Nothing against the stunning shoreline of Seven Mile Beach, but sometimes you just want to get away from it all. For that, there is Barkers National Park Beach.
Set on the northwestern outskirts of West Bay, Barkers is a clean and pretty-much-private beach bordered by mangroves, greenery and the Caribbean Sea. For those looking to get away after touring the nearby city of West Bay, this beach is the perfect getaway.
It’s easy to access –hop in a four-wheel, mind the potholes, and follow signs for Pappagallo’s restaurant just outside the park entrance. The pristine white sand is particularly appealing for nature lovers, stretching a third of a mile along clear shallow waters. The further you go down into the park, the cleaner and more isolated the surroundings will feel. Keep an eye out for the kite boarders on the horizon adding color to the perfect blue waters.
There are no amenities – not even restrooms – to speak of, but Barkers National Park and Fort George are right nearby.