Bottom Bay, Barbados

Bottom Bay, Barbados

 

On the southeast coast of Barbados is the lovely and relaxing Bottom Bay. This gorgeous white sand beach is a fantastic spot for a day trip or a picnic. The sound of waves crashing along the shore makes the perfect soundtrack for a relaxing afternoon. The swaying coconut palms create just the right amount of shade over the soft sand. Visitors can try their hand at surfing, though swimming is discouraged at some times of the year due to the strength of the waves. This beach is best for a day trip, as the nearest accommodation and restaurants are a couple miles away. Also close by to the south is the beautiful Crane Beach, another fantastic destination.

Bottom Bay, Barbados

Bottom Bay, Barbados

Bottom Bay, Barbados

Bottom Bay, Barbados

Bottom Bay, Barbados

Bottom Bay, Barbados

Bottom Bay, Barbados

Bottom Bay, Barbados

Crane Beach, Barbados

Crane Beach, Barbados

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Crane Beach, on the Atlantic coast of the Caribbean island of Barbados, is a fantastic wide white sand beach that is popular with honeymooners. The beach used to be a harbor, and the name “Crane” Beach came about because of the large ship loading crane that was at the top of the cliff overlooking the beach. Today, Crane Beach is called one of the 10 best beaches in the world. With it powder soft pink sands and incredibly blue ocean, it’s easy to see why. On the cliff above the beach stands The Crane Resort & Residences, a good option for those seeking high-end accommodation. Cheaper accommodation can also be had nearby.

Crane Beach, Barbados

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Crane Beach, Barbados

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Crane Beach, Barbados

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