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 outskirts of Bridgetown, one and a quarter miles north-northwest of "downtown," Cockspur Beach is on the South West coast of Barbados. You should consider stopping by whether or not you're staying particularly close by. The beaches found throughout Barbados tend to be pretty quiet, but at Cockspur Beach your experience will be different.

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 Just beware that the beach is no longer maintained, and there will often be locals trying to sell you handicrafts and other goods.

The concession stand on-site could come in handy, even if you plan to have lunch elsewhere.

This beach has public restrooms——something you'll appreciate if you spend more than a couple of hours here. You will also have access to chairs and umbrellas here, so guests seeking a place to relax in the shade will not be disappointed.

With that said, please remember that even if there are definitely some amenities (BLANK) at Cockspur Beach, it is located inside an area popular for visitors. If throngs of people are something you want to avoid, it should be a decent cause to plan your visit out against other visitors, like arriving earlier in the day. If you do not, you could possibly not be able to use all those comforts that the beach has on site.

What's Nearby


Cockspur Beach is always a lovely side-trip when you're in the area. Look for it on Barbados' South West coast; the area hosts attractions such as Malibu Beach Club & Visitor Center, which is a couple hundred yards to the north-northwest.

If you're interested in learning more about the history of Barbados, you won't have to look hard to find sites boasting the colorful history of the nation. One of the nearest historical attractions is St. Michael's Cathedral, which is two miles away.

Beaches are nice for a few hours here and there, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The following table contains attractions that are the closest.

Activities and Attractions Near Cockspur Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Malibu Beach Club & Visitor Center Operating Distillery 0.1 mi. NNW 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
National Stadium Sporting Event Venue 1.7 mi. E Barbados

Cities and Towns

Those visiting Cockspur Beach who are looking for other interesting places to see might want to think about heading over to Bridgetown, since it's not far away and is a particularly busy area of Barbados.


The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, depending on everything from the time the sun sets to how many people have booked nearby hotels. The area does not have very many large hotels, but you may encounter visitors from the few small lodgings in the area.

Visitors trying to find a place to stay not far from Cockspur Beach shouldn't have a tough time, as there are lots of hotels and resorts to pick from in the vicinity. You will find the closest and most convenient hotel booking options by viewing what's shown in the table below.

Accommodations near Cockspur Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Palm Paradise 0.6 mi. NNW Guest house
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


A hot day at the beach will have you craving more than just a cocktail; no beach day is complete until you try a nearby restaurant, where you can sample the local chefs' favorite dishes, within a reachable distance. One of the closest places to eat is KFC Black Rock. This restaurant offers a menu of American food. They're also renowned for their chicken. You could take a cab or probably walk to this restaurant since it's only a short distance away.

The following table provides a list of places to eat 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
East (246) 424-7571 Pan Asian / Pacific Rim Informal 1.5 mi. NNW
Rosso Vivo (246) 424-7571 Mediterranean Informal 1.5 mi. NNW
Seascape (246) 424-7571 International 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 in search of the perfect beach will have lots of choices besides Cockspur Beach.

If the active mood at Cockspur Beach is what you're looking for, you'll want to consider also visiting Gibbs Beach, a beach with a similar ambiance. It is located seven and a half miles to the north. If it's a bit of peace and quiet you're after, Brighton Beach is a location which doesn't host as many visitors. You'll find it not far off the beach at all.

You might also want to visit Paradise Beach, which is located a half mile away. 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.

There are plenty of natural wonders to behold in Barbados, and paying a visit to Cockspur Beach is just one way you can spend your afternoon.


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