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."

Located near the heart of Christ Church Parish, 1.5 miles east of Atlantic Shores, Inch Marlow Beach is on the South East coast of Barbados. You might think about stopping by even if you aren't staying very close. Vacationers who want a somewhat serene and secluded beach, that's also not too far from the town's amenities may find that Inch Marlow Beach is just the right spot. Generally, it's not an overly popular part of the coast, but it's not totally devoid of people either.

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.

Many visitors find themselves ordering a drink or snack from the concessions here, even if they move off-site for lunch.

There are public restrooms at this beach——something you'll appreciate if you bring the kids along. Fortunately, showers are provided, so you can rinse off the sand. Happily, the off-shore waters are clear and good for snorkeling, so purchase or rent some equipment if you want to check out what lies beneath the surface.

Inch Marlow Beach plus its amenities can be found well within a popular area that can get crowded. Taking that into consideration, if you know that these amenities are a deciding factor, it'll likely be an appropriate cause to come earlier in the day prior to when the crowds fill up or perhaps go to a different beach in a more remote area. If you come later, you may miss the opportunity to take advantage of the amenities that the beach offers its guests.

What's Nearby


Inch Marlow Beach is always a lovely side-trip when you're in the area. Look for it on Barbados' South East coast; it's located near attractions like South Point Lighthouse, which is a mile and a half to the west.

To some, beaches and museums may see like an unlikely combination, but plenty of visitors find that museums like Barbados Concorde Experience (positioned two and a half miles away) offer an entertaining diversion and a whole new way to view Barbados' traditions and culture.

Beaches are one type of attraction you can visit, but there will be more options available in Barbados. The following chart includes some other attractions close-by.

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
Casa Grande Arcade Amusement Arcade 3.5 mi. NE 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

Cities and Towns

Inch Marlow Beach is near St. Lawrence Gap, so a trip into the city is a definite option. Those visiting Inch Marlow Beach who are hoping to find some additional excitement might want to think about heading over to St. Lawrence Gap, because it's not far away and is a particularly busy area of Barbados.


The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, depending on time of day, season, and how full the nearby hotels are. The beach is not located close to many large hotels, but it can attract guests from some of the area's smaller options.

Because the beach is located in a fairly popular vacation spot, it is not typically that difficult to find a hotel close-by that suits your needs. If you're hoping to book a place that's on or near the ocean, the table that follows shows the accommodations closest to Inch Marlow Beach.

Accommodations near Inch Marlow Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Silverpoint Villa Hotel -- -- 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
Croton Inn 3.8 mi. W Hotel


If the heat at the beach has you craving a cool cocktail and a bite to eat, you'll have many local dishes to choose from at nearby establishments. One of the closest restaurants is Pirate's Tavern. You could take a cab or probably walk to this restaurant as it's only a short distance away.

Nearby dining options are listed in the following table.

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

Of course, there are more fantastic beaches besides Inch Marlow Beach in Barbados.

You might also enjoy Foul Bay, which is in a pretty active location. It is located five miles to the northeast. If it's a bit of peace and quiet you're after, Silver Rock Beach is an area secluded from lots of tourists and buildings. It is located just a short distance away.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Surfer's Point, which is located within a couple of miles.

Perhaps Inch Marlow Beach is the most convenient coastline for you to visit, but some travelers itch to explore more; if so, there are other beaches and natural attractions in Barbados you might like.


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