Our Best Beaches
It's well known that Barbados has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world! You will find stretches of calm and tranquil Caribbean seas on the west side of the country, which are absolutely great for swimming. In the south you'll encounter larger waves which are perfect for Water Sport activities like Boogie Boarding and Surfboarding. On the Atlantic side you'll find pounding waves and rugged shores which are a hit with Kiteboarders and surfers and offer more rustic beauty for those visiting the shores. Understanding the differing types of shorelines will help you to choose the beach that best suits your needs.
St. Michael Beaches
When you hear the word Barbados, you immediately think of the silky white sands and crystal clear aquamarine beaches … and you’ll never run out of options for a beautiful beach to enjoy while you’re here. For you thalassophiles, Barbados is your paradise. The beaches here can be likened to a string of pearls, one beautiful pearl after the other, each connected to the other and adorning the outer edges of the island. Some beaches, and many of those on the west coast, can be described as calming while others are seen as lively and others rugged, but the common theme is ‘beauty’.
Close to the capital city of Bridgetown, within walking distance, you will find a number of popular beaches within the popular Carlisle Bay, the most popular of which is Browne’s Beach. This beach is a hit with tourist and locals alike, as it’s great for swimming and the underwater ecosystem, with its shipwrecks and lively marine life, this beach a popular choice for scuba divers and the many catamaran cruise boats that frequently stop off close-by for rounds of snorkeling. At Browne’s Beach, you’ll also find lots of locals here learning to swim.
Another beautiful beach found at the southern end of the Carlisle Bay area is Pebbles Beach. And don’t be fooled by its name, as this beach is yet another one of the beautiful gems of the island that’s great for swimming and sunbathing. It’s one of the beaches which serves the renowned Hilton Hotel. You can enjoy the many beach activities available here including watersports, catamaran cruises and glass bottom boat trips.
Christ Church Beaches
Rockley /Accra Beach
This beach serves the very popular Accra Beach Hotel located on the south coast of the island. It’s a very lively beach with lots of kiosks, vending beach wear and street food. Chicken George is a very popular must-visit street vendor serving tasty budget-friendly local foods. Boogie Board and surfboard are available for rent as well as Hobie Cats for those with sailing skills.