Mullins Beach – this easily accessible, 300-yard-long tranche of soft golden sand is, with good reason, one of the most popular beaches on the west coast.
Gibbes Beach – Gibbes’ 300-yard arc of pristine golden sand, backed by soaring trees, is a strong contender for the west coast’s most beautiful beach. It’s entirely uncommercialised. All you’ll find here are some of the most desirable villas on the island.
Paynes Bay – a strong contender for the best beach on the west coast. Selling points are its fine white sand, the safe swimming and the beach’s length: it’s a 20 minute stroll from end to end, and the northern half, away from the hotels, is usually uncrowded.
The icing on the cake is that out in the bay there are turtles to swim with. On the other side of the island you can also visit Crane Beach – Enterprise Beach – Accra Beach – which are all stunning beaches in Barbados.