Cockspur Beach

Once part of the Cockburn Beach Club, the beach is no longer the active tourist spot it once was. However, guests can still head to the beach and spend some time on the now quiet shores.

Situated on the edge of Bridgetown, one and a quarter miles north-northwest of downtown, Cockspur Beach is on the South West edge of Barbados. You might think about stopping by even if you aren't staying nearby. Social beachgoers will like this beach because of its crowded, urban location. In fact, Cockspur Beach would be most convenient for those who are staying in the hotels nearby, and those who don't mind large groups of people.

How to Access The Beach
Cockspur Beach is located in the parish of St. Michael, off Spring Garden Highway.

Amenities and Ambiance

It is not hard to see why this beach was so popular. Clean sand and a long shore make it a great place to be. Just beware that the beach is no longer maintained, and there will often be locals trying to sell you handicrafts and other goods.

If you're suddenly hungry or thirsty, the concession stand at Cockspur Beach is the ultimate convenience.

Cockspur Beach does have public restrooms for your convenience. You'll also find chairs and umbrellas, so guests seeking a place to relax in the shade will get their wish.

Keep in mind that the region in which Cockspur Beach is located is a bustling area, so the availability of certain services is likely to be affected.

What's Nearby


The beach is wonderful, but the surrounding area has a lot to offer, too. Look for it on Barbados' South West coast. It is near some interesting sites like Malibu Beach Club & Visitor Center, which is found a couple hundred yards away, and it is one of a few favorite destinations in the area.

If you want to combine a cultural experience with your visit to the beach, you might want to consider visiting Cricket Legends Museum. This museum is located one and a quarter miles to the south-southeast, and might make a nice break from the midday sun.

If a visit to the Cockspur Beach isn't enough to keep you busy all afternoon, the following table shows the closest options.

Activities and Attractions Near Cockspur Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Malibu Beach Club & Visitor Center Operating Distillery 0.1 mi. NNW Barbados
JoJo's Gambling Arcade 0.3 mi. ENE Barbados
Mount Gay Rum Distilleries and Visitor Center Distillery 0.6 mi. SSE Barbados
Verandah Art Gallery Art Gallery 0.9 mi. NE Barbados
Statue Of Sir Garfield Sobers Monument 1.1 mi. SSE Barbados
Kensington Oval Management Inc Sporting Event Venue 1.2 mi. SSE Barbados
Cricket Legends Museum Museum 1.2 mi. SSE Barbados
Agapey Chocolate Factory Sugar and Confectionery Manufacturing 1.3 mi. S Barbados
Play Fair Arcade Baxter Road Slot Machine Arcade 1.5 mi. SE Barbados
Tyrol Cot Heritage Village Museum 1.6 mi. E Barbados
Bagnall's Point Gallery Art Gallery 1.7 mi. S Barbados
Barbados Gallery of Art Art Gallery 1.7 mi. S Barbados

Cities and Towns

Tourists at Cockspur Beach who are hoping to find other opportunities for exploration will want to consider making the trip to Bridgetown, since it's in the vicinity and is an especially active area of Barbados.


The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, depending on everything from the time of day to how many hotel rooms have been booked nearby. There aren't many major hotels in the immediate vicinity, but you may meet visitors staying at smaller accommodations in the area.

Since this beach is in a fairly touristed area, it usually isn't all that difficult to find exactly the kind of hotel you're looking for nearby. For vacationers looking to get a place that's near the water, the following table shows the accommodation options closest to Cockspur Beach.

Accommodations near Cockspur Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Melbourne Hotel and Apartments 2.6 mi. SE Hotel
Bajan Beach Cottages 2.9 mi. SSE Cottages
Radisson Aquatica Resort 3.0 mi. SSE Resort
Grand Barbados Beach Resort 3.0 mi. SSE Resort
Island Inn Hotel 3.1 mi. SSE Hotel
Hilton Hotel Barbados 3.1 mi. SSE Hotel
Sweetfield Manor Historic Inn 3.3 mi. SE B & B
Savannah Hotel 3.4 mi. SSE Hotel
Amaryllis Beach Resort 3.5 mi. SSE Resort
Coconut Court Beach Resort 3.6 mi. SE Hotel


One of the tastiest ways to compliment a balmy beach afternoon is to enjoy a meal at a nearby restaurant, where you'll be able to get a taste of the local fare, without going too far from the coast. One of the closest restaurants is KFC Black Rock. The restaurant serves American cuisine. They're also renowned for their chicken. When you start to get hungry, you won't need to wait too long to eat as it's just a little ways away.

The table below provides a list of dining options near this beach.

Restaurants near Cockspur Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
KFC Black Rock (246) 424-9268 American -- 0.5 mi. NNE
Chefette Black Rock (246) 417-8560 International Very Casual -- --
Palm Paradise Restaurant -- Eclectic Very Casual 0.6 mi. NNW
Tim's On De Highway (246) 426-1799 -- -- 0.6 mi. S
New York Pizza (246) 435-7677 Italian -- 0.9 mi. N
Lio's Den -- -- -- 1.2 mi. E
Cin Cin by the Sea (246) 424-4557 Caribbean, Contemporary, Mediterranean Fine Dining 1.4 mi. NNW
Shiso (246) 424-7571 Asian Informal 1.5 mi. NNW
Seascape (246) 424-7571 Caribbean, International, Mediterranean Fine Dining 1.5 mi. NNW
Kýma (246) 424-7571 Afghan, American Informal 1.5 mi. NNW
Sylvester's Restaurant (246) 436-0488 -- -- 1.7 mi. S
Il Tempio Italian Restaurant (246) 417-0057 Italian Informal 1.8 mi. NNW

Other Beaches

Travelers who are looking for the ideal beach will have lots of choices besides Cockspur Beach.

If the exciting vibe at Cockspur Beach has you wanting more of the same, consider also visiting Gibbs Beach, a spot with the same type of electricity. You'll find it seven and a half miles to the north. If it's solitude and tranquility you're seeking, Brighton Beach is an area secluded from lots of tourists and buildings. You'll find it only a short distance away.

Another option worth considering is Paradise Beach, located three quarters of a mile to the north-northwest. Travelers seeking a beautiful beach on Barbados' west coast need look no further than Paradise Beach. Calm waters make it an ideal spot for travelers of all ages.

Barbados has plenty to offer its visitors, and Cockspur Beach is just one of the many options.


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