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 outer parts of Bridgetown, two miles north-northwest of downtown, Paradise Beach is on the South West edge of Barbados. You should consider dropping by whether or not you're staying very close. Many of Barbados' beaches are secluded spots, which offer tranquility and relaxation. Though some travelers can't wait to enjoy these secret spots, those who like to keep active will find there's much more variety at 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.

The concession stand on-site could come in handy, even if you plan to have lunch elsewhere. You may also have the option to order some food from one of the local vendors who typically set up shop here.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business. The water here is clear enough for snorkeling, so bring your equipment if you're looking to see some exciting marine life. Paradise Beach is one of the best beaches on the west coast, so itAAAs a popular spot for travelers.

Keep in mind that the area surrounding Paradise Beach is a bustling area, so show up early.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Paradise Beach is always a lovely side-trip when you're in the area. Look for it on the South West coast of Barbados. It is near some interesting sites like Malibu Beach Club & Visitor Center, which is situated three quarters of a mile to the south-southeast, and it is one of the popular spots in the area.

If you want to mix some cultural exploration with your trip to the beach, you might want to consider visiting Tyrol Cot Heritage Village. This museum is located two miles to the east, giving beachgoers the chance to escape that hot midday sunshine.

With the choice of exciting activities nearby, you'll never get bored. The following table contains a list of nearby attractions.

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 close to Bridgetown, so walking the city is a definite option. Tourists at Paradise Beach who are looking for a little additional excitement might think about heading to Bridgetown, because it's not far away and is a particularly busy area of Barbados.

Hotels

The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. There are not many major hotels nearby, but you may see visitors staying at smaller lodgings in the area.

Beach-goers looking to find a hotel room close to Paradise Beach shouldn't have a difficult time, as there are lots of hotels to choose from in the surrounding area. You will find the closest booking options by viewing what's listed in the table below.

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

Food

One of the tastiest ways to compliment a balmy beach afternoon is to visit a nearby restaurant, where you'll be able to try foods you've never heard of before, without straying too far from your current location. One of the closest restaurants is Palm Paradise Restaurant. This restaurant features eclectic food. You could take a cab or probably walk to this restaurant since it's just a short distance away.

The table below lists nearby restaurant options.

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.

You might also want to visit Batts Rock Beach, which is located a quarter mile away.

Maybe Paradise Beach is a perfect spot for you to kick back, and at the same time perhaps not the the ideal fit; in which case you should keep looking for a beach or natural attraction that suits your vacation style.

 

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