Barbados, a beautiful nation island in the Eastern Caribbean is endowed with some 70 square kilometers of the most romantic beaches in the world. The island is made mostly of coral limestone that gives the sand its whitish brown color. The weather is mainly sunny and pleasant, facilitating the many beach activities available across the island. A vacation in Barbados spent near any of the island’s beaches can provide a treasury of new and fun experiences for the whole family.
Silver Sands Beach
Silver Sands Beach is located on the southern tip of the island. It has sugary white sand. There are many hotels, guesthouses and apartment nearby. Restaurants and places of entertainment proliferate in the nearby vicinity. The beach itself is gorgeous. The water is clear and just right for swimming. A variety of water sports including windsurfing, wave running and parasailing are available.
Sandy beach, also located in the south of the island, has a shallow lagoon in which children can swim safely. The reef off this beach is excellent for snorkeling. Beach chairs and umbrellas can be rented for a small fee. Food and beverages are always on sale here. Jet ski rentals and windsurfing are sometimes available, depending on the time of the year. This beach may be crowded on weekends but it is much quieter during the week.
Accra is a favorite beach for both tourists and locals alike. It has beautiful, fine, sugary sand. Enjoy swimming, sunbathing, jet skiing or just sit in a chair under an umbrella and read your favorite book while the children build sand castles. Businesses on and around this beach offer a wide variety of services. You can pay one of the local girls to braid your hair right on the beach. Purchase local craft, local food, fast food, drinks, coconuts and local jewellery.
Folkestone is situated on the west coast of the island. Enjoy snorkeling as you explore the marine life around a sunken vessel off Folkestone. Visit the mariner museum and have a breathtaking look at the kind of marine life found around the shores of Barbados. Folkestone is also great for picnicking, swimming, glass bottom boat rides, water skiing and jet skiing.
Situated on the eastern side of the island, Cattlewash is located in naturally rugged terrain. The beach stretches for several miles. Cattlewash is ideal for surfing. Swimming is not recommended. Cattlewash offers an inviting and challenging environment for persons who love nature.
Bath beach is away from the hustle and bustle of the tourist belt. Situated on the eastern side of the island, it is ideal for picnics, fishing and swimming. Persons who love nature can take a guided tour along the coast from Bath to Bathsheba.
This beach is very popular with tourists. It is situated along the island’s west coast where the water is calm and inviting. Jet skiing, water skiing, snorkeling, swimming and sunbathing can be enjoyed here. If you prefer to enjoy a quiet day here, you can rent a lounge chair and an umbrella or sit under one of the many trees and relax with a rum punch from the beach bar.
Bathsheba is the surfer’s paradise on the east coast. During the months of March and April a surfing tournament is held there. Bathsheba is special for picnicking and hiking.
Brandon’s beach is located on the outskirts of the capital Bridgetown. It is a few minutes walk from the port where cruise liners dock. Brandon’s beach is good place for visitors from cruise liners to spend the day.
The Malibu Visitor’s Center and Beach Club is located at Brandons. Malibu offers guided tours of the rum distillery and a Bajan buffet luncheon.
Brandons is the home for many water sport facilities and beach activities. Included are wave running, banana boat rides, water-skiing, windsurfing, Hobie cat rides and kayaking. Beach games like soccer, volleyball and paddle tennis form part of the activities at this beach. It is an excellent place to swim and sun bathe.
This is another delightful beach and picnic location on the west coast of the island. Like Brandons, it is quite near to Bridgetown. The sea here is calm and peaceful. It is excellent for swimming and for snorkeling. Batt’s Rock has picnic benches, showers and changing facilities. There is a children’s playground equipped with slides, swings and seesaws.
The beaches of Barbados provide a wide variety of fun activities for all ages. One can choose to ride the wild waves at Bathsheba or sit in the shade and enjoy the surf at Mullins. Whatever you choose, be it swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, jet skiing, soccer, volleyball or any of the other many beach activities available in Barbados; you are sure to find relaxation and enjoyment beyond anything you have experienced before.