Sandy Lane Beach

Photo credit: © Jean Drescher

Known most especially as the beach in front of the mega upscale Sandy Lane Hotel, Sandy Lane Beach can still hold its own. With calm waters that are perfect for any number of watersports, and pristine surroundings, Sandy Lane Beach is one of the five star beaches on the island.

Set in the vicinity of Holetown, Sandy Lane Beach is on the West coast of Barbados. You might think about stopping by even if you aren't staying in the vicinity. Active and social travelers will probably enjoy this beach due to its urban location. In fact, Sandy Lane Beach is a favorite of hotel guests in the area, and those who don't mind large groups of people.

How to Access The Beach
Set on the island's west coast in St. James Parish, you'll know you've sound Sandy Lane when you come across the bright blue lounge chairs.

Amenities and Ambiance

Mahogany trees border the beach, protecting the Sandy Lane Hotel from disturbance. Meanwhile, the beaches pristine white sands sweep along the west coast of the island, dotted with blue lounge chairs that are property of the hotel. Warm, crystalline waters lap the shore, making it a great environment for even a newbie swimmer.

Even if you plan to dine elsewhere, the snack bar on-site could come in handy. Depending on the season and time of day, you may also be able to order some food from one of the local vendors who are typically found at this location.

Vacationers will love the convenience of having picnic facilities accessible for use.

This beach has public restrooms——something you'll appreciate if you spend more than a couple of hours here. You'll appreciate that showers are available, so you can rinse off the sand. Additionally, you will have access to chairs and umbrellas here, so visitors looking for some respite from the sun will get their wish. Happily, the off-shore waters are clear and good for snorkeling, so grab your gear if you want to do some underwater exploration.

Sandy Lane Beach as well as its offerings for amenities and services are of course located well within an area popular among tourist. As such, if you're sure that the amenities are a deciding factor, naturally, it's an appropriate motivator to show up earlier in the morning before the crowds fill up or perhaps try a beach elsewhere. If you come later, you may not be able to fully enjoy all the services which this beach offers.

What's Nearby


Sandy Lane Beach is on Barbados' West coast. It's located near Sandy Lane Old Nine Golf Course, which is within a distance that tourists could probably walk or take a cab to, and it is among the the area's interesting attractions.

If you want to learn more about the history of Barbados, many sites offer unique historical perspectives on the area. One of the closest attractions of this sort is St. James Church, which is just a walk or cab ride away.

With the choice of exciting activities nearby, you'll never get bored. The closest attractions are found in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Sandy Lane Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Sandy Lane Old Nine Golf Course Golf Course 0.2 mi. SE Barbados
Barbados Arts Council Arts Organization 0.8 mi. N Barbados
Holetown Monument Monument 0.8 mi. N Barbados
NuEdge Art Gallery Art Gallery 0.9 mi. N Barbados
St. James Church Historical Site 1.2 mi. N Barbados
Folkstone Marine Park Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 1.2 mi. N Barbados
Folkstone Museum Museum 1.2 mi. N Barbados
Sandy Lane Country Club Golf Course Golf Course 1.3 mi. E Barbados
Sandy Lane Green Monkey Golf Course Golf Course 1.6 mi. E Barbados
Sir Frank Hutson Sugar Museum Museum 1.8 mi. NE Barbados
Lucky Horseshoe Saloon Bagatelle Slot Machine Arcade 1.9 mi. ESE Barbados
Royal Westmoreland Golf Course 2.4 mi. N Barbados

Cities and Towns

Sandy Lane Beach is near Holetown, so you can explore the city as part of your day at the beach. Tourists at Sandy Lane Beach who are seeking additional places to explore should consider going to Holetown, which is not far away and is an active, busy area.


How many other people you encounter at Sandy Lane Beach will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. At this beach, you can expect to see a fair amount of vacationers who are staying in the area.

Since the beach is situated in a pretty popular vacation spot, it typically isn't that tough to find just the right kind of hotel close-by. For visitors looking to find a place that's on or near the ocean, the table below shows the closest accommodations to Sandy Lane Beach.

Accommodations near Sandy Lane Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Sandy Lane 0.1 mi. ESE Hotel
Divi Heritage 0.3 mi. N Hotel
St. James 0.6 mi. S Hotel
Old Trees Bay 0.6 mi. S Hotel
Treasure Beach Hotel 0.7 mi. S Hotel
The House 0.8 mi. S Hotel
Tamarind Cove Hotel 0.8 mi. S Hotel
Sunswept Beach Hotel 0.8 mi. N Hotel
Mango Bay 0.9 mi. N Hotel
Discovery Bay by Rex Resorts 1.0 mi. N Resort


If the heat at the beach has you craving a cool cocktail and a bite to eat, you'll have a variety of choices within a few miles. One of the closest restaurants is L'Acajou. This restaurant has both French and International dishes on the menu. They have become well-known, however, because of their seafood. You and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes since it's only a short distance away.

Nearby restaurant options are listed in the following table.

Restaurants near Sandy Lane Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
L'Acajou (246) 444-2000 French, International Fine Dining 0.1 mi. SE
Bajan Blue (246) 444-2000 Caribbean, International, Mediterranean Very Casual 0.1 mi. E
The Country Club (246) 444-2000 International Informal 0.1 mi. ESE
The Spa Café (246) 444-2000 Eclectic Informal 0.1 mi. ESE
Saffa's Restaurant & Bar (246) 432-1125 Eclectic Informal 0.4 mi. NNE
Zaccios Restaurant (246) 432-0134 International Informal 0.5 mi. N
The Beach House (246) 432-1163 Caribbean, International Informal 0.6 mi. N
The Tides Restaurant (246) 432-8356 European, International Informal 0.7 mi. N
Kathy's Restaurant (246) 419-4200 Caribbean Fine Dining 0.7 mi. S
Bean-N-Bagel Cafe Holetown (246) 432-1103 International Very Casual 0.7 mi. N
Blackbeard's (246) 432-5600 Caribbean Very Casual -- --
Bon-Fire Restaurant & Lounge (246) 432-0413 -- -- -- --

Other Beaches

Barbados has many nice beaches, and Sandy Lane Beach is just one option.

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

Another location you may want to try is Batts Rock Beach, which is located within a couple of miles.

Perhaps Sandy Lane Beach is the most convenient coastline for you to visit, but some travelers itch to explore more; if so, there are other beaches and natural attractions in Barbados you might like.


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