Cotton House Bay Beach

Amidst several beaches known for choppier waters is Cotton House Bay, a quiet, calm beach. Sometimes referred to as "Rescue Beach," this is where lost watersports equipment from Silver Rock or Silver Sands often washes ashore.

Located toward the center of Christ Church Parish, 0.6 miles west-northwest of Atlantic Shores, Cotton House Bay Beach is on the South coast of Barbados. You should consider dropping by regardless of whether you're staying very close. Travelers who like parts of town the are bustling with activity might just fall in love with Cotton House Bay Beach.

How to Access The Beach

Cotton House Bay is located at the junction of Enterprise Coast Road and Massiah Drive.

Amenities and Ambiance

Cotton House Bay is a relatively straight stretch of tan colored sand with calm, turquoise colored waters.

The concession stand located here is another lunchtime alternative.

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business.

Bear in mind that the immediate vicinity around Cotton House Bay Beach is visited by quite a number of tourists, so show up early.

What's Nearby


Cotton House Bay Beach is beautiful natural site, which you'll find on the South coast of Barbados; this area boasts other attractions such as South Point Lighthouse, which is three quarters of a mile to the southeast.

If you want to mix a cultural experience with your visit to the beach, you should plan a trip to Barbados Olympic Museum, one of the closest museums, so it could be a welcomed alternative to hot afternoon activities.

A selection of nearby activities will ensure that you never get bored. The attractions nearest to this beach are listed in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Cotton House Bay Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
South Point Lighthouse Lighthouse 0.7 mi. SE Barbados
Lucky 7 Arcade Oistins Slot Machine Arcade 0.8 mi. NW Barbados
Barbados Golf Club Golf Course 1.4 mi. NNE Barbados
Silver Fox Arcade Slot Machine Arcade 2.7 mi. WNW Barbados
South Gap Arcade Slot Machine Arcade 2.7 mi. WNW Barbados
Lucky Horseshoe Saloon Worthing Slot Machine Arcade 3.5 mi. WNW Barbados
On The Wall Champers Art Gallery 3.6 mi. WNW Barbados
Barbados Olympic Museum Museum 3.7 mi. NW Barbados
Sir Garfield Sobers Sports Complex Sporting Event Venue 3.7 mi. NW Barbados
Play Fair Arcade Hastings Main Road Slot Machine Arcade 3.9 mi. WNW Barbados
Barbados Concorde Experience Museum 3.9 mi. ENE Barbados
Rockley Golf Course Golf Course 3.9 mi. WNW Barbados

Cities and Towns

Cotton House Bay Beach is in the St. Lawrence Gap area, so exploring the city is a convenient option. Guests visiting Cotton House Bay Beach who are looking for a little additional excitement might want to consider heading over to St. Lawrence Gap, which is close-by and is an especially active area of Barbados.


Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. You can generally expect to see a fair amount of other guests who are staying close by.

Vacationers looking to find a hotel room near the beach shouldn't have a difficult time, as there is no shortage of hotels to pick from nearby. You will find the closest and most convenient lodging options by viewing those shown in the table below.

Accommodations near Cotton House Bay Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Little Arches Boutique Hotel 0.3 mi. NNW Hotel
Golden Sands Hotel Barbados 1.4 mi. NW Hotel
Butterfly Beach Hotel 1.4 mi. NW Hotel
Silverpoint Villa Hotel -- -- Hotel
Sea Breeze Beach Hotel All Inclusive 1.5 mi. NW Resort
Barbados Beach Club 1.7 mi. WNW Resort
Bougainvillea Beach Resort 1.8 mi. WNW Resort
Croton Inn 1.9 mi. NW Hotel
Sandals Barbados 1.9 mi. WNW Resort
Turtle Beach Resort 2.0 mi. WNW Hotel


If the heat at the beach has you craving a cool cocktail and a bite to eat, you'll have many local dishes to choose from at nearby establishments. One of the closest restaurants is Cafe Luna. The restaurant has a menu featuring International food. You and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes as it's not far off the beach at all.

The following table provides a list of restaurant options near this shoreline.

Restaurants near Cotton House Bay Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Cafe Luna (246) 428-6172 International Fine Dining 0.3 mi. NNW
Oistin's Fish Fry -- -- -- 0.8 mi. NW
KFC Oistins (246) 428-0469 American Very Casual -- --
Chefette Oistins (246) 418-8750 International Very Casual -- --
Surfer's Cafe (246) 420-9283 International, Vegetarian Very Casual -- --
Reggae Grill (246) 426-2142 Jamaican Very Casual 1.1 mi. N
Surfer's Bay (246) 262-5483 Caribbean Very Casual 1.1 mi. ESE
Pirate's Tavern -- -- -- 1.2 mi. ESE
Ixoria Bar and Restaurant (246) 428-3897 Bajan, Fusion Very Casual 1.4 mi. NW
Jeremiah's at Barbados Golf Club (246) 428-8463 Bajan, Caribbean -- 1.4 mi. NNE
Butterfly Beach Hotel Restaurant (246) 428-9095 Caribbean Very Casual 1.4 mi. NW
Azul Restaurant (246) 428-2825 International Informal 1.5 mi. NW

Other Beaches

Barbados has several beautiful beaches, so if Cotton House Bay Beach doesn't sound like your type of scene, you have options.

You may also like Foul Bay, where there's usually lots of activity. You'll find it six and a half miles to the east-northeast. If it's solitude and tranquility you're seeking, Oistins Beach is a location secluded from lots of tourists and buildings. It is located just a little ways away.

Vacationers may also want to visit Miami Beach, located a half mile to the northwest.

You may find that Cotton House Bay Beach is a great fit for your vacation, but maybe you want to see more; in which case there are other beaches (and other outdoor attractions) worth trying.


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