Visiting Barbados on a Caribbean cruise? Here are the best party beaches within walking distance of the cruise port.
Stroll along the outskirts of the capital city Bridgetown, along the waterfront and over the bridge. There you’ll find Pirate’s Cove with its brightly painted signs leading you down to the beach. Spend the day chilling out on the beach, drinking cocktails and the local brew, or enjoying water sports. A selection of restaurants keep you fortified throughout the day.
A little further south of Pirate’s Cove is The Boatyard. Here you can enjoy lots of water sports including a sea trampoline, rope swinging, and jetskiing. The drinks are free flowing and the food is on-point. Soak up the Caribbean sun from a lounger or settle under the shade of your beach umbrella enjoying the cooling tropical breezes.
Continue a little further south to the heart of Carlisle Bay, a gem of a beach with several sunken shipwrecks just offshore. Snorkel over the wrecks to see colourful fish and seahorses, and swim with friendly sea turtles. You can arrange a glass bottom boat ride ahead of time through Viator. Carlisle Bay is also a great spot for kayaking and stand up paddle boarding – book your gear with PaddleBarbados.
You can also rent beach chairs, umbrellas, and use of a locker at the Harbour Lights club. If you’re over-nighting in Barbados on Wednesday or Friday nights during your cruise be sure to visit this hopping nightclub – drinks-free, local DJs and two dancefloors!