Barclays Park Beach

Barclays Park Beach is spread across the east coast of the island, offering an incredible view of the dramatic eastern coastline. Largely free of amenities, the beach provides visitors with undeveloped beauty and a sense of history, as it was a gift from the UK to celebrate the independence of Barbados. A shaded area with picnic tables is located across the Ermy Bourne Highway.

Located in St. Joseph Parish, Barclays Park Beach is on the North East edge of Barbados. You might want to drop by even if you aren't staying in the immediate vicinity. Vacationers who want a somewhat serene and secluded beach, that's also not too far from the town's amenities should give Barclays Park Beach a try. It's not the type of beach that gets packed every day, but it's not totally devoid of people either.

How to Access The Beach
The beach is accessible from the Ermy Bourne Highway, which cuts through the beach and park. Parking is located on both sides of the highway and is quite accessible for both pedestrians and vehicles.

Amenities and Ambiance

Featuring a wide stretch of dark tan sand and surrounded by hills and cliffs, the Barclays Park Beach is perfect for those looking to picnic or admire the natural Barbados landscape. Small houses dot the area, but are kept simple due to ocean spray from the Atlantic. Swimming should be limited to tide pools.

Many visitors find themselves ordering a drink or snack from the concessions here, even if they move off-site for lunch.

Vacationers can take advantages of picnic tables at this beach, so you can save your picnic lunch from the sand.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside.

Tourist hoping to enjoy the conveniences made available at this beach, shouldn't worry; Barclays Park Beach happens to be found in a region which is generally free of crowds. Because of this, you will generally find all facilities open to use, not having been scooped up by others.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Visitors will find this beach on Barbados' North East coast; it's located near attractions like Cotton Tower Signal, which is only a short distance away, so some guests will want to walk to this attraction, while others will choose to take a cab.

Beaches and museums may seem an odd combination to some, but some visitors find that museums like St. Nicholas Abbey (positioned easily within cab range) offer a fun learning experience and a whole new way to view Barbados' traditions and culture.

If a visit to the Barclays Park Beach isn't enough to keep you busy all afternoon, the beach is located near the attractions in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Barclays Park Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Cotton Tower Signal Historical Site 2.6 S Barbados
Morgan Lewis Sugar Mill Historical Site 3.1 NW Barbados
Grenade Hall Forest Signal Station Historical Site 4.0 NW Barbados
Apes Hill Club Golf Course 4.2 WSW Barbados
St. Nicholas Abbey Museum 4.3 NW Barbados

Cities and Towns

Barclays Park Beach is in the Bathsheba area, so you can explore the city as part of your day at the beach. Bathsheba is the closest city and is in an area with interesting things to do and see, but isn't as sprawling and crowded as some other areas. From the coast, Bathsheba isn't far off, maybe two miles (three and a half kilometers).

Hotels

The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. There aren't many large hotels in the immediate vicinity, but it's often visited by guests from some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

Because this beach is located in a relatively popular vacation destination, it is not typically that tough to find a hotel close-by that's to your taste. For guests wanting to get a place that's on or near the beach, the table that follows shows the options closest to Barclays Park Beach.

Accommodations near Barclays Park Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Round House Inn 1.8 SE Guest house
Sea-U! Guest House 2.5 SE Hotel
Atlantis Hotel 2.6 SE Hotel

Food

A hot day at the beach will have you craving more than just a cocktail; no beach day is complete until you visit a local restaurant, where you'll be able to try foods you've never heard of before, without going too far from the coast. One of the closest restaurants is Bonito Beach Bar & Restaurant. This restaurant features Caribbean food.

A few nearby dining options are included in the following table.

Restaurants near Barclays Park Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Bonito Beach Bar & Restaurant (246) 433-9034 Caribbean Informal -- --
Sand Dunes Bar and Restaurant (246) 422-9427 Bajan Very Casual 1.5 mi. NW
Round House Inn Restaurant & Bar (246) 433-9678 Caribbean, International Informal 1.8 mi. SE
Bathsheba Railway Restaurant And Bar -0 -- -- 2.3 mi. SE
Dina's Bar And Cafe 433-9726 -- -- 2.3 mi. SE
Sea-U's! Restaurant (246) 433-9450 Caribbean Informal 2.5 mi. SE
Atlantis (246) 433-9445 Caribbean -- 2.6 mi. SE
Naniki Restaurant (246) 433-1300 Caribbean, Vegetarian Informal 2.6 mi. S
Big Tavern Restaurant -- -- -- 4.2 mi. SE

Other Beaches

Of course, you'll find other beaches besides Barclays Park Beach in Barbados.

You might also want to visit Bath Beach, which is located five and a half miles to the southeast.

Barbados offers endless ways to discover its natural beauty, and paying a visit to Barclays Park Beach is just one way you can spend your afternoon.

 

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