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, in the same vicinity as Bridgetown, Accra Beach is on the South coast of Barbados. You might think about stopping by even if you aren't staying in the immediate vicinity. Active travelers who find secluded beaches too calm and inactive might just fall in love with Accra Beach.

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.

The concession stand located here is another lunchtime alternative. Sometimes, visitors will be able to purchase food from one of the mobile vendors who typically set up at this spot.

For your convenience, restrooms are available at Accra Beach. You'll appreciate that showers are available, so you can clean up before leaving. It's also good to know that you will have access to umbrellas and chairs here, so visitors seeking relief from the sultry island sun will get their wish. Happily, the off-shore waters are clear and good for snorkeling, so purchase or rent some gear if you've been hoping to get in some underwater exploration. 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 the region in which Accra Beach is located is an urban area, meaning you may find quite a few people vying for the use of the same facilities.

What's Nearby

Attractions

This beach is positioned on Barbados' South coast. On The Wall Art Gallery is within a distance that tourists could probably walk or take a cab to, and it is one of the the area's interesting attractions.

If you want to mix a cultural experience with your visit to the beach, you might want to consider visiting Barbados Museum and Historical Society. This museum is located one and an eighth miles away, giving you a chance to see, and learn about, even more of the area.

There are options for close-by activities so you won't run low on things to do. The attractions nearest to this beach are listed in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Accra Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
On The Wall Art Gallery Art Gallery 0.2 mi. SE Barbados
Hastings Boardwalk Eastern End Trailhead 0.3 mi. W Barbados
Rockley Golf Course Golf Course 0.5 mi. N Barbados
Barbados Photo Gallery Art Gallery 0.5 mi. NW Barbados
Lucky Horseshoe Worthing Slot Machine Arcade 0.6 mi. ESE 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
George Washington House Historical Site 1.3 mi. WNW Barbados

Cities and Towns

Accra Beach is near St. Lawrence Gap, so a trip into the city——for snacks, drinks, and other attractions——is a convenient option. Accra Beach visitors looking for other opportunities for exploration might want to consider checking out St. Lawrence Gap, because it's close-by and is an area full of activity.

Hotels

The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, depending on when you visit, and how many hotel rooms have been booked nearby. At this beach, you can expect to share the sand with more than a few vacationers who are staying in the area.

Beach-goers seeking a hotel room not far from Accra Beach shouldn't find it very difficult, as there are lots of resorts and hotels to choose from in the surrounding area. Find the closest, most convenient lodging options by viewing those shown in the following table.

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
Southern Surf Beach Apartments 0.1 mi. E Hotel
Accra Beach Hotel & Spa 0.1 mi. NW Hotel
Magic Isle Beach Apartments 0.2 mi. W Villa complex
Blue Orchids Beach Hotel 0.2 mi. SE Resort
Coral Mist Beach Hotel 0.3 mi. SE Hotel
Healthy Horizons Beach Apartments 0.3 mi. W Villa complex
Sea Foam Haciendas 0.3 mi. ESE Villa complex
Pirate's Inn 0.4 mi. W Hotel

Food

Because restaurants near the beach catch the freshest seafood and the balmiest breezes, don't miss your chance to eat at a nearby restaurant, where you can dive into Barbados' specialty dishes, without having to go far. One of the closest places to eat is Chefette Rockley. This restaurant features International cuisine. Many guests rave about their barbecue and pizza. You could take a cab or probably walk to this restaurant since it's only a short distance away.

Nearby dining 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
Coco Patch Restaurant (246) 435-8920 Caribbean, International Informal 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
Chilly Moo's Ice-cream Treatery (246) 435-1877 Eclectic Very Casual 0.1 mi. NW
Barbecue Barn (246) 436-5000 -- Very Casual -- --
Terasu Kafe (246) 435-2600 International Very Casual 0.2 mi. NW
Champers Restaurant & Wine Bar (246) 434-3463 Caribbean, International, Mediterranean Informal 0.2 mi. SE
Bubba's Sports Bar (246) 435-6217 Caribbean, International Very Casual 0.2 mi. NW
Blue Orchid (246) 435-8057 Eclectic Informal 0.2 mi. SE
Ackee Tree (246) 434-7684 Caribbean Informal 0.2 mi. W
Coral Mist Restaurant (246) 435-7712 Caribbean, Eclectic Informal 0.3 mi. SE

Other Beaches

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

You may also want to try Foul Bay, which is in a pretty active location. You'll find it nine and a half miles to the east. If you were hoping to find a tranquil beach scene with few crowds, Worthing Beach could be a good option for you. You'll find it just a little ways away.

You may also enjoy Carlisle Bay, located two miles to the northwest.

Barbados has some unforgettable natural wonders to explore, and Accra Beach offers just one way to spend time outdoors.

 

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