Little Bay

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Set in the northernmost parish of St. Lucy, Little Bay is a quiet little beach that tends to remain unoccupied unless a tour group stops by. Those looking for an undeveloped spot to get away from the crowds will find it here.

Set on the eastern outskirts of St. Lucy Parish, 1.9 miles southeast of Seaview, Little Bay is on the North coast of Barbados. You should consider stopping by even if you aren't staying in the immediate vicinity. Even active vacationers with jam-packed itineraries will discover advantages to finding a beach that's a long way from the nearest major city; relatively untouched parts of the coast like Little Bay make great places to spread out and relax.

Amenities and Ambiance

Surrounded by limestone hills, Little Bay has golden colored sand and deep blue waters.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun.

Little Bay grants a calm and relaxing place to escape, in part because the surrounding area contains little build-up and is free of urbanization.

What's Nearby


Visitors will find this beach on Barbados' North coast. It is near St. Nicholas Abbey, which is found two and a half miles away, and it is one of a number of attractions in the region.

If you're interested in learning more about the history of Barbados, some of the nearby attractions offer a historical perspective of the country. For instance, nearby is Morgan Lewis Sugar Mill, which is three miles to the south.

If you're looking for plenty of activities to keep you or your family busy, the beach is located near the attractions in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Little Bay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
St. Nicholas Abbey Museum 2.3 SSW Barbados
Morgan Lewis Sugar Mill Historical Site 2.8 S Barbados
Grenade Hall Forest Signal Station Historical Site 3.0 S Barbados
Harrison Point Lighthouse Lighthouse 4.7 W Barbados
Frangipani Art Gallery Art Gallery 5.0 SW Barbados

Cities and Towns

Little Bay is in the Speightstown area, so you can explore the city after your visit to the beach. Guests visiting Little Bay who are seeking a little additional excitement should consider making the trip to Speightstown, which is not far away and is an active, busy area.


The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, depending on time of day, season, and how many of the nearby hotel rooms have been booked. This spot is not near many large hotels, but it can appeal to visitors staying at some of the area's smaller options.

Those seeking a hotel room not far from Little Bay shouldn't find it very difficult, as there is no shortage of hotels to choose from nearby. You'll find the closest booking options by viewing those shown in the table below.

Accommodations near Little Bay
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Sugar Cane Club Hotel And Spa 5.0 SW Hotel
Little Good Harbour 5.2 SW Hotel
Almond Beach Village 5.6 SW Hotel


Though this spot isn't close to many restaurants, you'll still have some choices, particularly if you're willing to venture a little out of the way. Sand Dunes Bar and Restaurant is one of the closest eateries, which is a delicious choice during or after a day at the beach.

A few nearby dining options are included in the following table.

Restaurants near Little Bay
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Sand Dunes Bar and Restaurant (246) 422-9427 Bajan Very Casual 4.5 mi. S
La Salsa Restaurant & Bar (246) 422-5026 International Informal 5.0 mi. SW

Other Beaches

Of course, Little Bay is just one of many beaches you might like in Barbados.

Travelers who like this beach might also enjoy Mullins Beach, found only a taxi trip away from the shore. 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. Others might prefer Cove Bay, which could provide a little more opportunity for excitement, and isn't far from other tourist hot-spots. It's found three quarters of a mile to the south.

You might also want to visit Six Men's Bay, which is located five and a half miles to the south west.

Barbados has so much to offer, and Little Bay is just one of the many options.


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