There are a few places I've traveled to that are so beautiful, they're beyond description. How many ways are there to say, "It was beautiful!" or "It was breath-taking!" or...well, basically, the same thing. There are some places on this earth that leave us tongue-tied because they speak for themselves. The Crane Beach in Barbados is one of those places.
The Crane Beach in Barbados
Nestled between resorts and palm trees, hidden from public view - but a public beach - The Crane Beach in Barbados is one of the world's top ten beaches. At least it was, according to a 2012 Tripadvisor poll.
I first laid eyes upon the pink sand beach in 2011, while visiting my husband in Barbados for an anniversary weekend.
We had exactly one weekend day to explore the island together before he flew to his next assignment in Trinidad and I flew home to Miami.
The Crane was beautiful, yes, but it was also covered in kelp, which to be honest, diminished the allure just a bit...
We went back for a second visit in 2012 and found the shoreline covered in kelp again, then slowly realized that the beach was ALWAYS covered in kelp.
And no one cared.
It was still incredibly lovely.
We took a walk through the swaying palms and made our way to Sam Lord's Castle, which was quite a ways away...
The walk was worth it.
We happened upon a small fisherman's shack on the beach there.
I still wonder how one became so lucky as to live on that beach!