Beaches in Barbados
A wide stretch of white sand that is lined with coconut palms and even has its own cave, located on the south coast of the island. To access the beach, visitors can park on top of a cliff and walk down steps to the azure waters. Medium to large waves dominate the surf. The waves at Bottom Bay make it a great place for surfing and other water sports, while the wide stretch of beach is perfect for sunning or having a picnic.
Harrismith, located on the south east coast, is not only gorgeous but is surrounded by cliffs on both sides and its lagoon is protected by the reef which makes it ideal for a relaxing dip. Be careful though because in rough waters the reef could be dangerous with its sharp rocks; no lifeguards. The beach itself isn’t that big but palm trees lining the back off the beach offer shade and comfort from the blazing Caribbean sun.
Sandy Lane Beach
This is the most famous beach on the island. Located along the calm west coast just south of the Holetown area, this magnificent crescent-shaped bay is home to the luxurious Sandy Lane Hotel. The Caribbean waters here are very calm, making this a great spot for swimming. Jet skis and catamarans pass by, along with the occasional fishing boat.
Brownes Beach is one of the largest beaches on the island. The waters are calm and ideal for swimming and a lifeguard is on duty. The white sand beach is the perfect place to catch the rays of the sun, but there is not much shade so be sure to bring sunscreen.
Accra beach (also known as Rockley Beach) is by far the nicest and most popular beach on the south coast of the island. Its popularity is due to its stunning white sand and gentle yet playful waves. Vendors kiosks are at the beach where you can buy colorful clothing and local jewelry. Across the road is the Quayside Centre, a small plaza with gift shops and restaurants. A beach the entire family can enjoy.