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.

Located in the northern outskirts of Speightstown, Heywoods Beach is on the North West edge of Barbados. You should consider dropping by whether or not you're staying very close. Peace and quiet is what you'll find at the majority of Barbados' beaches, but the ambiance at Heywoods Beach is one of both seclusion and activity; this means you can relax without having to travel too far from the buzz of the city.

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.

If you're suddenly hungry or thirsty, the concession stand at Heywoods Beach is the ultimate convenience.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside. You will find the water here is clear and good for snorkeling, so purchase or rent some equipment if you're hoping to see what lies beneath the surface.

Remember to take into account that Heywoods Beach is in an area which is a bustling area, so show up early.

What's Nearby

Attractions

This beach is positioned on Barbados' North West coast; it's located near attractions like St. Peter's Church, which is a half mile away.

Some may think that beaches and museums are an odd combination, but many travelers find that museums like Arlington House Interactive Museum (located three quarters of a mile to the south) offer an entertaining diversion and a whole new way to view Barbados' traditions and culture.

If you can't wait to see as many of Barbados' attractions as possible, the beach is located near the attractions in the following table.

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 visitors looking for other opportunities for exploration might want to consider heading to Speightstown, because it's close-by and is a particularly busy area of Barbados.

Hotels

Whether or not you encounter many other people will vary depending on the time of day, particularly in the high season when hotels overflow with tourists. Typically, you can expect to see a fair amount of other guests who are staying close by.

Although beach-goers will find few places to stay in the region, those accommodations closest to the beach can be viewed in the table below.

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

Food

If someone in your group starts to get a little hungry at the beach, it's alright because you'll have your pick of different cuisines and dining styles nearby. One of the nearest places to eat is Back To Eden Vegetarian Cafe.

Nearby dining 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

Travelers searching for the perfect beach in Barbados will have lots of options besides Heywoods Beach.

Travelers may also want to consider Six Men's Bay, located within a short distance.

Maybe Heywoods Beach is a perfect spot for you to kick back, and at the same time perhaps not the the ideal fit; if so, there are other beaches and natural attractions in Barbados you might like.

 

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