Paynes Bay Beach, Saint James Parish

Swim with the sea turtles at Paynes Bay Beach, an attractive strip of coastline. Rest in the shaded areas or on a rented deckchair, and head out into the water for a cooling swim. Try some sports on the water with a number of catamaran and jet ski rental facilities. Alternatively, head to the south of the beach to find the quieter areas, away from the cruise ship tour groups and noisy recreation. All along the coast, keep your eyes peeled for sea turtles feeding on the ocean floor. Plan to visit Paynes Bay Beach and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Saint James Parish attractions using our Saint James Parish tourist route planner.
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  • August 2, 2017
    A nice walking beach dotted with hotels and small and fancy restaurants off the beach. Having travelled to Barbados many times I found this area to be the best for swimming and just relaxing. There ar...  more »
  • July 10, 2017
    Places to snorkel and swim. Just watch out for the 'shelf' of loose shingle pushed up by the tide which can make it tricky to get in and out until you master the technique!  more »
  • July 3, 2017
    One of my top beaches in Barbados. Beautiful, clean, with Sun beds in this period almost without people. Definitely worth a visit.
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