Great beach bars in Barbados

Dreaming of sipping that scrummy cocktail on the beach while watching a magnificent sunset? Dream no more. There are plenty of places to do this in Barbados. Here are my favourites. 

Carib Beach bar, Christchurch 

Carib’s open deck spills out onto a glorious beach of golden powder sand and gently lapping waves. It is a really friendly beach bar and popular with young families due to its location right on the beach. Good varied menu. A word of warning though. If driving, be careful your car doesn’t get stuck in the sand in the car park. Your rescue mission will be a very public one, with the whole bar watching! 

Mullins, Saint Peter 

Mullins is a lovely laidback beach bar on a stretch of beach which is a little remote from other things. It is a bit posher than others (if you can refer to a beach bar as ‘posh’) There is covered seating and a large deck. The beach has beach chairs and umbrellas available as well as lots of watersports. 

Surfside, St James  
Surfside is a fun, almost ramshackle beach bar right on the beach and only footsteps away from central Holetown. It is tucked away between the post office and the sea. What it lacks in decor though barman Victor more than makes up for with his cocktails. It is inexpensive and very popular with both locals and tourists. There is covered seating as well as picnic benches on the beach. The bar shows international sports on big television screens. The flying fish and chips in a basket is not to be missed and there is often a steelband on Sunday evenings. 

Zaccios, Saint James 

Zaccios is a large open-feeling beach bar on the beach right in the middle of Holetown. The bar is a big open space facing onto the beach and generally a quieter atmosphere than Surfside, just along the beach. There is a wide-ranging menu of local and international fare as well as some great cocktails. This bar is a fantastic place to enjoy a yummy cocktail and a glorious sun set.

The Boatyard, St Michael

The Boatyard is right on Carlisle Bay. The beach here is gorgeous and there are lots of watersports as well as beach facilities, such as water-rafts available. It is very popular with the young crowd and can get lively in the extreme in the evenings.

Where is your favourite spot to have a drink in Barbados? 


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