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Barbados Beach Scenes Welcome to the Fun Barbados Beaches Guide where we have compiled all the information you will need for your beach holiday. Rated as one of the top islands and destinations for Caribbean Travel, visitors to Barbados always head straight for our lovely sandy beaches.

Being a coral Island, Barbados is fortunate to be surrounded by over 70 square miles of over 80 of the best Beaches in the Caribbean, with at least 3000 hrs of wonderful sunshine recorded annually. Its palm fringed coral sand and virgin white beaches are overlapped by crystal clear turquoise waters, while boasting an almost perfect climate. In Barbados, beaches range from pink sand to the purest white, and are never overcrowded.

Barbados meets the Atlantic on its East Coast and the Caribbean Sea on its West Coast. Each coastline is very different from the next giving the island a variation of beaches to choose from. You can experience from the calm, warm waters of the west coast to the pounding, rugged surf of the east coast, so your days can be spent as relaxing or as action-filled as you choose.

Beaches in Barbados tend to start with calm seas and have small waves on the west coast, with the conditions becoming more active the more south or north you go.

For your benefit we have provided a list of the BEACHES & BAYS in Barbados with public access, as well as Directions, Activities, Amenities and more, just for you.

We have also compiled a Chart of the BEACHES and Amenities by Coast for those who are looking for a beach with particular features close to where they are staying.


WEST COAST BEACHES
Beaches for relaxing with calm, clear waters, small to medium waves but mostly small waves and lots of watersports, perfectly safe for swimming, snorkeling, walks and sunbathing.

SOUTH COAST BEACHES
Beaches for fun and a little adventure with small to medium waves but mostly medium waves, great for swimming, windsurfing, body surfing, kite boarding, watersports, Scuba diving and some snorkeling.

SOUTH-EAST COAST BEACHES
Secluded Beaches with medium to large active waves, excellent for relaxing, sun tanning and body boarding. Swimming not recommended in some areas.

EAST COAST BEACHES
Beaches for sun tanning, walks, and surfing with large waves and strong currents. Swimming not recommended on this coast in most areas.

NORTH COAST BEACHES
Not many Beaches. This coastline is rugged with mainly cliffs and has large waves with very strong currents. No swimming recommended.


Golden Sands BarbadosYou may also want to check out our Beach Picks to help you choose a beach to suit your mood. These picks include; Barbados Best Beaches, Cruise Ship Passengers Beach Pick, Swimming Spots, Hidden Beaches, Snorkeling Spots, Fun Beaches, Family Beaches & lots more...

It's now time for you to rent-a-car or scooter, visit the many beautiful beaches, explore the tranquil waters or just relax, but don't forget your sunscreen.

While enjoying your Beach Holidays or Vacations in Barbados, in the luxury of your Beachfront Accommodations and dining at the scenic Beach-front Restaurants, leave some time out to take in the many sights, activities and tours in Barbados, you won't regret it. Don't forget to check out our beach tips.

You can find the Beaches of Barbados in the Parishes of St Lucy, St Peter, St James, St Michael, Christ Church, St Philip, St John, St Joseph and St Andrew. There are no Beaches in the Parishes of St George and St Thomas.

CONDITIONS - Range from calm, clear waters with small waves to very large waves with very strong currents.

Note:
Seasonal weather can cause a change in conditions.
There are No Nude Beaches
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BEACH ACTIVITIES:
Swimming, Walking, Surfing, Boogie Boarding, Snorkeling, Scuba Diving, Wind Surfing, Kite Boarding, Hobie Cat Sailing, Sunfish Sailing, Pedal boats, Glass bottom boats, Ocean trampoline and slide, Paddle Tennis, Iceberg Mountain Climbing, Volleyball, Parasailing, Sunbathing & more
Watersports in Barbados

LIST OF BEACHES IN BARBADOS

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  • Accra Beach / Rockley Beach: South Coast - Christ Church
    Small to medium waves with lots of beach activity and watersports. Some surfing done here.

  • Adventure Beach @ The Boatyard: South Coast - St. Michael
    Mostly calm clear waters with lots of beach activity and watersports.

  • Appleby Beach / Crystal Cove: West Coast - St. James
    Calm clear waters.

  • Archer's Bay: North Coast - St. Lucy
    Very large waves with lots of undertow and extremely strong currents. Great for photos.

  • Barclays Park Beach: East Coast - St Andrew
    Large to very large waves, lots of undertow and very strong currents. Great photo opportunity and ideal for picnics! No swimming recommended.

  • Bath Beach: East Coast - St. John
    Large waves, with undertow and strong currents, but some swimming close to shore. Excellent for photos and picnics and has some beach activity.

  • Bathsheba Beach: East Coast - St. Joseph
    Large to very large waves, lots of undertow and very strong currents, with some natural pools close to shore and beach activity. Excellent for photos, picnics, surfing and diving.

  • Batts Rock Beach: West Coast - St. James
    Calm clear waters with little beach activity, but great for picnics.

  • Beachy Head Bay: Southeast Coast - St Philip
    Very secluded with medium to large waves, lots of undertow and strong currents. Great Photo opportunity.

  • Bottom Bay: Southeast Coast - St. Philip
    Secluded with medium to large waves, lots of undertow and strong currents, but excellent for photos and picnics. Some beach activity here.

  • Brandons Beach: West Coast - St. Michael
    Calm clear waters with lots of beach activity and watersports.

  • Brighton Beach: West Coast - St. Michael
    Calm clear waters with lots of beach activity and watersports.

  • Browne's Beach: South Coast - St. Michael
    Mostly calm clear waters with lots of beach activity.

  • Carlisle Bay: South Coast - St. Michael
    Mostly calm clear waters with lots of beach activity.

  • Cattlewash Beach: East Coast - St. Joseph
    Large to very large waves, lots of undertow and very strong currents, but some natural pools close to shore. Excellent for photos, picnics and surfing!

  • Church Point / Colony Club Beach: West Coast - St. James
    Calm clear waters.

  • Cobblers Beach / Cholera Beach: West Coast - St. James
    Calm clear waters.

  • Coconut Court Beach: South Coast - Christ Church
    Some calm clear waters close to shore.

  • Conset Bay: East Coast - St. John
    Large waves, with lots of undertow and very strong currents. Great for photos and diving.

  • Cotton House Bay: South Coast - Christ Church
    Medium waves with lots of undertow. Great for surfing.

  • Cove Bay / Gay's Bay: North Coast - St. Lucy
    Very large waves with lots of undertow and extremely strong currents. Great for photos.

  • Crane Beach: Southeast Coast - St. Philip
    Medium to large waves with undertow, some swimming close to shore, and some Beach activity. Excellent for photos!

  • Dover Beach: South Coast - Christ Church
    Small to medium waves with some undertow, lots of beach activity and watersports. Some surfing done here.

  • Drill Hall Beach: South Coast - St. Michael
    Small to medium waves with some undertow. Great for picnics and surfing!

  • Freights Bay: South Coast - Christ Church
    Medium waves with lots of undertow. Great for surfing.

  • Freshwater Bay: West Coast - St Michael
    Calm clear waters. Ideal for sunset photos.

  • Fitts Village Beach: West Coast - St. James
    Calm clear waters, great for relaxing.

  • Folkestone Beach: West Coast - St. James
    Calm clear waters with beach activity, can be busy at times. Has a picnic area.

  • Foul Bay: Southeast Coast - St. Philip
    Secluded with medium to large waves and lots of undertow, but is great for picnics and fantastic photos.

  • Gibbs Beach: West Coast - St. James
    Calm clear waters, great photos and a popular stop for sailing cruises.

  • Ginger Bay: Southeast Coast - St. Philip
    Very secluded with medium to large waves, lots of undertow and strong currents, but great for photos.

  • Godings Bay: West Coast - St. Peter
    Calm clear waters.

  • Golden Sands Beach: South Coast - Christ Church
    Small to medium waves with some undertow, some beach activity.

  • Good Shepherd Beach: West Coast - St. James
    Calm clear waters, great for relaxing.

  • Graves End Beach: South Coast - St. Michael
    Small to medium waves with some undertow. Great surfing!

  • Harrismith Beach / Cave Bay: Southeast Coast - St. Philip
    Secluded with medium to large waves, lots of undertow and strong currents, but excellent for photos.

  • Hastings Rocks Beach: South Coast - Christ Church
    Small to medium waves with some undertow.

  • Heywoods Beach: West Coast - St. Peter
    Calm clear waters with beach activity.

  • Holetown Beach: West Coast - St. James
    Calm clear waters with lots of beach activity and watersports, can be busy.

  • Kentucky Beach: South Coast - Christ Church
    Small to medium waves with some undertow. Great for photos.

  • Kings Beach / St Peter's Bay: West Coast - St. James
    Calm clear waters.

  • Little Bay: North Coast - St. Lucy
    Very large waves with lots of undertow and extremely strong currents. Great for photos.

  • Long Bay / Sam Lords Castle Beach: Southeas Coast - St. Philip
    Very secluded with medium to large waves, lots of undertow and strong currents, but excellent for photos.

  • Long Beach: South Coast - Christ Church
    Secluded with medium to large waves and lots of undertow. Great for windsurfing and kite boarding!

  • Mahogany Bay: West Coast - St. James
    Calm clear waters, great for sunset photos.

  • Martins Bay: East Coast - St. John
    Large waves, with lots of undertow and strong currents, but some swimming close to shore. Great for photos!

  • Maxwell Beach: South Coast - Christ Church
    Small to medium waves with some undertow.

  • Maycock's Bay: North Coast - St. Lucy
    Very large waves with lots of undertow and extremely strong currents. Great for photos, surfing and diving.

  • Miami Beach / Enterprise Beach: South Coast - Christ Church
    Small to medium waves with some undertow, lots of beach activity.

  • Morgan Lewis: East Coast - St. Andrew
    Large to very large waves, lots of undertow and very strong currents. Great photo opportunity!

  • Mullins Bay Beach: West Coast - St. Peter
    Calm clear waters with lots of beach activity and watersports, great for photos.

  • Needham's Point / Hilton Beach: South Coast - St. Michael
    Mostly calm clear waters with lots of beach activity and watersports.

  • North Point Cove: North Coast - St. Lucy
    Very large waves with lots of undertow and extremely strong currents. Great for photos and surfing.

  • Oistins Beach: South Coast - Christ Church
    Small to medium waves with some undertow.

  • Palm Beach / Amaryllis: South Coast - Christ Church
    Mostly calm clear waters.

  • Palmetto Bay: Southeast Coast - St Philip
    Very secluded with medium to large waves, lots of undertow and strong currents. Perfect photo opportunity.

  • Paradise Beach: West Coast - St. Michael
    Calm clear waters with little beach activity.

  • Paynes Bay: West Coast - St. James
    Calm clear waters, popular with some beach activity.

  • Pebbles Beach: South Coast - St. Michael
    Mostly calm clear waters with lots of beach activity.

  • Pico Teneriffe: East Coast - St. Andrew / St. Peter
    Large to very large waves, lots of undertow and very strong currents. Great photo opportunity!

  • Pile Bay: West Coast - St Michael
    Calm clear waters with beach activity.

  • Prospect Beach: West Coast - St. James
    Calm clear waters with beach activity, great for relaxing and photos.

  • Rainbow Beach: South Coast - Christ Church
    Small to medium waves with some undertow.

  • River Bay: North Coast - St. Lucy
    Very large waves with lots of undertow and extremely strong currents, some swimming close to shore. Great for photos and picnics.

  • Ragged Point / East Point: East Coast - St. Philip
    Large to very large waves, with lots of undertow and very strong currents! Great for photos and surfing.

  • Rendezvous Beach: South Coast - Christ Church
    Small to medium waves with some undertow.

  • Rescue Beach / Surfer's Bay: South Coast - Christ Church
    Medium waves with lots of undertow. Great for surfing!

  • Sandy Lane Beach: West Coast - St. James
    Calm clear waters.

  • Shark's Hole Bay: Southeast Coast - St Philip
    Very secluded with fairly calm waters close to shore, medium to large waves, lots of undertow and strong currents. Perfect for photos.

  • Silver Rock Beach / Round Rock / De Action Beach: South Coast - Christ Church
    Medium waves with lots of undertow and lots of beach activity. Great for photos, windsurfing and kite boarding!

  • Silver Sands Beach: South Coast - Christ Church
    Medium waves with lots of undertow and lots of beach activity. Great for photos, windsurfing and kite boarding!

  • Six Men's Bay: West Coast - St. Peter
    Calm clear waters.

  • Skeetes Bay: East Coast - St. Philip
    Large waves, with lots of undertow and strong currents. Great for photos.

  • South Point: South Coast - Christ Church
    Medium waves with lots of undertow. Great for surfing.

  • Speightstown Bay: West Coast - St. Peter
    Calm clear waters.

  • St Alban's Beach: West Coast - St. James
    Calm clear waters.

  • St. Lawrence Bay: South Coast - Christ Church
    Small to medium waves.

  • Surfer's Point / Inch Marlowe Beach / Kayaker's Point: South Coast - Christ Church
    Medium waves with lots of undertow and lots of beach activity. Great for photos, windsurfing, kite boarding and Kayaking!

  • Tent Bay: East Coast - St. Joseph
    Large to very large waves, lots of undertow and very strong currents. Great for photos.

  • Treasure Beach: West Coast - St James
    Calm clear waters with some beach activity.

  • Trents Beach: West Coast - St. James
    Calm clear waters.

  • Turtle Beach: South Coast - Christ Church
    Small to medium waves with some undertow.

  • Vauxhall Beach: West Coast - St. James
    Calm clear rocky waters.

  • Walker's Beach: East Coast - St. Andrew
    Large to very large waves, lots of undertow and very strong currents. Great photo opportunity!

  • Welches Beach: South Coast - Christ Church
    Small to medium waves with some undertow. Great for photos!

  • Weston Beach: West Coast - St James
    Calm clear waters with activity from fishermen.

  • Worthing Beach / Sandy Beach: South Coast - Christ Church
    Small to medium waves with lots of beach activity and watersports.

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