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Paynes Bay, Barbados
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Travelled a lot. Without a doubt this is the nicest beach ever visited. Shallow waters, white clean sand, great for snorkelling. Certainly not overcrowded (like dover beach from cruise ships). Simply best beach ever. Only criticism is no public toilets.

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Rio1119
Reviewed 1 week ago

Another stunning stretch of sand and green / blue waters. There is a beach bar ( not sure of opening hours) and loos ( close at 5pm). Payne’s Bay is big - so this is a review of the area next to the Cliff restaurant....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Skipster31
Reviewed 1 week ago

Clean, safe beach. Very calm at east end of the beach. Sand was great and the beach was not overly crowded.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Kyms0925
Reviewed 1 week ago

Paynes Bay Beach is simply lovely. Fine sand and calm, warm waters make it great for lazing in the sea. Also great for children and babies.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Cairokid
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After visiting the south (Accra), I now appreciate how fabulous Payne’s Bay is. Quiet beach, calm beach for swimming, sea turtles off the beach. No comparison. I don’t even know why you’d go south if you could see it here at Payne’s.

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank 352janetg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to countless beaches during our week in Barbados and this was our favorite. Calm clear blue water with nice beach. Chairs for rent. Close walk to tent with food and drinks for sale (cash only). Five minute walk to gas station where ATM...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank 548michelec
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In the past 8 years, we've spent several weeks at a rented house on Payne's Bay Beach. It's a big glorious public beach. Even when the cruise ships are in and there are crowds on the beach, it isn't overly crowded (though it can get...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Fan-of-foreign-films
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sand that's white and soft as sugar. A wonderful place to pull up a chaise and soak in the sun. You'll love it!

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Milept
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Have looked at many of the beaches between Speightstown and Sandy Lane and this is the best. Wide, lots of loungers and shade available (for a price). Main drawback is the only bar on the beach, the Gazebo, which is not great but there are...More

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank D3897ITandrewk
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This beach is so chilled you never want to leave. friendly local people always willing to help. No too many people harassing you to take rides, you can just zone out.

Date of experience: December 2018
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28 December 2018|
Response from pastyman24 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Harry There is no easy answer. Barbados is beautiful although during our last visit the beaches anywhere on island have been hit hard by tidal erosion. Do your research Careful research. Hopefully you won't be... More
20 November 2018|
Response from CatherineG1792 | Reviewed this property |
We didn’t stay at the Tamarind, but we walked the sandy beach and found it to be narrow and non-existent in places, especially at high tide. It doesn’t sound like it’s improved since your visit.
Julie M
22 July 2018|
Response from Sylvana123 | Reviewed this property |
Never a shark in sight..... :) Although I've seen Simon Cowell there a few times.... :)