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.

Situated in St. Philip Parish, in the general vicinity of Diamond Valley, Sam Lord's Beach is on the South East coast of Barbados. You should consider dropping by even if you aren't staying very close. Vacationers who want their beach to have a little bit of everything——a hint of seclusion, with a somewhat social scene—— should pay a visit to Sam Lord's Beach. It's not the type of beach that gets packed every day, but it's not totally devoid of people either.

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.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business.

What's Nearby


Visitors will find this beach on Barbados' South East coast; it's located near attractions like Ragged Point Lighthouse, which is one of the closest attractions to visit.

Historic attractions, including St. Philip's Church, offer a great compliment to the natural beauty of Sam Lord's Beach, and they give vacationers the chance to learn more about Barbados, without having to stray too far from the beach.

If you're looking for other nearby attractions or activity options, this beach isn't far from any of the items in the following table.

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 you can explore the city after your visit to the beach. Not far away you'll find Bathsheba, a city which is an interesting area that brings together the quietude of the Caribbean and the urbanization of city life.


The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, depending on when you visit, and how many of the nearby hotel rooms have been booked. You can typically expect to encounter a fair number of other guests who are staying close by.

Because this beach is situated in a relatively popular vacation destination, it shouldn't be that difficult to find a hotel nearby that suits your needs. For vacationers wanting to get a place that's near the water, the table that follows lists the accommodation options closest 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


Even after a restful afternoon at the beach, the day isn't truly complete until you walk to a nearby restaurant, where you can try foods you've never heard of before, within just a few miles of this shoreline. One of the nearest restaurants is The Seagrill. This restaurant serves both contemporary and International cuisines. They also specialize in seafood.

Nearby restaurants are shown 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

Visitors looking for a beach that's right for them will have lots of choices besides Sam Lord's Beach.

If the exciting vibe at Sam Lord's Beach is one of the features you love, think about 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. If it's solitude and tranquility you're seeking, Ginger Bay is a location which doesn't see as many crowds.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Harrismith Beach, one of the many great Barbados beach sites.

Of course, Barbados has hundreds of natural wonders to discover, but visiting Sam Lord's Beach or the other beautiful beaches in the area can make your time in Barbados even more memorable.


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