Paradise Beach

Paradise Beach is a quiet beach on the west coast of the island and features calm waters that are perfect for swimming. Shallow rock formations make for excellent snorkeling, though sea urchins should be avoided.

Located on the edge of Bridgetown, a mile and a half north-northwest of the downtown area, Paradise Beach is on the South West edge of Barbados. You should consider stopping by whether or not you're staying in the immediate vicinity. Seclusion and privacy are the features which most exemplify Barbados' beaches, but Paradise Beach offers those same relaxation qualities without sacrificing a fun and social atmosphere.

How to Access The Beach

Paradise Beach is only accessible via foot, though vehicles can use the Batt's Rock entrance and parking lot north of the beach. Pedestrian access is provided on a local road off of Spring Garden Highway.

Amenities and Ambiance

South of Paynes's Bay lies Paradise beach, with its beautiful calm waters. The beach is public and is seperated from Brighton Beach by a small patch of woods.

There is also a snack bar here. On some days, it may be possible to order lunch from one of the mobile vendors who operate at or near this spot.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business. You will find the water here is of good snorkeling quality, so purchase or rent some equipment if you're hoping to see what lies beneath the surface. Paradise Beach is one of the best beaches on the west coast, so itAAAs a popular spot for travelers.

Since Paradise Beach will be located within an area popular among tourist, many try to show up early.

What's Nearby


This beach is positioned on the South West coast of Barbados. It is near some interesting sites like Malibu Beach Club & Visitor Center, which is only a short distance away. Visitors will have the option to take a taxi or to walk, and it is one of a few area's attractions.

If you want to discover more interesting facts about the history of Barbados, you won't have to look hard to find sites boasting the colorful history of the nation. The nearest historical attraction is St. Michael's Cathedral, which is two and a half miles to the southeast.

If you're looking for plenty of activities to keep you or your family busy, you'll find the closest ones in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Paradise Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Malibu Beach Club & Visitor Center Operating Distillery 0.5 mi. SSE Barbados
Verandah Art Gallery Art Gallery 0.9 mi. E Barbados
Mount Gay Rum Distilleries and Visitor Center Distillery 1.2 mi. SSE Barbados
Statue Of Sir Garfield Sobers Monument 1.7 mi. SSE Barbados
Cricket Legends Museum Museum 1.8 mi. SSE Barbados
Kensington Oval Management Inc Sporting Event Venue 1.8 mi. SSE Barbados
Tyrol Cot Heritage Village Museum 1.8 mi. E Barbados
Agapey Chocolate Factory Sugar and Confectionery Manufacturing 1.8 mi. SSE Barbados
National Stadium Sporting Event Venue 2.1 mi. E Barbados
Play Fair Arcade Baxter Road Slot Machine Arcade 2.1 mi. SE Barbados
Bagnall's Point Gallery Art Gallery 2.2 mi. SSE Barbados
Barbados Gallery of Art Art Gallery 2.2 mi. SSE Barbados

Cities and Towns

Paradise Beach is close to Bridgetown, so you can explore the city after your visit to the beach. Paradise Beach tourists seeking further attractions should consider heading to Bridgetown, because it's nearby and is a particularly busy area of Barbados.


How many other people you encounter at Paradise Beach will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. This spot is not near many large hotels, but you may encounter visitors staying at the few small lodgings in the area.

Beach-goers seeking a place to stay not far from Paradise Beach shouldn't find it very difficult, as there are lots of resorts and hotels to choose from close-by. You'll find the closest, most convenient booking options by viewing what's listed in the table that follows.

Accommodations near Paradise Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Palm Paradise 0.1 mi. ENE Guest house
Melbourne Hotel and Apartments 3.1 mi. SE Hotel
Bajan Beach Cottages 3.5 mi. SSE Cottages
Radisson Aquatica Resort 3.6 mi. SSE Resort
Grand Barbados Beach Resort 3.6 mi. SSE Resort
Island Inn Hotel 3.7 mi. SSE Hotel
Hilton Hotel Barbados 3.7 mi. SSE Hotel
Sweetfield Manor Historic Inn 3.9 mi. SE B & B
Savannah Hotel 4.0 mi. SSE Hotel
Amaryllis Beach Resort 4.1 mi. SSE Resort


If you're on the beach and start to get the munchies, don't worry, you'll have plenty of places to dine, without having to go too far. One of the closest places to eat is Palm Paradise Restaurant. This restaurant serves eclectic food. When you start to get hungry, you won't need to wait too long to eat as it's just a short distance away.

The table below provides a list of restaurant options near this shoreline.

Restaurants near Paradise Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Palm Paradise Restaurant -- Eclectic Very Casual 0.1 mi. ENE
New York Pizza (246) 435-7677 Italian -- 0.3 mi. N
KFC Black Rock (246) 424-9268 American -- 0.4 mi. E
Chefette Black Rock (246) 417-8560 International Very Casual -- --
Cin Cin by the Sea (246) 424-4557 Caribbean, Contemporary, Mediterranean Fine Dining 0.8 mi. N
East (246) 424-7571 Pan Asian / Pacific Rim Informal 1.0 mi. N
Rosso Vivo (246) 424-7571 Mediterranean Informal 1.0 mi. N
Seascape (246) 424-7571 International Informal 1.0 mi. N
Il Tempio Italian Restaurant (246) 417-0057 Italian Informal 1.2 mi. N
Tim's On De Highway (246) 426-1799 -- -- 1.2 mi. SSE
Lio's Den -- -- -- 1.6 mi. ESE
The Garden Bar and Restaurant (246) 432-0817 Indian, Vegetarian Very Casual -- --

Other Beaches

Of course, you'll find plenty of other beaches in Barbados, so Paradise Beach is just one of your options.

Another option worth considering is Batts Rock Beach, located within a short distance.

Of course, there are lots of other things to do and see in Barbados; then again, Paradise Beach is both a relaxing, sunny hangout and a stunning natural feature.


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