The local transportation is cheap and plentiful, so we took advantage of it. For $1 US ($2 Barbados) we took the bus from Dover Beach to Holetown. Holetown is on the west coast and has some high end shops, including Cartier and Louis Vuitton. We walked through a small shopping center called Chattel House, which was very pretty, but very expensive.
We had packed our backpacks with swimsuits and towels. We headed southbound along the beach from Holetown.
The beaches here are not long stretches of white sand, but rather short sandy crescents, divided by rocky outcrops. As we made our way southbound along the beach, we navigated through sand, the boardwalk, rocks with barely any sand, and then a few wide beaches. The waves were stronger so the surfers were out.
The beaches we walked along in sequence southbound were: Folkestone, Sandy Lane, and Payne’s Beach. The west coast was definitely more ritzy than the south coast.
As sometimes happens, out of pure good luck we stumbled upon a true gem walking along the beach. Feeling the need to stop for lunch, we found The Cliff Beach Club. It has one of the best views I’ve ever seen (rivals Two Oceans at Cape of Good Hope) and was the best meal so far of the trip. I would not miss this if I ever return to Barbados.
After lunch, we hopped another bus for $1 US back to the south coast.