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.
Positioned in St. Philip Parish, near Diamond Valley, Sam Lord's Beach is on the South East coast of Barbados. You might want to drop by even if you aren't staying in the immediate vicinity. Those of you who want the best of both worlds——a sense of seclusion, but the option for activity—— may find that Sam Lord's Beach is just the right spot. Generally, it's not an overly popular part of the coast, but it's not dead and empty either.
Sam Lord's Beach is located in the parish of St. Philip, behind the closed Sam Lord's Castle.
Tan colored sands line the coast, which enjoy deep blue waters.
Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside.
The beach is wonderful, but the surrounding area has a lot to offer, too. Look for it on Barbados' South East coast. It is close to, which is one of the local attractions.
If you're interested in combining culture with your visit to the beach, you should consider a trip to Sunbury Plantation House & Museum. This museum is relatively near Sam Lord's Beach, so it would be an easy side trip to take after some time in the sun.
The beach is one type of attraction you can visit, but there will be more options available in Barbados. The following table contains attractions that are the closest.
|Auto Racetracks||2.7 mi.||WNW||Barbados|
|Sunbury Plantation House & Museum||Museum||3.6 mi.||W||Barbados|
|Amusement Arcade||3.7 mi.||SW||Barbados|
|Operating Distillery||3.8 mi.||WSW||Barbados|
|St. Philip's Church||Historical Site||4.1 mi.||W||Barbados|
|Barbados Concorde Experience||Museum||4.8 mi.||SW||Barbados|
|St. John's Church||Historical Site||6.2 mi.||NW||Barbados|
|Barbados Golf Club||Golf Course||7.5 mi.||WSW||Barbados|
|South Point Lighthouse||Lighthouse||8.6 mi.||SW||Barbados|
|Gun Hill Signal Station||Historical Site||8.7 mi.||W||Barbados|
|Slot Machine Arcade||8.8 mi.||WSW||Barbados|
Sam Lord's Beach is very close to Bathsheba, so walking the city is a definite option. Bathsheba is nearby and is in an area with plenty of worthwhile sites, while still remaining less developed and congested as some other places.
The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, it depends mainly on when you visit, and how many of the nearby hotel rooms have been booked. At this beach, you can expect to share the sand with more than a few other guests who are staying close by.
Since the beach is situated in a relatively touristed area, it shouldn't be very difficult to find just the right kind of hotel nearby. If you are wanting to book a place that's on or near the beach, the table below lists the closest accommodations to Sam Lord's Beach.
|Tropical Winds Apartment Hotel||0.4||WNW||Hotel|
|The Crane Residential Resort||1.7||SW||Hotel|
|Casa Grande Hotel||3.7||SW||Resort|
If you're feeling hungry for a midday meal, you'll have some great cuisine to choose from, so there's no need to go too far from the shore. The Seagrill is one of the closest eateries. The restaurant offers both contemporary and International menu items. They are also known for serving seafood.
Nearby restaurant options are shown in the table below.
|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|
|(246) 416-8480||International||Very Casual||3.2 mi.||W|
|Sunbury House Courtyard Restaurant||(246) 423-6270||International||Informal||3.6 mi.||W|
Travelers looking for a beach that's right for them in Barbados will have lots of options besides Sam Lord's Beach.
If the active mood at Sam Lord's Beach has you wanting more of the same, you'll want to consider heading to Bottom Bay, a beach with a similar ambiance. 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. However, if you're looking to enjoy a quieter scene, Ginger Bay is a beach which doesn't see as many crowds.
You may also want to consider Harrismith Beach, which is an additional nearby Barbados destination.
You may find that Sam Lord's Beach is a great fit for your vacation, but maybe you want to see more; if so, there are other beaches and natural attractions in Barbados you might like.
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