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.
Ragged Point, in the parish of St. Philip, is not far off from major roadway Highway 4B.
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.
Found on Barbados' East coast; it will be near other attractions like, 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.
|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|
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.
|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.
|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|
|(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|
Barbados has many nice beaches, and Ragged Point is just one option.
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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