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 outskirts of Bridgetown, two miles north-northwest of "downtown," Paradise Beach is on the South West edge of Barbados. You might want to drop by even if you aren't staying particularly close by. Many of the other beaches in Barbados are known for being calm, pleasant, and quiet. This atmosphere is blissful to some, but busy vacationers may prefer something a little less out-of-the-way, like Paradise Beach.

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.

Lots of visitors here find that the on-site snack bar is just fine for lunch. On some days, it may be possible to get lunch from one of the mobile vendors who typically set up on this shoreline.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside. Happily, the off-shore waters are of good snorkeling quality, so purchase or rent some gear if you want to check out what lies beneath the surface. Paradise Beach is one of the best beaches on the west coast, so itAAAs a popular spot for travelers.

Remember to take into account that the region in which Paradise Beach is located is an urban area, so plan accordingly.

What's Nearby


Found on Barbados' South West coast; it will be near other attractions like Malibu Beach Club & Visitor Center, which is three quarters of a mile to the south-southeast.

If you're interested in mixing some cultural exploration with your trip to the beach, you should plan a trip to Tyrol Cot Heritage Village, a lovely museum found two miles away, so it could be a welcomed alternative to hot afternoon activities.

If you're looking for other nearby attractions or activity options, the following table shows the closest options.

Activities and Attractions Near Paradise Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Malibu Beach Club & Visitor Center Operating Distillery 0.6 mi. SSE Barbados
JoJo's Gambling Arcade 0.8 mi. SE Barbados
Verandah Art Gallery Art Gallery 1.0 mi. E Barbados
Mount Gay Rum Distilleries and Visitor Center Distillery 1.4 mi. SSE Barbados
Statue Of Sir Garfield Sobers Monument 1.9 mi. SSE Barbados
Tyrol Cot Heritage Village Museum 1.9 mi. E Barbados
Kensington Oval Management Inc Sporting Event Venue 2.0 mi. SSE Barbados
Cricket Legends Museum Museum 2.0 mi. SSE Barbados
Agapey Chocolate Factory Sugar and Confectionery Manufacturing 2.0 mi. SSE Barbados
National Stadium Sporting Event Venue 2.2 mi. ESE Barbados
Play Fair Arcade Baxter Road Slot Machine Arcade 2.2 mi. SE Barbados
Bagnall's Point Gallery Art Gallery 2.4 mi. SSE Barbados

Cities and Towns

Paradise Beach is near Bridgetown, so walking the city is a definite option. Guests visiting Paradise Beach who are hoping to find further attractions will want to consider checking out Bridgetown, since it's not far away and is an especially active area of Barbados.


Whether or not you encounter many other people will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. Paradise Beach is not near very many major hotels, but it's often visited by guests staying at smaller lodgings in the area.

Because the beach is situated in a pretty popular tourist destination, it is not typically that difficult to find a hotel close-by that's to your taste. For guests hoping to find a place that's on or near the beach, the table that follows shows the options closest to Paradise Beach.

Accommodations near Paradise Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Melbourne Hotel and Apartments 3.3 mi. SE Hotel
Bajan Beach Cottages 3.6 mi. SSE Cottages
Radisson Aquatica Resort 3.7 mi. SSE Resort
Grand Barbados Beach Resort 3.8 mi. SSE Resort
Island Inn Hotel 3.8 mi. SSE Hotel
Hilton Hotel Barbados 3.9 mi. SSE Hotel
Sweetfield Manor Historic Inn 4.0 mi. SE B & B
Savannah Hotel 4.2 mi. SSE Hotel
Amaryllis Beach Resort 4.3 mi. SSE Resort
Coconut Court Beach Resort 4.4 mi. SE Hotel


If you're looking for a place to eat after, or even during, your visit to the beach, you'll have a variety of choices within a few miles. One of the nearest places to eat is Palm Paradise Restaurant. This restaurant has a menu featuring eclectic cuisine. You'll have the option of walking or taking a cab as it's just a little ways away.

Restaurants closest to this beach are provided in the following table.

Restaurants near Paradise Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Palm Paradise Restaurant -- Eclectic Very Casual 0.2 mi. SE
New York Pizza (246) 435-7677 Italian -- 0.2 mi. NE
KFC Black Rock (246) 424-9268 American -- 0.5 mi. ESE
Cin Cin by the Sea (246) 424-4557 Caribbean, Contemporary, Mediterranean Fine Dining 0.7 mi. N
Shiso (246) 424-7571 Asian Informal 0.8 mi. N
Seascape (246) 424-7571 Caribbean, International, Mediterranean Fine Dining 0.8 mi. N
Kýma (246) 424-7571 Afghan, American Informal 0.8 mi. N
Chefette Black Rock (246) 417-8560 International Very Casual -- --
Il Tempio Italian Restaurant (246) 417-0057 Italian Informal 1.1 mi. N
Tim's On De Highway (246) 426-1799 -- -- 1.4 mi. SSE
The Garden Bar and Restaurant (246) 432-0817 Indian, Vegetarian Very Casual -- --
Reflections (246) 262-6166 Mediterranean Informal 1.6 mi. N

Other Beaches

Needless to say, Paradise Beach isn't the only beach worth visitng in Barbados.

Travelers may also want to consider Batts Rock Beach, located only a short distance away.

Of course, there is much more to do besides lounge on the sand in Barbados, but a trip to Paradise Beach could end up a family favorite.


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