Crane Beach
Crane Beach
4.5
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Eighty-foot cliffs overlook this beach, making it one of the most beautiful beaches on the island.
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  • Cindy T
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Ruggedly awesome!
    The beautiful pink and white sand … the attentive beach personnel … and very, very few tourists! A perfect getaway when you don’t want to be around crowds. Magnificent crashing waves and warm shallow water. Perfection!
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written June 19, 2023
  • Yarnac
    Carrickfergus, United Kingdom223 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Little slice of paradise
    Gorgeous little beach so quiet an peaceful. Bar service, snack service available. I barely had to speak before the guy in the hit was bringing me another cocktail. Yes there is seaweed but they clean it up every day. The sea has a nice gradual slope to deeper water but be aware whilst I enjoyed be a strong swimmer out in deeper water or the waves will knock you over. Body surfing and bobbing on the waves was great fun tho. Locals come to the beach at weekends but they only add to the atmosphere. Be sure and ask Ray Ray for a coconut drink 😊
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 26, 2023
  • martin d
    Leicester, United Kingdom2 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic Hotel but dodge the Italian Restaurant.
    I've visited the hotel before, but never stayed, although we've been holidaying in Barbados for 30 years. We are actually still at the resort. The hotel is lovely, the staff very friendly, its also very clean. The beach is great, and the reported sea weed problem is not really a problem, so don't let reviews put you off. We are happy to find that the on site shop is not a rip off like most hotel shops and carries a decent fresh range of food and drink. The breakfast at L'Azure is top level, the bar food also very good. The down side is that the Italian restaurant food is awful, l recommend that you side step this at all costs, we should have sent our food back but we didn't. My wife left most of her's yet the waiter, after l pointed out just said she "would tell the chef" then nothing else said. We are booked into the beach bbq tonight and it looks promising. Overall it's a great place and will definitely stay again. Another slight problem, although the staff at the bar are really good, there are not enough waiting staff so it can take quite a while to be served.... l will add to my review after we return home.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 19, 2024
  • billybob101
    Vancouver, Canada647 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Paradise on Earth
    If you’re looking for a review of the Crane Resort - look up my soon to come review of that - this review is for the beach itself - and what a beach it is! Framed by eroding cliffs, and lush greenery, this really is paradise. Icing sugar white sand, it’s more of a boogie boarding beach that will keep you kids entertained for hours. The crane resort has a beach side restaurant called “the grove” that has drinks, snacks / lunch. Was never overly busy when we were here. A decent swimming beach, not a snorkeling option. Enjoy!!
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written March 28, 2024
  • Patricia C M
    Charleston, South Carolina1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A beach that will call you back forever
    Crane Beach has left a feeling in me that I will never forget & I can close my eyes &go back there. You can walk out into the water forever &see everyt hing. Coconut trees with someone always willing to cut you one down. Caves to explore & the fisherman coming in right out of the water with the fresh fish for the restaurant. It doesn't get much better than this
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 18, 2024
  • elizzi54
    The Royal Town of Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom38 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    EZRA - EZB Tours is a must
    Amazing guy Ezra our go-to guide was more than just a taxi driver. Found excellent reviews of this chap before we arrived and sourced him with our Concierge for our 3 different trips around the island. He was chatty, friendly, courteous and listened to what we wanted to see including Holetown & Speightstown along the west coast as well as Harrison's Cave and many places we would never have found ie Sharkhole. Nothing seemed too much trouble. He is obviously passionate about his native island giving us lots of local info along the way. For anyone needing a taxi or tour do yourself a favour and ask for EZB tours . So, a great big thank you to Ezra for helping to make our holiday memorable 🤩
    Visited May 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 28, 2024
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Mysara e
14 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021
After roughly 6 days of quarantine we finally got out of the room. You are only allowed on the beaches from 6AM to 9AM and from 3pm to 6pm at this time due to the country's covid restrictions. The Crane beach had a large amount of seaweed on the beachfront. No chairs or umbrellas were provided to the guests. I ended up paying around $25usd one way for taxis to go to different beaches that were better kept.
Written April 5, 2021
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Zara
Victoria, Canada1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
A family member was held at gun point a couple blocks from this beach walking home from their dinner. They took their cash after pointing a gun at them and they were wearing ski masks. Then we decided it wasn’t safe so we packed up and as we were loading in they circled around and stopped infront of our driveway.

Our air bnb was 3 blocks away from the restaurant ( very close to crane beach) and we thought it seemed safe but had an eerie feeling the whole trip. After moving air bnbs we learned there is a ghetto very close to there. Near limpet ave
Written December 6, 2023
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martin d
Leicester, UK2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
I've visited the hotel before, but never stayed, although we've been holidaying in Barbados for 30 years. We are actually still at the resort. The hotel is lovely, the staff very friendly, its also very clean. The beach is great, and the reported sea weed problem is not really a problem, so don't let reviews put you off. We are happy to find that the on site shop is not a rip off like most hotel shops and carries a decent fresh range of food and drink. The breakfast at L'Azure is top level, the bar food also very good. The down side is that the Italian restaurant food is awful, l recommend that you side step this at all costs, we should have sent our food back but we didn't. My wife left most of her's yet the waiter, after l pointed out just said she "would tell the chef" then nothing else said. We are booked into the beach bbq tonight and it looks promising. Overall it's a great place and will definitely stay again. Another slight problem, although the staff at the bar are really good, there are not enough waiting staff so it can take quite a while to be served.... l will add to my review after we return home.
Written March 19, 2024
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Explorcation
Florida304 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Crane Beach is in front of the Hilton Resort. While this does mean it won't be a secluded beach experience, it does mean there will be loungers, umbrellas and a beach bar with restrooms. Also we hear the seaweed is cleaned from the beach daily.

This beach does tend to have consistent waves. During our visit there were people who did get in the water and battled the waves.

You can walk to the far end of the beach to get away from the crowd if that is what you prefer. We also heard that some people climb up the rocks at the far end of the beach and jump off the cliff into the water. We didn't try this during our visit because the water was too rough (we visited during surf season).

We visited a total of 8 beaches during our visit. If you are interested in some video footage from Crane Beach and several others, check out our Barbados video on our YouTube channel Explorcation. The link is in our bio. It was posted in March 2020.
Written April 2, 2020
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Karen H
45 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Couples
We decided to visit as we were in the area and had heard about the beautiful pink tinged beach. We were hugely disappointed. It was a bit of a trek to the beach but it was a concrete path that seemed relatively new so it was safe. There are some beautiful cliffs at the far end of the beach but other than that (and the rolling ocean) I did not see the appeal. The beach was mainly full of guests from The Crane resort on the cliff above. The sea was so rough that I would not have enjoyed a relaxing swim. It would have been spent battling the waves! Not my idea of fun. We did not see anywhere to get a drink or any facilities silica as toilets but to be fair we didn’t look too hard as we weren’t there long. We were going to start the trail around the path at the far end but there was a big sign saying it could be dangerous and the path looked dodgy so we didn’t risk it especially in just flip flops! It may have just been is but there was no pink tinge to the sand…? wouldn’t recommend it as a place to visit for people unless they happen to be passing.
Written November 15, 2022
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elizzi54
The Royal Town of Sutton Coldfield, UK38 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Amazing guy Ezra our go-to guide was more than just a taxi driver. Found excellent reviews of this chap before we arrived and sourced him with our Concierge for our 3 different trips around the island. He was chatty, friendly, courteous and listened to what we wanted to see including Holetown & Speightstown along the west coast as well as Harrison's Cave and many places we would never have found ie Sharkhole. Nothing seemed too much trouble. He is obviously passionate about his native island giving us lots of local info along the way.
For anyone needing a taxi or tour do yourself a favour and ask for EZB tours .
So, a great big thank you to Ezra for helping to make our holiday memorable 🤩
Written May 28, 2024
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James957
Oshawa, Canada158 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Back again after years of abstance . nice upgrades and new stores and buildings.
The beach has sea weed washed up and being cleaned as we dine. Use bus service on mid week days only. This is a Canadian owned resort but dining/bar did not know what a ceaser drink was, Bloody Mary we can make. go figure Canadian owned . I told them to go to MoJoes for a ceaser they make great ones. Good lunch meals here. Until next time.
Written March 13, 2020
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Ellie
London, UK29 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Family
We went in Jan/Feb and this beach was awful. Covered in seaweed, cannot go swimming as it’s too rough. It’s advertised as ‘pink beach’ but it’s not at all pink. Very disappointed, a waste of a morning. Wouldn’t recommend. Also if you’re thinking of staying at the Crane resort, be warned… it’s in the middle of nowhere so make sure you do your research first!
If you want a beautiful beach go to Carlisle bay or Folkestone marine reserve.
Written February 6, 2023
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MarcelaToledo
Pismo Beach, CA163 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
I spent four days looking at the different blues that conform this amazingly beautiful beach, while staying at The Crane Hilton Resort. The sand is like baby powder but the waves are strong as a bull. I was happy getting into the water and enjoying my time there. So worth it!
Written March 9, 2020
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Yarnac
Carrickfergus, UK223 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
Gorgeous little beach so quiet an peaceful. Bar service, snack service available. I barely had to speak before the guy in the hit was bringing me another cocktail.
Yes there is seaweed but they clean it up every day. The sea has a nice gradual slope to deeper water but be aware whilst I enjoyed be a strong swimmer out in deeper water or the waves will knock you over. Body surfing and bobbing on the waves was great fun tho.
Locals come to the beach at weekends but they only add to the atmosphere.

Be sure and ask Ray Ray for a coconut drink 😊
Written September 26, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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