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Paradise Beach

One of the most popular starting off points for serious divers. Several wrecks offer beginning to advanced depth exploration.

Paradise Beach and Batts Rock Beach are just 3 miles (5.2 kilometers) north of Bridgetown, the capital of Barbados. Take advantage of this convenient location for a quick beach trip if you have a free half day on your arrival or departure date.

During your vacation, make a longer trip to Paradise for swimming, snorkeling and diving. Look for colorful coral and tropical fish around the occasional rock formations in shallow water.

Arrange scuba excursions to interesting shipwrecks in deeper water. If you’re relatively new at diving, investigate the barge Lord Combermere resting in 40 feet (12 meters) of transparent water or Lord Willoughby in 60 feet (18 meters). Both are off the shore of Paradise and Batts Rock. You’ll find coral, small fish and sponges. The Charles Bank ranges from 50 to 140 feet (15 to 43 meters) in depth and is an excellent spot for many varieties of coral.

The highlight for most divers is the SS Stavronikita, lying bow to stern at 70 and 100 feet (20 and 30 meters). The 365-foot (111-meter) Greek freighter caught fire in the Caribbean and was towed to Barbados for salvage. In 1977, the Barbados Parks and Beach Commission bought the vessel, salvaged valuable items and did an environmental cleanse, then sunk it to create a wreck for diving. It’s located 400 yards (366 meters) off the shore near Paradise Beach.

Explore the underwater ghostlike shadows of the structural features. Observe how coral is forming on the ship, gradually turning the man-made vessel into a part of the subsurface barrier that protects the western beaches.

You’ll find several reputable dive crews on Barbados. Arrange your dives before you arrive to be sure you can reserve the days and sites you desire.  

Back on shore, picnic in the shaded area between the two beaches or wander to the fishing village in nearby Freshwater Bay. To reach Paradise Beach by car, enter and park through the Batts Rock entrance. Buses and taxis from Bridgetown are very convenient.


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Prospect Bay Beach, Prospect
     
    4.5
    of 5, from 123 reviews
    4.0 out of 5.0

    Located in Prospect, this beachfront resort is in a provincial park and within 1 mi (2 km) of Batts Rock Beach and Paradise Beach. Brighton Beach and Barbados Polo Club are also within 3 mi (5 km).

    Your Own House on the Beach!!! Family Neighborhood! On the West Coast
    Your Own House on the Beach!!! Family Neighborhood! On the West Coast

    Your Own House on the Beach!!! Family Neighborhood! On the West Coast

    , Spring Garden
       
      4.9
      of 5, from 7 reviews
      0.0 out of 5.0

      This beachfront historic vacation home is located in Bridgetown, close to Paradise Beach, Batts Rock Beach, and Brighton Beach. Also nearby are 3Ws Monument and Mount Gay Rum.

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      Paradise Villas

      Paradise Villas

      Paradise Villas, Bridgetown
         
        4.1
        of 5, from 39 reviews
        3.0 out of 5.0

        Situated near the beach, this apartment building is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Paradise Beach and within 3 mi (5 km) of Kensington Oval and Brownes Beach. Barbados Parliament Buildings is 2.9 mi (4.7 km) away.

        Walmer Lodge Apartments
        Walmer Lodge Apartments

        Walmer Lodge Apartments

        Walmer Lodge, Bridgetown
           
          3.5
          of 5, from 22 reviews
          2.5 out of 5.0

          Nestled on the beach, this Bridgetown aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Paradise Beach, Batts Rock Beach, and Brighton Beach. 3Ws Monument and Mount Gay Rum are also within 2 mi (3 km).

          Breathtaking Beachfront Apartment - Free Wi-fi
          Breathtaking Beachfront Apartment - Free Wi-fi

          Breathtaking Beachfront Apartment - Free Wi-fi

          , Bridgetown
             
            5.0
            of 5, from 1 reviews
            0.0 out of 5.0

            This beachfront romantic apartment building is located in the city center, close to Paradise Beach, Brighton Beach, and Batts Rock Beach. Also nearby are 3Ws Monument and Mount Gay Rum.

            Private Steps Down to the Beach With Stunning Ocean Views
            Private Steps Down to the Beach With Stunning Ocean Views

            Private Steps Down to the Beach With Stunning Ocean Views

            , Prospect
               
              5.0
              of 5, from 2 reviews
              0.0 out of 5.0

              Situated on the waterfront, this romantic vacation home is within a 15-minute walk of Batts Rock Beach and Paradise Beach. 3Ws Monument and Brighton Beach are also within 2 mi (3 km).

              Luxury Beachfront , Brighton Beach, West Coast, Barbados
              Luxury Beachfront , Brighton Beach, West Coast, Barbados

              Luxury Beachfront , Brighton Beach, West Coast, Barbados

              , St Michael
                 
                0.0 out of 5.0

                Nestled on the beach, this Bridgetown property is within 1 mi (2 km) of Brighton Beach, Paradise Beach, and Mount Gay Rum. Batts Rock Beach and Atlantis Submarines Adventure are also within 2 mi (3 km).

                The Preserve
                The Preserve

                The Preserve

                6 Crusher Site Road, Prospect
                   
                  4.0
                  of 5, from 6 reviews
                  3.0 out of 5.0

                  Situated near the beach, this apartment building is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Batts Rock Beach and 2.7 mi (4.4 km) from Kensington Oval. Paradise Beach and 3Ws Monument are also within 1 mi (2 km).