Foul Bay

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There's nothing foul at all about Foul Bay. Set on the southeast coast of Barbados, the beach is long and wide enough that even on a busy day it never seems crowded. Large waves and sometimes strong currents typify this beach, making it great for watersports, but not so much for swimming.

Positioned near the middle of St. Philip Parish, 0.3 miles south-southwest of Diamond Valley, Foul Bay is on the South East coast of Barbados. You should think about stopping by even if you aren't staying nearby. Love beach-going but hate the crowds? Extra space is just one of the perks that comes with finding a beach that isn't lined with high-rise hotels; less popular beaches like Foul Bay allow you much more room to spread out and feel comfortable.

How to Access The Beach

Foul Bay is accessible via the aptly named Foul Bay Road.

Amenities and Ambiance

With casuarina trees and coconut palms shading the dazzlingly white sands of Foul Bay, this spot is often chosen for weddings. The sparkling azure waters make for a beautiful backdrop.

For your convenience, restrooms are available at Foul Bay. Shower facilities are available here, so you can rinse off before heading back to your hotel.

What's Nearby


Foul Bay is beautiful natural site, which you'll find on the South East coast of Barbados; the area is home to other attractions such as Casa Grande Arcade, which is a mile and a half away.

If you want to mix culture with your visit to the beach, you may want to consider visiting Heritage Park and Rum Factory. This museum is located two miles away, giving beachgoers the chance to escape that hot midday sunshine.

With the choice of exciting activities nearby, you'll never get bored. The following table contains a list of the closest attractions.

Activities and Attractions Near Foul Bay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Casa Grande Arcade Amusement Arcade 1.7 mi. W Barbados
Heritage Park and Rum Factory Operating Distillery 2.2 mi. W Barbados
Barbados Concorde Experience Museum 2.7 mi. SW Barbados
Sunbury Plantation House & Museum Museum 2.8 mi. NW Barbados
Bushy Park Racing Circuit Auto Racetracks 2.8 mi. NNW Barbados
St. Philip's Church Historical Site 3.6 mi. NW Barbados
Ragged Point Lighthouse Lighthouse 4.5 mi. N Barbados
Barbados Golf Club Golf Course 5.5 mi. WSW Barbados
South Point Lighthouse Lighthouse 6.5 mi. SW Barbados
St. John's Church Historical Site 6.6 mi. NNW Barbados
Lucky 7 Arcade Oistins Slot Machine Arcade 6.8 mi. WSW Barbados
Gun Hill Signal Station Historical Site 7.8 mi. WNW Barbados

Cities and Towns

Foul Bay is close to St. Lawrence Gap, so exploring the city is a convenient option. Those visiting Foul Bay who are looking for other interesting places to see will want to think about heading over to St. Lawrence Gap, which is close-by and is a particularly bustling part of Barbados.


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 see a fair amount of vacationers who are staying in the area.

Travelers looking for a place to stay near Foul Bay are in luck, as there are lots of hotels and resorts to choose from in the immediate vicinity. Find the closest lodging options by viewing what's listed below.

Accommodations near Foul Bay
Hotel Distance Direction Type
The Crane Residential Resort 0.5 NE Hotel
Casa Grande Hotel 1.7 W Resort
Tropical Winds Apartment Hotel 2.1 NNE Hotel


Because restaurants near the beach catch the freshest seafood and the balmiest breezes, don't miss your chance to enjoy a meal at a nearby restaurant, where you can try foods you've never heard of before, without having to go far. One of the closest places to eat is D'Onofrio's Trattoria. The restaurant has Italian food. Many guests rave about their family fare and pizza. You could take a cab or probably walk to this restaurant since it's only a short distance away.

The following table provides a list of places to eat near this beach.

Restaurants near Foul Bay
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
D'Onofrio's Trattoria (246) 423-6220 Italian Very Casual 0.5 mi. NE
L'Azure at the Crane (246) 423-6220 Caribbean, International Informal 0.5 mi. NE
The Carriage House (246) 423-6220 American, International Very Casual 0.5 mi. NE
The Coconut Grove Beach Bar & Grill (246) 423-6220 International Very Casual 0.5 mi. NE
Zen (246) 423-6220 Indian, Japanese, Thai Fine Dining 0.5 mi. NE
Cutters of Barbados (246) 423-0611 American, International Very Casual 0.6 mi. NNE
Chefette Six Roads (246) 416-8480 International Very Casual 2.1 mi. NW
The Seagrill -- Contemporary, International Fine Dining -- --
Sunbury House Courtyard Restaurant (246) 423-6270 International Informal 2.8 mi. NW
Chefette Airport (246) 418-8770 International Very Casual 3.0 mi. WSW

Other Beaches

Foul Bay isn't the only beach worth checking out in Barbados.

You might also enjoy Ginger Bay, located just a short distance away. Others might prefer Bottom Bay, which could provide a little more opportunity for excitement, and is closer to nearby attractions. It's located three miles to the northeast.

Travelers may also want to consider Crane Beach, located a half mile to the northeast. Travelers seeking a beautiful beach with gorgeous island scenery and moderate waters will enjoy Crane Beach. Water sports, especially body surfing, are popular here, but there's also a calm cove for swimming.

You may find that Foul Bay is a great fit for your vacation, but maybe you want to see more; in which case you should find a beach with a seclusion factor that suits you.


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