We've been to the Boatyard Beach in Barbados. Its not far from the pier, in fact we walked through town and then to the pier on the way back. I believe the cost was around $10 to get in and that gave you use of the facilities and a chair. The trampoline was out aways. YOu can rent jet skis there too. All around nice beach.
We had a cab take us to Harrison's caves first and then drop us off at the beach. You can either get directions before you get off the ship, I have a feeling almost all the crew could tell you how to walk there, or just grab a cab to the beach and walk back if you feel like it.
We did the same thing as Donna except we decided to go to Malibu Beach which is very close to the pier as well. It was a fantastic day.
Life is too short to let the ship of your dreams sail without you.
Carnival Destiny Feb. 2006
Carnival Fascination Feb. 2007
Royal Caribbean Grandeur of the Seas Feb. 2008 The DTW & MsBJ tour
Carnival Valor MsBJ and Dina Feb. 2009
Carnival Glory MsBJ and Dina Feb. 2010
Carnival Dream MsBJ and Dina Feb. 2011
We went to the Boat Yard in April and had a great time - water was crystal clear. There is also a rope swing which was alot of fun. Cost was $12 which included voucher for one free drink - chairs were included. Only drawback were the peddlers who never leave you alone.
Took a taxi from the ship.