Ginger Bay

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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.

Situated in St. Philip Parish, 0.6 miles northeast of Diamond Valley, Ginger Bay is on the South East edge of Barbados. You should consider dropping by even if you aren't staying particularly close by. The beaches found throughout Barbados are usually somewhat secluded and quiet, but Ginger Bay is decidedly different.

How to Access The Beach
Ginger Bay is located in the parish of St. Philip.

Amenities and Ambiance

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.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business.

What's Nearby


Visitors will find this beach on Barbados' South East coast; it will be near other attractions like Bushy Park Racing Circuit, which is only a short distance away, so you may choose to walk to this destination, while some will prefer to take a cab.

If you want to discover more interesting facts 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 away.

If you're looking for other nearby attractions or activity options, the beach is located near the attractions in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Ginger Bay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Bushy Park Racing Circuit Auto Racetracks 2.6 mi. NW Barbados
Heritage Park and Rum Factory 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
Ragged Point Lighthouse Lighthouse 3.7 mi. N 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
Lucky 7 Arcade Oistins Slot Machine Arcade 7.6 mi. WSW Barbados
Gun Hill Signal Station Historical Site 8.1 mi. W Barbados
Fisherpond Great House Historical Site 8.7 mi. WNW Barbados

Cities and Towns

Bathsheba is the closest town and is a region with interesting things to do, yet is never overly congested. From Ginger Bay, Bathsheba is located roughly nine miles (14 and a half kilometers) away.


Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. You can typically expect to encounter a fair number of other guests who are staying close by.

Travelers hoping to find a hotel room close to Ginger Bay won't find it very tough, as there is no shortage of resorts and hotels to pick from in the surrounding area. Find the closest and most convenient lodging options by viewing those shown in the following table.

Accommodations near Ginger Bay
Hotel Distance Direction Type
The Crane Residential Resort 0.4 SW Hotel
Tropical Winds Apartment Hotel 1.2 NNE Hotel
Casa Grande Hotel 2.5 WSW Resort


One of the tastiest ways to compliment a balmy beach afternoon is to dine at a local restaurant, where you can dive into Barbados' specialty dishes, without having to stray too far. One of the nearest restaurants is Cutters of Barbados. The restaurant offers both American and International dishes on the menu. Visitors often rave about their sandwiches. You and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes as it's just a little ways away.

The table below provides a list of nearby restaurant options.

Restaurants near Ginger Bay
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
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 -- --
Chefette Six Roads (246) 416-8480 International Very Casual 2.4 mi. W
Sunbury House Courtyard Restaurant (246) 423-6270 International Informal 3.0 mi. WNW
Chefette Airport (246) 418-8770 International Very Casual 3.9 mi. SW

Other Beaches

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

You might also enjoy Foul Bay, where there's usually lots of activity. You'll find it less than a mile to the south west. If you'd rather try a more private, less popular location, Sam Lord's Beach may be a good choice.

Vacationers may also want to visit Crane Beach, 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.

You may find that Ginger Bay is a great fit for your vacation, but maybe you want to see more; in which case you should keep looking for a beach or natural attraction that suits your vacation style.


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