Thursday, 24 March 2016

Top 5 beaches in Barbados

Bottoms Bay

Bottoms Bay Beach is situated on the South Coast and is one of the islands most beautiful beaches. A serene, expansive white beach lined with coral cliffs and panoramic views of the south shore, this is always a popular picnic spot and place to relax and unwind for the afternoon until the sun goes down.

Crane Beach

Crane beach, named after the crane that used to be situated on top of the cliff to unload ships when it was originally used as a harbour, this beach is considered one of the most beautiful in Barbados and was rated ‘One of the ten best beaches in the World’ by Destinology and ‘Best Caribbean Beach’ by USA Today.

For centuries Crane beach has been a popular spot with both visitors and locals due to the natural beauty of the sparkling blue waters and soft sand surrounded by a coconut grove. Here you will find playfully powerful waves that are a haven for boogie boarders and surfers.  

Sandy Lane beach

The most famous beach in Barbados, the magnificent Sandy Lane Beach is situated on the West Coast also known as the ‘Platinum Coast’. A popular destination for celebrities, who stay in the Sandy Lane Hotel where the beach takes its name, this luxurious stretch of pristine sand is lapped gently by the perfectly calm Caribbean waters is one of the best swimming spots on the island as well as turtle spotting and water-sports.

Mullins Bay

Mullin Bay is located in the Parish of St Peter and is one of the most popular beaches on the West coast. This beach is the perfect place to relax in the Caribbean sunshine on a lounge chair under an umbrella or in the shade of the palm trees. With a safely roped off area, this beach is perfect for nervous swimmers or families and is a great place to watch the sunset with a rum punch from the beach bar.

Miami Beach

Miami beach, also known as Enterprise beach is located near the famous Oistin's fish market and is the perfect place to get some space during the week as it is rarely crowded but popular among locals on the weekends. On the west side of Miami beach the water is calm which is ideal for a family trip to swim with the children. On the eastern side the water can be great for a bit of body-boarding for the older children (or kids at heart!). Also don’t forget to visit the ‘Mr Delicious’ food truck which is located in the shade; it has some of the best fishcakes on the island!

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