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, two miles north-northwest of "downtown," Paradise Beach is on the South West coast of Barbados. You should consider dropping by whether or not you're staying nearby. Travelers who prefer walking over driving to their next destination will love how easy it is to access Paradise Beach. It's within walking distance of so many hotels and activities, and is right in the center of all the daytime activity.

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.

The snack bar located at this spot is perfect for quick lunches and cold drinks, too. You might also have the option to order lunch from one of the mobile vendors who operate at or near this spot.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot. Happily, the off-shore waters are of good snorkeling quality, so bring along some equipment if you're looking to see what goes on 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 happens to be found inside an area that sees many visitors, many try to show up early.

What's Nearby


Travelers will find Paradise Beach on the South West coast of Barbados. It is close to Mount Gay Rum Distilleries and Visitor Center, which is not far from away. Some will choose to walk here, while others will want to take a taxi, and it is one of a number of attractions in the area.

Some may think that beaches and museums are an odd combination, but some visitors find that museums like Tyrol Cot Heritage Village (found two miles away) offer rare insight into Caribbean life and a whole new perspective of Barbados.

Beaches are a great attraction to visit, but there will be more options available in Barbados. The following table contains attractions that are the closest.

Activities and Attractions Near Paradise Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Mount Gay Rum Distilleries and Visitor Center Distillery 1.4 mi. SSE Barbados
Medford Craft World Art Gallery 1.6 mi. E 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 Museum 2.0 mi. SSE Barbados
National Stadium Sporting Event Venue 2.2 mi. ESE Barbados
Barbados Arts Council Arts Organization 2.4 mi. SSE Barbados
Montefiore Fountain Monument 2.5 mi. SE Barbados
Lucky Horseshoe City Centre Slot Machine Arcade 2.5 mi. SSE Barbados
Jewish Museum Museum 2.6 mi. SE Barbados
Barbados National Heroes Gallery Museum 2.7 mi. SE Barbados

Cities and Towns

Guests visiting Paradise Beach who are looking for additional places to explore might want to think about heading to Bridgetown, because it's close-by and is an active, busy area.


The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, depending on time of day, season, and how full nearby hotel rooms are. There aren't many major hotels nearby, but you may encounter guests from smaller lodgings in the area.

Since this beach is situated in a relatively popular vacation spot, it is not typically all that tough to find a hotel close-by that suits your needs. If you and your group are hoping to get a place that's on or near the water, the table below shows the closest options to Paradise Beach.

Accommodations near Paradise Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Melbourne Apartments 0.5 mi. ESE Hotel
Nautilus Beach Apartments 3.6 mi. SSE Villa complex
Bajan Beach Cottages 3.6 mi. SSE Cottages
Radisson Aquatica Resort 3.7 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
Palm Beach Villas 4.3 mi. SSE Villa complex
Courtyard by Marriott 4.4 mi. SE Hotel


If someone in your group starts to get a little hungry at the beach, it's alright because there are lots of nearby options when it comes to dining. One of the nearest places to eat is Palm Paradise Restaurant. This restaurant offers a menu of International cuisine. They are also known for serving coffee and crepes. You could take a cab or probably walk to this restaurant as it's just a little ways away.

Nearby dining options are listed in the following table.

Restaurants near Paradise Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Palm Paradise Restaurant (246) 422-5430 International Very Casual 0.2 mi. SE
Cin Cin by the Sea (246) 629-4557 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
Il Tempio Italian Restaurant (246) 417-0057 Italian Informal 1.1 mi. N
Chefette Black Rock (246) 417-8560 International Very Casual 1.5 mi. SE
Cariba (246) 432-8737 Asian, Caribbean, Contemporary Informal 1.8 mi. N
R.A. Mapp Restaurant (246) 426-5953 Caribbean Very Casual 1.8 mi. SE
The Cliff (246) 432-1922 Contemporary, Eclectic, International Fine Dining 1.8 mi. N
Lucky Horseshoe (246) 537-5825 American, Tex-Mex Informal 1.9 mi. ENE
Sugar Apple Cafe (246) 432-2300 Caribbean Very Casual 1.9 mi. N

Other Beaches

Of course, there are lots of other spots along the coast of Barbados, so if Paradise Beach doesn't sound like your type of scene, you have options.

Another option worth considering is Batts Rock Beach, which is located a quarter mile away.

While Barbados has many alluring attractions, visiting Paradise Beach or the other beautiful beaches in the area can make your time in Barbados even more memorable.


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