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Address: Union Hall, Barbados
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Activities: Swimming
Description: Eighty-foot cliffs overlook this beach, making it one of the most...
Eighty-foot cliffs overlook this beach, making it one of the most beautiful beaches on the island.
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Lovely pink sand beach!!!

Stopped here as one list indicated it #23 on top 100 beaches in world. The Crane property above is spectacular and the road access has these great round pavers across the craggy... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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Milford, Massachusetts
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Milford, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Stopped here as one list indicated it #23 on top 100 beaches in world. The Crane property above is spectacular and the road access has these great round pavers across the craggy rocks to get onto the beach. You can definitely see the pink grains of sand on this beach.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Nice beach, however you have to bring your own cooler with drinks as the beach bar is very limited. Sea is rough so surfing the waves is a must. For the really crazy jumping of the cliff edge is a must.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Went to this beach a few times. It's beautiful and I would go back any day. Only VERY strong swimmers should venture far into this water without flippers or flotation. 3 men who can all swim went in. And two of us who are stronger swimmers had to save our friends life here when we got caught in a random... More 

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Newtown, Connecticut
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

very big waves and lots of seaweed on the beach, all beaches are public in barbados so expect to see some locals

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Maryland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We were at Crane Beach last week, and you can tell what a beautiful beach this would normally be (thus the 5 score). Just be advised you should really check the status of the seaweed right now. This was our first trip to Barbados, and we couldn't have been more disappointed by the amount of seaweed on the east coast.... More 

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New York City, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

The Crane beach turns into the Giant Landfill. Seaweed everywhere. The rotten eggs smell. No swimming. Nobody cleaning. Rental owners hide information about the Crane beach condition and charge high rental prices. We waste our vacations.

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Blackmore
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57 reviews 57 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We have bee been to Crane beach on number of times and always looked forward to a day visit during our holiday. We stop for breakfast at Cutters and normally order our lunch which is delivered free to the beach Breakfast was good but we learnt of the seaweed problem so before ordering lunch checked it out. Glad we did... More 

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We were excited to do some body-surfing and beach walking at this world-class beach and were very disappointed to find it had been inundated with terrible sea weed. So much so that the beach was covered and the water could not be accessed at all. Some kind of sea weed harvesting machine and use for this product needs to be... More 

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Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We were here last year and had a wonderful time on the resort and beach.. The beach then was stunning and clean and we had such fun in the sea. But alas all we could see this time was seaweed piled high on the beach.. We did not see anyone attempting to clean it. On top of it they were... More 

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Guelph, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We arrived for the day by taxi from the cruise port - cost $80 round trip. We spent 4-5 hours at the beach and were really disappointed. The sand is soft, but only 10-15% pink, so wouldn't refer to it at all as a 'pink sand beach'.The public access is difficult to cross the stepping stones, slippery and covered in... More 

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