Centrally located on the Platinum Coast, which is known for its expensive and exclusive resorts, is Holetown. One thing to know about the beaches on Barbados is that they are all public beaches, so even if you aren't a guest at one of these luxury resorts, you can still enjoy the perks of their well-kept, pristine beaches. These beaches tend to be great for both swimming and light watersports, plus they are backed by restaurants and shops, so you can take a break from the sun whenever you need.
You'll discover a good group of beaches to enjoy in the area. Snorkeling is an option at some locations, if some members of your party enjoy this relaxing pastime. Click on specific beach names for a detailed review of that section of the coast.
Holetown Beach: The gold sands of Holetown Beach stretches along the coast for eight miles. Much of the beach is dotted with beach chairs and there are vendor tents and carts who show up on a daily basis to sell beachwear, crafts, food, and more.
A second alternative worth considering is Folkestone Beach. The beach is accessible by pedestrians and vehicles via local signage. Travelers should keep an eye out for signs to the Folkestone Marine Park and Museum off of Highway 1.
Colony Club Beach: Also known as Heron Bay, Colony Club Beach is popular for watersports like kayaking, set skiing, parasailing, and sailing. Because of this, a part of the beach is roped off especially for swimmers.
The beaches in Holetown are provided in the following chart.
|Colony Club Beach||0.7 mi. North-Northwest of Central Holetown||West|
|Folkestone Beach||0.5 mi. North-Northwest of Central Holetown||West|
|Holetown Beach||Porters, 1.3 mi. North of Central Holetown||West|
|Mahogany Bay||Holders Hill, 2.1 mi. South of Central Holetown||South West|
|Paynes Bay Beach||Paynes Bay, 1.4 mi. South of Central Holetown||West|
|Sandy Lane Beach||0.8 mi. South of Central Holetown||West|
If you would prefer having a wider selection of attractions beyond the category on this page, you can expand your planning horizon. To read about other other attractions for Holetown, use this link.
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