Gibbs Beach

Gibbs Beach is tucked away on the west coast of the island and is largely free of tourists. Situated among some of the most attractive homes on the island and surrounded by beautiful tropical foliage, the beach's smooth sand is perfect for private strolls. Calm, clear waters are perfect for swimming and snorkeling, though there are few amenities, so be sure to pack your own supplies!

Situated in Mullins, Gibbs Beach is on the North West coast of Barbados. You might want regardless of whether you are staying in the vicinity. Vacationers who want their beach to have a little bit of everything——a hint of seclusion, with a somewhat social scene—— should pay a visit to Gibbs Beach. It's just slightly removed from the center of it all, but it's not dead and empty either.

How to Access The Beach
The beach is accessible for pedestrians and vehicles. Drivers can follow Highway 1B down the west coast, as the beach lies shortly off the highway, south of Mullins Beach.

Amenities and Ambiance

Gibbs Beach features white, soft sand and calm waters similar to the larger Mullins Beach to the north, though it is far more private. Yachts and smaller boats are common sights off of the coast, while private homes and lush tropical vegetation lay behind the beach.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot. You will find the water here is clear enough for snorkeling, so grab some gear if you want to see what lies beneath the surface.

You should remember that the area right around Gibbs Beach is is a much-visited area, so plan accordingly.

What's Nearby


This pleasant stretch of sand known as Gibbs Beach is on Barbados' North West coast; it's located near attractions like Arlington House Interactive Museum, which is one and a quarter miles to the north.

Historical attractions such as St. Peter's Church provide a wonderful compliment to the scenery of Gibbs Beach, plus they allow vacationers to learn more about Barbados, without having to leave the coast. Actually, you'll find this spot a mile and a half from this place of historical interest.

With the choice of exciting activities nearby, you'll never get bored. The following table contains a list of the closest attractions.

Activities and Attractions Near Gibbs Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Arlington House Interactive Museum Museum 1.2 mi. N Barbados
Gallery of Caribbean Art Art Gallery 1.3 mi. N Barbados
St. Peter's Church Historical Site 1.4 mi. N Barbados
Frangipani Art Gallery Art Gallery 2.3 mi. N Barbados

Cities and Towns

Those visiting Gibbs Beach who are hoping to find further attractions will want to consider making the trip to Speightstown, which is nearby and is a particularly bustling part of Barbados.


The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, it depends on several things: the season, the weather, even how full the nearby hotels are. You can typically expect to see a fair amount of visitors from lodgings in the area.

While you will find relatively few accommodations withing driving distance, those accommodations closest to the beach can be viewed in the following table.

Accommodations near Gibbs Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Cobblers Cove Hotel 0.8 mi. N Resort
Almond Beach Village 1.8 mi. N Hotel
Sugar Cane Club Hotel And Spa 2.3 mi. N Hotel
Little Good Harbour 2.8 mi. N Hotel


One of the best ways to round off a laid-back trek to the beach is to try an area restaurant, where you can sample regional favorites, within just a few miles of this shoreline. Mullins Beach Restaurant is one of the closest eateries. The restaurant features International food. They are also famous for their sandwiches and seafood.

Restaurants closest to this beach are provided in the following table.

Restaurants near Gibbs Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Mullins Beach Restaurant (246) 422-2044 International Fine Dining 0.2 mi. N
Bombas Beach Bar (246) 432-5664 Caribbean Very Casual 0.3 mi. N
Camelot (246) 422-2586 Caribbean, French Fine Dining 0.8 mi. N
Island Plates (246) 252-7793 Caribbean, Vegetarian Very Casual 1.1 mi. N
Juma's Restaurant (246) 432-0232 Bajan, French, Thai Very Casual 1.2 mi. N
Fisherman Pub (246) 422-2703 Caribbean Informal 1.3 mi. N
Back To Eden Vegetarian Cafe (246) 422-0410 -- -- -- --
Chefette Speightstown (246) 419-3500 International Very Casual -- --
KFC Speightstown (246) 422-2222 American Very Casual -- --
Pizza Man Doc Queen's Street (246) 422-1432 Italian Very Casual -- --
Lone Star Restaurant (246) 419-0599 Caribbean, Mediterranean Informal 1.8 mi. S
Ju Ju's Beach Bar and Grill (246) 268-6093 Caribbean Very Casual 1.8 mi. S

Other Beaches

There are plenty of beautiful beach locations to choose from in Barbados, so if Gibbs Beach doesn't suit you, you can still find a great spot.

You might also enjoy Mullins Beach, situated within a mile or so. Mullins Bay is a popular beach with easy access that attracts lots of visitors. Water lovers can indulge in a number of water sports, plus snorkeling and swimming. A beach bar keeps everyone happy, sporty or not. However, if that's not exactly what you're looking for, Cove Bay could provide a little more opportunity for excitement, and is closer to additional things to do and see nearby. You'll find it six and a half miles to the northeast.

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

Perhaps Gibbs Beach is the most convenient coastline for you to visit, but some travelers itch to explore more; in which case you should find a beach with a seclusion factor that suits you.


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