Top Beaches In Barbados | Traveler by Unique


Browne’s Beach

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One of the top-rated beaches in the Caribbean is Browne’s Beach. One mile of white sandy powdered beach meeting calm waters are perfect for family fun. The shallow waters that line the beach are ideal for swimming and stand up paddleboarding. Scuba diving and snorkeling are popular and there is a shipwreck in the area to explore. Other beach fun includes the rental of jet skis and banana boats. There are shops, bars and restaurants in the area for visitors to enjoy as well as glass bottom boat tours around the bay to see all the tropical sea life.

Browne’s Beach is walkable from Bridgetown and has several access points. After the sun sets the beach fills up with people practicing yoga and meditation with the peaceful sea breeze softly touching their skin.


Dover Beach

Dover Beach Barbados

Running along both sides of The St. Lawrence Gap, Dover Beach is a popular hot spot for cricket lovers, surfers, windsurfing and parasailing. The beach has plenty of chairs and umbrellas to rent for the day to lay under. There are 2 beach bars and several cafes in the area to grab a meal or a drink. Scooter rentals are available to ride through the town and around The Gap until you find a place where you want to situate yourself for a while. The fun loving vibe of the area is so welcoming you will not want to leave.

Dover Beach is easily accessible off Hwy 7 off the South coast. There is lots of shopping and other amenities in the St. Lawrence Gap.


Crane Beach

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Rated several times as one of the top beaches in the Caribbean, Crane Beach sits at the bottom of small cliffs and has a gorgeous display of pristine pink sandy beach and breathtaking turquoise water. Crane Beach has high-end accommodations, fine dining, and luxury shopping as well as the beach area which is perfect for boogie boarding and body surfing. Two tennis courts are available for rental in the area as well as several boat tours to take you out on the water to relax and view the scenery from the sea.

Crane beach is close to the airport and about a 25-minute drive from Bridgetown. With many romantic spots to stop, make sure to catch a sunset while at Crane beach, for a memory of a lifetime.


Bottom Bay

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The private and secluded tropical beach of Bottom Bay is the ideal beach for relaxation without the noise of the city. The peaceful area is lined with coconut trees providing lots of shaded areas along the beach. One of the most natural beaches on Barbados, Bottom Bay is unlike the others as it does not provide water sports or activities. There is a Deli that provides picnic lunches for the visitor, just bring your beach towels and your sunglasses, and you’ll be set for a perfect day.

Bottom Bay is located about 25 minutes from Bridgetown on the Southeast coast. The waves are fairly rough so if you bring your surfboards you will be able to ride the waves; however swimming is not recommended.


Sandy Lane Beach

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This luxurious sandy beach lines the West coast of Barbados. Stunning oceanfront and countryside properties line the coast giving it the name Platinum Coast. This is where the lavish lifestyle meets endless lush beauty of the landscapes. Take an afternoon to play a round of golf, lay out under the sunshine or explore the calm turquoise waters. Sandy Lane Beach is ideal for swimming, sailing and snorkeling. The beach provides lots of shade, and there are plenty of bars and restaurants to have a refreshment.

Sandy Lane Beach is accessible easily by Hwy 1 and is about a 20-minute drive from Bridgetown. Holetown is the nearest town, and it is full of lively entertainment, beach bars and high-end shopping.