iched in a beautiful bay in Barbados is Paynes Bay Beach
, this beach almost always have a hype of activity from sea bathers and watersports. Sea conditions are calm with crystal clear waters and no undertow.
Paynes Bay is perfect beach for swimming and snorkelling, and is quite popular with both visitors and locals on the west coast.
This beach is also a favourite with catamaran cruises as a stop-off for snorkelling, because of its many sightings of sea turtles and other tropical sea life.
Although a fairly busy beach, you can still retreat to the shade of one of the many trees and enjoy a good book, or listen to music on your iPod.
Because of its popularity with tourist, Paynes Bay Beach tends to attract a few unscrupulous characters and illegal vendors. These individuals are usually harmless, so just politely decline any purchases if need be, and get on with enjoying your time at the beach. Harassment on the beach by vendors is not permitted, so if uncomfortable you can report it to any of the rangers on the beach.
Paynes Bay Beach is located on the Caribbean Sea side of the island, on the West Coast
of Barbados in the parish of St James. CAUTION - DO NOT TOUCH the Manchineel Tree or its Fruits. (POISONOUS - Causes BLISTERS) - DO NOT STAND UNDER the Manchineel Tree when it’s raining. (liquid from tree may cause BLISTERING) (The tree has green shiny leaves - The fruit is small apple–shaped – The tree is usually marked by red bands) - Where there are water-sport activities persons should be cautious when entering outside the area marked with orange coloured buoysPublic Access to beach
Vehicular and pedestrian access with signage
Crowd during the week
Usually medium (becomes busy with catamaran patrons on their stop off)
Crowd on weekends
LargeOther west coast Beaches close by
Located to the north is Sandy Lane Beach
followed by Vauxhall Beach
and Holetown Beach
To the south is Mahogany Bay
. More West Coast Beaches in Barbados...
Check out the rest of the island through a guided island tour, or maybe a self-guided tour of the many attractions and Night time activities by Rent-a-car.
Note: Seasonal weather can cause a change in conditions
BEACH ACTIVITIES & WATERSPORTS:
Snorkeling / Swimming / Jet Skiing / Water Skiing / Glass Bottom Boats / Horseback Rides / Banana Boat Rides / Sun Tanning / & more...
Watersports in Barbados
Facilities can include: Showers / Toilets / Changing areas