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.

Set in Christ Church Parish, in the same general area as Bridgetown, Accra Beach is on the South edge of Barbados. You might think about stopping by even if you aren't staying very close. Accra Beach is the kind of destination where people go to be among the interesting crowds and sights, and there is plenty of beach action to keep them busy - it's anything but dull.

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. You may also have the option to order lunch from one of the mobile vendors who are generally found here.

There are public restrooms at this beach——something you'll appreciate if you bring the kids along. Shower facilities are available, so you can clean off the sand before hitting more attractions. You will also be pleased to find umbrellas and chairs here, so guests looking for a shaded area to relax will not go leave unhappy. You will find the water here is fit for snorkeling, so bring your equipment if you're wanting to check out the underwater sites. 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.

However, it is important see that while there will be (BLANK) comforts available at Accra Beach, it can be found in a major tourist area. With that in mind, if you feel that these amenities are a deciding factor, naturally, it's an appropriate reason to visit earlier in the morning before the other people show up or perhaps going to a beach in a more remote area. Or you possibly risk the amenities being already claimed by other guests.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Accra Beach is on the South coast of Barbados. It is near Play Fair Arcade Hastings Main Road, which is located a couple hundred yards away, and it is one of the popular spots in the area.

If you want to combine a little culture with your trip to the beach, you might want to consider visiting Barbados Museum and Historical Society, a lovely museum found just a quick cab ride or walk away, so it would be an easy side trip to take after the beach.

Being able to choose from some activities besides the beach will ensure you won't run low on 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

Guests visiting Accra Beach who are seeking other interesting places to see might want to consider heading to St. Lawrence Gap, because it's in the vicinity and is an especially active area of Barbados.

Hotels

Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. You can generally expect to see a fair amount of other guests who are staying close by.

Vacationers seeking a room close to the beach will find themselves in luck, as there is no shortage of hotels to choose from close-by. Find the closest lodging options by viewing what's shown below.

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 walk to an area restaurant, where you'll be able to try foods you've never heard of before, within a reachable distance. One of the nearest restaurants is Chefette Rockley. This restaurant has a menu featuring International food. Visitors often rave about their barbecue and pizza. You'll have the option of walking or taking a cab since it's not far off the beach at all.

Some nearby restaurant options are included 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 if Accra Beach doesn't suit you, you can still find a great spot.

You might also enjoy Foul Bay, a popular beach beloved by tourists. You'll find it nine and a half miles to the east. If you'd rather try a more private, less popular location, you might find what you want at Worthing Beach. You'll find it just a short distance away.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Carlisle Bay, which is located two miles away.

Maybe Accra Beach is a perfect spot for you to kick back, and at the same time perhaps not the the ideal fit; if so, there are other beaches and natural attractions in Barbados you might like.

 

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