Updated: Sep 19, 2022
The Caribbean offers some of the best beaches in the world with a variety of activities.
These beaches remain on the bucket list of beach enthusiasts and water sport lovers.
They are famous for glorious blue skies, tropical weather, turquoise waters, sandy shores and glamorous resorts.
Fine powdery sand makes these pristine shores, amazing to walk whereas some parts of beaches have gifts from the sea (not sharks and whales but corals and sea shells) which make these areas, not so walkable.
We are presenting you the eight best beaches in the Caribbean for walking and relaxing.
1 DOVER BEACH BARBADOS
It is located on the South Coast of the island.
The sea is quite active but there are no strong currents. (A lifeguard is on duty to bring you back, if you run, jump in the water and regret it :D )
This area is popular for Hobie Cat Sailing, boogie boarding, wind surfing, jet skiing and many other water activities.
You can safely try some new water activities which you have never tried before.
It is excellent for a stroll or walk because the sand is clean and soft.
There are many bars and beach huts to grab food and drinks.
2 MULLET BAY ST. MARTIN
Swimmers love Mullet Bay due to the crystal clear water but sometimes shore gets strong ocean currents that is not good for new swimmers.
Normally, it is a calm area with lesser crowds as compared to Maho Bay and Orient Bay.
It is next to the golf course and Grand Casino where different games can be enjoyed
Southern side of the coast has rocks, stones and algae which make it difficult to swim in the water.
This is a wonderful place to enjoy a walk on the soft sand. There are no rocks and sea weed in the main walking areas of the beach
Chairs and umbrellas are available for rent that is about $15 for a day.
3 CABBAGE BEACH- PARADISE ISLAND, BAHAMAS
Cabbage beach is a perfect beach for walk. Powdery, clean sand and crystal clear azure water makes it a very relaxing stroll.
It has less tourist crowds and many secluded areas to enjoy some special moments.
There are endless tropical views and scenic beauty.
Cabbage beach is perfect to enjoy a long walk with your partner and express your love.
It is among the top ten best beaches in the world.
Apart from walk and scenic beauty, there are many water activities that visitors can enjoy.
It is the main public beach in Bahamas that is very well maintained and clean.
4 GRACE BAY BEACH- PROVIDENCIALES, TURKS AND CAICOS
Grace Bay Beach won the Trip Advisor’s Travelers choice award 2018 for “best beach in the world”.
Pristine shores of Grace Bay Beach won another award in 2020 for “best beach in the Caribbean”
It is a recipient of many designations and winner of different awards.
The beach with creamy white sand is located on the northeast side of Providenciales. It is one of the best walking beaches in the world.
There is no pollution, seaweeds or rocks in the Grace Bay beach. It only has soft white sand and turquoise waters.
A mile or almost 1.6km away from the shore, there is a barrier reef that can be explored by diving in the water.
There are many luxury resorts in this area.
5 GRAND ANSE BEACH- GRENADA
Are you a water sports lover?
This beach is a must visit for you because of the extensive range of water activities like kayaking, parasailing, snorkeling and many more.
This can be a relaxing or adventurous getaway filled with a lot of fun.
Soft powdery sand makes it a perfect beach to walk.
There is a variety of hotels, vendor markets, restaurants and water sports equipment shops.
6 EAGLE BEACH – ARUBA
It is a very popular beach for walking because it is one of the widest beaches in the Caribbean.
Eagle’s beach is never crowded because of the plenty of space.
Most special features of the beach are the powder soft sand and iconic Fofoti trees.
It has won various awards like Trip Advisor’s travelers choice awards 2022 for third beach in the Caribbean and fifth best beach in the world.
There are beach huts, shaded areas, hotels, restaurants and water activity shops.
Local families of Aruba gather during Easter week to enjoy traditional camping on the beach.
Various turtle nests and four different species of turtles are found on the Eagle Beach.
7 SEVEN MILE BEACH- GRAND CAYMAN
Seven mile beach is actually six miles long but there is a never ending range of shimmering white sand, beautiful coastline with vibrant marine life.
It is among the best walking beaches of the Caribbean.
Seven mile beach is a crescent shaped beach that is very popular for its shallow water, calm waves and snorkeling to see vibrant fish and corals.
This jewel of Cayman Islands won the award of “Caribbean’s best beaches”.
8 SANDY POINT ON US VIRGIN ISLANDS
Have you watched Shawshank Redemption?
Final scene of the movie was filmed on the Sandy Point.
This beach is a point of National wildlife refuge that preserves leatherback sea turtles and other marine creatures. Turtle habitat expands on nearly 400 acres.
The refuge is only open from 10am to 4pm on Saturdays and Sundays.
Refuge also has The Aklis, a prehistoric shell maiden. This archaeological sites dates back to 400 years.
You can enjoy a wonderful stroll on the beach and look for some turtles nesting in different areas.
There is a variety of activities to enjoy in the Sandy Point of US Virgin Islands. For the information about refuge and turtle nesting, please visit the National Wildlife refuge website.
9 SHOAL BAY BEACH – SHOAL BAY VILLAGE, ANGUILLA
This is our most favourite beach because of its soft sand, turquoise water and palm trees.
It is one of the top 20 beaches in Caribbean for 2020 by Trip Advisor.
Shoal Bay Beach is like a tropical dream or picture from a travel magazine because it is untouched by excessive tourism and tourist crowds.
You will see different shades of blue in the water while strolling on the clean powdery sand
There are no tourist crowds or trash in this pristine beach.
Shoal Bay Beach also has some secluded sides where you can spend romantic time with your partner.
Please share your favourite Caribbean beaches in the comments below.