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.

Located in Christ Church Parish, 2.0 miles east of Atlantic Shores, Long Bay Beach is on the South East coast of Barbados. You might want to drop by regardless of whether you are staying particularly close by. Perhaps Long Bay Beach is a favorite among travelers because it's a beach that never gets too crowded, but it's not empty and secluded 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.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business.

Keep in mind that the immediate vicinity around Long Bay Beach is is a much-visited area, so make sure to get a spot!

What's Nearby


Long Bay Beach is beautiful natural site, which you'll find on Barbados' South East coast; the area hosts attractions such as Barbados Concorde Experience, which is pretty close, so you may choose to walk to this destination, while some will prefer to take a cab.

Historic attractions, including St. Philip's Church, offer the perfect compliment to an afternoon at Long Bay Beach, and give visitors the opportunity to learn more about Barbados' past, without venturing too far from the coast. As a matter of fact, this coastline is located easily reached by taking a cab from this place of historical significance.

Beaches are a great attraction to visit, but there's even more to see during your stay. The table below lists other attractions that are nearby.

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
Casa Grande Arcade Amusement Arcade 2.9 mi. NE 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

Cities and Towns

Long Bay Beach is close to St. Lawrence Gap, so touring the city could be a fun side-trip after visiting the beach. Long Bay Beach guests hoping to find some additional excitement might want to think about checking out St. Lawrence Gap, because it's close-by and is an especially active area of Barbados.


The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, it depends on several things: the season, the weather, even how many hotel rooms have been booked nearby. There aren't many major hotels nearby, but it's often visited by visitors staying at smaller accommodations in the area.

Those seeking a place to stay close to the beach won't find it that tough, as there are lots of hotels to choose from nearby. You can find the closest and most convenient lodging options by viewing those listed below.

Accommodations near Long Bay Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Silverpoint Villa Hotel -- -- 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
Croton Inn 4.1 mi. W Hotel


One of the tastiest ways to compliment a balmy beach afternoon is to eat at a nearby restaurant, where you'll be able to try foods you've never heard of before, without straying too far from your current location. Chefette Airport is one of the closest eateries. The restaurant serves delicious International food. They are also known for serving coffee and pizza. When you start to get hungry, you won't need to wait too long to eat as it's just a short distance away.

A list of nearby restaurants is provided in the following table.

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

Barbados has many nice beaches, so if Long Bay Beach doesn't suit you, you can still find a great spot.

You may also enjoy Surfer's Point, located within a short distance.

While the area offers plenty of picturesque views and exciting attractions, Long Bay Beach is both a refreshing place to relax, and a beautiful natural attraction.


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