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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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BEAUTFUL BEACH

We had the pleasure of visiting this beach in March. It is a beautiful beach, unfortunately it had alot of seaweed after the first two day. But still it is beautiful. Couldn't... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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St. John's, NL
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St. John's, NL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We had the pleasure of visiting this beach in March. It is a beautiful beach, unfortunately it had alot of seaweed after the first two day. But still it is beautiful. Couldn't go out in the water because of the seaweed. Towel service was great. And the bar/snack shop was good. And convenient.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

The views of this beach from The Crane are spectacular, with azure waters crashing against the cliffs. The beach down below is great, with the rising cliffs behind you, you feel a world away. Aside from the coconut rum sellers there aren't many touts and if you're staying at the hotel you can use a chair and towel. I'm not... More 

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Greenfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Nice beach if you like beaches, but a tad windy and seem to have a seaweed problem. The sea also looked a bit choppy for swimming, although some people did.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Seaweed growth is a major problem. Elevator leading to beach broken. Towel service could have been better and more options as to beach chairs. I like th fact that Cutters delivers to the beach.

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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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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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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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