Mullins Beach

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Mullins Beach, located on the west coast on the island, features calm turquoise waters and white sand. The beach is popular with locals and vacationers alike, offering roped off swim areas and palm trees for shade. Nearby restaurants, a beach bar, and a large car park provide easy access and an easy way to spend an afternoon.

Located toward the center of Mullins, Mullins Beach is on the North West coast of Barbados. You might want even if you aren't staying in the immediate vicinity. Many of the other beaches in Barbados are known for being quite secluded, offering beautiful backdrops and few disturbances. This atmosphere is blissful to some, but those who like to keep active will find there's much more variety at Mullins Beach.

How to Access The Beach
Mullins Beach is an easily accessible beach with a large parking area across the street. Signage on Highway 1B directs drivers and pedestrians to the main beach area.

Amenities and Ambiance

Mullins Beach offers the calm waters of Mullins Bay, perfect for swimming and watersports. Palm trees populate the area, providing excellent shade, while the soft, white sand allows for visitors to comfortable navigate the beach area.

Even if you plan to dine elsewhere, the snack bar on-site could come in handy. You might also have the option to buy some food from one of the local vendors who operate at or near this spot.

You won't have to worry about finding a bathroom at Mullins Beach because there are public restrooms. Shower facilities are available here, so you can rinse off before heading back to your hotel. In addition, you'll find chairs and umbrellas, so visitors looking for a shaded area to relax will not go leave unhappy. You will find the water here is of good snorkeling quality, so purchase or rent some equipment if you are looking to do some underwater exploration. Mullins Bay is a popular spot that appeals to everyone. Travelers of all ages can be found here.

Don't forget that Mullins Beach's immediate surroundings are an urban area, which means the availability of certain amenities is likely to be affected.

What's Nearby


Mullins Beach is always a lovely side-trip when you're in the area. Look for it on Barbados' North West coast. It's located near Arlington House Interactive Museum, which is located less than a mile away, and it is one of the popular spots in the area.

Historical attractions like St. Peter's Church provide a great compliment to the natural beauty of Mullins Beach, and they give vacationers the chance to learn more about Barbados, without having to stray too far from the beach. As a matter of fact, this shore will be found one and an eighth miles to the north of this place of historical significance.

If you're looking for other nearby attractions or activity options, the following table shows the closest options.

Activities and Attractions Near Mullins Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Arlington House Interactive Museum Museum 0.9 mi. N Barbados
Gallery of Caribbean Art Art Gallery 1.1 mi. N Barbados
St. Peter's Church Historical Site 1.1 mi. N Barbados
Frangipani Art Gallery Art Gallery 2.0 mi. N Barbados

Cities and Towns

Mullins Beach visitors hoping to find a little additional excitement might want to think about heading to Speightstown, which is in the vicinity and is a particularly bustling part of Barbados.


Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will vary depending on the time of day, particularly in the high season when hotels overflow with tourists. At this beach, you can expect to encounter a fair number of visitors from lodgings in the area.

While there aren't many hotels within a several miles, the nearest ones are listed in the table below.

Accommodations near Mullins Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Cobblers Cove Hotel 0.5 mi. N Resort
Almond Beach Village 1.5 mi. N Hotel
Sugar Cane Club Hotel And Spa 2.0 mi. N Hotel
Little Good Harbour 2.5 mi. N Hotel


When you start craving an afternoon snack, the area around this beach has plenty to offer, so you won't have to wander too far from the sea. One of the nearest places to eat is Bombas Beach Bar. The restaurant has a menu featuring Caribbean food. Many guests rave about their seafood.

A list of nearby restaurants is listed below.

Restaurants near Mullins Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Bombas Beach Bar (246) 432-5664 Caribbean Very Casual 0.0 mi. WNW
Mullins Beach Restaurant (246) 422-2044 International Fine Dining 0.1 mi. S
Camelot (246) 422-2586 Caribbean, French Fine Dining 0.5 mi. N
Island Plates (246) 252-7793 Caribbean, Vegetarian Very Casual 0.9 mi. N
Juma's Restaurant (246) 432-0232 Bajan, French, Thai Very Casual 0.9 mi. N
Fisherman Pub (246) 422-2703 Caribbean Informal 1.1 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 -- --
La Salsa Restaurant & Bar (246) 422-5026 International Informal 2.0 mi. N
Lone Star Restaurant (246) 419-0599 Caribbean, Mediterranean Informal 2.1 mi. S

Other Beaches

Travelers who are looking for the ideal beach in Barbados will have lots of options besides Mullins Beach.

You might also enjoy Gibbs Beach, which is generally a pretty popular beach. It is located a quarter mile to the south. If you'd rather try a more private, less popular location, Reeds Bay may be a good choice. It is located just a short distance away.

Another option worth considering is Heywoods Beach, which is located within a couple of miles.

Mullins Beach could be the ideal stretch of sand, but it is possible that it may not be the best choice for your family; in which case you should find a beach with a seclusion factor that suits you.


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