If your perfect vacation day includes soaking up the sun, playing in the sand, or swimming in the ocean, then our Barbados guide is just what you need. Our 10Best list highlights the best places to soak up the sun, with Accra Beach being a favorite of our editors and readers. Turn off the laptop, pack your beach attire, and get ready for a relaxing day of taking in rays.

Christ Church Parish
Silver Sands Beach

This beach is a windsurfer's dream. Stiff breezes provide a challenging environment for intermediate to advanced enthusiasts. Sun worshipers will be content soaking up rays on the soft, white-sand beach. Located on the southernmost tip of the...  Read More

Paynes Bay

Park opposite the Coach House and make the short walk to the soft, sandy beach on this calm bay. It's a great spot for swimmers and snorkeling enthusiasts alike. Food is available from several local pubs and snack shacks.

St. Peter Parish
Mullins Beach

This beach offers something for everyone. Swimmers will appreciate the calm, lapping waters, while snorkeling enthusiasts will enjoy exploring the area's coral formations. Water skiing and jet skiing are also available. Drinks, snacks and full...  Read More

Christ Church Parish
Casuarina Beach

This beach offers some of the best windsurfing on the island, thanks to steady, gentle breezes.

St. Michael Parish
Brighton Beach

Thanks to gentle waves and a location convenient to Bridgetown, this beach is extremely popular with the local crowd, who come for a quick dip on their way home from work. The huge, unbroken stretch of beach offers public parking and changing facilities.

Bottom Bay

You must venture down a few steps to reach this isolated cove, but it's worth it! Surrounded by high cliffs, the white sand beach feels like an idyllic hideaway. Swaying palms and aquamarine water make for beautiful photos. Be sure to bring a...  Read More

St. Joseph Parish
Barclays Park

This park has lovely picnic areas and tide pools in which you can wade and look for sea creatures. If you didn't bring your own lunch, a local restaurant offers tasty snacks. A word of warning: many feel the surf at this beach is too dangerous...  Read More

Bathsheba Soup Bowl

This wild, untamed stretch along Barbados's Atlantic coast is a terrific spot for surfing. In fact, each November the Independence Classic Surfing Championship is held here. You can park your car and get snacks at nearby Barclay's Park. While...  Read More

Christ Church Parish
Accra Beach

This beach, the biggest on the south coast, is very popular with locals and tourists. Located near Rockley, it features public changing facilities and a parking lot; snorkeling equipment and beach umbrellas are available for rent. Hungry for a...  Read More

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