Sam Lord's Beach

Once popular due to its location as home of Sam Lord's Castle Hotel, Sam Lord's Beaches have fallen slightly into disrepair. Still, they are a great place to go for a quiet day at the beach.

Located in St. Philip Parish, fairly close to Diamond Valley, Sam Lord's Beach is on the South East edge of Barbados. You should consider stopping by whether or not you're staying in the vicinity. Although you'll make many choices while on vacation, choosing a beach that suits your family could be one of the most important. Barbados is full of fun options, like Sam Lord's Beach.

How to Access The Beach
Sam Lord's Beach is located in the parish of St. Philip, behind the closed Sam Lord's Castle.

Amenities and Ambiance

Tan colored sands line the coast, which enjoy deep blue waters.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location.

What's Nearby


Beachgoers will find Sam Lord's Beach on Barbados' South East coast; the area hosts attractions such as Ragged Point Lighthouse, which is one of the closest attractions.

Some may feel that museums and beaches are an odd combination, but many travelers find that museums like Sunbury Plantation House & Museum (one of the closest to Sam Lord's Beach) offer rare insight into Caribbean life and a whole new way to view Barbados' traditions and culture.

Beaches are one type of attraction you can visit, but there will be more options available in Barbados. The following chart includes some other attractions close-by.

Activities and Attractions Near Sam Lord's Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Ragged Point Lighthouse Lighthouse 2.6 N Barbados
Bushy Park Racing Circuit Auto Racetracks 2.7 WNW Barbados
Sunbury Plantation House & Museum Museum 3.6 W Barbados
Heritage Park and Rum Factory Operating Distillery 3.8 WSW Barbados
St. Philip's Church Historical Site 4.1 W Barbados

Cities and Towns

Sam Lord's Beach is in the Bathsheba area, so touring the city could be a fun side-trip after visiting the beach. Not far away you'll find Bathsheba, a city which is in an area with interesting things to do and see, but isn't as sprawling and crowded as some other areas.


How many other people you encounter at Sam Lord's Beach will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. You can generally expect to share the sand with more than a few visitors from lodgings in the area.

Since the beach is situated in a fairly popular tourist area, it is not usually very tough to find a hotel close-by that suits you tastes. For visitors hoping to get a place that's near the water, the table below lists the closest options to Sam Lord's Beach.

Accommodations near Sam Lord's Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Tropical Winds Apartment Hotel 0.4 WNW Hotel
The Crane Residential Resort 1.7 SW Hotel
Casa Grande Hotel 3.7 SW Resort


If the heat at the beach has you craving a cool cocktail and a bite to eat, you'll have your pick of different cuisines and dining styles nearby. One of the closest places to eat is The Seagrill. This restaurant has both contemporary and International dishes on the menu. They are also famous for their seafood.

Nearby restaurant options are shown in the table below.

Restaurants near Sam Lord's Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
The Seagrill -- Contemporary, International Fine Dining -- --
Cutters of Barbados (246) 423-0611 American, International Very Casual 1.7 mi. SW
D'Onofrio's Trattoria (246) 423-6220 Italian Very Casual 1.7 mi. SW
L'Azure at the Crane (246) 423-6220 Caribbean, International Informal 1.7 mi. SW
The Carriage House (246) 423-6220 American, International Very Casual 1.7 mi. SW
The Coconut Grove Beach Bar & Grill (246) 423-6220 International Very Casual 1.7 mi. SW
Zen (246) 423-6220 Indian, Japanese, Thai Fine Dining 1.7 mi. SW
Chefette Six Roads (246) 416-8480 International Very Casual 3.2 mi. W
Sunbury House Courtyard Restaurant (246) 423-6270 International Informal 3.6 mi. W

Other Beaches

Sam Lord's Beach isn't the only beach worth checking out in Barbados.

You may also like Bottom Bay, a popular beach beloved by tourists. Secluded and picture-perfect, Bottom Bay is one of Barbados' best beaches. Plenty of white sand, coconut palms, sparkling water, and great waves create the perfect tropical island getaway. If you're looking for something a little more private, consider Ginger Bay.

Vacationers may also want to visit Harrismith Beach, which is an additional nearby Barbados destination.

Barbados has so much to offer, and Sam Lord's Beach is just one of many incredible attractions you can choose from.


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