Accra Beach

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Accra Beach, also known as Rockley Beach, is surrounded by palm trees and features incredible turquoise waters. Tucked behind a variety of restaurants, beach bars, and resorts, this southern Barbados beach is a popular location for vacationers.

Located in the western part of Christ Church Parish, near Bridgetown, Accra Beach is on the South edge of Barbados. You should consider dropping by whether or not you are staying particularly close by. Although Barbados has beaches that are more secluded than Accra Beach, it has the right combination of city atmosphere and natural beauty to attract vacationers.

How to Access The Beach

The Accra Beach Hotel and Resort occupies a large area leading up to the beach, though public access is available off of Highway 7. Parking is available along Highway 7, as well as on the smaller road east of the beach.

Amenities and Ambiance

The white sands of Accra Beach converge with the exciting turquoise waters of the Caribbean to create a great beach area. The lively water is perfect for watersports, many of which can be rented at local vendors. A wide, clean beachfront makes for great walking.

Even if you plan to dine elsewhere, the snack bar on-site could come in handy. If available, you could also buy food from one of the local vendors who are typically found at this location.

Yes, public restrooms will be available here. Shower facilities are available, so you can rinse off the sand. You will also be pleased to find chairs and umbrellas, so guests seeking a relaxing spot in the shade will get their wish. Happily, the off-shore waters are clear and good for snorkeling, so bring your gear if you're looking to see some exciting marine life. Causarina Beach is a favorite of windsurfers, so sporty vacationers will like this beach. Fortunately, it is a large beach and it won't be too crowded to find a quiet spot.

Keep in mind that Accra Beach's immediate surroundings are a popular spot, meaning you may find quite a few people competing for the use of the same services.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Accra Beach is beautiful natural attraction, which you'll find on Barbados' South coast. It is near some interesting sites like Play Fair Arcade Hastings Main Road, which is within a distance that tourists could probably walk or take a cab to, and it is among the favorite destinations in the area.

If you want to learn more about the history of Barbados, there are nearby attractions where you can learn about their culture and traditions. The nearest historical attraction is Garrison Savannah, which is reachable on foot or by taking a taxi from the beach.

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 Accra Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Play Fair Arcade Hastings Main Road Slot Machine Arcade 0.1 mi. NW Barbados
On The Wall Champers Art Gallery 0.2 mi. SE Barbados
Hastings Boardwalk Eastern End Trailhead 0.3 mi. W Barbados
Lucky Horseshoe Saloon Worthing Slot Machine Arcade 0.3 mi. E Barbados
Rockley Golf Course Golf Course 0.5 mi. N Barbados
Hastings Boardwalk Scenic Trail 0.5 mi. W Barbados
D'Fast Lime Arcade Slot Machine Arcade 0.7 mi. W Barbados
Hastings Boardwalk Western End Trailhead 0.8 mi. W Barbados
Barbados Museum and Historical Society Museum 1.1 mi. NW Barbados
Garrison Savannah Historical Site 1.2 mi. WNW Barbados
Banks Brewery Visitor Centre Brewery 1.3 mi. N Barbados
St. Ann's Garrison Historical Site 1.3 mi. WNW Barbados

Cities and Towns

Accra Beach tourists looking for further attractions will want to consider checking out St. Lawrence Gap, because it's nearby and is an active, busy area.

Hotels

The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, it depends mainly on when you visit, and how many hotel rooms have been booked nearby. You can typically expect to encounter a fair number of travelers staying at the closest accommodations.

Because the beach is located in a fairly popular vacation spot, it is not usually very difficult to find just the right type of hotel nearby. For guests looking to find a place that's on or near the beach, the table that follows lists the closest accommodations to Accra Beach.

Accommodations near Accra Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Blue Horizon 0.1 mi. NE Hotel
South Beach Resort & Vacation Club 0.1 mi. N Hotel
Abbeville Hotel 0.1 mi. NNW Hotel
Southern Surf Beach Apartments 0.1 mi. E Hotel
Accra Beach Hotel & Spa 0.1 mi. NW Hotel
Blue Orchids Beach Hotel 0.2 mi. SE Resort
Coral Mist Beach Hotel 0.3 mi. SE Hotel
Allamanda Beach Hotel 0.3 mi. W Hotel
Pirate's Inn 0.4 mi. W Hotel
Worthing Court Apartment Hotel 0.4 mi. E Hotel

Food

Don't worry if your stomach starts rumbling while sunbathing at Accra Beach; there are lots of nearby options when it comes to dining. One of the closest restaurants is Chefette Rockley. The restaurant serves delicious International food. They are also famous for their barbecue and pizza. You and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes as it's just a short distance away.

Nearby restaurant options are listed in the following table.

Restaurants near Accra Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Chefette Rockley (246) 430-3400 International Very Casual 0.1 mi. N
The Courtyard Restaurant (246) 436-5216 -- -- 0.1 mi. NE
Fusion Restaurant and Lounge (246) 436-1538 Asian Fusion, Thai Informal 0.1 mi. N
Sideshore Beach Bar & Bistro -- -- -- 0.1 mi. SE
Coco Patch Restaurant (246) 435-8920 Caribbean, International Informal 0.1 mi. NW
The Wytukai (246) 435-8920 Polynesian Fine Dining 0.1 mi. NW
Just Grillin' (246) 435-6469 Caribbean Very Casual 0.1 mi. NW
Italia Coffee Rockley (246) 435-8165 Italian -- 0.1 mi. NNW
Bert's Bar (246) 435-7924 Caribbean, International Very Casual 0.1 mi. E
Chilly Moo's Ice-cream Treatery (246) 435-1877 Eclectic Very Casual 0.1 mi. NW
Barbecue Barn (246) 436-5000 Eclectic Very Casual -- --
David's Place (246) 435-9755 Caribbean Informal -- --

Other Beaches

Vacationers in search of the perfect beach will have other options if Accra Beach doesn't suit their tastes.

If the exciting vibe at Accra Beach is what you're looking for, consider heading to Foul Bay, another destination with a good amount of excitement. It is located nine and a half miles to the east. If you're looking for something a little more private, Worthing Beach could be a good option for you. You'll find it just a short distance away.

Travelers may also want to consider Carlisle Bay, which is located two miles to the northwest.

Perhaps Accra Beach is the most convenient coastline for you to visit, but some travelers itch to explore more; in which case you should find a beach with a seclusion factor that suits you.

 

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