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 the eastern part of St. John Parish, 0.7 miles northwest of Fortescue, Consett Bay is on the East edge of Barbados. You might think about stopping by even if you aren't staying particularly close by. Those of you who might prefer a beach that's a little less crowded, but still fun and active, should give Consett Bay a try. It's slightly off the beaten path, but it's not totally devoid of people either.

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.

If you're suddenly hungry or thirsty, the concession stand at Consett Bay is the ultimate convenience.

This beach has public restrooms——something you'll appreciate if you spend more than a couple of hours here. You'll appreciate that showers are available, so you can clean off the sand before hitting more attractions.

the region in which Consett Bay is located is rarely very crowded, With this in mind, the availability of some facilities likely won't be decreased.

What's Nearby


This spot is on the East coast of Barbados; it will be near other attractions like St. John's Church, which is pretty close, so you may choose to walk to this destination, while some will prefer to take a cab.

To some, museums and beaches may seem an odd combination, but many travelers find that museums like Sunbury Plantation House & Museum (situated four miles away) offer rare insight into Caribbean life and a whole new perspective of Barbados.

Beaches are one type of attraction you can visit, but there's even more to see during your stay. The following table contains attractions that are the closest.

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

The town of Bathsheba is close-by and is in an area with plenty of worthwhile sites, while still remaining less developed and congested as some other places. From the coast, Bathsheba isn't far off, about four and a half miles (seven and a half kilometers).


The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, it depends mainly on when you visit, and how many people have booked nearby hotels. The area does not have very many large hotels, but it's often visited by guests staying at some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

Vacationers will find a fairly wide selection of hotel and resort options to choose from in the area surrounding the beach. The most convenient of which have been listed in the table that follows.

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


If during your visit you start getting hungry, this beach has many nearby restaurants, and you don't have to go far from these sands. Big Tavern Restaurant is one of the closest eateries.

The table below lists restaurant options near this shoreline.

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

There are multiple beaches to discover in Barbados, of course, so Consett Bay is not your only option.

You may also want to try Skeetes Bay, which is home to plenty of activity. It is located a mile and a half to the southeast. If you're looking for a more secluded beach experience, consider Sam Lord's Beach.

Another location you may want to try is Bath Beach, which is located three quarters of a mile to the northwest.

Barbados has plenty to offer its visitors, so visiting Consett Bay is just one way you can enjoy a sunny afternoon.


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