Barbados is a travel destination famous all over the world for its breathtaking beaches. If you’re planning to visit this side of the island, you’ll want to ensure that your beach days are the best days, so we created this guide to the best beaches on the West Coast Barbados.
The West Coast of Barbados isn’t named the Platinum Coast for nothing, as this side of the island is fringed with sandy white beaches, and 70 miles of pollution-free waters. Continue reading to learn of our favourite spots, as well as some handy travel tips…
The Dream Villa & Merlin Bay Beaches:
It goes without saying that we’re slightly biased when it comes to the best beaches on the West Coast Barbados, but with all good reason…
Our guests are absolutely spoiled with peaceful private beaches when staying at any of our 8 beachfront rental villas. There’s nothing quite like waking up in the morning and heading out for a dip, or relaxing on the sand as you take that first sip of coffee. Pure bliss!
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Sandy Lane Beach:
Just imagine; you’re laying under the iconic pink umbrellas, surrounded by swaying palm trees, whilst listening to the calm waves of the Caribbean Sea…
Sandy Lane Beach is a top contender on our guide to best beaches on the West Coast Barbados – known for being a star-studded location, often frequented by famous famous. Sandy Lane is a glamorous spot, and great for those who enjoy celebrity spotting – you never know you might be rubbing shoulders with…
Celebrities aside, Sandy Lane Beach boasts crystal clear waters, perfect for swimming and snorkelling alike. It’s also less 10 minutes walk from the town of St James, which is were all of our boutique villas are located, so our guide wouldn’t be complete without this must-see!
This stunning beach is renowned for azure waters, gentle waves, and soft white sand. A firm favourite with tourists and locals alike, this beach brings all the island vibes you could ever wish for.
A picture-perfect location, with shady palm trees fringe to escape the hot Caribbean sun when needed. You can spot a vast variety of fish just off the shore, which is perfect for both expert and beginner snorkelers.
TOP TIP: If you’re planning to walk/swim along the coastline towards Holetown or other popular spots, we advise bringing your rock shoes. Certain areas of Paynes Bay can get a little rocky, so watch your step!
Mullins Bay Beach:
Mullins Bay offers beautiful blue waters, and pristine sand. Loungers are available to provide some welcome shade and maximise your relaxation. Those with an adventurous streak can enjoy the water-sports on offer – including paddle boarding, jet skiing, water skiing.
We must of course mention that the fabulous Sea Shed Barbados is located on Mullins Bay, and is the perfect spot for lunching or evening dining whilst the sun sets.
Check out our latest blog for our Top 5 Bars on the Platinum Coast Barbados recommendations…
A busier location, but beautiful none-the-less!
Holetown Beach consists of eight miles of golden sand that makes up the Gold Coast of Barbados. With tame waters, and fabulously safe paddling conditions, Holetown Beach is a firm family favourite.
There’s plenty of facilities along the coastline, including restaurants, bars, shopping, and more – Holetown Beach makes for the perfect family day out.
The Dream Villas team
Merlin Bay Villas Barbados
Seven 3-bed beachfront apartments. Each of these Barbados rental villas has a private plunge pool, along with a larger, quiet, communal pool and beach access.
The Dream Villa Barbados
The perfect luxury escape from reality. Enjoy unequalled privacy with thanks to the private drive, garden, and secluded beach.
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