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.

Positioned in St. Philip Parish, 1.8 miles northwest of Apple Hall, Ragged Point is on the East coast of Barbados. You should consider dropping by even if you are not staying very close. Do you dream of finding a beach tucked into an untouched part of town? Many visitors seek a beach that isn't lined with high-rise hotels; the lovely, less-traveled shores of beaches like Ragged Point are perfect for getting away from it all.

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, public restrooms aren't available.

If you happen to like sunny days which grant a relaxing haven, then think about trying out Ragged Point; it's tucked away within a more rural part of Barbados.

What's Nearby


You'll find this beach on the East coast of Barbados. It is close to Ragged Point Lighthouse, which is found a half mile away, and it is one of the favorite destinations in the area.

Museums and beaches may seem an odd combination to some, but at least a few travelers find that museums like Sunbury Plantation House & Museum (positioned only a brief cab ride away) offer rare insight into Caribbean life and help share a different side of Barbados.

There are options for close-by activities so you won't get bored. The attractions closest 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 nearby town of Bathsheba is an area with plenty to do, but yet isn't overcrowded. From the coast, Bathsheba is about six and a half miles (ten and a half kilometers) away.


The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, it depends on several things: the season, the weather, even how packed the nearby hotels are. The area is not home to many major hotels, but it can appeal to visitors from the few small lodgings in the area.

Vacationers will find a decent selection of booking options to pick from in the area around the beach. The most accessible of which have been listed 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 you visit the beach around lunchtime the area around this beach has plenty to offer, so there's no need to go too far from these sands. One of the nearest places to eat is The Seagrill. This restaurant has both contemporary and International cuisines. Visitors often rave about their seafood.

Nearby restaurants are shown 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

Of course, you'll find plenty of other beaches in Barbados, so perhaps you can explore more than one.

You might also enjoy Consett Bay, located just a short distance away. But, if you're interested in a more active beach, you might enjoy people watching at Skeetes Bay. It's located a half mile to the west-northwest.

You may also want to consider Bath Beach, located two and a half miles away.

Barbados has some unforgettable natural wonders to explore, and Ragged Point offers just one way to spend time outdoors.


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