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.

Situated in the western part of Christ Church Parish, fairly close to Bridgetown, Accra Beach is on the South edge of Barbados. You might think about stopping by even if you aren't staying very close. Although Accra Beach is not the most hidden spot in Barbados, it retains the right amount of intimacy and natural beauty to attract beachgoers.

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.

Many visitors find themselves ordering a drink or snack from the concessions here, even if they move off-site for lunch. You may also have the option to order some food from one of the mobile vendors who are typically found at this location.

You will be able to use a public restroom at Accra Beach. You'll appreciate that showers are available, so you don't have to go back to your hotel sandy. You will also have access to chairs and umbrellas here, so guests seeking some respite from the sun will not be disappointed. Happily, the off-shore waters are of good snorkeling quality, so purchase or rent some equipment if you want to see the underwater world. 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.

Bear in mind that Accra Beach's immediate surroundings are highly urbanized, which means the availability of certain facilities is likely to be affected.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Visitors will find this beach on the South coast of Barbados; it's located near attractions like Play Fair Arcade Hastings Main Road, which is a couple hundred yards to the northwest.

To some, museums and beaches may seem an odd combination, but plenty of visitors find that museums like Barbados Museum and Historical Society (located fairly close-by) offer rare insight into Caribbean life and help visitors understand Barbados' interesting past.

Being able to choose from some activities besides the beach will ensure you won't run out of things to do. Attractions close to this beach can be found 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 Art Gallery 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 is in the St. Lawrence Gap area, so touring the city could be a fun side-trip after visiting the beach. Accra Beach tourists hoping to find other interesting places to see should consider heading to St. Lawrence Gap, because it's in the vicinity and is an active, busy area.

Hotels

Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. You can generally expect to encounter quite a few vacationers who are staying in the area.

Because the beach is in a relatively popular tourist destination, it usually isn't very difficult to find exactly the type of hotel you're looking for close-by. If you're wanting to find a place that's near the ocean, the table below shows the accommodation options closest 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

Because restaurants near the beach catch the freshest seafood and the balmiest breezes, don't miss your chance to try a nearby restaurant, where you can get a taste of the local fare, without having to go far. One of the nearest restaurants is Chefette Rockley. This restaurant serves International food. They also specialize in barbecue and pizza. When you start to get hungry, you won't need to wait too long to eat since it's just a short distance away.

Nearby restaurants are provided 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

Barbados has many nice beaches, so Accra Beach is just one of your options.

You might also enjoy Foul Bay, a popular beach beloved by tourists. It is located nine and a half miles to the east. If you're looking for something a little more private, you might enjoy Worthing Beach. You'll find it only a short distance away.

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

Accra Beach could be the ideal stretch of sand, but it is possible that it may not be the best choice for your family; in which case you should find a beach with a seclusion factor that suits you.

 

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