St Alban's Beach

The stunning St Alban’s Beach in Barbados is located in the picturesque Reeds Bay on the west coast of the island. It is also known as Carlton Beach to locals in the area and Tropicana beach to surfers.  

The waters here are calm and crystal clear with no undertow, while featuring a shoreline of golden sand and trees for shade.

At St Alban’s beach there are usually beach operators offering a range of watersports activities to visitors from sailing cruises on their beach-stops. There is also some activity from a number fishing boats out to sea and on the shore.

This beach is a popular sea bathing spot with locals in the area and is excellent for sunset photos.

St Albans 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

Crowd during the week

Crowd on weekends
Small to medium

Other West Coast Beaches close by
Located to the north is Gibbs Beach and Kings Beach / St. Peter's Bay

To the south you will find Church Point / Colony Club Beach and Folkestone Beach

More West Coast Beaches in Barbados...

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:Seasonal weather can cause a change in conditions

Snorkeling / Swimming / occasional watersports / Walking / Sun Tanning
Watersports in Barbados


Lifeguard Facilities Beach Rentals Vendors Benches Play Park Parking
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Facilities usually includes: Showers / Toilets / Changing areas

Wheelchair Access Phone Booth Rangers Picnic Tables Hair Braiding Shaded Areas
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Located in the Carlton area
(Opposite St Alban's Church)
North of Bridgetown & Holetown 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 Sunset Crest, Holetown and Folkestone Marine Park unto Carlton area
(Look for open space opposite St Alban's Church)

Travel south on Highway 1 (west coast road)
Pass Mullins Bay and Gibbs area entering Carlton area
(Look for open space opposite St Alban's Church)

Contact Info
St Alban's Beach
Lower Carlton
St James

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