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.

Located in the northern outskirts of Holetown, Colony Club Beach is on the West edge of Barbados. You should think about stopping by regardless of whether you are staying in the immediate vicinity. Active couples and families who enjoy immersing themselves in the city's busy thoroughfares will relish their time at Colony Club Beach.

How to Access The Beach

Colony Club Beach is located in the parish of St. James along Highway 1.

Amenities and Ambiance

Set right on Colony Club Beach is Heron House, a historic coral stone house. On shore, guests will encounter soft tan sands and coconut palms, while out in the deep blue waters, snorkelers will encounter a shallow reef on the north end of the beach.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun. Fortunately, the water here is clear and good for snorkeling, so purchase or rent some equipment if you want to check out what lies beneath the surface.

Don't forget that the area right around Colony Club Beach is is a much-visited area, so plan accordingly.

What's Nearby


Colony Club Beach is always a lovely side-trip when you're in the area. Look for it on Barbados' West coast. It is near some interesting sites like Folkstone Museum, which is located a quarter mile away, and it is one of a number of attractions in the vicinity.

If you're intrigued by Barbados' history, there are plenty of places where you can learn first-hand about the country's past. One of the closest attractions of this sort is St. James Church, which is not a great distance from the shore, and is accessible in a taxi or on foot.

Beaches are a great attraction to visit, but there will be more options available in Barbados. The following chart includes some other attractions close-by.

Activities and Attractions Near Colony Club Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Folkstone Museum Museum 0.2 mi. SSE Barbados
Folkstone Marine Park Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 0.2 mi. SSE Barbados
St. James Church Historical Site 0.3 mi. SE Barbados
NuEdge Art Gallery Art Gallery 0.6 mi. SE Barbados
Holetown Monument Monument 0.7 mi. SSE Barbados
Barbados Arts Council Arts Organization 0.7 mi. SSE Barbados
Royal Westmoreland Golf Course 1.3 mi. NE Barbados
Sandy Lane Old Nine Golf Course Golf Course 1.5 mi. S Barbados
Sir Frank Hutson Sugar Museum Museum 1.7 mi. E Barbados
Sandy Lane Country Club Golf Course Golf Course 1.9 mi. SE Barbados
Sandy Lane Green Monkey Golf Course Golf Course 2.3 mi. SE Barbados
Lucky Horseshoe Saloon Bagatelle Slot Machine Arcade 3.0 mi. SE Barbados

Cities and Towns

Colony Club Beach tourists seeking additional places to explore might think about going to Holetown, which is in the vicinity and is a particularly busy area of Barbados.


The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, depending on everything from the time the sun sets to how many hotel rooms have been booked nearby. You can typically expect to see a fair amount of other guests who are staying close by.

Those looking to find a room not far from the beach won't find it that difficult, as there are plenty of resorts and hotels to pick from in the area. You will find the closest and most convenient booking options by perusing what's listed in the table that follows.

Accommodations near Colony Club Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Colony Club Hotel 0.1 mi. E Hotel
Coral Reef Club 0.2 mi. S Hotel
Settlers Beach Villa Hotel 0.4 mi. SE Hotel
The Sandpiper 0.4 mi. SE Hotel
Fairmont Royal Pavilion 0.5 mi. N Resort
Discovery Bay by Rex Resorts 0.5 mi. SE Resort
Mango Bay 0.6 mi. SSE Hotel
Sunswept Beach Hotel 0.7 mi. S Hotel
The Lone Star Hotel 0.7 mi. N Hotel
Cove Spring 1.1 mi. N Hotel


One of the tastiest ways to compliment a balmy beach afternoon is to walk to an area restaurant, where you can sample the local chefs' favorite dishes, within a reachable distance. One of the nearest places to eat is Laguna. This restaurant serves both contemporary and Continental cuisines. You'll have the option of walking or taking a cab as it's just a short distance away.

Some nearby restaurant options are provided in the following table.

Restaurants near Colony Club Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Laguna (246) 422-2335 Contemporary, Continental Informal 0.1 mi. SE
The Orchid (246) 422-2335 Caribbean Fine Dining 0.1 mi. E
The Sunset Deck (246) 422-2335 Continental Very Casual 0.1 mi. E
Coral Reef Club Restaurant (246) 422-2372 International Informal 0.2 mi. S
Spago Settler's Beach (246) 422-3245 Italian Informal 0.4 mi. SE
Sandpiper Restaurant (246) 422-2251 Caribbean Informal 0.4 mi. SE
Café Taboras (246) 422-5555 Bajan, International Informal 0.5 mi. N
Palm Restaurant (866) 540-4485 Caribbean Fine Dining 0.5 mi. N
Palm Terrace (246) 422-5555 Caribbean, Fusion, International Fine Dining 0.5 mi. N
Ragamuffins (246) 432-1295 Caribbean, Eclectic Informal 0.6 mi. SSE
Elbow Room (246) 432-1927 Eclectic Informal 0.6 mi. SSE
Spago Holetown (246) 422-3245 Italian Informal 0.6 mi. SSE

Other Beaches

Vacationers looking for a beach that's right for them will have lots of choices besides Colony Club Beach.

You may also want to try Gibbs Beach, which is generally a pretty popular beach. You'll find it two and a half miles to the north. If you're looking for something a little more private, you might enjoy Folkestone Beach.

Vacationers may also want to visit Batts Rock Beach, located four miles away.

Of course, there are lots of other things to do and see in Barbados; then again, a trip to Colony Club Beach could end up a family favorite.


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