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 the southwestern part of Mullins, Gibbs Beach is on the North West coast of Barbados. You might want to drop by even if you aren't staying in the vicinity. Those of you who might prefer a beach that's a little less crowded, but still fun and active, might enjoy stopping by Gibbs Beach for a few hours. It's slightly off the beaten path, but it also doesn't completely lack a social atmosphere.

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.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location. You'll find the waters off-shore to be clear and good for snorkeling, so bring along some equipment if you're hoping to find some interesting marine life.

Since Gibbs Beach is of course found within a hot tourist destination, you might want consider the time when you plan your visit.

What's Nearby

Attractions

This beach is positioned on Barbados' North West coast; it's located near attractions like Arlington House Interactive Museum, which is one and a quarter miles away.

If you're interested in learning more about the history of Barbados, many sites offer unique historical perspectives on the area. One of the closest attractions of this sort is St. Peter's Church, which is not a great distance from the shore, and is accessible in a taxi or on foot.

If you're looking for plenty of activities to keep you or your family busy, you'll find the closest ones in the following table.

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

Gibbs Beach is close to Speightstown, so a trip into the city is a definite option. Those visiting Gibbs Beach who are hoping to find further attractions will want to consider heading over to Speightstown, which is nearby and is an area full of activity.

Hotels

Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. At this beach, you can expect to share the sand with more than a few vacationers who are staying in the area.

Although travelers generally won't find very many hotels in the immediate vicinity, those options closest to the beach can be seen in the table that follows.

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

Because restaurants near the beach catch the freshest seafood and the balmiest breezes, don't miss your chance to eat at a nearby restaurant, where you'll be able to sample regional favorites, without straying too far from your current location. One of the nearest restaurants is Mullins Beach Restaurant. The restaurant serves delicious International food. They're perhaps most famous, though, for their sandwiches and seafood.

Restaurants closest to this beach are shown in the table below.

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 -- --
Enid's (246) 422-5555 Caribbean Very Casual 1.8 mi. N
Lone Star Restaurant (246) 419-0599 Caribbean, Mediterranean Informal 1.8 mi. S

Other Beaches

Of course, you'll find other beaches besides Gibbs Beach in Barbados.

If you like the ambiance at this beach, you might also like Mullins Beach, found 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. Others might prefer Cove Bay, which offers a few more possibilities for excitement, and isn't far from nearby attractions. It's found six and a half miles to the northeast.

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

There are countless experiences to enjoy in Barbados, and Gibbs Beach offers just one way to spend time outdoors.

 

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