September 29, 2017
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5 of the best Beaches in Barbados


I'd say abut ninety-five percent of my birthday trip to Barbados was spent at the beach (with that pink hat on my head). When in Rome. Now this isn't my first Barbados rodeo. I've been to Barbados several times before, and even lived there, for two years, eight to ten years ago. Needless to say, I not only know the ins and outs of the island, but I know which beaches are the best. 

If I'm honest, most of the beaches are gorgeous and should be on this list, but instead of boring you with an exhaustive list, I thought I'd share five of the best beaches in Barbados.

Beaches in Barbados

1. Sandy Lane Beach
This beach is a quiet hotel beach on the west coast of Barbados and is technically reserved for guests of the (very expensive - like $1200 USD / night for the cheapest room, expensive) Sandy Lane Hotel. Technically. However, if you take a short stroll in from the entrance to a nearby public beach (Payne's Bay Beach - another gorgeous beach) then you'll get to this lovely spot. On a clear day, this beach is like a pool. There are no waves and you can swim for miles without getting to deep water. AKA my kind of beach. The water here is absolutely gorgeous and I seriously could spend my entire day at this beach. The picture of me swimming above was taken here. Fun Fact: (before the golf clubs to car incident) Tiger woods got married at the Sandy Lane hotel.

Sandy Lane Hotel

2. Mullins Beach
This beach is also on the West Coast and has always been one of my favourite beaches in Barbados. It seriously has everything. Drinks? Check. Food? Check. Activities? Check. Beautiful water? Well its Barbados, so that's a given.

mullins beach
mullins beach
mullins beach

3. Accra Beach
This is one of the more popular beaches in Barbados. Located on the South coast, this beach is attached to the Accra Beach Hotel and is a quintessentially 'Barbados' beach, if that's a thing. Although its a hotel beach, theres a public access and is always packed. Its a very long beach, so theres lots of room for everyone. Love this beach.

Accra Beach Barbados
Accra Beach Barbados

4. The Boatyard Beach
Of this list, this is probably my favourite beach. It's also on the south coast, about a 10 minute drive from Accra Beach actually, but this beach has everything possible. Now, there's an entrance fee to get in, which sets some people off. You can buy a $50 BDS ($25 USD) Day pass to access the beach, and $40 BDS ($20 USD) of that can be used for food and drink at the bar. You also get the option of a free boat ride to swim with the turtles and/or to snorkel to see sunken ships on the south coast of Barbados. There are also tons of activities on this beach itself - water castles, water swings etc. Totally worth the cost to me, and on our last trip, we spent my entire birthday on this beach. The ENTIRE day.

Boatyard Beach
Boatyard Beach
Boatyard Beach
Boatyard Beach

5. Dover Beach
Last but not least, this hidden gem. This is also on the South Coast but not nearly as accessible as the other beaches. It's mostly hidden behind a very popular street with bars and restaurants and hotels. Frankly, I lived in Barbados, and have visited several times thereafter and never once went to this beach until my last trip. Its beautiful and is in the middle of the Dover Beach hotel and Sandals resort. The water is the bluest blue, and the waves, while there, are not so rough that you can't enjoy a good swim. Also - literally the comfiest beach chairs known to man are on this beach.


And that's it. There are so many more lovely beaches in Barbados, but these are a few of the gems. I can't wait to be back. For now, Im staring at these lovely pictures reminiscing about the lovely waters, all while shopping for winter jackets for my Europe trip in December. 

Have the best weekend!!

14 comments:

  1. Loooove this post. I need to visit barbados again soon! I've heard wonderful things about the west coast but nothing about the south... who knew?!

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  2. ooooooo i could use sunny beaches right now! it's 12°C, gray, cold and windy! i'm wearing sweat pants and a sweat shirt LOL

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  3. They're all so bright & gorgeous! I need some beach time.

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  4. Oh man you make me what to jump on a plane and head straight to Barbados.

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  5. That water!!!! It is just incredible! I think that all those beaches look and sound fabulous!

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  6. Gorgeous! I just love the beaches in Barbados. The only one I haven't been to is Dover Beach. Accra is always a fave but haven't been to Sandy Lane since I was a kid.

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  7. We usually go on a few trips a year, and this year we've only been on one and it was a city trip not a beach trip so I'm cravvvvvving a beach getaway. These pictures are gorgeous and not helping my wanderlust <3
    Green Fashionista

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  8. Wow! They all look so beautiful! I’ve been craving a beach like this lately! We are going to Punta Cana in January and it cannot come soon enough! Gorgeous photos girl!

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  9. Where's Carlisle Bay! That's my favorite one! For some reason I didn't like accra too much. I just wanted barely there movement in the water. I loved Mullins bay too!

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    1. Carlisle is definitely top 10. I like Accra mostly for location, ease of access and availability of chairs haha. I definitely have other favourites!

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  10. I totally needed to read this post! We had our first cold day of the season and I hate the cold! I’m already counting down the days until summer! 😉

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  11. I love Barbados and these pictures are beautiful. I would definitely visit these beaches when I visit Barbados again. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. I totally love all these beaches. A perfect place for family vacation.

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