Long Bay Beach

Long Bay Beach features two miles of incredible white sand converging with the turquoise bay. Chancery Lane Swamp overlooks the area, as does a cliff, offering a beautiful backdrop for visitors. The beach offers active waves perfect for surfing and other watersports, though casual swimming is advised against.

Set just outside the heart of Christ Church Parish, 2.0 miles east of Atlantic Shores, Long Bay Beach is on the South East edge of Barbados. You might want even if you are not staying in the vicinity. Those searching for a somewhat calm, but somewhat social beach in Barbados may find that Long Bay Beach is just the right spot. It's not one of the beaches that's always brimming with visitors, but it's not quiet or boring either.

How to Access The Beach
The beach is fairly secluded, so guests should expect to utilize a taxi or rented vehicle. Signage should appear on Highway 7, south of the Grantley Adams International Airport.

Amenities and Ambiance

Unique in its size, the Long Bay Beach takes up 1/5th of the length of the Christ Church Parish beaches. Gorgeous hills and cliffs add to the ambiance, while the soft sand makes the area an excellent place to relax. As it is fairly secluded, travelers should be prepared for a slightly more difficult journey (the walk requires a climb down stairs to reach the beach) and are advised against late night trips.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun.

Since Long Bay Beach happens to be located inside an area commonly frequented by travelers, you might need to hunt to get a spot!

What's Nearby


This spot is on the South East coast of Barbados. It's located near Barbados Concorde Experience, which is found a mile and a half to the northeast, and it is one of the local attractions.

Historical attractions like St. Philip's Church provide a nice compliment to the scenery of Long Bay Beach, and allow visitors to learn more about Barbados, without having to venture too far from the coast. In fact, this coast is five and a half miles to the north of this destination of historical interest.

If you can't wait to see as many of Barbados' attractions as possible, the following table shows the closest options.

Activities and Attractions Near Long Bay Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Barbados Concorde Experience Museum 1.7 mi. NE Barbados
Barbados Golf Club Golf Course 2.1 mi. WNW Barbados
South Point Lighthouse Lighthouse 2.2 mi. WSW Barbados
Lucky 7 Arcade Oistins Slot Machine Arcade 3.0 mi. W Barbados
Heritage Park and Rum Factory Operating Distillery 3.4 mi. NNE Barbados
Sunbury Plantation House & Museum Museum 4.7 mi. N Barbados
Silver Fox Arcade Slot Machine Arcade 5.0 mi. W Barbados
South Gap Arcade Slot Machine Arcade 5.1 mi. W Barbados
St. Philip's Church Historical Site 5.4 mi. N Barbados
Sir Garfield Sobers Sports Complex Sporting Event Venue 5.6 mi. WNW Barbados
Barbados Olympic Museum Museum 5.6 mi. WNW Barbados
Lucky Horseshoe Saloon Worthing Slot Machine Arcade 5.8 mi. W Barbados

Cities and Towns

Long Bay Beach is very close to St. Lawrence Gap, so travelers staying in town won't have far to go. Long Bay Beach guests hoping to find a little additional excitement will want to consider going to St. Lawrence Gap, since it's in the vicinity and is a particularly bustling part of Barbados.


Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. This spot is not near many large hotels, but you may meet guests staying at smaller lodgings in the area.

Beach-goers looking to find a place to stay near Long Bay Beach shouldn't find it very difficult, as there is no shortage of hotels and resorts to pick from in the immediate vicinity. Find the closest and most convenient lodging options by viewing those listed in the table that follows.

Accommodations near Long Bay Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Ocean Spray Beach Apartments 0.7 mi. SW Hotel
Silverpoint Villa Hotel 1.1 mi. SW Hotel
Shonlan Airport Hotel -- -- Hotel
Little Arches Boutique Hotel 2.6 mi. W Hotel
Casa Grande Hotel 2.9 mi. NE Resort
Golden Sands Hotel Barbados 3.6 mi. W Hotel
Butterfly Beach Hotel 3.7 mi. W Hotel
Sea Breeze Beach Hotel All Inclusive 3.7 mi. W Resort
Barbados Beach Club 4.0 mi. W Resort
Bougainvillea Beach Resort 4.1 mi. W Resort


If you're feeling hungry for a midday meal, the area around this beach has plenty to offer, and you won't have to look too far from the sea. One of the closest places to eat is Chefette Airport. The restaurant features International cuisine. They also specialize in coffee and pizza. Some guests will choose to take a cab here, while others will want to walk since it's just a little ways away.

The table below provides a list of restaurants closest to this beach.

Restaurants near Long Bay Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Chefette Airport (246) 418-8770 International Very Casual 1.5 mi. NNE
Pirate's Tavern -- -- -- 1.6 mi. SW
Surfer's Bay (246) 262-5483 Caribbean Very Casual 1.7 mi. SW
Jeremiah's at Barbados Golf Club (246) 428-8463 Bajan, Caribbean -- 2.1 mi. WNW
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 -- --
Cafe Luna (246) 428-6172 International Fine Dining 2.6 mi. W
Reggae Grill (246) 426-2142 Jamaican Very Casual 2.8 mi. W
Oistin's Fish Fry -- -- -- 2.9 mi. W
Ixoria Bar and Restaurant (246) 428-3897 Bajan, Fusion Very Casual 3.6 mi. W
Butterfly Beach Hotel Restaurant (246) 428-9095 Caribbean Very Casual 3.7 mi. W

Other Beaches

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

Another location you may want to try is Surfer's Point, located three quarters of a mile to the south west.

While Barbados has many alluring attractions, a trip to Long Bay Beach could end up a family favorite.


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