4. Don’t Swim on the East Coast
The rugged East Coast of Barbados is a spectacular unspoiled coastline you have to experience. The windswept beach from Cattlewash to Bathsheba offers some of the best views in the region. However, the pounding surf has some dangerous currents and rip tides that make swimming ill-advised here. Expert surfers may frolic in the Soup Bowl, but the average tourist should keep out of these waves. Paddle up to your ankles and poke around the tide pools if you’d like, but save your immersive ocean swims for the safer south and west coast beaches, some of which have lifeguards on duty.