Beach Bliss: Discover the Best Beaches Near East Resort Barbados

July 3, 2024

Nestled on the beautifully windswept east coast of Barbados, East Resort offers a perfect gateway to some of the island's most stunning and secluded beaches. Each beach has its own unique charm, from tranquil coves to lively shores. Here’s a guide to the best beaches around East Resort Barbados and what makes each one special.  

Bathsheba Beach

What Makes It Special:

Known for its dramatic rock formations and rugged beauty, Bathsheba Beach is a paradise for surfers and nature lovers. The iconic "Soup Bowl," a renowned surf spot, attracts surfers from all over the world. Even if you’re not a surfer, the beach’s natural rock pools, known as "Bathsheba Pools," offer a unique place to soak and relax while enjoying the stunning landscape.

Must-Do Activities:

  • Surfing at the Soup Bowl
  • Exploring the rock pools
  • Scenic photography

Cattlewash Beach

What Makes It Special:

Stretching for miles along the east coast, Cattlewash Beach is one of the longest beaches in Barbados. This serene and unspoiled beach is perfect for long walks, beachcombing, and enjoying the raw, natural beauty of the coastline. The strong Atlantic waves make it less suitable for swimming but ideal for those seeking solitude and picturesque views.

Must-Do Activities:

·       Beachcombing and collecting shells

·       Picnicking on the beach

·       Taking a leisurely stroll along the shore

Crane Beach

What Makes It Special:

Crane Beach, often rated as one of the best beaches in the world, is famous for its pink-tinged sand and turquoise waters. The playful waves make it a great spot for swimming and body surfing. The beach is surrounded by cliffs, providing a breathtaking backdrop and a secluded feel. It’s an ideal spot for both relaxation and adventure.

Must-Do Activities:

·       Swimming and body surfing

·       Sunbathing on the soft sand

·       Enjoying a cocktail at The Grove, The Crane Resort


Bottom Bay Beach

What Makes It Special:

If you’re after that picture-perfect beach, Bottom Bay is your spot. Tucked away between cliffs, this beach offers soft white sand and crystal-clear water. It’s a bit off the beaten path, so you’ll often find it blissfully uncrowded. Palm trees dot the shoreline, adding to the idyllic setting for the perfect beach day.


Must-Do Activities:

·       Lounge under the shade of palm trees

·       Explore the nearby sea caves

·       Have a peaceful picnic with an amazing view


Insider Tips for Enjoying East Coast Beaches

Be Safe: The east coast can have strong currents. Stick to swimming in designated safe areas and keep an eye on the conditions.

Stay Sun-Smart: Bring sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses to protect yourself from the sun.

Keep Hydrated: Pack plenty of water, especially if you’re spending the day exploring.

Respect Nature: Help keep the beaches beautiful by cleaning up after yourself and respecting the local wildlife.

The east coast of Barbados is a beach lover's dream, with each beach offering something special. Whether you're up for surfing at Bathsheba or lounging at Bottom Bay, there's a perfect spot waiting for you. So, pack your beach bag, put on your sunscreen, and get ready to explore the stunning beaches near East Resort.

Ready for your beach adventure? Book your stay at East Resort by emailing us at or to make your reservation.