The 10 most popular beaches belle of Barbuda

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Barbuda is the second largest and most important island of the Antigua-Barbuda archipelago; it is wild and still quite virgin with beautiful beaches and a dream sea.
Unfortunately, in 2017 Hurricane Irma destroyed 90% of the buildings but today it has returned to shine again and those who decide to visit it will be amazed.
Here are the beaches to see absolutely!


  1. Barbuda Pink Sand Beach
  2. Princess Diana Beach
  3. Low Bay beach
  4. Gravenory Bay
  5. Coco Point
  6. Codrington Lagoon
  7. Palmetto Point
  8. Two Foot Bay
  9. Spanish Point
  10. North Beach
  11. User questions and comments

1 - Barbuda Pink Sand Beach

Perhaps the most famous beach in Barbuda for the color of the sand which has pinkish shades caused by the presence of corals; this place is also quite surreal because it is characterized by scarce vegetation and seems to be suspended between the blue of the sky and the blue of the sea.

  • Where it is: in the west of the island, 6 km south of the capital Codrington. It can only be reached by minicar, electric car, by bike or by sea - Get directions
  • Ideal for: relaxation and swimming
  • Type: white and pink sand

2 - Princess Diana Beach

Long and white beach washed by a cobalt blue sea; unfortunately the vegetation was swept away by the hurricane and therefore there are few shady areas.
Here until a few years ago there was the beautiful Krizia resort but it has been closed.

  • Where it is: in the southern part of the island, 14 km from the town of Codrington and can be reached by private bus or car - Get directions
  • Ideal for: relaxation
  • Type: fine white sand

3 - Low Bay beach

This wonderful beach is little frequented and you will feel a bit Robinson Crusoe as it is located a few miles away from Barbuda; the sand is white and soft, the sea is turquoise and a few palm trees are scattered here and there to shelter from the sun.
The only danger is the currents that can be strong here and create undertow.

  • Where it is: The beach is located on a small island west of Barbuda, 15 minutes by boat; you arrive with a water taxi - Get directions
  • Ideal for: relaxation
  • Type: White sand

4 - Gravenory Bay

This large bay in the southernmost part of Barbuda features a large beach lapped by fish-rich waters.
During windy days it is ideal for those who love windsurfing and kitesurfing.

  • Where it is: in the southern tip of Barbuda, 16 Km from Codrington; can be reached by car or by private bus - Get directions
  • Ideal for: windsurfing, snorkeling and relaxation
  • Type: White sand

5 - Coco Point

Another sensational beach of Barbuda is this, characterized by white sand, a large shore and the coral reef a few meters from the shore where you can see turtles and different colored fish.
There is also a very expensive resort here, but the beach is open to everyone!

  • Where it is: on the southern tip of the island, not far from Princess Diana Beach; it can be reached by car or private bus - Get directions
  • Ideal for: relaxation and snorkeling
  • Type: White sand

6 - Codrington Lagoon

Although it is not a real beach, this lagoon should be mentioned among the things to see in Barbuda; this place, near the Nature Reserve, is characterized by brackish water, habitat of thousands of frigate birds that nest in the surrounding mangroves.

  • Where it is: Codrington lagoon extends to several points in the north center of the island and can be reached by boat with organized excursions - Get directions
  • Ideal for: sighting frigate birds
  • Type: mangroves

7 - Palmetto Point

This beach is located on the central west tip of Barbuda and is a rather lonely place as it is difficult to reach.
The sand is so white that it dazzles and the sea has splendid colors; however the waters are immediately deep so we must pay attention.

  • Where it is: 7km south of Codrington on the west tip of the island. It can be reached by car up to a certain point and then on foot; alternatively with a taxi boat
  • Ideal for: relaxation
  • Type: White sand

8 - Two Foot Bay

To reach this beach you cross the island on bumpy roads lined with cacti and once you arrive what awaits you is a place where the sea is often rough but you can still see the first settlements of the Indians on this island.
Several caves and carvings characterize this place away from it all.

  • Where it is: This place is located north east and is 7km from Codrington; it can be reached by car or private bus - Get directions
  • Ideal for: excursion
  • Type: rocks, rocks, stones and sand

9 - Spanish Point

The name of this beach derives fromancient Spanish ship wrecked just a few miles from here, where the waters of the ocean meet those of the Caribbean.
This place is perfect for diving and snorkeling lovers because here is one of the most beautiful coral reefs on the island.

  • Where it is: in the south-east of the island, 16 km from Codrington and can be reached by private car or bus
  • Ideal for: snorkeling and diving
  • Type: rocks, rocks, hard sand on one side and soft sand on the other

10 - North Beach

On this wonderful beach there are the 4 "huts" of a very exclusive resort, but you can access it even if you are not a customer.
Here the beach is long and white, sometimes it takes on pink shades and the sea is crystal clear and transparent, ideal for long swims and relaxation.

  • Where it is: north of Barbuda at the northernmost point of the Codrington Lagoon and can be reached by taxi boat - Get directions
  • Ideal for: relaxation
  • Type: White sand

Haven't booked yet? Plan your trip to Barbuda: flights, hotels and tours

Barbuda, although it is very small, has an airport where airplanes land from a few places that connect it to the greater Antigua in 20 minutes.
Alternatively, to get here you can take a Barbuda Express ferry which takes 1 hour and 30 minutes.
Once you get to Barbuda consider that there are no buses or public taxis, but to move and reach the different beaches it is necessary to rent a car, bus and taxi all agreed with the inhabitants of the island.
To sleep you can choose luxurious and exclusive resorts, or rent a room in boarding houses or private houses around Codrington.

  • flights to Antigua from € 510,00 -
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 50,00 per room -

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