he beautiful Silver Sands Beach
, also known as Silver Rock
, Round Rock
or De Action Beach,
is Barbados’ top windsurfing spot.
This is a long, wide stretch of beach with a nice ambience, and consists of two separate bays.
One bay is home to the Silver Sands Recreational Park, deAction Beach Shop
and Round Rock Apartment at Sea
. The Silver Rock Resort
was also once located here before it was closed and demolished.
The other bay fronts Inchcape Seaside Villas
and what was once the Silver Sands Hotel Resort
At Silver Sands Beach the waters are choppy with medium to large waves and lots of undertow.
The beach here is windy and provides fantastic conditions for kite Surfing
with a reef a little ways out, producing a nice break for good wind surfing
during the season.
Although a fairly popular beach during the winter season, this beach still has a secluded feel to it, sheltered by sand dunes, casuarinas and wild vegetation.
On the beachfront you can find all your kiteboarding and windsurfing rentals at ‘De Action Shop’
, which is owned by world ranking windsurfer Brian “Irie Man” Talma,
or as he is locally called “De Action Man
”. The beach shop also provides surfing, kite boarding and windsurfing lesson.
Silver Sands Beach has also been the official venue for the deAction Barbados Waterman Festival
, and the start of many Professional Windsurfing Association (PWA) World Cup Tours.
The recreational park is a popular hangout and picnic spot for locals in the area. It has a playing field, public facilities and a playground for kids.
In the surrounding area there a number of rum shops, restaurants, bars and vacation accommodations.
Silver Rock beach / Silver Sands beach can be found on the South Coast
of Barbados in the parish of Christ Church.
Public Access to beach:
Vehicular & Pedestrian access
Crowd during the week
Empty to small (activity from surfers)
Crowd on weekends
Small to medium (activity from surfers)
Other South Coast Beaches close by
Located to the northeast is Inch Marlow Beach/Surfer's Point
& Long Beach
To the southwest is Rescue Beach/Surfer's Bay
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Note: Seasonal weather can cause a change in conditions
BEACH ACTIVITIES & WATERSPORTS:
Swimming / Snorkeling / Surfing / Windsurfing / Kiteboarding / Paddlesurfing / Fishing / Sun Tanning
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Facilities usually includes: Showers / Toilets / Changing areas