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.

Positioned in the vicinity of Holetown, Sandy Lane Beach is on the West coast of Barbados. You might want whether or not you're staying nearby. Active and social travelers may particularly enjoy this beach due to its urban location. Actually, Sandy Lane Beach is a favorite of hotel guests in the area, and those who prefer a crowded city scene over a quiet, suburban one.

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.

The concession stand located here is another lunchtime alternative. On some days, it may be possible to purchase food from one of the mobile vendors who are generally found here.

Those who want to dine by the water will appreciate that there are picnic tables available.

Sandy Lane Beach does have public restrooms for your convenience. Shower facilities are available here, so you can rinse off before heading back to your hotel. You will also be pleased to find chairs and umbrellas, so guests seeking a break from the hot sun will not go leave unhappy. The water in the area is fit for snorkeling, so purchase or rent some equipment if you want to check out what lies beneath the surface.

Sandy Lane Beach with its offering of conveniences are found within an area popular for visitors. What this means is that if you're sure that these amenities influence your decision, it'll be an appropriate motivator to visit in the morning well before the other people show up or try a beach elsewhere. If you arrive later, you may find all the amenities becoming overwhelmed.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Positioned on Barbados' West coast; the area hosts attractions such as Sandy Lane Old Nine Golf Course, which is only a short distance away, so some guests will want to walk to this attraction, while others will choose to take a cab.

If you want to combine a cultural experience with your visit to the beach, you should consider a trip to Folkstone Museum. This museum is located only a brief walk or taxi ride away, giving beachgoers the chance to escape that hot midday sunshine.

If you're looking for nearby attractions or activity options, you'll find the closest ones 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
Tides Art Gallery Art Gallery 0.6 mi. N Barbados
Las Vegas Barbados Casino 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
Lucky Horseshoe Bagatelle Slot Machine Arcade 1.7 mi. ESE Barbados
Sir Frank Hutson Sugar Museum Museum 1.8 mi. NE Barbados

Cities and Towns

Tourists at Sandy Lane Beach who are seeking other interesting places to see will want to consider making the trip to Holetown, because it's not far away and is an area full of activity.

Hotels

The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, it depends on many factors: the time of sundown, happy hour, even how full nearby hotel rooms are. Typically, you can expect to share the sand with more than a few visitors from lodgings in the area.

Travelers hoping to find a room close to the beach shouldn't find it very difficult, as there are plenty of hotels to choose from in the area. You will find the closest, most convenient booking options by looking over what's listed in the table below.

Accommodations near Sandy Lane Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Sandy Lane 0.1 mi. ESE Hotel
Halcyon Palm Apartments 0.4 mi. NNE Villa complex
Travellers Palm -- -- Villa complex
Treasure Beach Hotel 0.7 mi. S Hotel
Treasure Beach 0.8 mi. S Resort
The House 0.8 mi. S Hotel
Tamarind Cove Hotel 0.8 mi. S Hotel
Mango Bay 0.9 mi. N Hotel
Starfish Discovery Bay 1.0 mi. N Resort
The Sandpiper 1.1 mi. N Hotel

Food

If you're on the beach and start to get the munchies, don't worry, you'll have a variety of choices within a few miles. One of the nearest restaurants is L'Acajou. The restaurant has both French and International menu items. They're also renowned for their seafood. You and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes since it's just a little ways away.

Restaurants closest to this beach 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
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
Bean-N-Bagel Cafe Holetown (246) 432-1103 International Very Casual 0.7 mi. N
Zaccios Restaurant (246) 432-0134 International Informal 0.8 mi. N
Cafe Indigo (246) 432-0968 International Very Casual -- --
Posh Nosh (246) 432-5865 International Very Casual -- --
Sea Cat Restaurant (246) 422-6802 Caribbean Very Casual -- --

Other Beaches

Visitors searching for the perfect beach will have lots of choices besides Sandy Lane Beach.

If the active mood at Sandy Lane Beach is what you're looking for, consider heading to Gibbs Beach, a spot with the same type of electricity. You'll find it four miles to the north. If you'd rather try a more private, less popular location, Paynes Bay Beach may be a good choice. You'll find it only a short distance away.

You may also enjoy Batts Rock Beach, located within a couple of miles.

Sandy Lane Beach could be the ideal stretch of sand, but it is possible that it may not be the best choice for your family; in which case you should find a beach with a seclusion factor that suits you.

 

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