Holetown Beach

Holetown Beach This busy little bay called Holetown Beach is a very popular spot on the island, especially with visitors to Barbados. It has crystal clear waters and calm sea conditions with little to no undertow.

Holetown Beach is a nice beach for swimming, with beach operators offering a range of watersports activities, umbrella rentals and beach chair rentals.

At Holetown beach you will also find a number of beach vendors selling colourful locally made jewellery and craft and tropical beach wear. There is also a beach bar on the beachfront.

This beach is located in the historic Holetown area which is home to many stores, shops, restaurants, a supermarket, a Post Office and lots more.

Holetown Beach can be found on the Caribbean Sea side of the island, on the West Coast of Barbados in the parish of St James. 

- 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 are water-sport activities persons should be cautious when entering outside the area marked with orange coloured buoys

Public Access to beach
Vehicular and pedestrian access with signage

Crowd during the week:

Usually medium

Crowd on weekends:

Medium to Large

Other West Coast Beaches close by
Located to the north is Trents Beach and Folkestone Beach 

To the south is Vauxhall BeachSandy Lane Beach and Paynes Bay.  

More West Coast Beaches in Barbados...

Don’t forget to take some time out of your day to take a guided island tour, or a self-guided tour by Rent-a-car of the various attractions and Night time activities.

: Seasonal weather can cause a change in conditions


Snorkeling / Swimming / Jet Skiing / Pedal Boats / Glass Bottom Boats / Scuba Diving / Sun Tanning
Watersports in Barbados


Lifeguard Facilities Beach Rentals Vendors Benches Play Park Parking
Yes Yes Yes Yes N/A N/A Yes

Facilities usually includes: Showers / Toilets / Changing areas

Wheelchair Access Phone Booth Rangers Picnic Tables Hair Braiding Shaded Areas
Yes Yes Yes N/A Yes Yes


Located in the Holetown area
North of Bridgetown and South of Speightstown

Travel north on Spring Garden Highway
Take the 1st exit at the Round-about onto Highway 1 (west coast road)
Travel Highway 1 pass Sandy Lane Hotel and Almond Beach Hotel until you see Public Access signpost on left.
(Pedestrian entrances next to Post office and Police Station)

Travel south on Highway 1 (west coast road)
Pass Mullins Bay and Discovery Bay Hotel - Look for Beach access signage on the right
(Pedestrian entrances next to Post office and Police Station)

Contact Info
Holetown Beach
St James

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