Skeetes Bay

Skeetes Bay offers great swimming with the area's light waves and wonderful views of the overlooking cliffs. The area is fairly quiet, though it operates as a local fishing area for the community.

Located on the eastern edge of Whitehaven, 1.7 miles northwest of Coles Pasture, Skeetes Bay is on the East edge of Barbados. You might want to drop by even if you aren't staying in the immediate vicinity. Couples and families who want to have more of the beach to themselves shouldn't miss the opportunity to visit Skeetes Bay.

How to Access The Beach

The beach is accessible to pedestrians and vehicles via local roads off of Highway 4B. Local signs will point you in the right direction, but keep an eye out for the Wishing Well bar, which is close to the entrance.

Amenities and Ambiance

Skeetes Bay can be found off the southeast coast of the island and features an ideal swimming location thanks to the bay water. Dramatic cliffs with lush foliage provide an excellent backdrop for the beach, while the turquoise waters ensure a wonderful photo opportunity. South of the Bay is Culpepper Island and Ragged Point lighthouse.

Restrooms are available at Skeetes Bay. Shower facilities are available, so you can clean off the sand before hitting more attractions. Happily, the off-shore waters are clear and good for snorkeling, so purchase or rent some gear if you're hoping to find some interesting marine life.

the region in which Skeetes Bay is located is not near many tourist spots. Taking that into consideration, fighting to obtain an available comfort here is not something you will have to go through when arriving at the beach, regardless of what time of the day you get there.

What's Nearby


This beach is positioned on Barbados' East coast. It is close to Ragged Point Lighthouse, which is not far from away. Some will choose to walk here, while others will want to take a taxi, and it is among the attractions in the region.

If you're interested in learning more about the history of Barbados, many sites offer unique historical perspectives on the area. For instance, nearby is St. Philip's Church, which is three and a half miles away.

If a visit to the Skeetes Bay isn't enough to keep you busy all afternoon, the following table shows the closest options.

Activities and Attractions Near Skeetes Bay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Ragged Point Lighthouse Lighthouse 1.1 mi. E Barbados
Bushy Park Racing Circuit Auto Racetracks 2.4 mi. SW Barbados
St. Philip's Church Historical Site 3.5 mi. SW Barbados
St. John's Church Historical Site 3.5 mi. WNW Barbados
Sunbury Plantation House & Museum Museum 3.7 mi. SW Barbados
Heritage Park and Rum Factory Operating Distillery 4.9 mi. SSW Barbados
Casa Grande Arcade Amusement Arcade 5.4 mi. SSW Barbados
Cotton Tower Signal Historical Site 6.4 mi. WNW Barbados
Barbados Concorde Experience Museum 6.5 mi. SSW Barbados
Fisherpond Great House Historical Site 7.2 mi. W Barbados
Gun Hill Signal Station Historical Site 7.5 mi. W Barbados
Barbados Golf Club Golf Course 8.4 mi. SW Barbados

Cities and Towns

Bathsheba is the closest town and is a region with interesting things to do, yet is never overly congested. From the shore, Bathsheba is located roughly six miles (nine and a half kilometers) away.


The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, it depends on several things: the season, the weather, even how packed the nearby hotels are. Skeetes Bay is not near very many major hotels, but you may meet visitors staying at some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

Visitors will find a good range of resort and hotel options to choose from in the area that encircles Skeetes Bay. The most convenient of which can be viewed in the table that follows.

Accommodations near Skeetes Bay
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Tropical Winds Apartment Hotel 3.0 S Hotel
The Crane Residential Resort 4.4 S Hotel
Atlantis Hotel 5.3 NW Hotel


If you visit the beach around lunchtime this beach has many nearby restaurants, so there's no need to go too far away. One of the closest restaurants is The Seagrill. The restaurant offers both contemporary and International cuisines. They have become well-known, however, because of their seafood.

Restaurants closest to this beach are provided in the following table.

Restaurants near Skeetes Bay
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
The Seagrill -- Contemporary, International Fine Dining -- --
Big Tavern Restaurant -- -- -- 3.7 mi. NW
Sunbury House Courtyard Restaurant (246) 423-6270 International Informal 3.7 mi. SW
Chefette Six Roads (246) 416-8480 International Very Casual 4.0 mi. SSW
Cutters of Barbados (246) 423-0611 American, International Very Casual 4.1 mi. S
D'Onofrio's Trattoria (246) 423-6220 Italian Very Casual 4.4 mi. S
L'Azure at the Crane (246) 423-6220 Caribbean, International Informal 4.4 mi. S
The Carriage House (246) 423-6220 American, International Very Casual 4.4 mi. S
The Coconut Grove Beach Bar & Grill (246) 423-6220 International Very Casual 4.4 mi. S
Zen (246) 423-6220 Indian, Japanese, Thai Fine Dining 4.4 mi. S

Other Beaches

Vacationers searching for the perfect beach will have other options if Skeetes Bay doesn't suit their tastes.

Travelers who like this beach might also enjoy Consett Bay, located within a mile or so. On the other hand, Ragged Point offers more action, and is closer to additional things to do and see nearby. It's found a half mile to the east-southeast.

You may also enjoy Bath Beach, located within a short distance.

Barbados has some unforgettable natural wonders to explore, and Skeetes Bay offers just one way to spend time outdoors.


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