Reeds Bay

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Popular amongst locals looking for a less tourist-y beach, Reeds Bay is quiet and clean, great for a quick dip in the cool waters and a drink at the John Moore Bar.

Located in Weston, 1.9 miles west of Deanes, Reeds Bay is on the West edge of Barbados. You should consider dropping by even if you aren't staying particularly close by. Eventually, visitors notice that beaches throughout Barbados tend to be pretty quiet, but Reeds Bay is the exception.

How to Access The Beach
You can find Reeds Bay at the junction of Carlton and Highway One, where there is limited parking along the bay.

Amenities and Ambiance

Smooth tan sand lined with lush greenery is what you'll encounter at Reeds Bay. The waters are clear and cool, with specially marked swimming spots.

Even if you plan to dine elsewhere, the snack bar on-site could come in handy.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business.

Since Reeds Bay happens to be found in an area popular among tourist, you might want consider the time when you plan your visit.

What's Nearby

Attractions

You'll find this beach on Barbados' West coast. It is near some interesting sites like Arlington House Interactive Museum, which is found two miles to the north, and it is one of a number of attractions in the area.

Historic attractions, including St. Peter's Church, offer a wonderful compliment to the scenery of Reeds Bay, plus they allow vacationers to learn more about Barbados, without having to venture too far from the coast. In fact, this shore is two miles to the north of this destination of historical interest.

With a selection of nearby activities, you'll never run out of ways to stay busy. The closest attractions are found in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Reeds Bay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Arlington House Interactive Museum Museum 2.0 mi. N Barbados
Gallery of Caribbean Art Art Gallery 2.1 mi. N Barbados
St. Peter's Church Historical Site 2.2 mi. N Barbados
Frangipani Art Gallery Art Gallery 3.0 mi. N Barbados

Cities and Towns

Reeds Bay is very close to Speightstown, so touring the city could be a fun side-trip after visiting the beach. Reeds Bay guests seeking some additional excitement will want to think about making the trip to Speightstown, because it's nearby and is an especially active area of Barbados.

Hotels

How many other people you encounter at Reeds Bay will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. You can typically expect to share the sand with more than a few other guests who are staying close by.

While you will not find that many hotels in the surrounding areas, those options closest to the beach can be seen below.

Accommodations near Reeds Bay
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Cobblers Cove Hotel 1.5 mi. N Resort
Almond Beach Village 2.6 mi. N Hotel
Sugar Cane Club Hotel And Spa 3.0 mi. N Hotel
Little Good Harbour 3.6 mi. N Hotel

Food

A trip to the beach isn't complete until you try an area restaurant, where you can sample regional favorites, without having to go far. One of the nearest places to eat is Mullins Beach Restaurant. The restaurant has a menu featuring International food. They're perhaps most famous, though, for their sandwiches and seafood.

A list of nearby restaurants is shown below.

Restaurants near Reeds Bay
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Mullins Beach Restaurant (246) 422-2044 International Fine Dining 1.0 mi. N
Lone Star Restaurant (246) 419-0599 Caribbean, Mediterranean Informal 1.0 mi. S
Bombas Beach Bar (246) 432-5664 Caribbean Very Casual 1.0 mi. N
Ju Ju's Beach Bar and Grill (246) 268-6093 Caribbean Very Casual 1.0 mi. S
Palm Terrace (246) 422-5555 Caribbean, Fusion, International Fine Dining 1.2 mi. S
Café Taboras (246) 422-5555 Bajan, International Informal 1.3 mi. S
Palm Restaurant (866) 540-4485 Caribbean Fine Dining 1.3 mi. S
Camelot (246) 422-2586 Caribbean, French Fine Dining 1.6 mi. N
The Orchid (246) 422-2335 Caribbean Fine Dining 1.8 mi. S
The Sunset Deck (246) 422-2335 Continental Very Casual 1.8 mi. S
Laguna (246) 422-2335 Contemporary, Continental Informal 1.8 mi. S
Island Plates (246) 252-7793 Caribbean, Vegetarian Very Casual 1.9 mi. N

Other Beaches

There are plenty of beautiful beach locations to choose from in Barbados, so perhaps you can explore more than one.

If the active mood at Reeds Bay is what you're looking for, consider checking out Gibbs Beach, a spot with the same type of electricity. You'll find it three quarters of a mile to the north. If you're looking for something a little more private, you might enjoy Mullins Beach. You'll find it only a short distance away.

You may also enjoy Heywoods Beach, located within a short distance.

Barbados has so much to offer, and paying a visit to Reeds Bay is just one way you can spend your afternoon.

 

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