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!

Set in Mullins, Gibbs Beach is on the North West edge of Barbados. You should think about stopping by regardless of whether you're staying particularly close by. The beaches in Barbados aren't usually known for their peace and quiet, but you'll find Gibbs Beach to be a little calmer than most, making it a good pick for those of you who want to stay away from big crowds, but still get the most out of their beach visit.

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.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business. You'll find the waters off-shore to be clear and good for snorkeling, so bring along some gear if you want to do some underwater exploration.

Since Gibbs Beach happens to be found within a relatively urbanized region, you might want consider the time when you plan your visit.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Beachgoers will find Gibbs Beach on Barbados' North West coast. It's located near Arlington House Interactive Museum, which is found one and a quarter miles to the north, and it is one of a few favorite destinations in the area.

If you want to learn more about the history of Barbados, you won't have to look hard to find sites boasting the colorful history of the nation. The nearest historical attraction is St. Peter's Church, which is a mile and a half away.

Beaches are a great attraction to visit, but there will be more options available in Barbados. The following table contains attractions that are the closest.

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

Guests visiting Gibbs Beach who are hoping to find other opportunities for exploration might want to think about heading to Speightstown, since it's not far away and is a particularly busy area of Barbados.

Hotels

The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, depending on time of day, season, and how full the nearby hotels are. Typically, you can expect to share the sand with more than a few other guests who are staying close by.

Although you won't find many hotels nearby, the closest ones are listed 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

Food

When you're starving for a midday meal, the area around this beach has plenty to offer, so there's no need to go too far away. One of the nearest places to eat is Mullins Beach Restaurant. This restaurant features International cuisine. They also specialize in sandwiches and seafood.

The table below lists nearby restaurant options.

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

Of course, you'll find plenty of other beaches in Barbados, so if Gibbs Beach doesn't sound like your type of scene, you have options.

You might also enjoy Mullins Beach, situated just a short distance away. 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. If you're looking for a more active beach scene, you might like Cove Bay. It's located six and a half miles to the northeast.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Heywoods Beach, which is located only a short distance away.

You may find that Gibbs Beach is a great fit for your vacation, but maybe you want to see more; in which case there are other beaches (and other outdoor attractions) worth trying.

 

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