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.

Situated in the vicinity of Holetown, Sandy Lane Beach is on the West coast of Barbados. You might want whether or not you're staying very close. Travelers who prefer walking over driving to their next destination will probably like Sandy Lane Beach. It's convenient to nearby hotels and attractions since it is right in the center of all the daytime activity.

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.

There is also a concession stand available. You may also have the option to purchase food from one of the local vendors who typically set up on this shoreline.

If you're thinking about eating lunch here, consider that their picnic tables make it even easier.

You will be able to use a public restroom at Sandy Lane Beach. Fortunately, showers are provided, so you don't have to go back to your hotel sandy. It's also good to know that you will have access to umbrellas and chairs here, so visitors looking for relief from the sultry island sun will get their wish. The water in the area is of good snorkeling quality, so purchase or rent some gear if you want to see the underwater world.

Sandy Lane Beach as well as its availability of amenities can be found within an active, busy area. Because of this, if your ideal vacation means these amenities are an important factor, naturally, it's a good reason to show up early in the day well before the crowds do or perhaps going to a beach in a more remote area. If you come later, you may find the amenities becoming already claimed by other guests.

What's Nearby


Found on Barbados' West coast; the area hosts attractions such as Sandy Lane Old Nine Golf Course, which is about a hundred yards to the south-southeast.

To some, museums and beaches may seem an odd combination, but at least a few travelers find that museums like Folkstone Museum (positioned one and a quarter miles away) offer a fun learning experience and a whole new way to view Barbados' traditions and culture.

Beaches are one type of attraction you can visit, but there's even more to see during your stay. The table below lists other attractions that are nearby.

Activities and Attractions Near Sandy Lane Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Sandy Lane Old Nine Golf Course Golf Course 0.1 mi. SSE 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 in the Holetown area, so exploring the city is a convenient option. Those visiting Sandy Lane Beach who are hoping to find some additional excitement might think about heading over to Holetown, since it's in the vicinity and is an especially active area of Barbados.


Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. Typically, you can expect to share the sand with more than a few vacationers who are staying in the area.

Since this beach is situated in a fairly touristed area, it shouldn't be that difficult to find a hotel close-by that suits you tastes. For those hoping to get a place that's on or near the beach, the table below lists the accommodation options closest to Sandy Lane Beach.

Accommodations near Sandy Lane Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Sandy Lane Hotel 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 you're on the beach and start to get the munchies, don't worry, you'll have plenty of places to dine, without having to go too far. One of the nearest restaurants is L'Acajou. This restaurant offers both French and International menu items. They are also known for their seafood. You'll have the option of walking or taking a cab as it's only a short distance away.

The following table lists restaurant options near this shoreline.

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. ESE
The Clubhouse Restaurant (246) 444-2030 International Informal 0.1 mi. ESE
The Spa Café (246) 444-2000 Eclectic Informal 0.1 mi. ESE
Palm Deck Restaurant (246) 432-6750 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

Travelers searching for the perfect beach will have plenty of other choices in Barbados besides Sandy Lane Beach.

If the vibrant atmosphere of Sandy Lane Beach has you wanting more of the same, you'll want to consider also visiting Gibbs Beach, a spot with the same type of electricity. It is located four miles to the north. However, if you're looking to enjoy a quieter scene, Paynes Bay Beach is a location removed from some more heavily-traveled spots. It is located not far off the beach at all.

You might also want to visit Batts Rock Beach, located two and a half miles to the south.

Barbados has a lot to offer its visitors, but visiting Sandy Lane Beach or the other beautiful beaches in the area can make your time in Barbados even more memorable.


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