Cove Bay

Cove Bay, located on the northeastern coast of the island, provides a picnic-worthy spot far removed from development or the hustle of the city. The beach itself is small and difficult to get to and requires some hiking experience. Those looking for beautiful scenery and an amazing view of the Atlantic need not look much further.

Located in St. Lucy Parish, 1.8 miles east of Rock Hall, Cove Bay is on the North coast of Barbados. You might want to drop by whether or not you're staying nearby. For a change from the usual crowded beach spots, you might really enjoy an afternoon at Cove Bay.

How to Access The Beach
Reaching Cove Bay requires a short drive over fields, often filled with goats and cattle. Access to the beach is difficult and requires some hiking, so guests are encouraged to be prepared with walking gear.

Amenities and Ambiance

Cove Bay provides incredible views of cliffs, pounding ocean water, and dramatic rock formations. The turquoise water is quite active, so swimming is discouraged during high tide, though natural pools develop during low tide. As the beach is difficult to access, guests will find the area uncrowded.

Please note that public restrooms are not available.

Cove Bay offers an idyllic and tranquil getaway, since the surrounding region is more rural than urban.

What's Nearby


Found on the North coast of Barbados; the area is home to other attractions such as St. Nicholas Abbey, which is a mile and a half away.

If you want to discover more interesting facts about the history of Barbados, many sites offer unique historical perspectives on the area. For instance, nearby is Morgan Lewis Sugar Mill, which is two miles away.

If you're looking for plenty of activities to keep you or your family busy, the beach is located near the attractions in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Cove Bay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
St. Nicholas Abbey Museum 1.7 SW Barbados
Morgan Lewis Sugar Mill Historical Site 2.1 S Barbados
Grenade Hall Forest Signal Station Historical Site 2.4 SSW Barbados
Frangipani Art Gallery Art Gallery 4.6 SW Barbados
Harrison Point Lighthouse Lighthouse 4.8 W Barbados

Cities and Towns

Cove Bay visitors looking for some additional excitement might want to think about going to Speightstown, since it's close-by and is an active, busy area.


Whether or not you encounter many other people will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. The area does not have very many large hotels, but you may meet guests from smaller lodgings in the area.

Since this beach is in a fairly touristed area, it is not typically very tough to find just the right type of hotel nearby. For those looking to book a place that's on or near the water, the table below lists the closest accommodation options to Cove Bay.

Accommodations near Cove Bay
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Sugar Cane Club Hotel And Spa 4.7 SW Hotel
Little Good Harbour 5.0 WSW Hotel
Almond Beach Village 5.3 SW Hotel


While this location isn't located in the culinary epicenter of the area, you can still find some interesting eateries, particularly if you're willing to drive or bike a few miles. Sand Dunes Bar and Restaurant is one of the closest eateries, which is a delicious choice during or after a day at the beach.

The following table lists places to eat near this beach.

Restaurants near Cove Bay
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Sand Dunes Bar and Restaurant (246) 422-9427 Bajan Very Casual 3.8 mi. S
La Salsa Restaurant & Bar (246) 422-5026 International Informal 4.7 mi. SW
The Fish Pot (246) 439-2604 Mediterranean Informal 5.0 mi. WSW

Other Beaches

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

Travelers who like this beach might also enjoy Mullins Beach, situated a quick car or cab ride away. Mullins Bay is a popular beach with easy access that attracts lots of visitors. Water lovers can indulge in a number of water sports, plus snorkeling and swimming. A beach bar keeps everyone happy, sporty or not. However, if that's not exactly what you're looking for, Little Bay offers more action, and isn't far from other popular destinations. It's located three quarters of a mile to the north.

Vacationers may also want to visit Barclays Park Beach, which is located five miles away.

There's plenty to see and do in Barbados, and Cove Bay is just one of many incredible attractions you can choose from.


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