It’s why we come to Barbados, really — the amazing white powder beaches. There are dozens of them on this lovely island, each one a little different. There is sure to be one with your name on it, that matches your beach personality. You can find maps to the beaches of Barbados here. You could visit a different one each day. Here is a short list of some of the beaches you should try to visit.
Silver Sands — the surfer’s beach
Bottom Bay — on the south coast, this is a perfect coconut-palmed Caribbean beach, great for a picnic. Waves and currents can be strong so swimming is not advised.
Bathsheba — this is a beach for surfing but not for swimming, as there are amazing rock formations and powerful waves. Lovely place for a picnic, to watch the ocean and enjoy the fresh sea air.
Cattlewash Beach — on the east coast, this very long beach is untouched by development and offers great views and some good surfing. Swimming is dangerous because of the strong currents but there are some small natural pools for wading.
Dover Beach — a good beach for family and couples, nice white sand and good swimming. You can rent loungers and parasols for the day and there are small restaurants close by. There are often turtles swimming near the beach.
Crane Beach — on the South east of the island, perfect for swimming and wading, with some moderate waves. It is a bit of a hike to get there if you are not a guest of the Crane Hotel, but it is well worth it.
Accra Beach — on the south coast, a popular beach in a small bay, ideal for children, and with easy to restaurants and shopping along the South Coast Boardwalk.
Miami Beach — near Oistins, on the South coast. You can rent loungers and umbrellas, and there is a food stall that sells flying fish sandwiches!
Brandon’s Beach — a wide white beach, quiet and family friendly, with public washrooms