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“Wade and Swim” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Hastings Beach

Hastings Beach
Hastings, Barbados
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Ranked #4 of 7 things to do in Hastings
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Littleton, Colorado
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Wade and Swim”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Great places to wade/swim without being knocked down by the waves! The beach was clean free of venders and a great place just to relax. Children are safe to play in the tide pool out from the beach at Coconut Court.

Visited April 2014
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“Jewel of a beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I first discovered this jewel of a beach last year when I stayed in a rented house located right on the beach. Hastings beach is ideal for families with small children. A small man-made lagoon provides a safe swim spot for little ones, and it's well used by locals and visitors alike. That said, it's never so crowded that you can't find a space to stretch out. Most of the sun longing people are guests of the Soco hotel located on the beach, and/or of the few private rented beachfront apartments here. It's located at the eastern end of the Hastings Board Walk and is a fantastic place from which to watch the sunset. It almost feels like a private beach, sandwiched between two larger popular beaches. Keep walking eastwards for about half a mile along a practically deserted beach and you will come to the Hilton Hotel. Turn around and walk - or run - westwards and you'll come to Accra/Rockley beach. There are no shops or vendors here, so you'll need to come with a picnic etc but you'll be relatively up disturbed. It's a great spot to watch local fishermen and the occasional ship or boat but despite its location in a fairly residential and commercial area, it remains a fairly quiet spot. Perfect.

Visited June 2014
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Margate, United Kingdom
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“Nice beach.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Lovely beach with many stretches of sand or walk along the broad walk. Lovely views and some bars along the bay.

Visited June 2014
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watford herts uk
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“great beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Lovely sandy beach. There is a man made lagoon which is great to paddle in and allows safe access to deeper waters. Lots of creatures in rock pools to look for.

Visited May 2014
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Merthyr Tydfil, United Kingdom
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“Gorgeous beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

.....What a lovely beach to walk along , or just find a palm tree & a sunbed. It is really safe with no one hassling or disturbing your sunbathing. The most effort required, is just to turn over & toast the other side. You can stroll forever along this beach, calling in at a few beach bars along the way Oh! .......This is the life!!

Visited May 2014
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