Barbados Secret Beaches

Barbados is famous for its beaches, but some are less well-known than others.

You may have heard of Accra Beach (or Rockley to use its given name) and Dover Beach in the south and Paynes Bay on the west coast.

But we’ve found the best beaches in Barbados, to visit at your leisure, away from the crowds, the vendors and the sunloungers. For real isolation visit the north-east (see video, left, and then story below)

You might be joined by a few local families on a Sunday – or find someone fishing in the surf – but on a week day you’ll probably have the place to yourself. See the map below for the locations.

best beaches in Barbados

Walk a windsept Beach

A great walk, but you can only paddle in the sea. If you do want a dip, try Long Pond, which is at the southern end of this two-hour walk. While not a traditional beach venue, it’s certainly a great day out. Take a hat, water and some shoes (I ain’t talking no Jimmy Choos) Full page here

best beaches in Barbados

Foul Bay

One of the best beaches in Barbados for a picnic under the shade of trees. It’s also possible to swim here, although it’s not for the faint-hearted. Care must be taken as the waves can be big and often dump the unwary onto the shore. Take particular care with young children.

best beaches in Barbados

Paradise Beach

This beach was very nearly the front yard of Simon Cowell, one of the celebrities who bought into the failed development which mars the land behind it. But the beach itself is quiet, secluded and home to strange rock sculptures. Watch The Standing Stones of Barbados video…

North Point, Barbados

North Point

You’ll find North Point at the very, well, north of the island. Most likely deserted during the week, the beach and the abandoned hotel behind it were once very popular with Americans who worked at a nearby military base. See here soon for more pictures of North Point Hotel…

best beaches in Barbados

Drill Hall aka Brandon's

Locals call it Brandon’s, but don’t confuse it with the beach west of Bridgetown. It’s on the south coast, near the Hilton Hotel, fringed with almond, casaurina and palm trees. A great place to chill and watch the surfers. Rocky, but you can cool off in shallow pools 100 metres to the east.

Foul Bay

Accra Beach

Drill Hall (aka Brandon's)

Paradise Beach

North Point

Walkers' Beach

Ginger Bay