South-East Coast Beaches

South-East Coast Beaches
Big waves and strong currents, lovely rugged scenery and a sense of seclusion.
Foul Bay
About half a kilometre south of The Crane is a long, wide, open expanse of beach that sits on an undeveloped, but attractive, stretch of coastline. Marked by a 'Public Access to Foul Bay Beach' signpost, the area is home to a small fleet of local fishing boats. Care should be taken when swimming here as waves are big and break onshore and there can be a strong undertow every now and then. You'll have to take your own food and drink but there are some shaded spots with picnic benches.
Crane Beach
With its rugged cliffs, rolling dunes, pink-tinged sand, fresh steady breezes and incredible turquoise water, it is no wonder Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous named the Crane Beach 'one of the ten best beaches in the world'. Public access to the beach is moderately challenging and just off the roundabout. There are excellent body surfing conditions and boogie boards, umbrellas and beach loungers are available for rent. Rum punch and other cold drinks are also sold on the beach, while L'Azure Restaurant at The Crane Residential Resort serves food all day with fantastic views. A Bajan gourmet deli in the same area, Cutters of Barbados, is a good place to pick up picnic lunch nearby.
Park by the old ruin at the top of the cliff and go down the long flight of steps to the beach. At low tide there are shallow pools between the rocks. Do not go beyond the reef which lies at the shoreline - currents there are usually very strong.
Bottom Bay
Park on the cliff top and descend the steps to a beach that is everything you think of when the word tropical comes to mind - coconut trees, soft white sand, a secluded cave in the cliff face, brisk breezes and sparkling turquoise sea. Bottom Bay is a first class picnic venue with loungers for rent.
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