Beaches of Barbados

As a tropical island Barbados is home to many beautiful beaches. On the calmer west coast, palms sway on white sandy shores while the azure waters lap gently at the shore. At the South you’ll continue to find flawless sandy Barbados beaches protected by coral reefs. The more lively surf in the south and south-east are ideal for a host of watersports. Along the east coast the beaches are wide and wind-blown. Here the shore is pounded by the Atlantic making it a delight for the surfers. In the north, coral and sandstone cliffs rise straight out of the sea reaching up to a hundred feet in height.

Barbados beach postcard

Barbados stamps


Former British colony, Barbados is now a sovereign (since 1966) island country in the Americas. It is considered to be a part of the Caribbean, where it is ranked as a leading tourist destination. Forty percent of the tourists come from the UK. Barbados has a population of around 280,000 people, predominantly of African descent. The name ‘Barbados’ is derived from the Bearded Fig Trees once found in abundance on the island. It is believed rum first originated on the island of Barbados, and one of the common names for rum is Barbados water.

Barbados postcard

Barbados stamps