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.