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.

Set in Christ Church Parish, 0.6 miles west-northwest of Atlantic Shores, Cotton House Bay Beach is on the South coast of Barbados. You might want whether or not you're staying very close. Travelers who'd like to avoid renting a car will probably like Cotton House Bay Beach. There are so many things to do in the area, as this beach isn't far from the center of the city's action.

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.

Even if you plan to dine elsewhere, the snack bar on-site could come in handy.

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot.

Be mindful that Cotton House Bay Beach's immediate surroundings are an urban area, so make sure to get a spot!

What's Nearby


Cotton House Bay Beach is on Barbados' South coast; it will be near other attractions like South Point Lighthouse, which is three quarters of a mile to the southeast.

If you want more information on the history of Barbados, there are nearby attractions where you can learn about their culture and traditions. For example, you might enjoy a visit to Wildey House, which is one of the closest places of historical significance to Cotton House Bay Beach.

If a visit to the Cotton House Bay Beach isn't enough to keep you busy all afternoon, the following table shows the closest options.

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 Art Gallery 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 tourists hoping to find a little additional excitement should think about checking out St. Lawrence Gap, since it's in the vicinity and is an especially active area of Barbados.


The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. Typically, you can expect to share the sand with more than a few travelers staying at the closest accommodations.

Since the beach is in a pretty popular vacation area, it is not usually that tough to find just the right kind of hotel nearby. If you and your party are hoping to book a place that's near the ocean, the following table lists the closest options to Cotton House Bay Beach.

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
Sea Breeze Beach Hotel All Inclusive 1.5 mi. NW Resort
Silverpoint Villa Hotel 1.6 mi. E Hotel
Barbados Beach Club 1.7 mi. WNW Resort
Bougainvillea Beach Resort 1.8 mi. WNW Resort
Croton Inn 1.9 mi. NW Hotel
Ocean Spray Beach Apartments 1.9 mi. E Hotel
Sandals Barbados 1.9 mi. WNW Resort


A trip to the beach isn't complete until you try a local restaurant, where you can try foods you've never heard of before, without having to stray too far. One of the nearest places to eat is Cafe Luna. The restaurant has a menu featuring International food. You'll have the option of walking or taking a cab since it's just a little ways away.

The following table lists 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

Of course, there are more fantastic beaches besides Cotton House Bay Beach in Barbados.

If the active mood at Cotton House Bay Beach is one of the features you love, consider heading to Foul Bay, another destination with a good amount of excitement. You'll find it six and a half miles to the east-northeast. If you're looking for something a little more private, you might find what you want at Oistins Beach. It is located not far off the beach at all.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Miami Beach, which is located within a couple of miles.

Barbados has a lot to offer its visitors, but Cotton House Bay Beach is both a beautiful natural attraction, and a fun hangout spot.


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