Drill Hall Beach

Drill Hall Beach is a large beach area off the southwest coast of the island. A shallow reef directly offshore makes for great surfing, as it creates waves, though it isn't ideal for swimming. The expansive pink sand, numerous trees, and surrounding picnic tables make the area great for lounging and taking in the water sports.

Positioned on the edge of Bridgetown, three quarters of a mile south-southeast of downtown, Drill Hall Beach is on the South coast of Barbados. You might want even if you are not staying very close. Vacationers who prefer to walk rather than drive around Barbados will like how easy it is to reach Drill Hall Beach. There are so many things to do in the area, as this beach is right in the center of all the daytime activity.

How to Access The Beach
The beach is accessible to both pedestrians and vehicles. Drivers should look for car park signs off of Highway 7. Those who prefer public transportation can utilize shuttles or taxis to get to the Barbados Hilton, which is within walking distance of the beach.

Amenities and Ambiance

Drill Hall Beach is fairly large and features pink sand and lush foliage. The beautiful blue sea is perfect for catching waves on a boogie or surf board, with the active waves created by the shallow reef located shortly off the coast. West of the beach is the famous Needhams Point, while the Garrison lies farther inland.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business.

Keep in mind that the area right around Drill Hall Beach is a bustling area, so show up early.

What's Nearby


Travelers will find Drill Hall Beach on Barbados' South coast. Gravesend Military Cemetery is close enough that guests will have the choice to walk or take a cab, and it is one of the favorite destinations in the area.

If you're interested in mixing some cultural exploration with your trip to the beach, you might want to consider visiting Barbados Museum and Historical Society, a lovely museum found only a brief walk or taxi ride away, and might make a nice break from the midday sun.

If your taste for travel keeps you looking for new activity and attraction options, the beach is located near the attractions in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Drill Hall Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Gravesend Military Cemetery Historical Site 0.1 mi. NW Barbados
Needhams Point Lighthouse Lighthouse 0.2 mi. WNW Barbados
St. Ann's Garrison Historical Site 0.2 mi. NE Barbados
Charles Fort Historical Site 0.3 mi. W Barbados
Garrison Savannah Historical Site 0.3 mi. NE Barbados
George Washington House Historical Site 0.3 mi. NNE Barbados
Play Fair Arcade Aquatic Gap Slot Machine Arcade 0.3 mi. N Barbados
Barbados Museum and Historical Society Museum 0.6 mi. NE Barbados
Statue Of Sir Grantley Adams Monument 0.6 mi. N Barbados
Hastings Boardwalk Western End Trailhead 0.6 mi. ESE Barbados
D'Fast Lime Arcade Slot Machine Arcade 0.7 mi. ESE Barbados
Hastings Boardwalk Scenic Trail 0.9 mi. ESE Barbados

Cities and Towns

Drill Hall Beach visitors hoping to find further attractions might consider making the trip to Bridgetown, because it's in the vicinity and is a particularly bustling part of Barbados.


The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, depending on time of day, season, and how full nearby hotel rooms are. At this beach, you can expect to share the sand with more than a few travelers staying at the closest accommodations.

Vacationers hoping to find a place to stay not far from Drill Hall Beach shouldn't find it very tough, as there is no shortage of hotels to choose from in the immediate vicinity. You will find the closest and most convenient booking options by looking over those shown in the table that follows.

Accommodations near Drill Hall Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Savannah Hotel 0.2 mi. E Hotel
Hilton Hotel Barbados 0.2 mi. WNW Hotel
Amaryllis Beach Resort 0.3 mi. E Resort
Island Inn Hotel 0.3 mi. N Hotel
Grand Barbados Beach Resort 0.3 mi. N Resort
Radisson Aquatica Resort 0.4 mi. N Resort
Coconut Court Beach Resort 0.5 mi. E Hotel
Bajan Beach Cottages 0.5 mi. N Cottages
Courtyard by Marriott 0.5 mi. E Hotel
Soco Hotel 0.7 mi. ESE Hotel


Because restaurants near the beach catch the freshest seafood and the balmiest breezes, don't miss your chance to eat at a nearby restaurant, where you can try foods you've never heard of before, without having to go far. Boucan Wine And Bar Restaurant is one of the closest eateries. You could take a cab or probably walk to this restaurant since it's not far off the beach at all.

The table below lists restaurant options near this shoreline.

Restaurants near Drill Hall Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Boucan Wine And Bar Restaurant (246) 228-3800 -- -- 0.2 mi. E
Lighthouse Restaurant (246) 426-0200 Eclectic Informal 0.2 mi. WNW
The Grille at Hilton Barbados (246) 426-0200 Caribbean, International Fine Dining 0.2 mi. WNW
Brown Sugar (246) 426-7684 Caribbean, Creole, International Very Casual 0.3 mi. N
Almond Tree Restaurant & Beach Bar (246) 438-8000 Bajan, International, Mediterranean Informal 0.3 mi. E
The Boardwalk Restaurant (246) 436-6393 Caribbean, Fusion Fine Dining 0.3 mi. N
Cuz's Fish Stand -- -- -- 0.3 mi. N
Pier 1 Restaurant (246) 426-4000 Eclectic Informal 0.3 mi. N
Mama Mia (246) 434-3354 Italian Very Casual 0.4 mi. E
Blue Room Sports Bar & Grill -- Eclectic Very Casual 0.5 mi. E
Seagrape Beach Bar (246) 427-1655 Eclectic Very Casual 0.5 mi. E
The Deck Restaurant and Bar (246) 427-1655 Caribbean Fine Dining 0.5 mi. E

Other Beaches

Barbados has many beaches, so Drill Hall Beach is just one of your options.

You might also enjoy Foul Bay, which is in a pretty active location. It is located 11 miles to the east. If it's solitude and tranquility you're seeking, Needham's Point is a location secluded from lots of tourists and buildings. You'll find it just a little ways away.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Carlisle Bay, located a mile to the north.

Perhaps Drill Hall Beach is the most convenient coastline for you to visit, but some travelers itch to explore more; in which case you should find a beach with a seclusion factor that suits you.


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