Best beaches in Barbados

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Barbados is a tropical island paradise located in the
Southeastern Caribbean Sea, approximately 100 miles east of St. Lucia. A
popular destination for cruise ships and land-locked tourists alike, the
Caribbean island boasts a rich culture and history along with plenty of thing
to keep you busy.

If you are planning a trip to Barbados, going to the beach is probably already
on your list of must-do activities. With over 70 miles of sand to explore, Barbados is known for having the most diverse beaches in the
Caribbean. So whether you are looking to catch some waves or just want to relax
on the sand with a beverage in hand, chances are Barbados has the perfect beach
for you. In case you need some recommendations, here are our picks for the top
3 favorite beaches in Barbados.

Bottom
Bay

This beach is located in the southeastern most corner of the island in St.
Phillip’s Parish and boasts a palm-tree lined, pink sand beach surrounded by
rugged cliffs that provide a beautiful view of the Caribbean Ocean and the
chance to spot whales and other creatures. This beach has thus far resisted
large-scale development although you can find some of the most beautiful beach houses in Barbados here.

It is a bit of a challenge to descend the steps leading to the beach, but once
you are at the bottom, a veritable paradise awaits. Bottom Bay is void of
vendors and even public facilities, so make sure you go prepared. The waves
from the Atlantic Ocean are considerably stronger than those on the other side
of the island, making Bottom Bay rather unsafe for swimming. All in all, the
beautiful turquoise waters, sparkling pink sand and desolate stretch of
palm-lined beach make Bottom Bay one of the best beaches in Barbados.

Bathsheba
Beach

Known as the surfing capital of Barbados, Bathsheba beach is located on the
east coast in the parish of St. Joseph. This beach is near the small fishing
village of the same name, which comes alive every year during the international
surf competitions that come to the island. The beach is also known as the Soup
Bowl.

Swimming here can be dangerous due to the strong rip tides and the undertow.
However, if you are looking to get wet and cool off, the Bathsheba pools will
satisfy your desires. Just off of the beach, carved out of an inshore reef, are
a collection of pools a few feet deep that serve as a favorite spot for cooling
off and also for the occasional, 100% authentic, Barbados style ‘Rum Punch’
party.

Browne’s
Beach

Located on the western, Caribbean side of the island lies Browne’s Beach. This
beach is ideally located just 5 minutes from the center of town and occupies
nearly a half-mile of the coastline. Browne’s Beach is complete with white sand
and calm waters perfect for swimming, paddle boarding, jet skiing or just
laying on the shoreline, soaking up the sun.

With restaurants, shopping and nightlife all in close proximity, you may never
have to leave your spot in the sand. One thing is for sure, while you may
eventually have to say goodbye to this amazing beach, we guarantee that you
won’t want to.

So there you have it, our top three picks for best beaches in Barbados. Which
one will you visit first?

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