Barbados: Beach

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Barbados Beach

The west coast of Barbados is frequently referred to as the "Platinum Coast" and is known all over the world for the crystal clear warm waters and stunning golden sands. This coast is perfect a family holiday or a romantic retreat. There are more than a few magnificent beaches along this coast including Brandons, Batts Rock, Fitts Village, Paynes Bay, Sandy Lane and Folkestone Park in St.James or Mullins Bay and Heywoods. The waters on the beaches are ideal for swimming.

The beaches of Barbados are amongst the best in the world, infact the beach at The Crane in the south was rated "one of the ten best beaches in the world" by Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous. Barbados is a coral island and its beaches are made from finely ground coral creating a clean fine grain.

In the south of Barbados the waves are gentle great for body surfing and windsurfing. Annual surfing competitions are held on the south and east coast of Barbados. The east and north coast of Barbados meets the Atlantic Ocean and this is where you’ll find the big waves. This coast is not recommended for swimming except for a few secluded and protected bays. The strong currents and aggressive waves are a spectacle to behold and this area attracts a lot of daring and highly skilled surfers.

All beaches in Barbados are open to the public. Properties which are fortunate enough to open out onto a beach own the land to the high-water mark only. Access to the beach is a right for every Barbadian and sea front properties re required to provide a public right of way across their land to the sea. There are no nude beaches in Barbados as nudism is illegal.