Bath Beach

Bath Beach is popular amongst tourists, and tours often bring visitors here, but locals enjoy this spot as well. Especially on weekends and public holidays, you will see local residents enjoying a picnic on the beach and splashing though the waves. Despite being located along the Atlantic Coast, the waves are calm due to an outlying reef, making it a great place to visit with kids.

Situated on the eastern edge of St. John Parish, Bath Beach is on the East coast of Barbados. You should think about stopping by even if you aren't staying in the vicinity. Bath Beach may be one of the few active beaches in Barbados that's usually not over-crowded. If you're not fond of the atmosphere and empty, quiet beaches, but don't want to compete with other beachgoers for a spot, this beach offers a comfortable middle ground.

How to Access The Beach
Bath Beach is located in the parish of St. John, close to Cordington College.

Amenities and Ambiance

A grassy area with a playgrounds for kids edges the tan colored Bath Beach. Typical of waters on the Atlantic Coast, the ocean water is a blue of a dark hue.

If you're suddenly hungry or thirsty, the concession stand at Bath Beach is the ultimate convenience. Depending on the season and time of day, you may also be able to purchase food from one of the mobile vendors who operate at or near this spot.

For your convenience, restrooms are available at Bath Beach. Shower facilities are available, so you can clean up before leaving.

Guests who are planning to use the conveniences extended at this beach, are in luck; Bath Beach is located in a region which is generally free of many crowds. Because of this, the availability of certain amenities shouldn't be negatively affected.

What's Nearby

Attractions

You'll find this beach on Barbados' East coast. St. John's Church is within a distance that tourists could probably walk or take a cab to, and it is one of the the area's interesting attractions.

Beaches and museums may seem an odd combination to some, but plenty of visitors find that museums like Sunbury Plantation House & Museum (found easily within taxi range) offer an entertaining diversion and a whole new perspective of Barbados.

If your taste for travel keeps you looking for new activity and attraction options, you'll find the closest ones in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Bath Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
St. John's Church Historical Site 1.6 W Barbados
Ragged Point Lighthouse Lighthouse 3.2 ESE Barbados
Bushy Park Racing Circuit Auto Racetracks 3.3 S Barbados
St. Philip's Church Historical Site 3.6 S Barbados
Sunbury Plantation House & Museum Museum 4.2 S Barbados

Cities and Towns

Nearby, you'll find the town of Bathsheba, which is in an area with plenty of worthwhile sites, while still remaining less developed and congested as some other places. From the beach, Bathsheba is not far away, roughly four miles (six kilometers).

Hotels

Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. This beach is not near many large hotels, but it's sometimes enjoyed by guests from smaller accommodations in the area.

You'll find a fairly wide assortment of booking options to choose from near the beach. The most convenient of which can be viewed in the table below.

Accommodations near Bath Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Atlantis Hotel 3.2 NW Hotel
Sea-U! Guest House 3.2 NW Hotel
Round House Inn 4.0 WNW Guest house

Food

A hot day at the beach will have you craving more than just a cocktail; no beach day is complete until you try a nearby restaurant, where you'll be able to sample regional favorites, without having to go far. One of the nearest places to eat is Big Tavern Restaurant.

Nearby restaurants are shown in the following table.

Restaurants near Bath Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Big Tavern Restaurant -- -- -- 1.6 mi. WNW
Atlantis (246) 433-9445 Caribbean -- 3.2 mi. NW
Sea-U's! Restaurant (246) 433-9450 Caribbean Informal 3.2 mi. NW
Dina's Bar And Cafe 433-9726 -- -- 3.5 mi. NW
Bathsheba Railway Restaurant And Bar -0 -- -- 3.5 mi. NW
Round House Inn Restaurant & Bar (246) 433-9678 Caribbean, International Informal 4.0 mi. WNW
Sunbury House Courtyard Restaurant (246) 423-6270 International Informal 4.2 mi. S
Bonito Beach Bar & Restaurant (246) 433-9034 Caribbean Informal -- --
The Seagrill -- Contemporary, International Fine Dining -- --
Chefette Six Roads (246) 416-8480 International Very Casual 4.8 mi. S
Naniki Restaurant (246) 433-1300 Caribbean, Vegetarian Informal 4.8 mi. W

Other Beaches

Barbados has several beautiful beaches, so if Bath Beach doesn't sound like your type of scene, you have options.

You may also enjoy Harrismith Beach, which is located five miles to the southeast.

There are plenty of natural wonders to behold in Barbados, and Bath Beach is just one of many incredible attractions you can choose from.

 

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