Bathsheba Beach

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Bathsheba Beach is positioned on the stunningly beautiful east coast of the island, offering visitors incredible rock formations and excellent views of the hills. The rugged waves are ideal for advanced surfing, while those looking for a simple swim should stick to the inshore pools.

Located near the heart of Bathsheba, Bathsheba Beach is on the North East edge of Barbados. You should think about stopping by whether or not you're staying very close. Bathsheba Beach stands out from other beaches because it's perfect for escaping the typical tourist haunts. Other nearby beaches in Barbados may be just as refreshing as Bathsheba Beach, but are usually more crowded because they border some of the area's most popular resorts.

How to Access The Beach
The Bathsheba beach is accessible via local roads off of the Ermy Bourne Highway. The beach itself is situated between the Round House Inn Restaurant and Bar and Bathsheba Park, with numerous parking opportunities in between.

Amenities and Ambiance

The Bathsheba Beach, situated on the more rugged east coast of the island, is surrounded by rock formations and tropical foliage. The dark tan sand is perfect for picnics or walking exploration, while the inshore pools throughout the beach are perfect for relaxing swims.

The concession stand on-site could come in handy, even if you plan to have lunch elsewhere.

One obvious convenience is this beach's picnic facilities, which are great for lunches or as a home base for your belongings.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location. Fortunately, showers are provided, so you don't have to go back to your hotel sandy.

What's Nearby


Found on the North East coast of Barbados; the area hosts attractions such as Cotton Tower Signal, which is pretty close, so some will want to take a cab, while others will find it a nice walk.

The beach is one type of attraction you can visit, but there's even more to see during your stay. The following table includes the closest attractions.

Activities and Attractions Near Bathsheba Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Cotton Tower Signal Historical Site 1.6 mi. SW Barbados

Cities and Towns

The closest town is Bridgetown, which is an interesting area that brings together the quietude of the Caribbean and the urbanization of city life. From Bathsheba Beach, Bathsheba is a fairly short distance away, maybe a few hundred yards (a quarter kilometer).


The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, it depends mainly on when you visit, and how many of the nearby hotel rooms have been booked. There aren't many large hotels in the immediate vicinity, but you may encounter guests from smaller accommodations in the area.

Although travelers will not find that many places to stay in the vicinity, those accommodations closest to Bathsheba Beach are shown in the list below.

Accommodations near Bathsheba Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Round House Inn 0.2 mi. WNW Guest house
Sea-U! Guest House 0.6 mi. ESE Hotel
Atlantis Hotel 0.6 mi. ESE Hotel


If someone in your group starts to get a little hungry at the beach, it's alright because you'll have a variety of choices within a few miles. One of the nearest restaurants is Round House Inn Restaurant & Bar. The restaurant has both Caribbean and International cuisines. They are also famous for their seafood. When you start to get hungry, you won't need to wait too long to eat as it's not far off the beach at all.

Nearby dining options are provided in the following table.

Restaurants near Bathsheba Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Round House Inn Restaurant & Bar (246) 433-9678 Caribbean, International Informal 0.2 mi. WNW
Dina's Bar And Cafe 433-9726 -- -- 0.3 mi. ESE
Bathsheba Railway Restaurant And Bar -0 -- -- 0.3 mi. ESE
Sea-U's! Restaurant (246) 433-9450 Caribbean Informal 0.6 mi. ESE
Bonito Beach Bar & Restaurant (246) 433-9034 Caribbean Informal -- --
Atlantis (246) 433-9445 Caribbean -- 0.6 mi. ESE
Naniki Restaurant (246) 433-1300 Caribbean, Vegetarian Informal 1.9 mi. SW
Big Tavern Restaurant -- -- -- 2.2 mi. SE
Sand Dunes Bar and Restaurant (246) 422-9427 Bajan Very Casual 3.4 mi. NW
Paulo's Churrasco Do Brasil (246) 421-6767 Brazilian Informal 4.2 mi. WSW

Other Beaches

Of course, there are more fantastic beaches besides Bathsheba Beach in Barbados.

If you like the ambiance at this beach, you might also like Consett Bay, found a short taxi ride away. But, if you're interested in a more active beach, you might enjoy people watching at Cattlewash Beach.

You might also want to visit Barclays Park Beach, which is located two miles away.

Barbados has plenty to offer its visitors, so visiting Bathsheba Beach is just one way you can enjoy a sunny afternoon.


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