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.

Situated toward the northwestern outskirts of Porters, Holetown Beach is on the West edge of Barbados. You might want to drop by regardless of whether you are staying in the immediate vicinity. Travelers who want to avoid long taxi rides will find that Holetown Beach is a good choice for them. More than likely, this beach is near many of the attractions you already plan to visit, since it isn't far from the city's major hubs.

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.

The snack bar here is the ultimate convenience if you need a cold drink, or something to hold you over until dinner. Depending on the season and time of day, you may also be able to order some food from one of the local vendors who operate at or near this spot.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location. Fortunately, umbrellas and chairs are available for guests hoping for some respite from the sun.

Though, you should realize that even though visitors here find at least one or two amenities and services for you to enjoy while at Holetown Beach, it will be located within a popular area that can get crowded. If busy-beaches are not something you want, it will be a good idea to make plans for times when there are less people, such as having your beach visit before the sun it at its hottest. If you come later, you could not use all the services that Holetown Beach has to offer.

What's Nearby


Visitors will find this beach on Barbados' West coast. It is near Folkstone Museum, which is close enough that guests will have the choice to walk or take a cab, and it is among the the area's interesting attractions.

If you want to learn more about the history of Barbados, there are nearby attractions where you can learn about their culture and traditions. One of the nearest historical attractions is St. James Church, which is less than a mile away.

Beaches are a great attraction to visit, but there will be more options available in Barbados. The following table contains attractions that are the closest.

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

Those visiting Holetown Beach who are looking for some additional excitement might think about going to Holetown, because it's nearby and is a particularly busy area of Barbados.


How many other people you encounter at Holetown Beach will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. You can generally expect to encounter a fair number of other guests who are staying close by.

Since this beach is in a pretty popular tourist area, it is not typically much of a challenge to find a hotel close-by that suits you tastes. If you are wanting to book a place that's near the beach, the following table lists the accommodations 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


Don't worry if your stomach starts rumbling while sunbathing at Holetown Beach; you'll have many local dishes to choose from at nearby establishments. One of the closest places to eat is Palm Terrace. This restaurant serves both Caribbean and Fusion dishes on the menu. You could take a cab or probably walk to this restaurant as it's only a short distance away.

A list of nearby restaurants is provided in the following table.

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.

If the vibrant atmosphere of Holetown Beach is what you're looking for, you'll want to consider also visiting Gibbs Beach, a beach with a similar ambiance. It is located two miles to the north. If it's solitude and tranquility you're seeking, Colony Club Beach is an area which doesn't host as many visitors. You'll find it only a short distance away.

You may also enjoy Heywoods Beach, which is located four miles away.

You may find that Holetown Beach is a great fit for your vacation, but maybe you want to see more; in which case you should keep looking for a beach or natural attraction that suits your vacation style.


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