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 coast of Barbados. You might think about stopping by even if you aren't staying nearby. Barclays Park Beach stands out from other beaches because it's the ideal location for escaping over-crowded hangouts in the town proper. Many of the other beaches in Barbados may be just as pretty, but tend to be busier since they're located by some of the most popular tourist areas in town.

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.

The snack bar located at this spot is perfect for quick lunches and cold drinks, too.

Those who want to dine by the water will appreciate that there are picnic tables available.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot.

Secluded away, Barclays Park Beach with its amenities and services will likely be a safe choice among anyone looking to be free from the busy beaches, as it is hiding inside a peaceful area. Thankfully, because of this the availability of certain amenities likely won't be decreased.

What's Nearby

Attractions

This beach is positioned on Barbados' North East coast; the area is home to other attractions such as 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.

To some, museums and beaches may seem an odd combination, but some visitors find that museums like St. Nicholas Abbey (found a quick taxi trip away) offer a fun learning experience and a new way to experience Barbados' 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 very close to Bathsheba, so you can explore the city after your visit to the beach. The nearby town of Bathsheba is an area with plenty to do, but yet isn't overcrowded. From Barclays Park Beach, Bathsheba is just up the road, roughly two miles (three and a half kilometers).

Hotels

Whether or not you encounter many other people will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. There are not many major hotels nearby, but you may meet visitors staying at some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

Because this beach is situated in a relatively popular tourist area, it usually isn't very difficult to find a hotel close-by that's to your taste. For visitors looking to get a place that's near the water, the table that follows lists the accommodations 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

When you start craving an afternoon snack, this beach has you covered, so you won't have to wander too far away. One of the closest places to eat is Bonito Beach Bar & Restaurant. The restaurant features Caribbean cuisine.

A few nearby dining options are shown below.

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

Vacationers looking for a beach that's right for them will have plenty of other choices in Barbados besides Barclays Park Beach.

Another location you may want to try is Bath Beach, which is located five and a half miles away.

Barclays Park Beach could be the ideal stretch of sand, but it is possible that it may not be the best choice for your family; if so, there are other beaches and natural attractions in Barbados you might like.

 

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