Welches Beach

Welches Beach - The Caribbean
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Welches Beach is a long stretch of soft off-white sand running along the middle reaches of Oistin Bay in southwest Barbados. More than half a kilometre in length, the beach has undergone significant work in recent years to create a broad expanse of beachfront free of rocks both above and below the water line.

A great place to swim as a result, the waves at Welches Beach are rarely troublesome, although there is no lifeguard presence. Backed by the island’s famously-lush vegetation, including banana trees and coconut palms, Welches Beach is also a place to relax and absorb the area’s atmosphere, with views that stretch beyond either end of Oistin Bay to the deep blue beyond.

Beachgoers will find a small choice of places to eat and drink beside the beach, with a far wider range of options in Oistin, just a short stroll away.

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