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.

Situated near the heart of Mullins, Mullins Beach is on the North West coast of Barbados. You might want even if you are not staying in the vicinity. Eventually, visitors notice that beaches throughout Barbados tend to be somewhat quiet, but Mullins Beach is the exception.

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.

The concession stand at this spot is also an option. Depending on the season and time of day, you may also be able to try local specialties from one of the mobile vendors who typically set up at this spot.

This beach has public restrooms——something you'll appreciate if you spend more than a couple of hours here. Shower facilities are available, so you can rinse off before heading back to your hotel. You will also be pleased to find chairs and umbrellas, so guests hoping for relief from the sultry island sun will get their wish. Happily, the off-shore waters are clear enough for snorkeling, so purchase or rent some gear if you're looking to see what goes on beneath the surface. Mullins Bay is a popular spot that appeals to everyone. Travelers of all ages can be found here.

Though, you ought to be sensitive to the fact that while there are definitely some forms of conveniences (BLANK) if you go to Mullins Beach, it will be found inside a commonly visited area. If busy-beaches are not something you want, it should be a decent idea to plan ahead for times when there are less people, maybe showing up earlier when it is a little cooler. If you arrive later, you might miss the chance to use the amenities that the beach has on site.

What's Nearby

Attractions

You'll find this beach on Barbados' North West coast. It is near Arlington House Interactive Museum, which is only a short distance away. Visitors will have the option to take a taxi or to walk, and it is one of the attractions close-by.

Historical attractions such as St. Peter's Church offer a great compliment to the natural beauty of Mullins Beach, and they give vacationers the chance to learn more about Barbados, without having to venture too far from the coast. Actually, this coastline is located just a walk or cab ride from this place of historical significance.

The beach is one type of attraction you can visit, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The table below lists other attractions that are nearby.

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 is very close to Speightstown, so you can explore the city after your visit to the beach. Mullins Beach tourists looking for other interesting places to see should think about making the trip to Speightstown, since it's close-by and is a particularly bustling part of Barbados.

Hotels

How many other people you encounter at Mullins Beach 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 travelers staying at the closest accommodations.

Although vacationers generally won't find very many hotels in the region, those accommodations closest to Mullins Beach can be seen in the list 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

Food

It's no problem if you start to get the munchies while hanging out at Mullins Beach; you'll have a variety of choices within a few miles. One of the closest places to eat is Bombas Beach Bar. This restaurant has a menu featuring Caribbean cuisine. They are also famous for their seafood.

The table below provides a list of restaurant options near this shoreline.

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

Of course, there are more fantastic beaches besides Mullins Beach in Barbados.

You might also enjoy Gibbs Beach, which is home to plenty of activity. You'll find it a quarter mile to the south. If it's solitude and tranquility you're seeking, Reeds Bay is an area removed from some more heavily-traveled spots. You'll find it not far off the beach at all.

Another option worth considering is Heywoods Beach, which is located within a short distance.

Of course, there is much more to do besides lounge on the sand in Barbados, but Mullins Beach is both a relaxing, sunny hangout and a stunning natural feature.

 

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