Crane Beach Barbados
"One of The Top Ten Beaches in The World!"
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.
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.
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
Barbados beach can be found on the south east coast of the island,
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
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
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 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
You 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
As we have already seen, despite the fact that the beach
is more on the Atlantic coast, it is still perfectly suitable for
However the waves and breakers here can be a little bigger than
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.
This 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
Have You Spent Time Relaxing On The Crane Beach in Barbados?
If you have had the pleasure of relaxing on the Crane Beach during your vacation in Barbados tell me about it!
I would love to see your Crane Beach pictures and hear your opinion of this Barbados Beach!