Beaches in Holetown

Photo credit: © Jean Drescher

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. 

Pick Your Ideal Beach

You'll find a good group of beaches to choose from in the area. Snorkeling is an option at some of the beaches, for those who enjoy this relaxing pastime. Click on the name of the beach for detailed information about that part of the coast.

Paynes Bay Beach

Holetown Beach: Located behind the library, Holetown Beach is on the west coast of Barbados in the parish of St. James.

Another alternative for beach-goers to consider 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 can be seen right below.

Beaches In Holetown
Name Location Coast
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

Keep in mind, you can find some other attraction types available too. To read more about other attractions, read this article.


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