Heywoods Beach

Photo credit: © Terry Andrews

Heywoods Beach boasts calm, turquoise waters and immaculate golden sand perfect for swimming and snorkeling. A nearby reef makes the area excellent for exploration, as well as an ideal spot for those looking for smaller pools to wade in.

Situated in the northern outskirts of Speightstown, Heywoods Beach is on the North West edge of Barbados. You might want to drop by even if you are not staying nearby. Visitors will find that, although Heywoods Beach is by no means secluded, it's also not one of Barbados' most crowded beaches. It's makes a great option for vacationers who want to enjoy a beach with mild activity but also want to skip out on the crowds.

How to Access The Beach
The beach is accessible to both pedestrians and vehicles. Drivers should follow the Highway 1B and take a side road in between Port St. Charles Marina and Almond Beach Village.

Amenities and Ambiance

Tropical trees surround Heywoods Beach, while the shallow reef makes for excellent snorkeling. The southern end of the beach is thins out, though it still features small pools to wade in. The beach is uniquely situated between a marina and golf course, both of which provide excellent dining options.

The concession stand at this spot is also an option.

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 fit for snorkeling, so grab your equipment if you want to see the underwater world.

Remember to take into account that the area surrounding Heywoods Beach is is a much-visited area, so plan accordingly.

What's Nearby


You'll find this beach on Barbados' North West coast. It is near some interesting sites like St. Peter's Church, which is situated a half mile to the south, and it is one of the local attractions.

If you're interested in mixing a cultural experience with your visit to the beach, you should consider a trip to Arlington House Interactive Museum, a lovely museum found just a short taxi trip or walk away, giving beachgoers the chance to escape that hot midday sunshine.

If you can't wait to see as many of Barbados' attractions as possible, the following table shows the closest options.

Activities and Attractions Near Heywoods Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
St. Peter's Church Historical Site 0.6 mi. S Barbados
Frangipani Art Gallery Art Gallery 0.6 mi. ENE Barbados
Gallery of Caribbean Art Art Gallery 0.6 mi. S Barbados
Arlington House Interactive Museum Museum 0.8 mi. S Barbados

Cities and Towns

Heywoods Beach is close to Speightstown, so exploring the city is a convenient option. Tourists at Heywoods Beach who are hoping to find further attractions might consider heading over to Speightstown, since it's not far away and is a particularly busy area of Barbados.


Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. At this beach, you can expect to encounter quite a few vacationers who are staying in the area.

Although travelers will not find very many hotels in the surrounding areas, those options closest to Heywoods Beach can be seen in the following table.

Accommodations near Heywoods Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Almond Beach Village 0.2 mi. S Hotel
Sugar Cane Club Hotel And Spa 0.6 mi. ENE Hotel
Little Good Harbour 0.8 mi. N Hotel
Cobblers Cove Hotel 1.2 mi. S Resort


Don't worry if your stomach starts rumbling while sunbathing at Heywoods Beach; you'll have a variety of choices within a few miles. Back To Eden Vegetarian Cafe is one of the closest eateries.

Some nearby restaurant options are shown in the following table.

Restaurants near Heywoods Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
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 -- --
La Salsa Restaurant & Bar (246) 422-5026 International Informal 0.6 mi. ENE
Fisherman Pub (246) 422-2703 Caribbean Informal 0.7 mi. S
Juma's Restaurant (246) 432-0232 Bajan, French, Thai Very Casual 0.8 mi. S
The Fish Pot (246) 439-2604 Mediterranean Informal 0.8 mi. N
Island Plates (246) 252-7793 Caribbean, Vegetarian Very Casual 0.9 mi. S
Camelot (246) 422-2586 Caribbean, French Fine Dining 1.2 mi. S
Bombas Beach Bar (246) 432-5664 Caribbean Very Casual 1.7 mi. S
Mullins Beach Restaurant (246) 422-2044 International Fine Dining 1.8 mi. S

Other Beaches

There are multiple beaches to discover in Barbados, of course, and Heywoods Beach is just one option.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Six Men's Bay, which is located three quarters of a mile away.

You may find that Heywoods Beach is a great fit for your vacation, but maybe you want to see more; if so, Barbados offers a variety of beaches for travelers who wish to try elsewhere.


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