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 toward the northern outskirts of Speightstown, Heywoods Beach is on the North West coast of Barbados. You might think about stopping by even if you aren't staying nearby. Heywoods Beach is one part of Barbados' coast which is rarely too crowded, but it's not empty and secluded either.
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.
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, restrooms will not be available here, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business. The water in the area is fit for snorkeling, so bring along some equipment if you're wanting to check out the underwater sites.
Be mindful that the immediate vicinity around Heywoods Beach is rather congested, so factor that into your plans.
This beach is positioned on Barbados' North West coast. It's located near St. Peter's Church, which is located a half mile away, and it is one of a number of local attractions.
If you're interested in mixing a little culture with your trip to the beach, you should plan a trip to Arlington House Interactive Museum. This museum is located not a great distance away, giving beachgoers the chance to escape that hot midday sunshine.
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.
|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|
Guests visiting Heywoods Beach who are looking for additional places to explore should think about going to Speightstown, since it's close-by and is a particularly bustling part of Barbados.
How many other people you encounter at Heywoods Beach will vary depending on the time of day, particularly in the high season when hotels overflow with tourists. You can generally expect to see a fair amount of vacationers who are staying in the area.
Though this area doesn't sport many hotels nearby, the nearest ones are listed in the table below.
|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|
If someone in your group starts to get a little hungry at the beach, it's alright because you'll have a variety of choices within a few miles. One of the closest places to eat is Enid's. The restaurant has Caribbean food. When you start to get hungry, you won't need to wait too long to eat since it's not far off the beach at all.
The following table lists places to eat near this beach.
|Enid's||(246) 422-5555||Caribbean||Very Casual||0.2 mi.||S|
|(246) 419-3500||International||Very Casual||--||--|
|(246) 422-2222||American||Very Casual||--||--|
|(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|
Vacationers searching for the perfect beach will have plenty of other choices in Barbados besides Heywoods Beach.
Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Six Men's Bay, 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; in which case you should keep looking for a beach or natural attraction that suits your vacation style.
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