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Sandy Lane Beach
Sandy Lane Beach

Sandy Lane Beach

Highway 1, Sandy Lane, BB04

The Basics

Sandy Lane Beach is typically visited as part of a half-day excursion from Bridgetown. Tours travel along the island’s ritzy western coast, visiting top attractions including St. James Parish Church, the island’s oldest house of worship; Cherry Tree Hill, whose 850-feet (260-meter) lookout point offers spectacular sea views; and the picturesque fishing village of Bathsheba to admire surfers battling the impressive waves.

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Things to Know Before You Go

  • Sandy Lane Beach is perfect for sunbathers and water sports enthusiasts.
  • Book accommodation at one of the hotels nearby if you want to get to the beach easily and have access to the facilities.
  • Umbrellas and lounge chairs are available for a fee.
  • Water shoes might come in handy, as there are parts of the beach that are rocky.
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How to Get There

Sandy Lane Beach is located on Sandy Lane on the west coast of Barbados, a nice 10-minute-stroll south of Holetown’s restaurant and nightlife area. From Bridgetown, expect about a 20-minute drive. Buses run from Holetown and stop at One Sandy Lane. Right next to this property, you will find a road to the beach accessible only during low tide.

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When to Get There

Sandy Lane Beach is open to the public at any time. Beat the crowds by coming on a weekday morning, or from July to October, when Hawksbill turtles make their nests in the dunes. Peak season in Barbados is from December to mid-April because the weather is drier and less humid. It’s also a good time for you to see The Holder’s Season which is the premier Performing Arts Festival of the Caribbean.

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Wildcard

Barclays Park From Sandy Lane Beach, walk over the Barclays Park, a lush 50-acre (20-hectare) Queen Elizabth II donated to the Barbados government in 1966 to commemorate the island’s independence that same year. Running down a hill into the shore, the green space offers incredible views of the dramatic coastline, shaded areas for a picnic, and a sand beach where you can swim in tide pools.

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