the north is a small stand of woods that separates Paradise Beach from Batts Rock beach which is also located just north and can be reached from here.
More West Coast Beaches in Barbados...
Before or after your beach visit, take some time out to explore Barbados through a guided island tour, or maybe a self-guided tour of the many attractions and Night time activities by Rent-a-car.
Note: Seasonal weather can cause a change in conditions
BEACH ACTIVITIES & WATERSPORTS:
Snorkeling / Swimming / Fishing / Walking / Jogging / Shelling (collecting shells) / Sun Tanning
Watersports in Barbados
Facilities usually includes: Showers / Toilets / Changing areas