Silver Sands Beach

Silver Sands Beach is a beautiful beach that is good for water activities like windsurfing. Food and drinks can be found at the Silver Rock Hotel and Bar.

Located in Christ Church Parish, 0.8 miles east-southeast of Atlantic Shores, Silver Sands Beach is on the South coast of Barbados. You should think about stopping by regardless of whether you're staying in the vicinity. Active and social travelers might like this beach due to its crowded, urban location. In fact, Silver Sands Beach would be most convenient for those who are staying in the hotels nearby, and those who prefer a crowded city scene over a quiet, suburban one.

How to Access The Beach
Silver Sands is east of Oistins and the South Point Lighthouse.

Amenities and Ambiance

Located on the southern tip of Barbados, Silver Sands Beach features sugary white sands.

Of course, there is also a restaurant located right on-site. There are several, unique dining options in Barbados, but not every meal needs to be eaten in a formal setting. Some visitors, in fact, have lunch right on their towels in the sand. Ask your hotel about picnic lunches, as some hotels offer to pack snacks for their guests' day trips. Otherwise, you could easily grab some of Barbados' famous street food along the way.

The concession stand located here is another lunchtime alternative. Depending on the season and time of day, you may also be able to buy some food from one of the local vendors who are generally found here.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun. A favorite among the locals, Silver Sands Beach is a good place to mingle.

Keep in mind that the immediate vicinity around Silver Sands Beach is visited by quite a number of tourists, so plan accordingly.

What's Nearby


Visitors will find this beach on the South coast of Barbados; this area boasts other attractions such as South Point Lighthouse, which is only a short distance away, so some guests will want to walk to this attraction, while others will choose to take a cab.

If you're interested in learning more about the history of Barbados, there are lots of sites which offer a historic look at the nation. The nearest historical attraction is Wildey House, which is one of the closest historical destinations in the vicinity of Silver Sands Beach.

With the choice of exciting activities nearby, you'll never run out of ways to stay busy. The following table contains a list of the closest attractions.

Activities and Attractions Near Silver Sands Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
South Point Lighthouse Lighthouse 0.8 W Barbados
Barbados Golf Club Golf Course 1.9 NNW Barbados
Lucky 7 Arcade Oistins Slot Machine Arcade 2.1 NW Barbados
Barbados Concorde Experience Museum 3.2 NE Barbados
Silver Fox Arcade Slot Machine Arcade 4.1 WNW Barbados

Cities and Towns

Silver Sands Beach is near St. Lawrence Gap, so a trip into the city is a definite option. Tourists at Silver Sands Beach who are seeking other interesting places to see will want to think about heading to St. Lawrence Gap, since it's not far away and is a particularly bustling part of Barbados.


The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, depending on everything from the time of day to how full nearby hotel rooms are. There aren't many major hotels nearby, but you may meet guests staying at some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

Because the beach is located in a pretty popular vacation area, it usually isn't very difficult to find the type of hotel you're looking for close-by. For those hoping to get a place that's near the beach, the following table lists the accommodations closest to Silver Sands Beach.

Accommodations near Silver Sands Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Silverpoint Villa Hotel 0.4 mi. NE Hotel
Ocean Spray Beach Apartments 0.8 mi. NE Hotel
Little Arches Boutique Hotel 1.6 mi. NW Hotel
Shonlan Airport Hotel -- -- Hotel
Golden Sands Hotel Barbados 2.7 mi. WNW Hotel
Butterfly Beach Hotel 2.8 mi. WNW Hotel
Sea Breeze Beach Hotel All Inclusive 2.8 mi. WNW Resort
Barbados Beach Club 3.1 mi. WNW Resort
Bougainvillea Beach Resort 3.2 mi. WNW Resort
Croton Inn 3.3 mi. WNW Hotel


Don't worry if your stomach starts rumbling while sunbathing at Silver Sands Beach; you'll have a variety of choices within a few miles. One of the closest restaurants is Pirate's Tavern. When you start to get hungry, you won't need to wait too long to eat as it's only a short distance away.

Nearby dining options are shown in the following table.

Restaurants near Silver Sands Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Pirate's Tavern -- -- -- 0.2 mi. WNW
Surfer's Bay (246) 262-5483 Caribbean Very Casual 0.2 mi. W
Cafe Luna (246) 428-6172 International Fine Dining 1.6 mi. NW
KFC Oistins (246) 428-0469 American Very Casual -- --
Chefette Oistins (246) 418-8750 International Very Casual -- --
Surfer's Cafe (246) 420-9283 International, Vegetarian Very Casual -- --
Jeremiah's at Barbados Golf Club (246) 428-8463 Bajan, Caribbean -- 1.9 mi. NNW
Oistin's Fish Fry -- -- -- 2.1 mi. NW
Reggae Grill (246) 426-2142 Jamaican Very Casual 2.2 mi. NW
Ixoria Bar and Restaurant (246) 428-3897 Bajan, Fusion Very Casual 2.7 mi. WNW
Butterfly Beach Hotel Restaurant (246) 428-9095 Caribbean Very Casual 2.8 mi. WNW
Azul Restaurant (246) 428-2825 International Informal 2.8 mi. WNW

Other Beaches

Of course, you'll find other beaches besides Silver Sands Beach in Barbados.

Vacationers may also want to visit Surfer's Point, located less than a mile to the east-northeast.

There are plenty of natural wonders to behold in Barbados, and paying a visit to Silver Sands Beach is just one way you can spend your afternoon.


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