All beaches in Barbados are open to the public, locals and tourist alike. West Coast beaches are the calmest and are good and safe for swimming, snorkeling and diving. South Coast beaches offer gentle winds and waves for bodysurfing, windsurfing and kite surfing. East and North Coast beaches bring huge waves and strong currents suitable for the experienced surfer but not for swimming except for areas with protected bays.
Lifeguards are not stationed at all beaches across Barbados, therefore discretion should always be used when venturing into the ocean. Jet Skis and Wave Runners are fun and popular amongst visitors to the island, please consult with your local water sports operator.