It’s about 3:30 AM and I’m still awake to watch the first bands of wind and rain from Tropical Storm Elsa as they’re starting to hit Barbados. Thought I’d squeeze one more quick gallery in before I call it a night!
Batts Rock Beach
Situated on the “platinum” west coast of Barbados about halfway between Holetown and Bridgetown is the beautiful Batts Rock Beach. I have a lot of love for all the beaches on the platinum coast, but Batts Rock is easily one of my favorites.
There’s a lot of good things to say about this beach, so I’m going to start with my only negative. And that is: I am definitely not the only one who enjoys this place.
Batts Rock is always happening. There’s picnic benches, drink machines and a nice shower and changing facilities. Plus, with La Cabane restaurant located right on the beach, it’s no wonder there’s always people around!
Enclosed by a large rock wall, the public beach has a flat shoreline with scenic views of the crystal clear water. The sea at Batts Rock is always gentle and small areas of rock close to the shore make it an interesting snorkel location. For those less interested in swimming, head up the beautifully landscaped pathway for a stunning overlook of the beach. The green monkeys of Barbados are known to hangout in the nearby woods and some lucky visitors even have friendly sea turtle encounters!
Batts Rock Beach is within walking distance of Paradise Beach and the “Standing Stones” of Barbados – a well known local landmark. The combination of the three makes the whole area a haven for photographers like me and I could easily spend an entire day there just snapping photos!
+ Calm waters, perfect for swimming
+ Interesting snorkeling areas
+ Showers and changing facilities on site
+ Designated parking area with direct beach access
+ Nearby restaurant on the beach
+ Chance to see green monkeys and sea turtles
+ Well landscaped, photogenic grounds
– Always happening, very low chance of having the beach to yourself
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