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.

Positioned on the eastern edge of Whitehaven, 1.7 miles northwest of Coles Pasture, Skeetes Bay is on the East coast of Barbados. You should think about stopping by whether or not you're staying nearby. Do you dream of finding a beach tucked into an untouched part of town? Many visitors seek a beach that hasn't been "discovered" by thousands of tourists; beaches less-traveled like Skeetes Bay are perfect when you need a break from the typical tourist scene.

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 up before leaving. Happily, the off-shore waters are of good snorkeling quality, so purchase or rent some gear if you're looking to see what goes on beneath the surface.

Guests who are planning to take advantage of the amenities and services extended at this location, will be thankful; Skeetes Bay is found in a region that is not generally considered a tourist area. Taking that into consideration, struggling to acquire an open amenity while at the beach is not a thing you will do regularly, in spite of what the time is when you get there.

What's Nearby


The beach is wonderful, but the surrounding area has a lot to offer, too. Look for it on the East coast of Barbados. It is near Ragged Point Lighthouse, which is within a distance that tourists could probably walk or take a cab to, and it is one of the attractions in the area.

Historical attractions such as St. Philip's Church provide a nice compliment to the scenery of Skeetes Bay, and allow visitors to learn more about Barbados, without having to venture too far from the coast. Actually, this coast is three and a half miles to the south west of this historical destination.

If you're looking for plenty of activities to keep you or your family busy, this beach isn't far from any of the items in the following table.

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
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
Aerial Trek Adventure Zip Line Site 8.7 mi. W Barbados

Cities and Towns

Skeetes Bay is very close to Bathsheba, so you can explore the city as part of your day at the beach. The nearby town of Bathsheba is an area with plenty to do, but yet isn't overcrowded. From Skeetes Bay, Bathsheba is located roughly six miles (nine and a half kilometers) away.


The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, it depends on many factors: the time of sundown, happy hour, even how many people have booked rooms nearby. There are not many large hotels nearby, but it can appeal to visitors from some of the area's smaller options.

Guests will find a nice variety of hotel and resort options to choose from in the vicinity of the beach. The most accessible of which are listed 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


A trip to the beach isn't complete until you eat at an area restaurant, where you'll be able to sample regional favorites, within a reachable distance. One of the closest restaurants is The Seagrill. This restaurant serves both contemporary and International cuisines. They are also known for serving seafood.

The following table provides a list of nearby dining options.

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 looking for a beach that's right for them will have other options if Skeetes Bay doesn't suit their tastes.

Travelers who like this beach might also enjoy Consett Bay, found just a short distance away. On the other hand, Ragged Point offers a few more possibilities for excitement, and is closer to other tourist hot-spots. It's located a half mile to the east-southeast.

You might also want to visit Bath Beach, located two miles to the northwest.

There are plenty of natural wonders to behold in Barbados, and dropping by Skeetes Bay is just one way to appreciate a pretty afternoon.


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