Inch Marlow Beach

Rather than being one beach, Inch Marlow Beach is actually a series of bays, some of which experience rough surf, while others are more suitable environments for less experienced swimmers. Kayaking is a favorite past time in this area, and in fact, the area is often called "Kayak Point."

Positioned in Christ Church Parish, 1.5 miles east of Atlantic Shores, Inch Marlow Beach is on the South East edge of Barbados. You should consider dropping by even if you aren't staying in the vicinity. Although there are a lot of choices to be made on vacation, choosing a suitable beach may be one of the more important things you do. You will find that beaches like Inch Marlow Beach are some of the best options in Barbados.

How to Access The Beach
Inch Marlow is accessible from several well-maintained roads, making it a great locale for the handicapped.

Amenities and Ambiance

Inch Marlow Beach is known for its powdery white sand, and the coast is dotted with clear rock pools.

Lots of visitors here find that the on-site snack bar is just fine for lunch.

For your convenience, restrooms are available at Inch Marlow Beach. You'll appreciate that showers are available, so you can clean up before leaving. The water here is fit for snorkeling, so bring your equipment if you're looking to see some exciting marine life.

Don't forget that the region in which Inch Marlow Beach is located is highly urbanized, meaning you may find many people vying for the use of the same amenities.

What's Nearby


Inch Marlow Beach is on Barbados' South East coast; it will be near other attractions like South Point Lighthouse, which is pretty close, so visitors have the option to walk or to take a cab.

If you're interested in learning more about the history of Barbados, there are lots of sites which offer a historic look at the nation. For instance, nearby is St. Philip's Church, which is easily reached by taking a cab.

Beaches are a great attraction to visit, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The following table includes the closest attractions.

Activities and Attractions Near Inch Marlow Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
South Point Lighthouse Lighthouse 1.6 mi. W Barbados
Barbados Golf Club Golf Course 2.0 mi. NW Barbados
Barbados Concorde Experience Museum 2.4 mi. NE Barbados
Lucky 7 Arcade Oistins Slot Machine Arcade 2.6 mi. W Barbados
Heritage Park and Rum Factory Operating Distillery 4.0 mi. NNE Barbados
Silver Fox Arcade Slot Machine Arcade 4.7 mi. W Barbados
South Gap Arcade Slot Machine Arcade 4.7 mi. W Barbados
Sunbury Plantation House & Museum Museum 5.3 mi. N Barbados
Sir Garfield Sobers Sports Complex Sporting Event Venue 5.4 mi. WNW Barbados
Barbados Olympic Museum Museum 5.4 mi. WNW Barbados
Lucky Horseshoe Saloon Worthing Slot Machine Arcade 5.4 mi. W Barbados
On The Wall Art Gallery Champers Art Gallery 5.6 mi. W Barbados

Cities and Towns

Inch Marlow Beach is near St. Lawrence Gap, so a trip into the city——for snacks, drinks, and other attractions——is a convenient option. Inch Marlow Beach tourists looking for some additional excitement will want to think about making the trip to St. Lawrence Gap, which is in the vicinity and is an especially active area of Barbados.


Whether or not you encounter many other people will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. Inch Marlow Beach is not located near many major hotels, but you may see guests from some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

Because the beach is in a fairly popular tourist destination, it is not typically all that difficult to find a hotel close-by that suits your needs. If you and your party are wanting to get a place that's on or near the beach, the table that follows lists the accommodation options closest to Inch Marlow Beach.

Accommodations near Inch Marlow Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Ocean Spray Beach Apartments 0.1 mi. W Hotel
Silverpoint Villa Hotel 0.5 mi. WSW Hotel
Shonlan Airport Hotel -- -- Hotel
Little Arches Boutique Hotel 2.2 mi. W Hotel
Golden Sands Hotel Barbados 3.3 mi. W Hotel
Butterfly Beach Hotel 3.3 mi. W Hotel
Sea Breeze Beach Hotel All Inclusive 3.4 mi. W Resort
Casa Grande Hotel 3.5 mi. NE Resort
Barbados Beach Club 3.6 mi. W Resort
Bougainvillea Beach Resort 3.8 mi. W Resort


A hot day at the beach will have you craving more than just a cocktail; no beach day is complete until you visit a local restaurant, where you'll be able to try foods you've never heard of before, without having to stray too far. Pirate's Tavern is one of the closest eateries. You'll have the option of walking or taking a cab as it's just a short distance away.

The following table lists dining options near this beach.

Restaurants near Inch Marlow Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Pirate's Tavern -- -- -- 0.9 mi. WSW
Surfer's Bay (246) 262-5483 Caribbean Very Casual 1.1 mi. WSW
Jeremiah's at Barbados Golf Club (246) 428-8463 Bajan, Caribbean -- 2.0 mi. NW
Chefette Oistins (246) 418-8750 International Very Casual -- --
KFC Oistins (246) 428-0469 American Very Casual -- --
Surfer's Cafe (246) 420-9283 International, Vegetarian Very Casual -- --
Chefette Airport (246) 418-8770 International Very Casual 2.2 mi. NNE
Cafe Luna (246) 428-6172 International Fine Dining 2.2 mi. W
Reggae Grill (246) 426-2142 Jamaican Very Casual 2.6 mi. WNW
Oistin's Fish Fry -- -- -- 2.6 mi. W
Ixoria Bar and Restaurant (246) 428-3897 Bajan, Fusion Very Casual 3.3 mi. W
Butterfly Beach Hotel Restaurant (246) 428-9095 Caribbean Very Casual 3.3 mi. W

Other Beaches

Vacationers searching for the perfect beach in Barbados will have lots of options besides Inch Marlow Beach.

If the active mood at Inch Marlow Beach is what you're looking for, think about checking out Foul Bay, another location where you'll find fun and action. It is located five miles to the northeast. If it's a bit of peace and quiet you're after, Silver Rock Beach is a beach removed from some more heavily-traveled spots. It is located just a little ways away.

You might also want to visit Surfer's Point, which is located less than a hundred yards away.

Barbados has plenty to offer its visitors, and paying a visit to Inch Marlow Beach is just one way you can spend your afternoon.


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