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 toward the center of St. Joseph Parish, Lakes Beach is on the North East coast of Barbados. You might want to drop by regardless of whether you're staying in the vicinity. This beach is not just a pleasant attraction, it's one of the rare "quiet" beaches in Barbados. While Lakes Beach may be a little harder to reach, it's the best place to take an undisturbed nap on the sand.

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, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business.

Lakes Beach offers those who visit an angelic and tranquil experience, thanks to the fact that the location that surrounds the beach is positioned apart from more urban areas.

What's Nearby


Beachgoers will find Lakes Beach on Barbados' North East coast. It is near some interesting sites like Cotton Tower Signal, which is seen three miles away, and it is one of a few attractions in the area.

To some, beaches and museums may seem an odd combination, but at least a few travelers find that museums like St. Nicholas Abbey (situated four miles away) offer a fun learning experience and a whole new way to view Barbados' traditions and culture.

If your taste for travel keeps you looking for new activity and attraction options, this beach isn't far from any of the items in the following table.

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

The nearby town of Bathsheba is not an overly urbanized area, but still has its fair share of things to do. From the coast, Bathsheba is a fairly short distance away, maybe two and a half miles (three and a half kilometers).


The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, depending on everything from the time the sun sets to how many hotel rooms have been booked nearby. The area does not have very many large hotels, but you may encounter visitors from smaller accommodations in the area.

Since the beach is located in a relatively popular vacation destination, it is not typically very difficult to find just the right type of hotel close-by. For vacationers hoping to find a place that's on or near the ocean, the table that follows shows the options closest 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


A hot day at the beach will have you craving more than just a cocktail; no beach day is complete until you eat at a nearby restaurant, where you can get a taste of the local fare, without going too far from the coast. One of the closest places to eat is Sand Dunes Bar and Restaurant. The restaurant features Bajan cuisine. They are also famous for their seafood.

The table below provides a list of dining options located 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

Of course, there are lots of other spots along the coast of Barbados, so Lakes Beach is just one of your options.

Travelers who like this beach might also enjoy Mullins Beach, situated within the range of a taxi. 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. Still, if you're searching for something a little more active, you might like Cattlewash Beach.

You might also want to visit Barclays Park Beach, which is located within a couple of miles.

Of course, there is much more to do besides lounge on the sand in Barbados, but visiting Lakes Beach or the other beautiful beaches in the area can make your time in Barbados even more memorable.


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