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.

Located in St. Philip Parish, 0.6 miles northeast of Diamond Valley, Ginger Bay is on the South East coast of Barbados. You should consider stopping by even if you aren't staying very close. Although Ginger Bay is not the most hidden spot in Barbados, it has the right combination of city atmosphere and natural beauty to attract families and couples alike.

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.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside.

What's Nearby


Ginger Bay is on the South East coast of Barbados. Bushy Park Racing Circuit is within a distance that tourists could probably walk or take a cab to, and it is among the area's attractions.

If you want more information on the history of Barbados, there are plenty of places where you can learn first-hand about the country's past. For example, you might enjoy a visit to St. Philip's Church, which is three and a half miles to the west-northwest.

Beaches are nice for a few hours here and there, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The table below lists other attractions that are nearby.

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

Ginger Bay is close to Bathsheba, so you can explore the city as part of your day at the beach. The nearby town of Bathsheba is not lacking in exploration opportunities, yet also not overflowing with buildings. From the shore, Bathsheba is a car ride off, about nine miles (14 and a half kilometers) away.


The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, it depends on many factors: the time of sundown, happy hour, even how many hotel rooms have been booked nearby. You can generally expect to encounter a fair number of other guests who are staying close by.

Since this beach is in a relatively popular tourist area, it is not usually all that tough to find exactly the type of hotel you're looking for close-by. For visitors wanting to find a place that's near the water, the table below shows the closest accommodation options to Ginger Bay.

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


It's no problem if you start to get the munchies while hanging out at Ginger Bay; you'll have many local dishes to choose from at nearby establishments. One of the closest places to eat is Cutters of Barbados. This restaurant offers both American and International dishes on the menu. They're perhaps most famous, though, for their sandwiches. Some guests will choose to take a cab here, while others will want to walk since it's only a short distance away.

The following table lists 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 may also like 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.

You might also want to visit Crane Beach, located only a short distance 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 plenty to offer its visitors, and Ginger Bay is just one of the many options.


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