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.

Located in St. Philip Parish, 0.3 miles south-southwest of Diamond Valley, Foul Bay is on the South East coast of Barbados. You should consider dropping by even if you aren't staying very close. Foul Bay stands out because it's one of the best spots for escaping the hustle of Barbados' urban areas. Many of the other beaches in Barbados may have the same warm sand and calming breezes as Foul Bay, but tend to be busier because they're right around the corner from the area's major hotels and resorts.

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.

You won't have to worry about finding a bathroom at Foul Bay because there are public restrooms. You'll appreciate that showers are available, so you don't have to go back to your hotel sandy.

What's Nearby


Visitors will find this beach on the South East coast of Barbados; it will be near other attractions like Heritage Park and Rum Factory, which is pretty close, so you may choose to walk to this destination, while some will prefer to take a cab.

History-focused attractions such as St. Philip's Church are a wonderful compliment to the scenery of Foul Bay, plus they allow vacationers to learn more about Barbados, without venturing too far from the coast. In fact, this coast is well within taxi range of this place of historical significance.

With a selection of nearby activities, you'll never run out of ways to stay busy. The closest attractions are found in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Foul Bay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
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
Sir Garfield Sobers Sports Complex Sporting Event Venue 8.5 mi. W Barbados

Cities and Towns

Guests visiting Foul Bay who are seeking additional places to explore should consider heading to St. Lawrence Gap, since it's not far away and is a particularly bustling part of Barbados.


The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, depending on everything from the time of day to how many people have booked nearby hotels. At this beach, you can expect to share the sand with more than a few visitors from lodgings in the area.

Because this beach is in a fairly touristed area, it typically isn't that difficult to find the kind of hotel you're looking for nearby. For guests hoping to book a place that's near the ocean, the table that follows shows the accommodations closest to Foul Bay.

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


If you start getting hungry during your afternoon at the shore, this beach has many nearby restaurants, and you won't have to look too far from these sands. One of the nearest restaurants is D'Onofrio's Trattoria. This restaurant has Italian food. Visitors often rave about their family fare and pizza. You'll have the option of walking or taking a cab since it's just a short distance away.

The following table provides a list of nearby restaurants.

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

Of course, you'll find other beaches besides Foul Bay in Barbados.

Travelers who like this beach might also enjoy Ginger Bay, located within a mile or so. If you're looking for a more active beach scene, you might like Bottom Bay. It's found three miles to the northeast.

Travelers may also want to consider Crane Beach, which is located a half mile away. 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.

Barbados has some unforgettable natural wonders to explore, and Foul Bay offers just one way to spend time outdoors.


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