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Crane Beach

Union Hall, Barbados
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Type: Beaches
Activities: Swimming
Traveler Description: Crane Beach remains a beautiful beach, but there is evidence of erosion due to hurricanes. The beach is now very narrow at high tide. There is no... more »
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Trinidad and Tobago
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The pink sand truly is a beauty, just sit back on the sound loungers and adsorb the the crashing sounds of the ocean waves while taking in the beautiful Caribbean sun.We were only here for 3 days but i must say it exceeded out expectations. Camera does this majestic beach no justice, you just gotta see it for yourself. Definitely... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Beach cleanup from the incoming seaweed should be a priority. More must be done around the entire island to clean up the dead seaweed debris and making it usable.

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Barbados
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

the crane elevator made it much easier to get to than in the old days. but that is the beauty of the experience, if everyone went there it wouldn't be as special.

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York, Pennsylvania, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We visited Crane Beach as a recommendation from someone who had visited Barbados before and it was a great day! We were there on a cruise stop and it was a bit far to travel but so worth it. It took about 45 minutes by taxi and $80 round trip, but the pink sand and beautiful scenery was excellent. We... More

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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

The staff are friendly, the lounge chairs are cushy and the rum drinks are cool and refreshing. What more could you ask for? The water is a bit rough on that side of the island. I am not a big swimmer so I was okay with just laying there enjoying the view.

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london
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43 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Beautiful beach. The children enjoyed the waves although not the seaweed! I prefer the tranquil waters of the west coast. The lift was broken. There was a lot more harassment than I have experienced at other beaches. We bought cocktails. I would recommend that you are clear about what you want when you order. We wanted the ones in the... More

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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Half the fun is making your way to this secluded beach! We decided to have lunch at the beautiful Crane resort and were lucky enough to secure a patio table overlooking this gorgeous pink sand beach. The service was and food at the hotel was very good, some of the best lobster bisque I've had. We found our way to... More

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Despite what many have said this is a great beach. In early July it was unfortunately affected by sea weed and tropical storms (it is on the Atlantic coast). To complain about this is like going to New York in December and complaining that you can't do anything because of snow. They were just unlucky. I have visited 7 times... More

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Clemson, South Carolina, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

It was suffering from a lot of sea moss, but beautiful and pink and the service was exceptional. Free beach chairs! And loved the towel card idea. Always a fresh towel.

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La Quinta, CA
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6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Hands down the most visually stunning beach on the island. Big waves. Caution to small children and weak swimmers. Umbrellas and chairs for rent. Food available and delivered from Cutter's. However, this years visit was a disappointment because of the seaweed and sea lice. Certainly not anyone's fault as we visited other beaches and they all have the same problem... More

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