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BARBADOS WEST COAST BEACHES & BAYS

West Coast Beach list | Accommodations | Restaurants | Dive Shops | Shopping | Points of Interest | Other Interest | Directions

Barbados West Coast Beach ScenesWhen visiting the many, gorgeous West Coast Beaches in Barbados, you will witness miles of uninterrupted clean, white sandy beaches on which you can relax and enjoy the warm sunshine.

The west coast of Barbados is also recently known as the 'Platinum Coast' or previously the 'Gold Coast' and runs north from the capital Bridgetown until the end of the parish St. Peter. This coast is excellent for watersports, Snorkelling, Sailing cruises, picnics, romantic walks or just swimming with the turtles. There are great Restaurants and Bars as well as many Accommodations along the west coast. You can choose from luxurious Hotels and Villas to beautifully maintained Guest Houses and Apartments. You can also enjoy some duty-free and souvenir shopping after your dip or some of the sights before you hit the beach.

Barbados West Coast beaches are situated in the Caribbean Sea, which is why the waters are calm, warm and crystal clear. Although not as much for the adventurous as the south coast, these beaches are considered more idyllic. West Coast beaches have a wide appeal especially to families, retired couples, teenagers and kids or anyone looking for safe beaches, relaxation and lots of fun.

For your benefit we have provided a list from West to North of the Beaches on the West Coast of Barbados with public access, as well as Directions, Activities, Amenities and more.

We have also provided a chart of Beach Amenities on the west coast for those who want a quick look at what each beach has to offer.

Now you should rent-a-car or scooter, visit the many beautiful beaches of the west coast, explore the tranquil waters or just relax, but please do remember your sunscreen.

While you-re enjoying the beaches leave some time out to take in the many sights, activities and tours in Barbados, you won-t regret it.

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The West Coast Beaches & Bays of Barbados are located in the parishes of St Michael, St. James and St. Peter.

CONDITIONS – Calm, clear waters with small to medium waves, mostly small waves, reef is close to shore
Note: Seasonal weather can cause a change in conditions

Beach Activities on the West Coast of Barbados:
Swimming / Walking / Volleyball / Paddle Tennis / Snorkeling / Diving / Sailing / Pedal boats / Glass bottom boats / Sun Tanning / Watersports & more

To Get There: Travel Highway 1 (West Coast Road)

By Bus:
Route 1 – To Speightstown - From Princess Alice Bus Terminal in Bridgetown
Route 1A – To Boscobelle, St. Peter - From Princess Alice Bus Terminal in Bridgetown
(Schedule - Every 90mins)
Route 1A1 – To Indian Ground, St. Peter - From Princess Alice Bus Terminal in Bridgetown
(Schedule - Every 90mins)
Route 27 – To Oistins Bus Terminal, Christ Church - From Speightstown Bus Terminal, St. Peter.
(Schedule - Every 90mins from 5:30am)

NOTE: These Routes travel the West Coast in both directions.
For updated info on bus routes & schedules in this area click here!
Or call (246) 436-6820

WEST COAST BEACHES listed from West to North Back to Top

Click on name of Beach for availability of Activities, Directions, Amenities & more.

Carlisle Bay - St Michael
Mostly calm clear waters with lots of beach activity.
 
Brandons Beach- St Michael
Calm clear waters with beach activity.

Brighton Beach- St Michael
Calm clear waters with beach activity.

Pile Bay - St Michael
Calm clear waters with beach activity.

Freshwater Bay - St Michael
Calm clear waters with beach activity.

Paradise Beach - St Michael
Calm clear waters with little beach activity.

Batts Rock Beach - St Michael/St. James
Calm clear waters with little beach activity, but great for picnics and some surfing.

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

Good Shepherd Beach - St. James
Calm clear waters, great for relaxing.

Fitts Village Beach - St. James
Calm clear waters, great for relaxing.

Appleby Beach / Crystal Cove - St. James
Calm clear waters.

Mahogany Bay - St. James
Calm clear waters, great for sunset photos.

Treasure Beach - St. James
Calm clear waters with some watersports activity.

Paynes Bay - St. James
Calm clear waters, popular with some beach activity.

Sandy Lane Beach - St. James
Calm clear waters.

Vauxhall Beach - St. James
Calm, clear, rocky waters.

Holetown Beach - St. James
Calm clear waters with beach activity, can be busy.

Trents Beach - St. James
Calm clear waters.

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

Church Point / Colony Club Beach - St. James
Calm clear waters. Great for surfing.

Weston Beach - St. James
Calm clear waters with activity from fishermen.

St Alban's Beach / Carlton Beach / Tropicana - St. James
Calm clear waters, great sunset photos and a popular stop for sailing cruises.

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

Mullins Bay Beach - St. Peter
Calm clear waters with lots of beach activity, great for photos.

Kings Beach / St. Peter's Bay - St. Peter
Calm clear waters.

Cobblers Cove Beach / Cholera Beach - St. Peter
Calm clear waters with some watersports activity.

Godings Bay - St. Peter
Calm clear waters.

Speightstown Bay - St. Peter
Calm clear waters.

Heywoods Beach - St. Peter
Calm clear waters with beach activity.

Six Men's Bay - St. Peter
Calm clear waters.

More Barbados Beaches…

Note: Seasonal weather can cause a change in conditions


ACCOMMODATIONS ON THE WEST COASTBack to Top

Coral Reef Club
Sandpiper Hotel
The Lone Star
Almond Beach Club
Almond Beach Village
Colony Club
Crystal Cove Hotel
Discovery Bay Hotel
Glitter Bay Hotel
Mango Bay Hotel
Royal Pavillion
Sandridge Beach Hotel
Tamarind Cove Hotel
Treasure Beach Hotel
Little Good Harbour Hotel
Paradise Villas

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RESTAURANTS ON THE WEST COASTBack to Top

Barbecue Barn
Chefette Restaurant
Lone Star Restaurant
Olives Bar & Bistro
Ragamuffins Bar & Restaurant
The Cliff Restaurant


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DIVE SHOPS ON THE WEST COASTBack to Top

Hightide Watersports

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SHOPPING ON THE WEST COASTBack to Top

HOLETOWN
West Coast Area - (Historic, Shopping, Recreational)

This town had the first settlement in Barbados and is the third largest town on the Island. Although a small town, it is among some of the most luxurious hotels and villas on the island and has access to beaches and practically ever thing you would need while in Barbados, especially duty-free shopping and restaurants.

Directions: Highway 1. North of Bridgetown (North of SandyLaneResort & AlmondBeach Club)
Parish: St. James


WEST COAST MALL
West Coast Area - (Shopping, Recreational)

Duty-Free Shopping on the west coast with everything you need under the sun. A variety of services for health, beauty, men, women, kids as well as a food court and lots more.

Directions: Holetown, Highway 1. (North of AlmondBeach Club) (North of Sunset Crest Mall)
Parish: St. James


SUNSET CREST MALL
West Coast Area - (Shopping)

This mall offers Duty-free Shopping at its best, with a variety of other services for everyone.

Directions: Holetown Area, Highway 1. (just opposite AlmondBeach Club) (South of West Coast Mall)
Parish: St. James
More Shopping…


CHATTEL HOUSE VILLAGE
West Coast Area - (Shopping)

There are two such shopping villages on the island that are fashioned after the quaint chattel house. One located in St. Lawrence Gap and the other in Holetown, both with a variety of shops and products. This cluster of chattel shops offers something for everyone, from T shirts to gift items and local souvenirs.

Directions: Holetown, Highway 1. (just South of West Coast Mall)
Parish: St. James


OTHER INTERESTBack to Top


Featured Companies:
Atlantis Submarine
Bajan Helicopters
Harbour Master Cruises
Heat Wave Sailing Cruises
Tiami Catamaran Sailing Cruises
Voyager Rent-a-Car

Featured Interests:
Island Tours
Cruises
Attractions
Scenic Spots
Picnic Spots
Surfing
Scuba Diving
Horse Riding Tours
Nightlife

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