Barbados Beaches

Soft, powdery sand, clear, blue water, and palm trees whispering in the wind; we’ve just described pretty much all Barbados beaches, so how are you going to pick the best beaches in Barbados when they’re all just outright amazing? From recommendations from fellow travellers to reading thousands of reviews, we’ve narrowed down our choice of the best Barbados beaches. The result is our Virgin Holidays Recommends listings, so you get the pick of the bunch on your Caribbean holiday. Take a look at our rundown, book your Barbados holiday, and choose your own favourite beach to laze away those easy days on. Ready to kick back and relax? Browse our Barbados holidays.

Over 14,033 social posts analysed to give you the best beaches in Barbados

Carlisle Bay

Carlisle Bay

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Nick and Dariece

Founders of the travel blog, Goats on the Road

Discover the guide on how to enjoy Carlise Bay, a small natural harbour located in the southwest region of Barbados with the travel blogger, Goats on the Road. Whether you're interested in slowing down the day with a good book, being active, socialising with the locals or enjoying a locally produced fresh meal, there's something for everyone at Carlisle Bay.
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Dover Beach St. Lawrence Gap

Saint Lawrence Gap, Oistins, Barbados

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Regularly voted as one of the best Barbados beaches by visitors, this slice of tropical paradise is almost too good to be true. Listen to the breeze rustling through the palm trees while you stare out at a perfect ocean view, sipping a cool drink: now that's perfection!

Accra Beach Christ Church Parish

Accra Beach Christ Church Parish

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If you want a beach with plenty of space, this is the one to choose. One of the longest and widest stretches of golden sand in the whole of the Caribbean, this glorious beach is also right next to some top attractions such as the Barbados Museum and the Garrison Savannah.

Crane Beach Union Hall

Crane Beach Union Hall

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Chloe

Founder of the travel blog, Wanderlust Chloe

Located on the southeast of the island, Crane Beach is a place of stunning beauty. From the perfect waves for body boarding and beach bar cocktails to gospel brunches and island nightlife - soak up the Barbados spirit and discover why Crane Beach is named world-famous for a reason after browsing the day-guide written by the travel blogger, Wanderlust Chloe.
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Maxwell Beach

Maxwell Beach

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Sitting on the sheltered south coast, the dazzling white sands and azure waters of Maxwell Beach are straight off a Welcome to Barbados postcard. It's a perfect family beach, and there's a permanent beach volleyball net if you fancy a quick knock-about in the sun.

Mullins Beach

Mullins Beach

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Not the biggest, but certainly one of the best beaches in Barbados, Mullins Beach is super-trendy and where you go for a spot of celeb-spotting. It's also easily accessible if you have limited mobility. Check out Mullins Restaurant and Beach Bar for a mid-morning snack.

Bathsheba Beach

Barbados

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Surf's up: this is the beach to go if you're a confident swimmer and want to get away from the rest of civilisation for a day. It's a small beach but it's genuinely magnificent, and that Atlantic swell really makes it dramatic. Not one for the kids or nervous swimmers.

Pebbles Beach Bridgetown

Pebbles Beach, Bridgetown

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Not a pebble in sight, despite the name. This is another of those utterly perfect Barbados beaches, where the wind whispers through the palm trees, and all you have to do is relax, lay back, and soak up the sunshine.

Alleynes Bay Mount Standfast

Alleynes Bay Mount Standfast

Alleynes Bay Mount Standfast

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The distinct lack of footprints on this vast sandy beach tells you all you need to know this is where you come when you want complete peace and solitude. It's still got water sports and some great restaurants nearby, but you'll have it all pretty much to yourselves all day.

Worthing Beach Christ Church Parish

Worthing Beach Christ Church Parish

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Laid-back, relaxed, and quieter than many of the neighbouring hotspots, you'll find this pretty little spot is popular with the locals too, so you know it's good. Keep an eye out for the turtles who love this little beach, and often pop their heads up to say hello.

Bottom Bay Saint Philip Parish

Bottom Bay Saint Philip Parish

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Genuinely one of the best beaches in Barbados, with dazzlingly white sand, warm, gentle waves and coconut palms swaying in the breeze. If you're a hopeless romantic looking for a spot to pop the question, Bottom Bay at sunset is the place to go.

Bath Beach Bathsheba

Bath Beach Bathsheba

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One of the safest beaches on the island, Bath Beach is absolutely perfect for a paddle in the sea. Take a wander along the sands to the pretty little waterfall at the north end. Quiet, charming, and definitely one of our favourite beaches in Barbados.

Soup Bowl Bathsheba

Bathsheba, Barbados

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We've already talked about the magnificent Bathsheba beach, but there's one specific area is the go-to place if you want to hang ten on your long-board, and that's the infamous Soup Bowl. This is where you'll find the biggest waves, but be warned, its not for kids, newbies, or nervous nellies.

Browne's Beach Bridgetown

Browne's Beach Bridgetown

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Stretching all the way from The Boatyard in the north to the southerly tip of Needham's Point, this is the biggest of the Barbados beaches on our top 15 list. Facilities are superb, as is the pristine sand and crystal-clear water. Hire a sun lounger and simply lie back and relax.

Gibbes Beach

Gibbes Beach

Gibbes  Beach

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Leave the hustle and bustle way, way behind you, and soak up the tranquillity at this special little spot. It truly deserves inclusion on any best Barbados beaches list. Youll rarely see anyone else on this golden stretch of sand. Our top tip: head here for the sunset, it's genuinely magical.