Lakes Beach

Not as developed as some of its west coast counterparts, Lakes Beach is a quiet locale to choose for a day of lounging on the beach, but trying to swim there is not recommended.

Located near the heart of St. Joseph Parish, Lakes Beach is on the North East coast of Barbados. You might want to drop by even if you aren't staying in the vicinity. When you need to spend the afternoon away from tourist-filled hotspots, you might want to plan a visit to Lakes Beach.

How to Access The Beach
Lakes Beach is located on the east coast of Barbados, off Emily Bourne Highway between Barclays Park and Cattlewash.

Amenities and Ambiance

Due to its location along the Atlantic Coast, the waters at Lakes Beach are known to be rough. Still, guests who want to make the trip will enjoy the tan colored sand and dark blue hue to the water.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business.

Lakes Beach grants an angelic and peaceful haven, especially since the surrounding area is positioned apart from more urban areas.

What's Nearby


Set on Barbados' North East coast; the area is home to other attractions such as Cotton Tower Signal, which is not very far away, so tourists could take a cab or probably walk to this attraction.

If you're interested in mixing culture with your visit to the beach, you should plan a trip to St. Nicholas Abbey. This museum is located four miles away, giving beachgoers the chance to escape that hot midday sunshine.

The beach is one type of attraction you can visit, but there will be more options available in Barbados. The following table includes the closest attractions.

Activities and Attractions Near Lakes Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Cotton Tower Signal Historical Site 2.8 S Barbados
Morgan Lewis Sugar Mill Historical Site 2.9 NW Barbados
Grenade Hall Forest Signal Station Historical Site 3.7 NW Barbados
St. Nicholas Abbey Museum 4.1 NW Barbados
Apes Hill Club Golf Course 4.1 WSW Barbados

Cities and Towns

Lakes Beach is close to Bathsheba, so travelers staying in town won't have far to go. The city of Bathsheba is close-by and is not lacking in exploration opportunities, yet also not overflowing with buildings. From the beach, Bathsheba isn't far off, about two and a half miles (three and a half kilometers).


Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. There aren't many major hotels nearby, but you may encounter guests from some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

Because this beach is situated in a relatively touristed area, it usually isn't that tough to find a hotel close-by that suits you tastes. If you are wanting to get a place that's near the beach, the table that follows lists the closest accommodation options to Lakes Beach.

Accommodations near Lakes Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Round House Inn 2.1 SE Guest house
Sea-U! Guest House 2.8 SE Hotel
Atlantis Hotel 2.8 SE Hotel


It's no problem if you start to get the munchies while hanging out at Lakes Beach; you'll have your pick of different cuisines and dining styles nearby. One of the nearest restaurants is Sand Dunes Bar and Restaurant. This restaurant has Bajan cuisine. They also specialize in seafood.

The table below provides a list of dining options near this beach.

Restaurants near Lakes Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Sand Dunes Bar and Restaurant (246) 422-9427 Bajan Very Casual 1.2 mi. WNW
Bonito Beach Bar & Restaurant (246) 433-9034 Caribbean Informal -- --
Round House Inn Restaurant & Bar (246) 433-9678 Caribbean, International Informal 2.1 mi. SE
Bathsheba Railway Restaurant And Bar -0 -- -- 2.5 mi. SE
Dina's Bar And Cafe 433-9726 -- -- 2.5 mi. SE
Sea-U's! Restaurant (246) 433-9450 Caribbean Informal 2.8 mi. SE
Naniki Restaurant (246) 433-1300 Caribbean, Vegetarian Informal 2.8 mi. S
Atlantis (246) 433-9445 Caribbean -- 2.8 mi. SE
Big Tavern Restaurant -- -- -- 4.4 mi. SE

Other Beaches

Needless to say, there are other beaches in Barbados besides Lakes Beach worth visiting.

If you like the ambiance at this beach, you might also like Mullins Beach, located within cab range of the beach. Mullins Bay is a popular beach with easy access that attracts lots of visitors. Water lovers can indulge in a number of water sports, plus snorkeling and swimming. A beach bar keeps everyone happy, sporty or not. On the other hand, Cattlewash Beach could provide more action, and is closer to other tourist hot-spots.

Vacationers may also want to visit Barclays Park Beach, located within a short distance.

Perhaps Lakes 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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