Crane Beach, Barbados

Once rated as one of the best beaches in the world, the Crane Beach faces the Atlantic, giving it a different feel, compared to a traditional Caribbean beach.

How to get there

There are two ways to access the beach. One way is through the hotel. This means that the beach is easy to reach via foot since it’s possible to go through the hotel lobby straight to the beach. Public transport or a taxi are options to get to the hotel, and there is the option to park a car also. The downside is that it costs money to access the Crane Beach this way.

The free alternative is a car park further away. This then requires a difficult, and quite long walk through rocky terrain.

Facilities at the Crane Beach

There is always a lifeguard on duty on the beach. The lifeguard keeps a closer watch over the hotel regulated section of the beach. Swimming isn’t always recommended since the waves can be very strong here. Also, there are opportunities to body board or surf.

There are no provisions for motorized water sports. The hotel is the only place where changing rooms, toilets, and showers can be found. The beach doesn’t have these facilities independently. It is possible to rent sun loungers and umbrellas, or the hotel provides them for free for guests.

Restaurants, bars, and hotels

The only place to eat on the beach is the Crane hotel. There are no other locations on the beach itself. Near the beach, there are places such as Zen, L’Azure, and Marco Polo bar. There is no shortage of places to stay, eat, and drink in the surrounding areas.

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Hotels near the beach

The resort on the beach and other options nearby:

  • The Crane Resort, Barbados (4 stars)
  • Silver Point Hotel
  • The Lilac Villa
  • Seascape
  • Ocean Two Resort & Residences
  • Sea Breeze Beach Hotel All Inclusive


  • Lifeguard
  • Disabled Access
  • Toilets
  • Car Parking
  • Watersports
  • Changing Rooms
  • Showers
  • Sunbeds
  • Umbrellas

Beach on the map

The Crane Resort, Barbados