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Crane Beach

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Address: Union Hall, Barbados
Phone Number: 2464236220
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Eighty-foot cliffs overlook this beach, making it one of the most beautiful...

Eighty-foot cliffs overlook this beach, making it one of the most beautiful beaches on the island.

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Barbados Coastal Beach Sightseeing Tour

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Fab beach

We love this beach, we go every year! Bit breezier being on the Atlantic side! The beach bar is great for snacking and beverages!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Joolscooper
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Stockport, United Kingdom
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Stockport, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We love this beach, we go every year! Bit breezier being on the Atlantic side! The beach bar is great for snacking and beverages!

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Ruskin, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Crane Beach is absolutely gorgeous. Crystal clear turquoise and blue water abound. Although very beautiful, the water is extremely rigid. Swim but be careful of the aggressive waves.

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Thank sabrinalampley
Barbados
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful beach, perfect for sunbathing. Water is a little rough, but fun for older kids. A lot of seaweed when we visited but hotel made real effort to clear

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice Atlantic coast beach, with crashing waves and white sand. There's a place to jump off the rocks. Nothing to buy on the beach, so bring what you need.

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Thank Gillan K
Delaware
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Crane Beach has been rated one of the best in the Caribbean--although technically it is the Atlantic. The wide beach area is great for land sports. But the rough Atlantic can make it difficult for a relaxing swim or float. Unfortunately, Sargassum seaweed (coming from Europe) continues to affect the beach, despite The Crane's staff's daily efforts to remove it... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loved this beach, far rougher than the tame beaches on the west and south west coast, big waves and dramatic scenery/. It is accessible by car then you have to walk over some rocks on stepping stones which I loved. You can apparently go through the hotel and buy. Lift pass for the day which makes access easier but... More 

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Thatcham, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having read and seen many photos and reviews on this beach, supposedly in the top 10 of the world (ha ha). We were all extremely disappointed by the amount of seaweed and lack of PINK SAND. Google 2016 crane beach seaweed to see for yourself!

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Thank Iain C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were staying at the Crane Hotel and were blown away by the stunning views of this beach with its soft pink sands. The sea is amazingly blue but quite rough so ideal for body boarding.

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Thank Miriam A
Hokksund, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were on sommer vacation in Barbados with the lot of the family. From Norway to Barbados took 16 hours. We found ourself a taxi driver who knew the island, his name is Priston. He took us to this fantastic place. He helped us in to Crane resort for the day so that we could look at the whole thing.... More 

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Crane beach with big expectations which unfortunately weren't met. We knew the sea would be rough which wasn't a problem, the seaweed all across the beach was, however, if you're a guest at the hotel this isn't a problem as there's a gentleman clearing your area and moving all the seaweed into big mounds on the other... More 

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