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Top 10 Beaches in Barbados


Glitter Bay is nestled on the pristine west coast of Barbados.  Luxurious white sand and tranquil turquoise water will greet you every day. With reserved loungers set up for Royal Glitter Bay Villa guests each morning, a wonderful covered terrace for dining and relaxing and endless stretches to walk, some guests never leave the beach at Glitter Bay.

White beaches and turquoise waters

If you are in the mood for some beach hopping, here is a LIST OF our other favourite beaches:


Accra Beach, also known as Rockley Beach has white sand and a gentle surf. Situated right in the heart of the south coast you are just minutes away from great shopping and food. It's best for swimming, snorkeling and picking up local souvenirs for friends back home.

Browns Beach

Brown's Beach is one of Barbados' largest beaches and is located just outside of the capital Bridgetown. Its beautiful clear water make it easy to see your toes and colored fish as you wade around. This beach always ranks in the top 3 on the island. It is great for swimming, sun bathing and long walks or jogs at sunset.


Located on the east coast Bathsheba it offers a uniquely different feel to any other beach on the island. With miles of pink sand and gigantic boulders on the shore it delivers one of the best surf breaks in the Caribbean making it the home of many local and international competitions. While it's not recommended for swimming, it's great for playing, walking and picture taking.

Miami Beach

Miami Beach is on the south coast of the island and just 10 mins from the airport. On the beach's western side it offers calm waters, while on the other end, the moderate waves are well suited for body surfing. It is also near Oistins fish market which is perfect for grabbing lunch after sun bathing. It's best for children frolicking, swimming and wasting time if your flight home is delayed.

Mullins Beach

Mullins Beach is one of the most popular beaches on the west coast of Barbados. Its lily-white sand and crystal clear water look just like a screen saver you’ve probably seen before. It's best for swimming, snorkeling, and just meeting other beachcombing visitors.

Crane Beach

Crane Beach has soft pink sand and turquoise waters on the southeast corner of the island. Situated at the famed Crane Resort it is worth the drive to see another side of the island. There is a little hike from the main parking area down to the beach that adds to the mystic of the beach. It's best for sun bathing and walking.

Sandy Lane

Sandy Lane Beach is just south of Holetown on the west coast and known for its calm waters. Situated at the Sandy Lane Hotel, you may just run into a celebrity or two so keep your camera ready. It's best for swimming and lounging.

Payne's Bay Beach

Payne's Bay Beach is just south of Sandy Lane. It's best for snorkeling, swimming, and walking. It is located at a small fishing village so it is perfect for hanging out with locals and eating fresh fish prepared right on the beach.

Gibb’s Beach

Gibb’s Beach has white sands and calm surf. It is found on the west coast of the island just south of Mullins Beach. Usually never crowded, it is the perfect place to lie down and stare at the coconut palms above with no one else in sight. It’s best for snorkeling, quiet reading, and swimming.