Beaches in Barbados

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Barbados has incredible white sandy beaches with diverse conditions depending on which side of the island you are visiting. The southern coast has medium to large waves, perfect for water sports such as surfing, windsurfing, and body surfing. The western coast is the best if you want a peaceful spot with calm waters excellent for swimming and snorkeling. The beaches to avoid, if you're planning on doing any water sports, are the eastern and northern beaches. The powerful waves from the Atlantic Ocean are huge and create dangerous currents making swimming or even just bathing in the water impossible. However, if you're just looking for a beach with an awesome view, the northern and eastern coasts are quite impressive to behold.

Crane Beach

This beach was voted as the most beautiful beach on the island at one time. It is located right in front of a gorgeous old hotel and has big, but not too dangerous, waves that can be fun to jump in or to body surf in. The sand is soft, fine, and white, and the beach itself is never too crowded. 

Bathsheba

This is the beach of a small fishing village; usually its quite tranquil, but watch out, because when there are surfing contests, Bathsheba is packed with locals and tourists alike. The waves are large due to the trade winds, for that reason, surfing is so popular there. However, there are small tide pools with reefs that can be of interest as well. All along the coast you'll find tasty restaurants and luxury hotels.

Sandy Lane Bay

Sandy Lane is out in front of a huge luxury resort, but the beach is public, as are all of the beaches in Barbados. It is probably the cleanest and most well maintained beach on the island. It's not exactly a bay, but Sandy Lane is well protected from dangerous currents. The waves are tiny and there is no undertow.

Bath

The name Bath suits this beach perfectly; the waters are as calm and warm as in a bathtub. Swimming is excellent in Bath and there is a lifeguard on duty during the day. Picnicking is common at this pristine beach and there are several eateries nearby. Conveniently, changing facilities and parking are also available.

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Beaches

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Barbados has incredible white sandy beaches which have diverse conditions depending on which side of the island you are on. The southern coast has medium to large waves which are perfect for water sports such as surfing, windsurfing, and body surfing, but not so good for snorkeling or swimming. The western coast is the best if you want a peaceful spot with calm waters excellent for swimming and snorkeling. This side of the island is perfect if you have kids. The beaches to avoid, if you're planning on doing any water sports, are the eastern and northern beaches. The more..

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