Silver Sands beach is located on the south coast of the island, in the parish of Christ Church. The beach is lovely, but the sea can be quite rough for swimming. Watch out for undercurrents, especially when getting in and out! Also, note there is NO lifeguard on duty here.
Things to Do
The hotel is right on the beach with a bar and restaurant. There are no beach chairs to rent either.
Silver Sands is another big hit with experienced wind and kite surfers. The Club Mistral has a shop on this beach, where they offer windsurfing and kite surfing lessons; a half-day would cost $120BDS, a full day $150BDS, or a week for $570BDS. They also rent equipment, for windsurfing you can only get small boards, as the waves are big and really only for experienced windsurfers. They offer lessons, but this is at the Maxwell shop, where the sea is calmer for learning.
As with all Barbados hotels, it is advisable to check in with reception if you want to use the amenities. You can access the beach without going through the hotel, but the hotel entrance is the easiest way.
— Refreshments & Food
— Great spot for Kite surfing
— Ideal for windsurfing
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This swell has not really produced the waves that I was hoping for, however, until we see some great surf to show you; this should give you a feel for how it is here when good.
Don’t worry; I shall return to all of these breaks as soon as they start pumping…really looking forward to that.
From Oistins heading away from Bridgetown, the road comes to a fork, take the right turn and head up towards Silver Sands area. You will reach an oval-shaped roundabout, turn right and follow the road all the way, past a green shop, branded with Stag beer, keep going straight; you will come to a church on the corner, go down the side of the church when you reach the bottom of this hill you will see Silver Sands Hotel.
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