Attractions in Bridgetown

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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.  


Accra Beach

There are a large selection of beaches to consider in the area. Snorkeling is an option at some of the beaches, for vacationers who enjoy the underwater scene. Click on the name of the beach to get additional information concerning that part of the coast.

If you are looking for a snorkeling spot, a place providing that option is Brighton Beach. The beach is accessible via signage and is located off of the Spring Garden Highway. The beach accommodates both pedestrians and vehicles.

Another top pick for visitors who enjoy snorkeling is Brownes Beach. The beach is accessible to both pedestrians and vehicles and lies directly off of Highway 7. Parking is available at various points off of the highway.

Accra 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.

Bridgetown includes several additional beach choices. For more details about this topic, visit this page.

Landmark Attractions

Independence Arch

If you are looking to do some sight-seeing, visit Cricket Legends Museum. It is situated in Bridgetown. The museum space at Cricket Legends Museum is filled with memorabilia that dates back to the early 1990s. Autographed bats, uniforms worn in championship games, and, the museum's prized possession, the ball bowled by Wes Hall in the first hat-trick by a West Indian, are all on display here.

Another popular destination is Barbados Museum and Historical Society. It is found in Bridgetown. The Museum is open daily, with normal hours running from 9:00am to 5:00pm, except for Sunday when the hours are reduced to from 2:00pm until 6:00pm.

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.

The area includes additional places to visit. To read our detailed page about other interesting places to visit in Bridgetown, navigate to this page.

Natural Attractions

Orchid World

Queen's Park is one of the more popular outdoor attractions. 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.

Another option you should consider visiting is Lazaretto Gardens. 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.

These examples are just a sample of your options. If you'd like to find out more about natural attractions in and near Bridgetown, can do so here.


Looking for some action? Those hoping to try their luck will have a handful of places to go in and near the area.

D'Fast Lime Arcade is located in southeastern Bridgetown. 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.

Lucky Horseshoe Saloon Warrens is situated in Eden Lodge, 3.4 mi. North-Northeast of central Bridgetown. Lucky Horseshoe Saloon offers American style dining and Atlantic City style gaming. Slots galore!

Lucky Horseshoe Saloon Bagatelle: A small collection of slot machines are available at Lucky Horseshoe Saloon, making your time in the restaurant all the more enjoyable.

Needless to say, you can find quite a few other options too. Follow this link to see our guide to gaming in and near Bridgetown.


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