Pebbles Beach
Pebbles Beach
4.5
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Helen G
Durham, UK69 contributions
Family
Pebbles beach is located between the Hilton and the Raddison Hotels. Its not a large beach but has plenty of sunbeds and brollies. The sand is soft and white and the sea was mostly calm while we were there. There is a few rocks in the sea but these are few and far between and don't spoil your swim or the children playing. Our 2 sunbeds and a brollies was $30 Barbadian Dollar or $15 US Dollar. We barted this price, because of Covid there isn't alot of people on the beach.
Cuz food shack in car park do amazing chicken sandwiches. Dippers sell the usual burgers, hotdogs, wraps, salads, pasta, pizza ect all at a reasonable price.
The van closest to Hilton hotel sells pulled pork, pulled chicken pizza's and loaded fries and the beer was freezing cold. Toilets are at this end of the beach. However although it is open till 9pm once it gets dark there are lots of RATS running around, we had to leave our food and go because of them. We didn't use this van again while we were on holiday.
Covid has stopped alot of tourism and restrictions are still in place. A lot of bars and restaurants are either closed or they have lost their business, the ones that are still open, close between 9 and 10pm. Masks have to be worn on buses and in pubs n shops ect. Temperature is taken in certain places. We still had a fabulous holiday.
Written April 15, 2022
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Jennifer R
Tucson, AZ174 contributions
This beach is so pretty with the sailboats! If you are staying for awhile, it pays to join the Cruising Club. It costs $125 US for a family for 6 months (less for a single person) - you get free beach chairs, loungers, and umbrellas anytime you go. Plus a discount at the restaurant Dippers, plus bathroom use, plus free kayaks any day and also free standup on Fridays... also discounts with Set Sail to rent sailboats or take lessons/kid's camps. The people are so nice there, and it's such a mellow/chill environment. Nice to come work at Dippers (it's only been open Fri-Sunday, but maybe open more now with the holidays). The standup is also super reasonable - $10 US per hour.
Written December 26, 2020
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Loraine R
Stafford, UK98 contributions
Pebbles Beach is a lovely beach. Seawater is clear as tap water but warm like a bath. Amazing to see racehorses going for their daily swim. They are there every morning from around 0630 but have to be off the beach by 0800. An amazing sight.
There are a few stones in the sea on entry however if you walk up towards the Hilton Hotel and go over the breakwater you'll find that there are less stones in the sea.
Car parking & toilets & shower area provided. You can also secure sunbed & parasols.
You can also walk under the pier to Carlisle Bay. Note you have to go into the sea to access Carlisle Bay - walking under the pier it is better to walk through the second arch of the pier instead of the first archway nearest the wall as it is less rocky underfoot.
Written October 20, 2021
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Meg H
Columbia, SC1 contribution
Couples
Very fun morning watching horses frolic in the water. We went on a Sunday and got there around 6:15 in the morning and they were just starting to bring the horses into the water. Each horse comes in with his trainer and most will take a swim out to the anchored boats and then come back. The trainers are
friendly and for the most part allow people to pet the horses. Watching the horses drop to the sand to get a good back rub was delightful!
Written November 21, 2021
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Caustonator
Frodsham, UK1,426 contributions
Family
You have to get up early to see the horses between 6-7am but it’s well worth it for an experience of a lifetime. It’s amazing to see these beautiful sleek animals with their proud and caring stable hands. Man and beast in perfect harmony. What a privilege to watch these horses going for a swim or rolling around joyously in the sand! The horses clearly loved going in the sea. If you are lucky you will get the chance to jump up and join a horse in the sea. They don’t seem to mind although they would probably prefer being riderless so they can fully enjoy themselves. The stable hands were so friendly and obviously have some of the best jobs in the world looking after these athletic animals.
Written July 25, 2022
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Chris44372013
London, UK74 contributions
Couples
Visit early in the morning to see the horses swimming in the sea. We were told that the main days are Thursday and Sunday but we went on a Friday 05:30 our first day in Barbados when you are still on UK time and are up early.

Friends went on the Sunday but said it was very busy.
Written May 28, 2022
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kathy b
Ashby de la Zouch, UK3,914 contributions
Get up early, walk past the race course and listen to the Garrison Clock playing "Morning has broken" by Cat Stevens as the boys lead the race horses down to Pebbles beach for a swim. They were happy to chat and let you pet the horses. I watched a guy swim out quite a long way with his horse and thought that`s a great way to start the day. A lovely experience.
Written March 15, 2022
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juliec_10
Milton Keynes, UK49 contributions
One of my fave beaches in Barbados.
Everything was good.
SEA lovely as always.
spacious beach.
Beautiful.
You may even see the race horses swimming in the sea.

Went 2018 Honey moon and 2019
Written August 12, 2022
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Sarahfairy
Sproxton, UK341 contributions
Couples
I can't tell you how excited I was to go and see the race horses in the water at this beach.
They come most days from the Garrison Savanah race course around 6.30 am for around an hour.
Sundays are pretty much guaranteed but we were lucky to see them in another day.
I felt quite emotional and it was a highlight of our time in Barbados.

As you will see from the photos.. We were so lucky to get the most perfect morning, we could not believe our luck taking this amazing photo.. And no filters applied.
It was perfect
Written September 27, 2021
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Lisa Nurcombe
Taunton, UK3 contributions
One of the highlights of our holiday to Barbados has to be our trip to Pebble Beach. We got up early on the Sunday morning to get our taxi. we left the hotel at 6am but realised after that the horses arrive around that time but stay bathing until around 8:30am. The horses arrive in numbers for around two hours, swimming and bathing in the beautiful crystal clear water. Your camera is a must. The grooms were lovely with them and likewise with the tourists. They were more than happy to let you have photos with the horses. We were also very lucky to experience a professional modelling shoot in the sea. A must for any horse lovers out there.
Written April 3, 2020
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