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.

Situated in St. Michael Parish, Batts Rock Beach is on the South West coast of Barbados. You might think about stopping by whether or not you are staying particularly close by. Barbados' beaches are known for being hidden gems with potential for deep relaxation. While these qualities are undoubtedly perfect for some, other visitors prefer lounging in the livelier environment at Batts Rock Beach.

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.

You'll be able to use picnic tables at this beach, which are perfect for setting up your carry-out food, or just lounging under the sun.

For your convenience, restrooms are available at Batts Rock Beach. Showers are provided for visitors, so you can clean off the sand before hitting more attractions.

Though, please remember that even though there are some forms of amenities and services (BLANK) at Batts Rock Beach, it can be located in a commonly visited area. With this in mind, if you know that the amenities are an important factor, it will be a good reason to get there early in the day well before the other tourists come or perhaps try a beach further away. If you come later, you might miss the opportunity to use all the amenities that Batts Rock Beach has on site.

What's Nearby


Travelers will find Batts Rock Beach on Barbados' South West coast. It is close to 3Ws Monument, which is not far from away. Some will choose to walk here, while others will want to take a taxi, and it is one of a few attractions close-by.

If you're interested in combining culture with your visit to the beach, you might want to consider visiting Tyrol Cot Heritage Village. This museum is located just a short taxi trip or walk away, giving you a chance to see, and learn about, even more of the area.

If you can't wait to see as many of Barbados' attractions as possible, the beach is located near the attractions in the following table.

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
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
Play Fair Arcade Baxter Road Slot Machine Arcade 2.5 mi. SSE Barbados

Cities and Towns

Batts Rock Beach is very close to Bridgetown, so exploring the city is a convenient option. Tourists at Batts Rock Beach who are looking for some additional excitement will want to consider heading to Bridgetown, since it's close-by and is an active, busy area.


The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. You can typically expect to encounter quite a few visitors from lodgings in the area.

Vacationers hoping to find a hotel room not far from the beach won't have a difficult time, as there is no shortage of resorts and hotels to choose from nearby. Find the closest and most convenient hotel booking options by viewing those shown in the table that follows.

Accommodations near Batts Rock Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Palm Paradise 0.4 mi. SE Guest house
Waves 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
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


Even after a restful afternoon at the beach, the day isn't truly complete until you dine at an area restaurant, where you can dive into Barbados' specialty dishes, without having to stray too far. New York Pizza is one of the closest eateries. This restaurant has Italian cuisine. Visitors often rave about their pizza. You and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes since it's not far off the beach at all.

The following table lists restaurants closest to this beach.

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
East (246) 424-7571 Pan Asian / Pacific Rim Informal 0.5 mi. N
Rosso Vivo (246) 424-7571 Mediterranean Informal 0.5 mi. N
Seascape (246) 424-7571 International 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

There are plenty of beautiful beach locations to choose from in Barbados, so if Batts Rock Beach doesn't sound like your type of scene, you have options.

Travelers may also want to consider Paradise Beach, located within a short distance. 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.

Of course, Barbados has hundreds of natural wonders to discover, but Batts Rock Beach is both a refreshing place to relax, and a beautiful natural attraction.


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