Dover Beach

Dover Beach - The Caribbean
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Partly draped in the shade of coconut palms, Dover Beach lies in St Lawrence Gap, an area of the Barbados south coast teeming with excellent restaurants, a thriving nightlife, boutique shopping and great choice of accommodation options.

Gently sloping into the warm waters of the Caribbean Sea, the pale sands of Dover Beach run for several hundred meters, ending sharply with a sea wall on its western side and drifting all but continuously into Maxwell Beach at its eastern end.

Curving softly around its shallows, the sea here is relatively calm, allowing people of every age to experience the brilliant blue waters in between messing about on the sand. Those looking to explore the waves a little more widely are able to jump onto bougie boards, grab hold of a Hobie Cat or windsurf sails, or start the engine on a jet ski, safe in the knowledge lifeguards remain on duty during popular times.

Lining Dover Beach alongside the coconut palms are a series of stalls where you can grab a bite to eat, alongside cooling drinks and water sports gear. There are also places to rent beach loungers and umbrellas.

Facilities at this family-friendly beach include picnic tables, a children’s playground and beach volleyball courts. Toilets and showers are also available, while those coming by car are able to park right alongside.

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