Pink Sand Beach

Pink Sand Beach is the premier beach on the island of Barbuda due to its unique color. Still, due to the island's low population, the beach is very often deserted.

Set on the island of Barbuda, You should consider dropping by even if you are not staying nearby. When you need to spend the afternoon away from tourist-filled hotspots, you should venture a little farther from the city, and a little closer to Pink Sand Beach.

How to Access The Beach
Pink Sand Beach is located on the southwest coast of the small island of Barbuda.

Amenities and Ambiance

With almost eight miles of silk sand that glows pink in the sun thanks to the crush coral that lives amongst the gravel, Pink Sand Beach is truly a sight to behold. Complimented by the stunningly turquoise waters, this beach is a can't miss.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business. The water here is of good snorkeling quality, so bring your gear if you want to do some underwater exploration.

If you usually prefer shores that offer visitors a peaceful place to escape, then maybe head on over to Pink Sand Beach; it's found within a less urban area of the region.

What's Nearby


Travelers will find Pink Sand Beach on the South coast of Barbuda; it will be near other attractions like Barbuda Museum, which is one of the closest attractions to visit.

With a selection of nearby activities, you'll never run out of things to do. The following table contains a list of the closest attractions.

Activities and Attractions Near Pink Sand Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Barbuda Museum Museum 6.0 mi. NW Barbuda

Cities and Towns

The closest town is St. John's, which is a neat region that strikes a balance between island tranquility and urbanization. From the beach, Codrington is a little ways off, maybe within taxi range away.


Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will vary depending on the time of day, particularly in the high season when hotels overflow with tourists. There aren't many major hotels in the immediate vicinity, but it can attract visitors staying at some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

You'll find a good number of places to stay a car ride away. Some of the closest possibilities are displayed in the table below.

Accommodations near Pink Sand Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Coco Point Lodge 1.3 SSE Cottages
Barbuda Cottages 1.8 WNW Cottages
Palm Tree Guest House 5.7 NW Guest house


Although there aren't many widely-known restaurants nearby, you can still satisfy your hunger, especially if you are willing to drive or bike a few miles. The closest places to grab a bite to eat is Uncle Roddy Restaurant, which is a delicious choice during or after a day at the beach.

Some nearby restaurant options are listed below.

Restaurants near Pink Sand Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Distance Direction Island
Uncle Roddy Restaurant (268) 785-3268 Caribbean 1.9 mi. WNW Barbuda

Other Beaches

Vacationers looking for a beach that's right for them on Barbuda will have lots of options besides Pink Sand Beach.

Vacationers may also want to visit Coco Point, one of the many great Antigua beach sites.

Antigua has a lot to offer its visitors, but Pink Sand Beach is both a beautiful natural attraction, and a fun hangout spot.


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