Ragged Point

Ragged Point is more popular as the location of a lighthouse than it is as a beach, but a beach it is. Located on the south east coast of the island, it has no amenities, so arrive prepared.

Located on the northern edge of St. Philip Parish, 1.8 miles northwest of Apple Hall, Ragged Point is on the East coast of Barbados. You should consider dropping by whether or not you are staying in the immediate vicinity. Love beach-going but hate the crowds? Extra space is just one of the perks that comes with finding a beach that isn't crowded into a major metropolitan area; beautiful but out-of-the-way beaches like Ragged Point make great places to spread out and relax.

How to Access The Beach
Ragged Point, in the parish of St. Philip, is not far off from major roadway Highway 4B.

Amenities and Ambiance

Ragged Point may as well be named Rugged Point, with its rocky coastline and choppy dark waters. Hidden in this area is a small stretch of tan colored sand where visitors can set up a beach chair and catch some rays.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot.

Ragged Point offers those who visit an angelic and serene experience, since the surrounding area is free of city-life and traffic.

What's Nearby


Visitors will find this beach on the East coast of Barbados; it's located near attractions like Ragged Point Lighthouse, which is only a short distance away, so some will want to take a cab, while others will find it a nice walk.

If you want to combine some cultural exploration with your trip to the beach, you might want to consider visiting Sunbury Plantation House & Museum, a lovely museum found four miles away, giving beachgoers the chance to escape that hot midday sunshine.

If a visit to the Ragged Point isn't enough to keep you busy all afternoon, you'll find the closest ones in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Ragged Point
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Ragged Point Lighthouse Lighthouse 0.6 E Barbados
Bushy Park Racing Circuit Auto Racetracks 2.5 SW Barbados
St. Philip's Church Historical Site 3.7 SW Barbados
Sunbury Plantation House & Museum Museum 3.9 SW Barbados
St. John's Church Historical Site 4.1 WNW Barbados

Cities and Towns

Ragged Point is in the Bathsheba area, so touring the city could be a fun side-trip after visiting the beach. The closest town is Bathsheba, which is not an overly urbanized area, but still has its fair share of things to do. From Ragged Point, Bathsheba is found maybe six and a half miles (ten and a half kilometers) away.


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 people have booked nearby hotels. There aren't many large hotels in the immediate vicinity, but it can attract guests from smaller accommodations in the area.

Guests will find a fairly good assortment of booking options to choose from in the area surrounding Ragged Point. The most accessible of which can be viewed below.

Accommodations near Ragged Point
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Tropical Winds Apartment Hotel 2.6 S Hotel
The Crane Residential Resort 4.1 S Hotel
Casa Grande Hotel 5.4 SSW Resort


Even after a restful afternoon at the beach, the day isn't truly complete until you walk to a nearby restaurant, where you'll be able to get a taste of the local fare, within a reachable distance. One of the nearest restaurants is The Seagrill. This restaurant has both contemporary and International dishes on the menu. They are also famous for their seafood.

The table below provides a list of restaurant options near this shoreline.

Restaurants near Ragged Point
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
The Seagrill -- Contemporary, International Fine Dining -- --
Sunbury House Courtyard Restaurant (246) 423-6270 International Informal 3.9 mi. SW
Cutters of Barbados (246) 423-0611 American, International Very Casual 3.9 mi. S
Chefette Six Roads (246) 416-8480 International Very Casual 4.0 mi. SW
D'Onofrio's Trattoria (246) 423-6220 Italian Very Casual 4.1 mi. S
L'Azure at the Crane (246) 423-6220 Caribbean, International Informal 4.1 mi. S
The Carriage House (246) 423-6220 American, International Very Casual 4.1 mi. S
The Coconut Grove Beach Bar & Grill (246) 423-6220 International Very Casual 4.1 mi. S
Zen (246) 423-6220 Indian, Japanese, Thai Fine Dining 4.1 mi. S
Big Tavern Restaurant -- -- -- 4.3 mi. NW

Other Beaches

Visitors in search of the perfect beach in Barbados will have lots of options besides Ragged Point.

If you like the ambiance at this beach, you might also like Consett Bay, located just a short distance away. If you're looking for a more active beach scene, you might enjoy people watching at Skeetes Bay. It's located a half mile to the west-northwest.

Another option worth considering is Bath Beach, located two and a half miles to the northwest.

Of course, there are lots of other things to do and see in Barbados; then again, Ragged Point is both a relaxing, sunny hangout and a stunning natural feature.


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