As you keep walking eastward along St. Lawrence Gap, you will notice the tempo becomes quieter as the retailers give way to hotels and expensive condominiums. Then the end of The Gap marks the beginning of Dover Beach. This is one of the best-kept secrets on Barbados. The stretch of sand is gorgeous yet rarely busy compared to other beaches on the island. Visitors seem to care more about soaking up the sunshine than socializing. You can rent water toys, beach chairs and umbrellas or just throw your towel down on the powder-white sand. There are plenty of palm trees to provide shade. Other amenities include restrooms, lifeguards, volleyball nets, a playground, picnic tables and vendor kiosks plus convenient restaurants and bars.