Miami Beach

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Miami Beach, also known as Enterprise Beach, is is located on the island's south coast in the parish of Christ Church. Families love the beach for the calm waters and helpful vendors.

Set in Keizer Hill, 1.0 mile northwest of Atlantic Shores, Miami Beach is on the South coast of Barbados. You might want even if you aren't staying particularly close by. Many of the other beaches in Barbados are known for being calm, pleasant, and quiet. Though some travelers can't wait to enjoy these secret spots, others need the kind of activity and variety you'll find at Miami Beach.

How to Access The Beach
To access Miami beach, take Highway 7 to Enterprise Drive, then take a left onto Enterprise Beach Road. If you've hit the police station, you've gone too far.

Amenities and Ambiance

White sands dotted with shady trees and clear, turquoise waters typify Miami Beach.

The snack bar here is the ultimate convenience if you need a cold drink, or something to hold you over until dinner. You might also have the option to order lunch from one of the mobile vendors who typically set up at this spot.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business. The water in the area is clear enough for snorkeling, so purchase or rent some equipment if you're wanting to check out the underwater sites.

Since Miami Beach is located within a popular area that can get crowded, you'll want to plan accordingly.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Visitors will find this beach on Barbados' South coast. Lucky 7 Arcade Oistins is situated a quarter mile to the northwest, and it is one of a few attractions close-by.

Some may feel that museums and beaches are an odd combination, but plenty of visitors find that museums like Barbados Olympic Museum (one of the closest to Miami Beach) offer an entertaining diversion and a whole new side of Barbados' history.

Being able to choose from some activities besides the beach will ensure 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 Miami Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Lucky 7 Arcade Oistins Slot Machine Arcade 0.3 mi. NW Barbados
South Point Lighthouse Lighthouse 1.1 mi. SE Barbados
Barbados Golf Club Golf Course 1.2 mi. NE Barbados
Silver Fox Arcade Slot Machine Arcade 2.3 mi. W Barbados
South Gap Arcade Slot Machine Arcade 2.4 mi. W Barbados
Lucky Horseshoe Saloon Worthing Slot Machine Arcade 3.1 mi. WNW Barbados
Barbados Olympic Museum Museum 3.2 mi. NW Barbados
Sir Garfield Sobers Sports Complex Sporting Event Venue 3.2 mi. NW Barbados
On The Wall Art Gallery Champers Art Gallery 3.3 mi. W Barbados
Play Fair Arcade Hastings Main Road Slot Machine Arcade 3.5 mi. W Barbados
Rockley Golf Course Golf Course 3.6 mi. WNW Barbados
Hastings Boardwalk Eastern End Trailhead 3.7 mi. W Barbados

Cities and Towns

Miami Beach is very close to St. Lawrence Gap, so a trip into the city——for snacks, drinks, and other attractions——is a convenient option. Miami Beach guests seeking a little additional excitement will want to consider heading to St. Lawrence Gap, because it's not far away and is a particularly bustling part of Barbados.

Hotels

Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. You can typically expect to encounter quite a few travelers staying at the closest accommodations.

Beach-goers trying to find a place to stay close to the beach shouldn't find it very difficult, as there is no shortage of accommodations to choose from in the immediate vicinity. You can find the closest and most convenient lodging options by perusing those shown in the following table.

Accommodations near Miami Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Little Arches Boutique Hotel 0.1 mi. ESE Hotel
Golden Sands Hotel Barbados 0.9 mi. WNW Hotel
Butterfly Beach Hotel 1.0 mi. WNW Hotel
Sea Breeze Beach Hotel All Inclusive 1.1 mi. WNW Resort
Barbados Beach Club 1.3 mi. W Resort
Bougainvillea Beach Resort 1.4 mi. W Resort
Croton Inn 1.5 mi. WNW Hotel
Sandals Barbados 1.6 mi. W Resort
Turtle Beach Resort 1.7 mi. W Hotel
Meridian Inn By Resort Bookings 1.7 mi. W Hotel

Food

If the heat at the beach has you craving a cool cocktail and a bite to eat, you'll have a variety of choices within a few miles. Cafe Luna is one of the closest eateries. The restaurant serves delicious International food. You and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes since it's only a short distance away.

Restaurants closest to this beach are included in the following table.

Restaurants near Miami Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Cafe Luna (246) 428-6172 International Fine Dining 0.1 mi. ESE
Oistin's Fish Fry -- -- -- 0.3 mi. NW
KFC Oistins (246) 428-0469 American Very Casual -- --
Surfer's Cafe (246) 420-9283 International, Vegetarian Very Casual -- --
Chefette Oistins (246) 418-8750 International Very Casual -- --
Reggae Grill (246) 426-2142 Jamaican Very Casual 0.7 mi. N
Ixoria Bar and Restaurant (246) 428-3897 Bajan, Fusion Very Casual 0.9 mi. WNW
Butterfly Beach Hotel Restaurant (246) 428-9095 Caribbean Very Casual 1.0 mi. WNW
Azul Restaurant (246) 428-2825 International Informal 1.1 mi. WNW
Jeremiah's at Barbados Golf Club (246) 428-8463 Bajan, Caribbean -- 1.2 mi. NE
Lanterns by the Sea Restaurant (246) 418-0990 Caribbean, International Informal 1.4 mi. W
Water's Edge Restaurant (246) 428-2592 Caribbean, International, Italian Very Casual 1.4 mi. W

Other Beaches

Needless to say, Miami Beach isn't the only beach worth visitng in Barbados.

You may also want to consider Silver Sands Beach, located a mile and a half to the southeast. Silver Sands Beach, in eastern Barbados, is a pristine beach that is a favorite among locals as well as tourists. The white sands and turquoise waters are all you need to have a good time here.

You may find that Miami Beach is a great fit for your vacation, but maybe you want to see more; if so, there are other beaches and natural attractions in Barbados you might like.

 

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