Natural Attractions in Bathsheba

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Whether partaking in a twilight stroll to gaze out onto the ocean and watch the sailboats as they float through the waters, or spending hours hiking through local parks for glimpses of local greenery, the natural beauty that abounds in Bathsheba is simply astounding.  Whether or not you choose to visit some of the designated natural attractions here, you are sure to get an eyeful. 

Nature Preserves and Hiking

Farley Hill

Do you want to enjoy part of your vacation outside? You might be happy to learn the area has several nature preserves nearby.

Farley Hill is a nature preserve located in St. Andrew Parish, 5.5 mi. Northwest of central Bathsheba. Set on the 17 acre park guests will find picnic grounds, a playground for children, rentable tents, and the Farley Hill Great House. The Farley Hill Great House is a landmark in its own right, built at the turn of the 19th century, and showcasing the opulent life style of then plantation owners.

Those hoping to locate a another great natural attraction will enjoy exploring opportunities like Barbados Wildlife Reserve. Guests are welcome to explore the reserve along paved trails that will take you up close to many exotic birds and animals while they freely roam in their natural habitat. The Barbados Green Monkey is a common find here, as are flamingos, peacocks, lizards, turtles, and tortoises.

Take some time to look through the chart below to learn more.

Nature Preserves and Hiking Near Bathsheba
Name Type Location
Barbados Wildlife Reserve Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 6.0 mi. Northwest of Central Bathsheba
Farley Hill Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 5.5 mi. Northwest of Central Bathsheba


Harrison's Cave

Although most visitors are drawn by the beautiful coastline, those aren't the only way to enjoy the natural wonders available. Areas near Bathsheba some interesting choices, including two caves.

You might enjoy a visit to Harrison's Cave, which is located in Welchman Hall, 3.8 mi. West-Southwest of central Bathsheba. Naturally made caves have a certain air of mystery, and are certainly fascinating. Harrison's Cave is one such attraction.

Another choice to consider Animal Flower Cave. It is located 10.4 mi. Northwest of central Bathsheba. The Animal Flower Cave is one of the oldest tourist attractions in Barbados. It was discovered in 1780 and steps leading down into the cave were built for easier access in 1912.

The chart just below enables you to learn more details on caves.

Caves Near Bathsheba
Name Type Location
Animal Flower Cave Cave 10.4 mi. Northwest of Central Bathsheba
Harrison's Cave Cave 3.8 mi. West-Southwest of Central Bathsheba

Parks and Botanical Gardens

Andromeda Botanical Gardens

Vacationers can visit one of the many parks, as well as 5 botanical gardens in and around Bathsheba.

To surround yourself with beautiful tropical vegetation, you might want to visit Andromeda Botanical Gardens, which is found in Bathsheba. Admission into the gardens will allow visitors to take their time and explore the gardens and grounds at their own pace. You will also be able to stop by the on-site cafe for a snack or the gift shop for a souvenir.

A second attraction in this category is Hunte's Garden. Located just 25 minutes drive from Holetown and St. Lawrence Gap, Hunte's Garden is easy to access in the verdant hills of St. Joseph's.

The parks and gardens you'll be able to find are shown down below.

Parks and Gardens In and Around Bathsheba
Name Type Location
Andromeda Botanical Gardens Botanical Garden 0.5 mi. Southeast of Central Bathsheba
Errol Barrow Park Park 8.8 mi. South-Southwest of Central Bathsheba
Flower Forest Botanical Garden 3.1 mi. West-Southwest of Central Bathsheba
Hunte's Garden Botanical Garden 2.2 mi. South West of Central Bathsheba
King George V Memorial Park Park 7.3 mi. Southeast of Central Bathsheba
Lazaretto Gardens Botanical Garden Wanstead, 9.0 mi. South West of Central Bathsheba
Orchid World Botanical Garden 3.9 mi. South-Southwest of Central Bathsheba
Queen's Park Park 9.6 mi. South West of Central Bathsheba
Welchman Hall Gully Park 4.1 mi. West-Southwest of Central Bathsheba

If you would prefer having a wider range of points of interest beyond what's offered on this page, you can expand your planning horizon. Those wanting to find out more about other attractions by clicking on this link.


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