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 outskirts of St. Philip Parish, 1.8 miles northwest of Apple Hall, Ragged Point is on the East edge of Barbados. You should consider stopping by even if you aren't staying nearby. Ragged Point stands out from other beaches because it's perfect for escaping the typical tourist haunts. Other nearby beaches in Barbados may be just as breezy and refreshing, but tend to be more crowded since they're located by some of the most popular tourist areas in town.

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.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside.

Ragged Point brings guests a calm and relaxing experience, thanks to the fact that the area surrounding the beach isn't too crowded at all.

What's Nearby


Found on Barbados' East coast; it will be near other attractions like Ragged Point Lighthouse, which is a half mile to the east.

To some, museums and beaches may seem an odd combination, but some visitors find that museums like Sunbury Plantation House & Museum (positioned easily within taxi range) offer an entertaining diversion and a whole new perspective of Barbados.

With a selection of nearby activities, you'll never run low on things to do. The attractions nearest to this beach are listed 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

The closest town is Bridgetown, which is not an overly urbanized area, but still has its fair share of things to do. From the coast, Bathsheba is found maybe six and a half miles (ten and a half kilometers) away.


Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. This beach is not near many large hotels, but it can attract visitors staying at some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

You'll find a decent selection of hotel rooms a car ride away. A few of the more convenient options are seen in the following table.

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


If during your visit you start getting hungry, you'll have some great cuisine to choose from, so you won't have to wander too far from these sands. One of the closest places to eat is The Seagrill. The restaurant offers both contemporary and International cuisines. They also specialize in seafood.

Nearby restaurant options are included in the following table.

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

Barbados has many nice beaches, and Ragged Point is just one option.

You might also enjoy Consett Bay, situated within a mile or so. But, if you're interested in a more active beach, you might like Skeetes Bay. You'll find it a half mile to the west-northwest.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Bath Beach, which is located within a short distance.

There's plenty to see and do in Barbados, and Ragged Point is just one of many incredible attractions you can choose from.


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