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The Crane Beach Barbados
"One of The Top Ten Beaches in The World!"

The Crane Beach Barbados

Picture this, if you will, the softest sands with an almost pinkie tinge, turquoise waters lapping against the shore, all with a background of lush sub-tropical vegetation and cliff tops encircling a protected natural harbour!

If you think that this description could only be recreated in heaven, think again my friends. This is a very apt description of The Crane Beach Barbados.

Over the years, plenty of people have come to appreciate and fall in love with the outright beauty of this Barbados beach and it has even been described by some as the most beautiful beach on the island.

Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous have even gone as far as attributing it the status of one of the world’s top ten best beaches. So, this tends to provide ample reason for spending a day or two at The Crane Beach in Barbados, when you are holidaying on the island.

Where is The Crane Beach Barbados and How Do You Get There?

Where is Crane Beach in BarbadosThis Barbados beach can be found on the south east coast of the island, situated in the parish of St. Philip.

Although this beach faces the Atlantic Ocean, the fact that it is a natural harbour surrounded by a coral reef means that it is perfectly safe for swimming.

The beach is accessed by one of two ways.

For those of you lucky enough to be staying at The Crane Barbados luxury hotel during your Barbados vacation, you will make your way down a flight of about 100 steps.

These steps are found along the cliff face of the cliff atop which the hotel resides. These are not particularly steep, so don’t worry too much.

When you start your descent down the steps and look out over this truly magnificent Barbados beach, prepare to have your breath taken right away from you. It is a truly spectacular natural beauty.

Seriously, it really is just so awesome!

If you are visiting the beach from another accommodation then you can also access The Crane Beach Barbados via the public beach entrance.  This is down a narrow road at the south end of the beach where you can park your rental car.  You will then walk across a few large rocks on to the sand.

What Can You Do At The Crane Beach in Barbados?

This Barbados beach is reputed to be one of the best beach locations on the island to have a relaxing evening picnic. Also, sea turtles have been known to swim close to the outer perimeters of the beach, so you should keep your eyes open for when they pop their heads out of the water.

Crane Beach in BarbadosYou can also spend your day relaxing on the loungers provided by The Crane Barbados Hotel. Do be aware that there is a small charge for these.  

But this is a small fee for taking advantage of spending a day tanning at one of the world’s top 10 beaches.

As we have already seen, despite the fact that the beach is more on the Atlantic coast, it is still perfectly suitable for swimmers.

However the waves and breakers here can be a little bigger than you would find along the south and west coast beaches.

This provides body surfers and boogie boarders with the ideal opportunities to take full advantage and have some fun in these conditions. This is also great for the young kids but some of the more elderly may prefer the lagoon like water of a south or west coast beach.

For the more adventurous, there is even the chance to cliff jump into the ocean below, accessible by the rocks along the cliff face. This is not for the faint-hearted and should be done at your own risk!

Are They Any Hotels And Resorts Within The Vicinity Of This Beach?

The main hotel in the Crane Beach Barbados area is The Crane Barbados Resort and Luxury Villa Residences and you can not miss this property, as it sits very proudly on top of the nearby cliff.

Crane Beach Resort BarbadosThis luxury resort provides its guests with all of the facilities that you are likely to need, including a bar, 3 pools and 2 restaurants.

This hotel was opened in 1887, so this only goes to show how long tourists have known of the outstanding natural beauty found at this Barbados beach and this area of the island.

However there is also the more affordable Tropical Winds Apartment Hotel. Again, this hotel will also put you within reach of The Crane Beach Barbados.

If you are lucky enough to make The Crane Beach your vacation spot for the duration of your vacation in Barbados, you are going to absolutely love it.


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