Holetown Beach

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Holetown Beach is a lively place to spend a beach day when you're looking for a fun vibe and bustling atmosphere.

Located in Porters, Holetown Beach is on the West edge of Barbados. You might want regardless of whether you're staying very close. The beaches found throughout Barbados are usually fairly quiet, but Holetown Beach is the exception.

How to Access The Beach
Located behind the library, Holetown Beach is on the west coast of Barbados in the parish of St. James.

Amenities and Ambiance

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.

Many visitors find themselves ordering a drink or snack from the concessions here, even if they move off-site for lunch. You might also have the option to buy some food from one of the local vendors who operate at or near this spot.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location. Fortunately, chairs and umbrellas are available for guests looking for a shaded area to relax.

Holetown Beach with its assortment of amenities can be located within a relatively urbanized region. This means that if for you the amenities are a deciding factor, it'll likely be an appropriate motivator to arrive earlier in the morning well before the other people show up or perhaps try a beach in a more remote area. If you wait around, you might miss the chance to completely enjoy the amenities that Holetown Beach offers.

What's Nearby


The beach is wonderful, but the surrounding area has a lot to offer, too. Look for it on Barbados' West coast. It is close to Folkstone Museum, which is not far from away. Some will choose to walk here, while others will want to take a taxi, and it is among the attractions in the vicinity.

Historical attractions such as St. James Church provide the perfect compliment to an afternoon at Holetown Beach, and give visitors the opportunity to learn more about Barbados' past, without venturing too far from the coast. Actually, this shore will be found less than a mile to the south of this interesting historical site.

If a visit to the Holetown Beach isn't enough to keep you busy all afternoon, this beach isn't far from any of the items in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Holetown Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Folkstone Museum Museum 0.8 mi. S Barbados
Folkstone Marine Park Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 0.8 mi. S Barbados
St. James Church Historical Site 0.9 mi. S Barbados
Royal Westmoreland Golf Course 0.9 mi. ENE Barbados
NuEdge Art Gallery Art Gallery 1.2 mi. S Barbados
Holetown Monument Monument 1.2 mi. S Barbados
Barbados Arts Council Arts Organization 1.3 mi. S Barbados
Sir Frank Hutson Sugar Museum Museum 1.8 mi. ESE Barbados
Sandy Lane Old Nine Golf Course Golf Course 2.2 mi. S Barbados
Sandy Lane Country Club Golf Course Golf Course 2.3 mi. SE Barbados
Sandy Lane Green Monkey Golf Course Golf Course 2.7 mi. SE Barbados
Lucky Horseshoe Saloon Bagatelle Slot Machine Arcade 3.4 mi. SE Barbados

Cities and Towns

Holetown Beach is in the Holetown area, so touring the city could be a fun side-trip after visiting the beach. Holetown Beach tourists hoping to find additional places to explore might consider going to Holetown, because it's in the vicinity and is an area full of activity.


The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, depending on everything from the time of day to how many people have booked nearby hotels. Typically, you can expect to encounter quite a few other guests who are staying close by.

Because this beach is situated in a relatively popular vacation spot, it shouldn't be very difficult to find a hotel nearby that suits you tastes. If you are looking to get a place that's on or near the beach, the table that follows shows the accommodation options closest to Holetown Beach.

Accommodations near Holetown Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
The Lone Star Hotel 0.1 mi. N Hotel
Fairmont Royal Pavilion 0.1 mi. S Resort
Cove Spring 0.4 mi. N Hotel
Colony Club Hotel 0.6 mi. S Hotel
Coral Reef Club 0.8 mi. S Hotel
Settlers Beach Villa Hotel 0.9 mi. S Hotel
The Sandpiper 1.0 mi. S Hotel
Discovery Bay by Rex Resorts 1.1 mi. S Resort
Mango Bay 1.1 mi. S Hotel
Sunswept Beach Hotel 1.3 mi. S Hotel


A trip to the beach isn't complete until you enjoy a meal at a local restaurant, where you'll be able to sample the local chefs' favorite dishes, without having to go far. Palm Terrace is one of the closest eateries. This restaurant offers both Caribbean and Fusion cuisines. You'll have the option of walking or taking a cab since it's not far off the beach at all.

The table below provides a list of nearby restaurant options.

Restaurants near Holetown Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Palm Terrace (246) 422-5555 Caribbean, Fusion, International Fine Dining 0.1 mi. S
Ju Ju's Beach Bar and Grill (246) 268-6093 Caribbean Very Casual 0.1 mi. N
Lone Star Restaurant (246) 419-0599 Caribbean, Mediterranean Informal 0.1 mi. N
Café Taboras (246) 422-5555 Bajan, International Informal 0.1 mi. S
Palm Restaurant (866) 540-4485 Caribbean Fine Dining 0.1 mi. S
The Orchid (246) 422-2335 Caribbean Fine Dining 0.6 mi. S
The Sunset Deck (246) 422-2335 Continental Very Casual 0.6 mi. S
Laguna (246) 422-2335 Contemporary, Continental Informal 0.6 mi. S
Coral Reef Club Restaurant (246) 422-2372 International Informal 0.8 mi. S
Spago Settler's Beach (246) 422-3245 Italian Informal 0.9 mi. S
Sandpiper Restaurant (246) 422-2251 Caribbean Informal 1.0 mi. S
Opa! Limegrove (246) 624-9767 Greek Informal 1.2 mi. S

Other Beaches

Holetown Beach is just one of many beaches you can visit in Barbados.

You might also enjoy Gibbs Beach, a popular beach beloved by tourists. It is located two miles to the north. If you're looking for a more secluded beach experience, you might enjoy Colony Club Beach. It is located just a short distance away.

Travelers may also want to consider Heywoods Beach, located reasonably close-by, meaning a quick cab ride will get you here pretty easily.

There's plenty to see and do in Barbados, and Holetown Beach is just one of many incredible attractions you can choose from.


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