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.

Set in Weston, 1.9 miles west of Deanes, Reeds Bay is on the West edge of Barbados. You might want to drop by regardless of whether you're staying in the immediate vicinity. Active and social travelers may particularly enjoy this beach because of its crowded, urban location. Actually, Reeds Bay would be especially convenient for guests of the nearby hotels, and people who like to be in the center of the action.

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, public restrooms aren't available, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot.

Since Reeds Bay will be located within an active, busy area, you'll want to plan accordingly.

What's Nearby

Attractions

The beach is wonderful, but the surrounding area has a lot to offer, too. Look for it on Barbados' West coast; the area is home to other attractions such as Arlington House Interactive Museum, which is not very far away, so some will want to take a cab, while others will find it a nice walk.

If you want to learn more about the history of Barbados, some of the nearby attractions offer a historical perspective of the country. For instance, nearby is St. Peter's Church, which is two miles away.

With a selection of nearby activities, you'll never run out of things to do. 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

Guests visiting Reeds Bay who are seeking other interesting places to see might want to consider heading over to Speightstown, because it's not far away and is an especially active area of Barbados.

Hotels

The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. You can generally expect to see a fair amount of visitors from lodgings in the area.

While you will find just a few places to stay close-by, those accommodations closest to the beach are shown in the table that follows.

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

If the heat at the beach has you craving a cool cocktail and a bite to eat, you'll have plenty of places to dine, without having to go too far. One of the closest places to eat is Mullins Beach Restaurant. The restaurant serves International cuisine. They have become well-known, however, because of their sandwiches and seafood.

The following table provides a list of 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, Reeds Bay is just one of many beaches you might like in Barbados.

You might also enjoy Gibbs Beach, which is home to plenty of activity. It is located three quarters of a mile to the north. If it's a bit of peace and quiet you're after, Mullins Beach is a location removed from some more heavily-traveled spots. It is located just a short distance away.

Vacationers may also want to visit Heywoods Beach, which is located within a short distance.

Barbados has some unforgettable natural wonders to explore, and dropping by Reeds Bay is just one way to appreciate a pretty afternoon.

 

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