West Coast Beaches

The west coast of Barbados is home to some of the most stunning beaches on the island. While prices may be a little higher on this side, it's all worth it for the breathtaking views. One of the star attractions on this coast is Holetown beach, with its crystal clear waters, reliable flow and powdery white sand. Perfect for swimming and water sports, it offers plenty of space and picturesque views. Plus, it's conveniently located near Sea Salt Studios. Whether you seek relaxation, water sports, or a mix of both, you can find something for everyone at one of these stunning beaches. Note that this list is not exhaustive, just my favourites.

Beach life on the West coast of Barbados

by Roxanne Johnson, Owner and Director of Sea Salt Studios | March 2024

Holetown Beach

Holetown Beach in Barbados is a stunning coastal retreat with crystal clear waters and powdery white sand.

Folkestone Sea

Folkstone Beach in Barbados is a hidden gem, offering tranquil shores, vibrant coral reefs, and a fantastic snorkeling experience.

Sandy Lane Beach

Sandy Lane Beach in Barbados is a luxurious and picturesque stretch of shoreline known for its pristine sands and turquoise waters.

Batts Rock Beach

Batts Rock Beach is a picturesque destination with its calm waters, golden sand, and trendy La Cabane restaurant.

Gibbes Beach

Gibbes Beach is a tranquil and pristine slice of paradise, known for its crystal-clear waters and powdery white sand.

Carlisle Bay

Carlisle Bay is a beautiful beach with vibrant life, and the iconic shipwrecks that make it a popular spot for snorkeling and diving.

Tips for lounging at public beaches.

In Barbados, all beaches are public, but hotels have their own sections with furniture and restaurants. So, it's good to know that you can't just plop down in any Cabana. However, many ocean-front restaurants along the West coast offer beach loungers for patrons to use, usually with a meal or minimum purchase. Check their Instagram for all the juicy details while planning your itinerary. For those looking for a more laid-back option, you can rent loungers and umbrellas just about anywhere from friendly locals. They may not be as fancy as the hotels, but they definitely get the job done, usually at a reasonable flat rate per day. That's why investing in a modern, lightweight, and compact oversized towel is a must-have for your stay. And if you want to save some cash, bring along a compact beach blanket – those microfiber, lightweight, and sand-free ones from Amazon are all the rage! And if you're staying with us, you're in for a treat! You'll have access to our Beach Club, complete with loungers (subject to availability), a pristine pool, and fabulous wash and change facilities. So, get ready for some blissful beach lounging in Barbados!

Beach life on the West coast of Barbados

by Roxanne Johnson, Owner and Director of Sea Salt Studios | March 2024


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