Consett Bay

Though swimming is not advised at Consett Bay, which is located along the east coast of Barbados, this is a great spot for fishing. Otherwise, tourists are often found set ashore sunning and watching the colorful fishing boats sail by.

Positioned on St. John Parish, 0.7 miles northwest of Fortescue, Consett Bay is on the East edge of Barbados. You might want to drop by whether or not you're staying very close. While Barbados has more secluded beaches than Consett Bay, it retains the right amount of intimacy and natural beauty to appeal to couples and families alike.

How to Access The Beach
Consett Bay is located in the parish of St. John.

Amenities and Ambiance

Consett Bay is a crescent shaped bay with tan sands, choppy dark blue waters, and lush green trees.

The concession stand located here is another lunchtime alternative.

You won't have to worry about finding a bathroom at Consett Bay because there are public restrooms. Showers are provided for visitors, so you don't have to spend the rest of the afternoon covered in sand.

the immediate vicinity around Consett Bay is not exactly a tourism capital. Thanks to this, the availability of certain amenities likely won't be decreased.

What's Nearby


You'll find this beach on Barbados' East coast; the area is home to other attractions such as St. John's Church, which is two miles to the west.

Beaches and museums may seem an odd combination to some, but some visitors find that museums like Sunbury Plantation House & Museum (located four miles away) offer a fun learning experience and help share a different side of Barbados.

Beaches are nice for a few hours here and there, but there will be more options available in Barbados. The table below lists other attractions that are nearby.

Activities and Attractions Near Consett Bay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
St. John's Church Historical Site 2.2 mi. W Barbados
Ragged Point Lighthouse Lighthouse 2.5 mi. ESE Barbados
Bushy Park Racing Circuit Auto Racetracks 2.8 mi. S Barbados
St. Philip's Church Historical Site 3.3 mi. SSW Barbados
Sunbury Plantation House & Museum Museum 3.9 mi. S Barbados
Cotton Tower Signal Historical Site 5.0 mi. W Barbados
Heritage Park and Rum Factory Operating Distillery 5.2 mi. S Barbados
Fisherpond Great House Historical Site 6.1 mi. W Barbados
Gun Hill Signal Station Historical Site 6.7 mi. WSW Barbados
Barbados Concorde Experience Museum 6.9 mi. S Barbados
Aerial Trek Adventure Zip Line Site 7.6 mi. W Barbados
Barbados Golf Club Golf Course 8.4 mi. SSW Barbados

Cities and Towns

Not far away you'll find Bathsheba, a town which is an interesting area that brings together the quietude of the Caribbean and the urbanization of city life. From the coast, Bathsheba is just up the road, maybe four and a half miles (seven and a half kilometers).


The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, it depends on several things: the season, the weather, even how many people have booked nearby hotels. The area does not have very many large hotels, but you may encounter visitors staying at the few small lodgings in the area.

Beach-goers will find a good range of hotel options to pick from in the area surrounding the beach. The closest of which are listed below.

Accommodations near Consett Bay
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Atlantis Hotel 3.9 NW Hotel
Sea-U! Guest House 4.0 NW Hotel
Tropical Winds Apartment Hotel 4.1 SSE Hotel


One of the best ways to round off a laid-back trek to the beach is to visit an area restaurant, where you'll be able to sample the local chefs' favorite dishes, within just a few miles of this shoreline. Big Tavern Restaurant is one of the closest eateries.

The table below lists nearby restaurants.

Restaurants near Consett Bay
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Big Tavern Restaurant -- -- -- 2.3 mi. NW
Sunbury House Courtyard Restaurant (246) 423-6270 International Informal 3.9 mi. S
Atlantis (246) 433-9445 Caribbean -- 3.9 mi. NW
Sea-U's! Restaurant (246) 433-9450 Caribbean Informal 4.0 mi. NW
The Seagrill -- Contemporary, International Fine Dining -- --
Dina's Bar And Cafe 433-9726 -- -- 4.2 mi. NW
Bathsheba Railway Restaurant And Bar -0 -- -- 4.2 mi. NW
Chefette Six Roads (246) 416-8480 International Very Casual 4.4 mi. S
Round House Inn Restaurant & Bar (246) 433-9678 Caribbean, International Informal 4.7 mi. NW

Other Beaches

Visitors in search of the perfect beach will have other options if Consett Bay doesn't suit their tastes.

You may also want to try Skeetes Bay, where there's usually lots of activity. It is located a mile and a half to the southeast. If you're looking for a more secluded beach experience, you might enjoy Sam Lord's Beach.

You may also want to consider Bath Beach, located three quarters of a mile to the northwest.

Barbados has some unforgettable natural wonders to explore, and dropping by Consett Bay is just one way to appreciate a pretty afternoon.


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