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Caribbean Beaches Guide – Miami (Enterprise) Beach, Barbados

by Angela Braun, GoGirlfriend correspondent

Beach 411 ~ Located on Enterprise Beach Road on the South Coast of Barbados

  • Beach type: Secluded – hidden local gem
  • Beach geography: Calm, crystal clear waters can be found on the western side of the beach, whereas occasional swells and small waves can be found on the eastern side of the beach, all surrounded by soft, velvety sand. Unless there has been heavy rainfall, the beach should be mostly seaweed free.
  • Ease of access: Only a 10-minute drive from the airport. The beach is very easy to find and is wheelchair accessible.
  • Extra costs: No extra costs
  • Beach amenities: You’ll appreciate ample free parking, Mr. Delicious snack bar offering delicious Roti and Fishcakes, several picnic tables shaded by trees, outdoor showers and bathroom facilities, regular lifeguard duty, phone booth, vendors selling loungers, umbrellas and boogie boards.
  • Special note: Loved by locals, water sport trainees and Caribbean beach pursuers
  • Geo-locator: Where is Miami (Enterprise Beach)

Enterprise (Miami) Beach Barbados - courtesy of barbadospropertylist.comEnterprise Beach (known as Miami Beach by the locals) is a local favorite and welcomes travelers from across the globe to experience its natural wonders, flavorful fish and peaceful shores. With open arms, Miami Beach will nestle you safely under its tall trees to give you shade, against its smooth sands to keep you warm and alongside its clear blue waters to cool you down. Soak in solitude during the week and enjoy the company of locals on the weekend.

Miami Beach activities & attractions

beachside snacks at Mr. Delicious - courtesy Barbados.orgTake a day trip to Freights Bay or South Point if you want to catch big surfer-waves or enjoy the smaller, lazy waves at Miami Beach with your boogie board. Spend your day sunbathing and stroll over to Oistins Fish Fry where your taste buds will shriek with delight as you savor fresh fish. If you’re in Barbados with relaxing your top priority, this beach is for you – sunbathe, swim, sip tasty Caribbean drinks and repeat.

Feel the need to work off some of those rum punches from Mr. Delicious? Join an early morning aerobics class organized by local trainers. Learn the art of surfing with Bodie, the most experienced instructor on the island, at Bodie’s School of Surf, or play a round of golf at Barbados Golf Course.

Barbados' lush golf courses - courtesy barbadosgolfclub.com

If you’re looking for nocturnal fun, hop in a taxi and head to St. Lawrence Gap, referred to more simply as “The Gap”, and immerse yourself in Barbados’ liveliest nightlife. Here, in St. Lawrence Gap, rum shacks and dance halls are a must-do for visitors. For the more adventurous, enjoy some lounge-hopping at clubs like Reggae, Sugar Ultra, and Lipgloss. Head to the Old Jam Inn for “Booze, Beats, and Burgers” or enjoy cocktails at Sharkey’s Restaurant.

Area events

  • soakin up the blissful sunshineOistins Fish Festival: An honorary festival to celebrate the contributions made to Barbados by those involved in the local fishing industry. Dance to calypso and reggae music, snack on fish cakes, fried fish, and pudding and souse, sip Banks Beer and be creative with local arts and crafts. Barbados.org has all the info you need to plan your visit.
  • Bridgetown, Barbados: From hockey, food, wine and rum festivals, swimming championships, to rugby, tennis, cricket and dominos tournaments, Bridgetown of Barbados is where all of the islands major annual events take place.

GoGirlfriend Enterprise Beach hotel recommendations

Little Arches Boutique Hotel, Barbados - courtesy littlearches.comLittle Arches Boutique Hotel: Located on the doorstep of Miami (Enterprise) Beach, Little Arches Boutique Hotel is the destination wedding and honeymoon hotspot. This adults-only hotel has just 10 luxurious rooms, a full-service spa and an award-winning restaurant – Café Luna. They describe themselves as affordable luxury and with all the great tourism accolades bestowed on them, we agree. Visit Little Arches Boutique Hotel online or visit read reviews on TripAdvisor.

Clearwater Apartments: Close to Enterprise Beach but away from traffic, Clearwarter apartments is a convenient choice for families. You’ll find 6 fully furnished apartments  that are clean, quiet and affordable. Visit Clearwater Apartments online and read reviews on TripAdvisor.

Gloria's Hillside View Airbnb, BarbadosGloria's Hillside View Airbnb (Apes Hill, Barbados): Hillside View Airbnb is a lovely private countryside residence located on 18,000 sq ft of lush, spacious grounds. It offers a very breezy & cool ambience with stunning views of the picturesque East Coast.

For more hotel recommendations throughout the south coast of Barbados, we recommend visiting Booking.com.

Enterprise Beach weather

Barbados always has great weatherThe average annual high for the island of Barbados is 86°F with an average annual low of 68°F. Beginning in July and ending in November is wet season, with dry season beginning in December and ending in June.

For more information or help planning your next Barbados getaway, visit:

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