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 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.

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, 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.

What's Nearby


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 Casa Grande Arcade, 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.

Activities and Attractions Near Ginger Bay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Casa Grande Arcade Amusement Arcade 2.5 mi. WSW Barbados
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

Cities and Towns

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.

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


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.

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

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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