20 Sep 2011Blog

The 10 best beaches in Barbados!

by Monique

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1. Crane Beach

Crane Beach, Barbados

Crane Beach is located on the South East coast of Barbados, in the parish of St. Philip, and is ideal for picnicking with friends and family.

Alongside the loungers reserved for The Crane Hotel’s guests, there is a local vendor who can provide lounge chairs and umbrellas for a reasonable fee ($10 – $15 BBD per chair and roughly the same for an umbrella). Although situated on the Atlantic Ocean, Crane beach is perfect for swimming or wading in the shore, and also provides fun waves and breakers for the body surfer and boogie boarder. The waves can be a little dangerous for really small children so parental caution is advised.

Easy access is provided for The Crane Hotel guests in the form of a cliff-face elevator, otherwise, if you’re not staying at The Crane Hotel, you can access the beach via stepping stones which are located on the Northern access. Be prepared for a somewhat precarious hike over these stepping stones, especially if traveling with a picnic cooler. If you’re feeling cheeky you could try your luck at the hotel gates, if you say your visiting guests or stopping for lunch, you may just get waved in. But don’t tell them we told you. 😉

Breathtaking views await you along its white sandy beach, blue waters and cliff faces backed by coconut trees and vegetation.

Read more about Crane beach here.

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