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.

Located in the outer region of Bridgetown, one and a quarter miles north-northwest of "downtown," Cockspur Beach is on the South West edge of Barbados. You should consider dropping by even if you aren't staying in the immediate vicinity. Eventually, visitors notice that beaches throughout Barbados are usually fairly quiet, but Cockspur Beach is the exception.

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 Just beware that the beach is no longer maintained, and there will often be locals trying to sell you handicrafts and other goods.

Even if you plan to dine elsewhere, the snack bar on-site could come in handy.

Yes, there are public restrooms at Cockspur Beach. You will also have access to umbrellas and chairs here, so guests looking for a break from the hot sun will not be disappointed.

Don't forget that the region in which Cockspur Beach is located is a popular spot, so the availability of certain amenities is likely to be affected.

What's Nearby

Attractions

This pleasant stretch of sand known as Cockspur Beach is on Barbados' South West coast; the area hosts attractions such as Malibu Beach Club & Visitor Center, which is a couple hundred yards away.

To some, museums and beaches may seem an odd combination, but many travelers find that museums like Cricket Legends Museum (found just a walk or cab ride away) offer a fun learning experience and a new way to experience Barbados' culture.

Being able to choose from some activities besides the beach will ensure you won't run out of ways to stay busy. The attractions nearest to this beach are listed in the following table.

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

Cockspur Beach is in the Bridgetown area, so walking the city is a definite option. Cockspur Beach guests seeking some additional excitement might consider going to Bridgetown, which is not far away and is a particularly bustling part of Barbados.

Hotels

Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will vary depending on the time of day, particularly in the high season when hotels overflow with tourists. The area does not have very many large hotels, but you may encounter guests staying at the few small lodgings in the area.

Since this beach is located in a pretty popular tourist area, it is not typically very tough to find the kind of hotel you're looking for close-by. If you and your group are hoping to find a place that's on or near the water, the following table shows the accommodations 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

Food

If someone in your group starts to get a little hungry at the beach, it's alright because you'll have a variety of choices within a few miles. One of the closest restaurants is KFC Black Rock. This restaurant offers a menu of American cuisine. Many guests rave about their chicken. You and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes as it's just a short distance away.

Nearby dining options are listed below.

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

Visitors searching for the perfect beach in Barbados will have lots of options besides Cockspur Beach.

You may also like Gibbs Beach, where there's usually lots of activity. You'll find it seven and a half miles to the north. If it's a bit of peace and quiet you're after, Brighton Beach is an area removed from some more heavily-traveled spots. It is located only a short distance away.

Vacationers may also want to visit Paradise Beach, which is located within a short distance. 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 a lot to offer its visitors, but Cockspur Beach is both a relaxing, sunny hangout and a stunning natural feature.

 

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