Ginger Bay is a quite beach along the southeast coast of Barbados. It is known for its cool breezes and calm waters, but there is no lifeguard on duty, so guests are advised to be cautious.
Located in St. Philip Parish, 0.6 miles northeast of Diamond Valley, Ginger Bay is on the South East edge of Barbados. You should think about stopping by even if you aren't staying in the vicinity. Vacationers who want their beach to have a little bit of everything——a hint of seclusion, with a somewhat social scene—— may want to give Ginger Bay a try. Generally, it's not an overly popular part of the coast, but it also doesn't completely lack a social atmosphere.
Ginger Bay is located in the parish of St. Philip.
The sandy white shore that is Ginger Bay is hiding more than just seashells on its property. Inquisitive guests will also find hidden caves amongst the coconut palms and deep blue waters.
Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun.
Ginger Bay is always a lovely side-trip when you're in the area. Look for it on the South East coast of Barbados; it's located near attractions like, which is two and a half miles away.
If you want to learn more about the history of Barbados, there are nearby attractions where you can learn about their culture and traditions. For instance, nearby is St. Philip's Church, which is three and a half miles to the west-northwest.
If you're looking for plenty of activities to keep you or your family busy, the following table shows the closest options.
|Amusement Arcade||2.5 mi.||WSW||Barbados|
|Auto Racetracks||2.6 mi.||NW||Barbados|
|Operating Distillery||2.8 mi.||W||Barbados|
|Sunbury Plantation House & Museum||Museum||3.0 mi.||WNW||Barbados|
|Barbados Concorde Experience||Museum||3.6 mi.||SW||Barbados|
|St. Philip's Church||Historical Site||3.7 mi.||WNW||Barbados|
|Barbados Golf Club||Golf Course||6.3 mi.||WSW||Barbados|
|St. John's Church||Historical Site||6.4 mi.||NW||Barbados|
|South Point Lighthouse||Lighthouse||7.4 mi.||SW||Barbados|
|Slot Machine Arcade||7.6 mi.||WSW||Barbados|
|Gun Hill Signal Station||Historical Site||8.1 mi.||W||Barbados|
Ginger Bay is close to Bathsheba, so a trip into the city is a definite option. The city of Bathsheba is close-by and is not an overly urbanized area, but still has its fair share of things to do. From the beach, Bathsheba is about nine miles (14 and a half kilometers) away.
The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, depending on when you visit, and how many people have booked nearby hotels. You can generally expect to share the sand with more than a few travelers staying at the closest accommodations.
Vacationers looking to find a place to stay close to Ginger Bay should find themselves in luck, as there are lots of accommodations to pick from close-by. You'll find the closest lodging options by viewing those shown in the following table.
|The Crane Residential Resort||0.4||SW||Hotel|
|Tropical Winds Apartment Hotel||1.2||NNE||Hotel|
|Casa Grande Hotel||2.5||WSW||Resort|
If you're looking for a place to eat after, or even during, your visit to the beach, there are lots of nearby options when it comes to dining. One of the nearest places to eat is Cutters of Barbados. The restaurant has both American and International menu items. They're also renowned for their sandwiches. You'll have the option of walking or taking a cab since it's only a short distance away.
A few nearby dining options are shown in the table below.
|Cutters of Barbados||(246) 423-0611||American, International||Very Casual||0.4 mi.||W|
|D'Onofrio's Trattoria||(246) 423-6220||Italian||Very Casual||0.4 mi.||SW|
|L'Azure at the Crane||(246) 423-6220||Caribbean, International||Informal||0.4 mi.||SW|
|The Carriage House||(246) 423-6220||American, International||Very Casual||0.4 mi.||SW|
|The Coconut Grove Beach Bar & Grill||(246) 423-6220||International||Very Casual||0.4 mi.||SW|
|Zen||(246) 423-6220||Indian, Japanese, Thai||Fine Dining||0.4 mi.||SW|
|The Seagrill||--||Contemporary, International||Fine Dining||--||--|
|(246) 416-8480||International||Very Casual||2.4 mi.||W|
|Sunbury House Courtyard Restaurant||(246) 423-6270||International||Informal||3.0 mi.||WNW|
|(246) 418-8770||International||Very Casual||3.9 mi.||SW|
Of course, there are lots of other spots along the coast of Barbados, so if Ginger Bay doesn't suit you, you can still find a great spot.
Another location you might enjoy is Foul Bay, where there's usually lots of activity. It is located less than a mile to the south west. If you'd rather try a more private, less popular location, Sam Lord's Beach could be a good option for you.
Another option worth considering is Crane Beach, which is located a quarter mile to the south west. 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.
Perhaps Ginger Bay is the most convenient coastline for you to visit, but some travelers itch to explore more; in which case there are other beaches (and other outdoor attractions) worth trying.
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