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.

Located in the vicinity of Holetown, Sandy Lane Beach is on the West coast of Barbados. You should think about stopping by regardless of whether you're staying very close. Vacationers who prefer to walk rather than drive around Barbados will love how easy it is to access Sandy Lane Beach. More than likely, this beach is near many of the attractions you already plan to visit, since it isn't far from the center of the city's action.

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.

If you're suddenly hungry or thirsty, the concession stand at Sandy Lane Beach is the ultimate convenience. Depending on the season and time of day, you may also be able to get lunch from one of the local vendors who set up shop at the beach.

One obvious convenience is this beach's picnic facilities, which are great for lunches or as a home base for your belongings.

This beach has public restrooms——something you'll appreciate if you spend more than a couple of hours here. Shower facilities are available, so you can rinse off before heading back to your hotel. You will also have access to chairs and umbrellas here, so visitors seeking a place to relax in the shade will not go leave unhappy. Fortunately, the water here is of good snorkeling quality, so grab some gear if you want to see what lies beneath the surface.

Bear in mind that the region in which Sandy Lane Beach is located is a bustling area, which means you may find many people vying for the use of the same amenities.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Sandy Lane Beach is always a lovely side-trip when you're in the area. Look for it on the West coast of Barbados. It is near some interesting sites like Sandy Lane Old Nine Golf Course, which is not very far away, so visitors have the option to walk or to take a cab, and it is one of the popular spots in the area.

If you're interested in mixing a little culture with your trip to the beach, you may want to consider visiting Folkstone Museum, a lovely museum found one and a quarter miles away, giving you a chance to see, and learn about, even more of the area.

If you're looking for other nearby attractions or activity options, the beach is located near the attractions 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 tourists hoping to find a little additional excitement might think about heading to Holetown, because it's close-by and is a particularly bustling part of Barbados.

Hotels

The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, depending on time of day, season, and how many hotel rooms have been booked nearby. You can generally expect to share the sand with more than a few other guests who are staying close by.

Those trying to find a room close to Sandy Lane Beach shouldn't have a tough time, as there is no shortage of accommodations to pick from close-by. Find the closest and most convenient lodging options by looking over what's shown in the following table.

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

Food

When lunchtime rolls around and you start getting hungry, the area around this beach has plenty to offer, so you won't have to wander too far away. One of the closest places to eat is L'Acajou. The restaurant offers both French and International dishes on the menu. They are also known for serving seafood. When you start to get hungry, you won't need to wait too long to eat as it's not far off the beach at all.

A list of nearby restaurants is shown 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

Of course, there are more fantastic beaches besides Sandy Lane Beach in Barbados.

Another location you might enjoy is Gibbs Beach, which is in a pretty active location. It is located four miles to the north. If it's a bit of peace and quiet you're after, Paynes Bay Beach is an area removed from some more heavily-traveled spots. You'll find it not far off the beach at all.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Batts Rock Beach, located two and a half miles away.

Maybe Sandy Lane Beach is a perfect spot for you to kick back, and at the same time perhaps not the the ideal fit; in which case you should find a beach with a seclusion factor that suits you.

 

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