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 coast of Barbados. You might think about stopping by regardless of whether you are staying in the vicinity. Travelers who like to see and do as much as they can will probably enjoy this beach because of its crowded, urban location. Actually, Reeds Bay is probably a great fit for guests of nearby hotels, and people who thrive in crowds of fellow visitors.

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.

The concession stand on-site could come in handy, even if you plan to have lunch elsewhere.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot.

Since Reeds Bay is of course located within an active, busy area, you'll want to plan accordingly.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Reeds Bay is on Barbados' West coast; the area is home to other attractions such as Arlington House Interactive Museum, which is two miles away.

Historical attractions like St. Peter's Church offer a nice compliment to a soothing day at Reeds Bay, and provide beachgoers with the opportunity to learn about Barbados' past, without straying too far from the coastline. Actually, this site can be found just a short distance away from this site of historical significance.

If a visit to the Reeds Bay isn't enough to keep you busy all afternoon, the beach is located near the attractions 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 close to Speightstown, so exploring the city is a convenient option. Guests visiting Reeds Bay who are hoping to find other opportunities for exploration will want to consider checking out Speightstown, since it's nearby and is a particularly busy area of Barbados.

Hotels

The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. You can generally expect to see a fair amount of visitors from lodgings in the area.

While vacationers won't find very many hotels close-by, those accommodations closest to the beach can be viewed in the following list.

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

Because restaurants near the beach catch the freshest seafood and the balmiest breezes, don't miss your chance to enjoy a meal at a nearby restaurant, where you can sample the local chefs' favorite dishes, without having to go far. One of the nearest places to eat is Mullins Beach Restaurant. This restaurant has International food. They are also famous for their sandwiches and seafood.

The following table lists dining options located near this beach.

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

Of course, there are lots of other spots along the coast of Barbados, and Reeds Bay is just one option.

You may also want to try Gibbs Beach, which is home to plenty of activity. You'll find it three quarters of a mile to the north. However, if you're looking to enjoy a quieter scene, Mullins Beach is an area which doesn't host as many visitors. You'll find it just a short distance away.

You might also want to visit Heywoods Beach, which is located three miles to the north.

Barbados has plenty to offer its visitors, and Reeds Bay is just one of the many options.

 

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