Paynes Bay Beach
Paynes Bay Beach is located on the west coast of Barbados (aka the “Platinum Coast”). With extremely calm seas and a nearly flat shoreline, many locals believe it is one of Barbados’ best beaches for swimming.
Though most of my visits to Paynes Bay have been in passing so far, I always like to stop and relax there for a minute. Every time has been quiet, with only a few locals found enjoying the beach.
In recent years, the colorful neighborhood surrounding Paynes Bay Beach has experienced significant development. Situated at the northern end of Paynes Bay is Sandy Lane, one of Barbados’ most upscale resorts.
There are only a handful of restaurants within short walking distance of Paynes Bay. However, plenty of bars and restaurants can be found in Holetown, which is just a short drive away.
+ Calm waters, great for swimming
+ Quiet, no crowds
+ Short drive to Holetown
+ Beach chairs available to rent
+ Shaded areas
+ Showers & Bathrooms
– Not many restaurants within short walking distance
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