Activities in Bathsheba

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Bathsheba is a hidden treasure that locals seem to enjoy utilizing as their way to get away for a bit, while foreign tourists do not as frequently stay here.  Because of this, those that do find it be a haven away from the major resort areas of the island.  Adventurous visitors will find the area's favored activities like surfing and hiking to be to their liking, but the most popular source of entertainment here is fishing.  


Another little known activity that is popular is surfing.  With the reef providing the perfect set up and the Atlantic swells being notable all on their own, this area is known for its high waves that seasoned pros even sometimes stuggle maintaining balance in.  Signs posted warn against swimming because of the strong currents, so swimming and surfing is to be done at your own risk. 


Just south of Bathsheba is a hiing trail that runs alongside a former rail road.  The walk takes place along a coastline of hilly property and features a collection of back boulders, canopies of low trees, and continuous views of the ocean.


Barbados Diving

There are two in the area. Click here to find our article about scuba diving in this area.


There is not much going on in Bathsheba, making it great for fishermen looking for a no-nonsense day of fishing. The small fishing village won't offer much in terms of amenities, but will satisfy anyone looking for the local experience.

If you're an avid angler you will be happy to discover there are several charter fishing services that operate from this area. To read a more detailed discussion of this specific topic, go to this page, about nearby fishing.


Apes Hill Club

Like golf? There are two area golf courses. The courses in the area are Apes Hill Club and Sandy Lane Green Monkey Golf Course. For a detailed article concerning the course, including contact information, number of holes, location, and more you can click on the course name. To see our full guide to golf courses throughout Barbados, visit this page.


On the Wall Art Gallery St. Thomas

If you're going to be traveling with some people who enjoy exploring new shops they can explore some of the area's 19 retail shops. To read about opportunities for shopping close to Bathsheba, click this link.


St. John's Church

Another great activity is spending some time soaking in the sights, sounds and culture of Bathsheba. Among other sights, the area has 8 historic sites and various other attractions of interest to travelers. Travelers who like the open air will probably enjoy visiting the area's outdoor parks and botanical gardens. Those needing to get more information about area sightseeing opportunities can do so here.

The chart just below has a few details concerning a firm that can help you have a great time sightseeing.

Sightseeing Services Near Bathsheba
Name Location
Island Safari 6.7 mi. South-Southwest of Central Bathsheba
Island Safari Barbados 6.5 mi. South West of Central Bathsheba

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