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 might want to drop by whether or not you are staying nearby. Even active vacationers with jam-packed itineraries will discover advantages to finding a beach that isn't surrounded by thousands of hotel rooms; less popular beaches like Foul Bay might not be typical "beach scenes", but are nice and private.

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.

Yes, there are public restrooms at Foul Bay. Showers are provided for visitors, so you can rinse off the sand.

What's Nearby


This beach is positioned on Barbados' South East coast. It is near some interesting sites like Heritage Park and Rum Factory, which is not far from away. Some will choose to walk here, while others will want to take a taxi, and it is one of a few favorite destinations in the area.

If you're interested in learning more about the history of Barbados, there are nearby attractions where you can learn about their culture and traditions. One of the nearest historical attractions is St. Philip's Church, which is three and a half miles to the northwest.

With the choice of exciting activities nearby, you'll never get bored. The attractions closest to this beach are listed 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

Foul Bay is close to St. Lawrence Gap, so you can explore the city after your visit to the beach. Tourists at Foul Bay who are seeking some additional excitement might want to think about going to St. Lawrence Gap, which is nearby and is an area full of activity.


Whether or not you encounter many other people will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. At this beach, you can expect to see a fair amount of visitors from lodgings in the area.

Those hoping to find a hotel room close to Foul Bay shouldn't find it very tough, as there are lots of resorts and hotels to pick from close-by. You'll find the closest hotel booking options by looking over those 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


If you're on the beach and start to get the munchies, don't worry, you'll have plenty of places to dine, without having to go too far. One of the closest places to eat is D'Onofrio's Trattoria. The restaurant has a menu featuring Italian food. Many guests rave about their family fare and pizza. When you start to get hungry, you won't need to wait too long to eat as it's not far off the beach at all.

Restaurants closest to this beach are shown in the table below.

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

There are plenty of beautiful beach locations to choose from in Barbados, so Foul Bay is just one of your options.

Another location you might enjoy is Ginger Bay, found just a little ways away. But, if you're interested in a more active beach, Bottom Bay may be just what you're looking for. You'll find it three miles to the northeast.

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

Of course, Barbados has hundreds of natural wonders to discover, but Foul Bay is both a refreshing place to relax, and a beautiful natural attraction.


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