Batts Rock Beach

The Batts Rock Beach, located a short distance from the island's capital city, is a public beach ideal for swimming and snorkeling. Surrounded by tropical foliage and facing the Batts Rock Bay, the tranquil turquoise waters hide exotic reefs ripe for exploration. The area is easily accessible from Highway 1.

Located in St. Michael Parish, Batts Rock Beach is on the South West edge of Barbados. You might think about stopping by even if you aren't staying particularly close by. Travelers who prefer walking over driving to their next destination will find that Batts Rock Beach is a good choice for them. The area surrounding this beach has so much to offer because it isn't far from the city's major hubs.

How to Access The Beach
Batts Rock Beach and its accompanying parking lot is accessible via Highway 1, with numerous signs directing visitors to pedestrian and vehicular access. The beach is located directly west of the National Archives and the University of West Indies Errol Barrow Centre for Creative Imagination.

Amenities and Ambiance

Batts Rock Beach boasts many of the characteristics that the west coast of Barbados is known for: calm, beautiful waters and a picturesque natural environment. The southern side of the beach features a large reef, perfect for exploring with basic snorkeling gear. Tan sand surrounded by palm trees makes for the perfect sun bathing spot.

Consider using this beach's picnic tables, where you can park your belongings for the afternoon, or set up a quick lunch.

For your convenience, restrooms are available at Batts Rock Beach. You'll appreciate that showers are available, so you can clean up before leaving.

Don't forget that the region in which Batts Rock Beach is located is a bustling area, meaning you may find numerous people competing for the use of the same services.

What's Nearby


Travelers will find Batts Rock Beach on Barbados' South West coast. It's located near 3Ws Monument, which is located a half mile to the east-northeast, and it is one of a number of attractions close-by.

Historical attractions like St. Michael's Cathedral provide the perfect compliment to an afternoon at Batts Rock Beach, and give visitors the opportunity to learn more about Barbados' past, without having to venture too far from the coast. As a matter of fact, this shore will be found three miles from this destination of historical interest.

Beaches are nice for a few hours here and there, but there's even more to see during your stay. The table below lists other attractions that are nearby.

Activities and Attractions Near Batts Rock Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
3Ws Monument Monument 0.5 mi. ENE Barbados
Malibu Beach Club & Visitor Center Operating Distillery 0.9 mi. SSE Barbados
JoJo's Gambling Arcade 1.1 mi. SE Barbados
Verandah Art Gallery Art Gallery 1.1 mi. ESE Barbados
Mount Gay Rum Distilleries and Visitor Center Distillery 1.7 mi. SSE Barbados
Tyrol Cot Heritage Village Museum 2.1 mi. ESE Barbados
Statue Of Sir Garfield Sobers Monument 2.2 mi. SSE Barbados
Lucky Horseshoe Saloon Warrens Slot Machine Arcade 2.2 mi. ENE Barbados
Kensington Oval Management Inc Sporting Event Venue 2.3 mi. SSE Barbados
Cricket Legends Museum Museum 2.3 mi. SSE Barbados
Agapey Chocolate Factory Sugar and Confectionery Manufacturing 2.3 mi. SSE Barbados
National Stadium Sporting Event Venue 2.3 mi. ESE Barbados

Cities and Towns

Batts Rock Beach is in the Bridgetown area, so walking the city is a definite option. Batts Rock Beach visitors seeking further attractions will want to consider going to Bridgetown, since it's not far away and is an area full of activity.


The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, depending on everything from the time the sun sets to how full the nearby hotels are. Typically, you can expect to see a fair amount of visitors from lodgings in the area.

Because this beach is situated in a fairly touristed area, it typically isn't a great challenge to find just the right type of hotel nearby. If you're looking to get a place that's near the beach, the table below shows the closest options to Batts Rock Beach.

Accommodations near Batts Rock Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
The Waves Hotel & Spa 0.5 mi. N Resort
Villa Marie Guesthouse 1.0 mi. N B & B
Crystal Cove Hotel 1.3 mi. N Resort
Angler Apartments -- -- Hotel
Palm Paradise 1.5 mi. N Guest house
Beach View Hotel 1.6 mi. N Hotel
Tamarind Cove Hotel 2.0 mi. N Hotel
The House 2.0 mi. N Hotel
Treasure Beach Hotel 2.0 mi. N Hotel
Old Trees Bay 2.1 mi. N Hotel


It's no problem if you start to get the munchies while hanging out at Batts Rock Beach; there are lots of nearby options when it comes to dining. One of the closest restaurants is New York Pizza. The restaurant offers a menu of Italian food. Many guests rave about their pizza. Some guests will choose to take a cab here, while others will want to walk as it's just a little ways away.

Nearby dining options are shown in the following table.

Restaurants near Batts Rock Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
New York Pizza (246) 435-7677 Italian -- 0.2 mi. ESE
Cin Cin by the Sea (246) 424-4557 Caribbean, Contemporary, Mediterranean Fine Dining 0.4 mi. N
Palm Paradise Restaurant -- Eclectic Very Casual 0.4 mi. SE
Shiso (246) 424-7571 Asian Informal 0.5 mi. N
Seascape (246) 424-7571 Caribbean, International, Mediterranean Fine Dining 0.5 mi. N
Kýma (246) 424-7571 Afghan, American Informal 0.5 mi. N
KFC Black Rock (246) 424-9268 American -- 0.7 mi. SE
Il Tempio Italian Restaurant (246) 417-0057 Italian Informal 0.8 mi. N
Chefette Black Rock (246) 417-8560 International Very Casual -- --
Reflections (246) 262-6166 Mediterranean Informal 1.3 mi. N
The Garden Bar and Restaurant (246) 432-0817 Indian, Vegetarian Very Casual -- --
Cariba (246) 432-8737 Asian, Caribbean, Contemporary Informal 1.5 mi. N

Other Beaches

Of course, Batts Rock Beach is just one of many beaches you might like in Barbados.

Vacationers may also want to visit Paradise Beach, which is located a quarter mile away. Travelers seeking a beautiful beach on Barbados' west coast need look no further than Paradise Beach. Calm waters make it an ideal spot for travelers of all ages.

Batts Rock Beach could be the ideal stretch of sand, but it is possible that it may not be the best choice for your family; in which case you should keep looking for a beach or natural attraction that suits your vacation style.


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