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 edge of Barbados. You might think about stopping by even if you are not staying very close. While Barbados has beaches that are more secluded than Cotton House Bay Beach, it has the right combination of charm and personality to attract families and couples alike.

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.

Many visitors find themselves ordering a drink or snack from the concessions here, even if they move off-site for lunch.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot.

Since Cotton House Bay Beach will be located in a hot tourist destination, you'll want to plan accordingly.

What's Nearby


You'll find this beach on the South coast of Barbados; the area is home to other attractions such as South Point Lighthouse, which is pretty close, so visitors have the option to walk or to take a cab.

If you want more information on the history of Barbados, there are lots of sites which offer a historic look at the nation. For instance, nearby is Wildey House, which is one of the closest places of historical interest to Cotton House Bay Beach.

The beach is one type of attraction you can visit, but there's even more to see during your stay. The following table includes the closest attractions.

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 visitors looking for some additional excitement will want to think about checking out St. Lawrence Gap, since it's close-by and is an active, busy area.


The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, it depends mainly on when you visit, and how full the nearby hotels are. You can typically expect to encounter quite a few vacationers who are staying in the area.

Because this beach is located in a pretty popular tourist destination, it shouldn't be very tough to find just the right type of hotel nearby. For those hoping to book a place that's on or near the beach, the table below lists the accommodation options closest 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 walk to a nearby restaurant, where you can sample the local chefs' favorite dishes, within just a few miles of this shoreline. One of the closest places to eat is Cafe Luna. This restaurant serves delicious International cuisine. You could take a cab or probably walk to this restaurant as it's just a little ways away.

The table below lists nearby dining options.

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

There are other beaches in Barbados you might like besides Cotton House Bay Beach.

You might also enjoy Foul Bay, which is in a pretty active location. It is located six and a half miles to the east-northeast. If it's a bit of peace and quiet you're after, Oistins Beach is a location which doesn't see as many crowds. You'll find it just a little ways away.

Travelers may also want to consider Miami Beach, which is located within a short distance.

You may find that Cotton House Bay Beach is a great fit for your vacation, but maybe you want to see more; if so, Barbados offers a variety of beaches for travelers who wish to try elsewhere.


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