My first experience at Mullins Beach was brief, in passing on a walk in Barbados from Holetown to Speightstown. To me, it wasn’t much different than many of the other beautiful beaches on the west coast. Tranquil turquoise waters. Soft pinkish-yellow sand. You get the picture.
At a glance, the only difference was that it was crowded (not exactly a plus for me). Stacks of lounge chairs lined the beach, and the ones that had been laid out were all occupied. Additionally, jet skis and sailboats were constantly coming and going. I actually didn’t even stay very long, as I knew Heywoods Beach was just up the road. Having lots of little bays to choose from makes Heywoods seem bigger and easier to find your own quiet spot.
Yet somehow, I’ve ended up back at Mullins Beach multiple times since then. In fact, it’s now one of my favorite places to stop and take photos. Palm trees line the edge of the beach next to the road, and the sailboats passing in and out make for postcard worthy photos. In the morning, the beach is much quieter, and a lovely place to sit and relax.
The good news for visitors to Barbados is that Mullins Beach is very tourist friendly. The Sea Shed bar is right on the beach, offering cold refreshments and local cuisines from a balcony overlooking the sea. Beach chairs and umbrellas are easy to come by, and as mentioned above, jet skis and other watersports are readily available at all times of the day.
If you don’t mind a little bit of hustle and bustle throughout the day, Mullins is a lovely beach with plenty amenities to offer!
+ Restaurant and bar on the beach
+ Lounge chairs and umbrellas available to rent
+ Jet skis, sailboats and watersports available all day
+ Dedicated parking lot across the street
– Frequently crowded, very low chance of having the beach to yourself
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