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 toward the eastern outskirts of St. John Parish, 0.7 miles northwest of Fortescue, Consett Bay is on the East coast of Barbados. You should consider dropping by even if you aren't staying in the immediate vicinity. Visitors should keep in mind that, although Consett Bay is by no means secluded, you wouldn't necessarily call it a busy beach either. This makes it an excellent choice for vacationers who want to enjoy a beach with mild activity without having to fight other beachgoers for a spot in the sand.
Consett Bay is located in the parish of St. John.
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 will be able to use a public restroom at Consett Bay. Shower facilities are available, so you can clean up before leaving.
Beach-goers who are hoping to utilize the amenities and services provided here, will like this news; Consett Bay is found in an area that is generally free of crowds. As such, the availability of certain facilities shouldn't be negatively affected.
This beach is positioned on Barbados' East coast; this area boasts other attractions such as St. John's Church, which is two miles to the west.
If you're interested in mixing a little culture with your trip to the beach, you should consider a trip to Sunbury Plantation House & Museum. This museum is located four miles to the south, and might make a nice break from the midday sun.
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.
|St. John's Church||Historical Site||2.2 mi.||W||Barbados|
|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|
|Operating Distillery||5.2 mi.||S||Barbados|
|Amusement Arcade||6.0 mi.||S||Barbados|
|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|
|Zip Line Site||7.6 mi.||W||Barbados|
Consett Bay is near Bathsheba, so exploring the city is a convenient option. Nearby, you'll find the city of Bathsheba, which is not an overly urbanized area, but still has its fair share of things to do. From the coast, Bathsheba is a quick trip away, about four and a half miles (seven and a half kilometers).
Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will vary depending on the time of day, particularly in the high season when hotels overflow with tourists. There are not many large hotels nearby, but you may encounter guests staying at some of the area's smaller options.
There is a fairly good selection of hotels and resorts to choose from in the area surrounding the beach. The most accessible of which have been listed in the table that follows.
|Sea-U! Guest House||4.0||NW||Hotel|
|Tropical Winds Apartment Hotel||4.1||SSE||Hotel|
Because restaurants near the beach catch the freshest seafood and the balmiest breezes, don't miss your chance to dine at a local restaurant, where you can dive into Barbados' specialty dishes, without having to stray too far. One of the closest places to eat is.
A few nearby dining options are provided in the following table.
|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||--||--|
|(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|
Visitors who are looking for the ideal beach will have plenty of other choices in Barbados besides Consett Bay.
If the vibrant atmosphere of Consett Bay has you wanting more of the same, you'll want to consider heading to Skeetes Bay, another destination with a good amount of excitement. You'll find it a mile and a half to the southeast. If you'd rather try a more private, less popular location, you might find what you want at Sam Lord's Beach.
Another option worth considering is Bath Beach, located within a short distance.
Perhaps Consett Bay is the most convenient coastline for you to visit, but some travelers itch to explore more; in which case you should find a beach with a seclusion factor that suits you.
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