Bridgetown Attractions

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Of all of the towns on Barbados, Bridgetown is most alive with sites to see and things to do.  Your days are easily spent hiking through nature sancturaries, sunning on local beaches, visiting museums and important cultural structures, and yes, even casino gaming is a possibility.  

Beaches

Accra Beach

You'll find a large selection of beaches to consider visiting in the area. Snorkeling is an option at some of the beaches, if some of the people in your group enjoy the underwater scene. Click on the beach names for more information concerning that section of the coast.

If you enjoy snorkeling, a place with that option is Brighton Beach. Brighton Beach is an exceptionally long strip of sand with few rock or reef breaks. The water is fairly calm, although sometimes populated with sea urchins near the reefs.

Another good choice for snorkelers is Brownes Beach. Brownes Beach is located shortly outside of the capital city and features a long strip of white sand. One of the largest beaches in Barbados, Brownes Beach looks out to the Carlisle Bay, whose calm turquoise waters are perfect for snorkeling, scuba diving, and swimming.

Accra Beach: 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.

Luckily, you'll find plenty of additional choices for beaches in the area. To navigate to our guide to beaches, click this link.

Landmark Attractions

Independence Arch

Many travelers choose to visit Cricket Legends Museum. It is located in Bridgetown. You can tour the Cricket Legends Museum from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Another popular destination is Barbados Museum and Historical Society. It is located within Bridgetown. The Barbados Museum is also home of the Barbados Historical Society and their joint mission is to preserve the history of the people of Barbados. The museum itself is steeped in history as the site used to be an old military prison.

Needhams Point Lighthouse: Needlehams Point Lighthouse stands out as a stationary lighthouse, meaning that its light did not swoop around the coast as many other lighthouses have the tendency to do. Today, visitors are welcome to explore the grounds that the lighthouse stands on, but they are not permitted to enter the tower.

That's not all -- you'll be able to find quite a few other places to visit. If you'd like to find more details about other sites worth seeing in this area here.

Natural Attractions

Orchid World

Visitors who enjoy natural surroundings will probably enjoy spending some time at Queen's Park. <p>While Queen's Park has a long history of having been passed from the care of one government organization to another, it has always been simply a well-cared for and beautiful place for children to play and adults to enjoy the scenery.</p>

Another site worth considering is Lazaretto Gardens. <p>Not much more than a side attraction, these beautiful gardens are nice for a quick break from the beaches, restaurants, and shopping to just walk around and relax.</p>

Of course, you will find additional options too. Click to visit our discussion of natural attractions in and around the area.

Casinos

Looking for a bit of action? Vacationers hoping to try their luck in some gaming action will have plenty of opportunities to do so in this area.

Lucky Horseshoe Saloon Worthing offers dining on-site, so you can eat before, during or after the gaming action. Luck Horseshoe Saloon is an American style restaurant that has the added bonus of an entertainment lounge featuring slot machines. Give them a chance between ordering and receiving your food.

If you like to play the slots, you might like D'Fast Lime Arcade. Located inside a small building marked by a glowing neon bar sign is D'Fast Lime Casino. The casino is open 24 hours a day for slot machine gambling, so guests can find out how lucky they are any time of the day or night.

JoJo's: JoJo's features an impressive gaming lounge, bingo hall, and sports bar for a fun night in St. Michael.

Luckily, you can find a wider range of choices too. Click here to view our discussion of gaming in Bridgetown.

 

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