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 near the heart of Christ Church Parish, 2.0 miles east of Atlantic Shores, Long Bay Beach is on the South East coast of Barbados. You should consider stopping by even if you aren't staying very close. Those of you who might prefer a beach that's a little less crowded, but still fun and active, should pay a visit to Long Bay Beach. It's not the type of beach that gets packed every day, but it's not totally devoid of people 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, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun.

Since Long Bay Beach can be located inside a commonly visited area, you might need to hunt to get a spot!

What's Nearby


Beachgoers will find Long Bay Beach on Barbados' South East coast. It is near some interesting sites like Barbados Concorde Experience, which is not very far away, so visitors have the option to walk or to take a cab, and it is one of a number of attractions in the region.

If you want to discover more interesting facts about the history of Barbados, there are nearby attractions where you can learn about their culture and traditions. One of the closest attractions of this sort is St. Philip's Church, which is easily reached by taking a cab.

There are options for close-by activities so you won't run out of ways to stay busy. The attractions nearest to this beach are listed in the following table.

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 a trip into the city——for snacks, drinks, and other attractions——is a convenient option. Guests visiting Long Bay Beach who are seeking some additional excitement will want to consider making the trip to St. Lawrence Gap, which is in the vicinity and is a particularly bustling part of Barbados.


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 are not many major hotels nearby, but you may see guests staying at smaller accommodations in the area.

Since this beach is situated in a pretty popular vacation destination, it usually isn't very tough to find just the right type of hotel nearby. If you are wanting to book a place that's on or near the beach, the table that follows shows the accommodation options closest to Long Bay Beach.

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 looking for a place to eat after, or even during, your visit to the beach, you'll have your pick of different cuisines and dining styles nearby. One of the nearest restaurants is Chefette Airport. The restaurant offers a menu of International cuisine. Many guests rave about their coffee and pizza. Some guests will choose to take a cab here, while others will want to walk since it's just a short distance away.

A list of nearby restaurants is included 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

Travelers looking for a beach that's right for them in Barbados will have lots of options besides Long Bay Beach.

You might also want to visit Surfer's Point, located only a short distance away.

There's plenty to see and do in Barbados, and paying a visit to Long Bay Beach is just one way you can spend your afternoon.


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