Natural Attractions in Bridgetown

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Despite being the central city on the island of Barbados, Bridgetown is also within easy reach of numerous natural attractions which allow visitors to explore the importance of the local eco-system.  This includes the marine world, for which there are numerous underwater sites to be seen by those keen to try out snorkeling and diving. 

Nature Preserves and Hiking

Do you enjoy spending time outside? You might be happy to find out that the area has several interesting nature preserves nearby.

Folkstone Marine Park is a nature preserve situated in Holetown, 6.5 mi. North of central Bridgetown. A popular site for watersports enthusiasts, Folkstone Marine Park features calm waters on the surface, and an artificial reef created by a sunken ship below.

Nature Preserves and Hiking Near Bridgetown
Name Type Location Island
Folkstone Marine Park Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve Holetown, 6.5 mi. North of Central Bridgetown Barbados

Caves

Harrison's Cave

Although most people visiting the area have heard about the beautiful water and coastline, those aren't the only way to enjoy the area's natural wonders. The one example is Harrison's Cave. It is located within Welchman Hall, 6.7 mi. North-Northeast of central Bridgetown. <p>Naturally made caves have a certain air of mystery, and are certainly fascinating. Harrison's Cave is one such attraction.</p>

Parks and Botanical Gardens

Orchid World

Guests can also visit several parks, or 5 botanical gardens in and around Bridgetown.

Queen's Park is found in the heart of Bridgetown. 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 popular choice in this category 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.

The parks and gardens worth considering are shown in the chart below.

Parks and Gardens In and Around Bridgetown
Name Type Location
Andromeda Botanical Gardens Botanical Garden St. Joseph Parish, 10.2 mi. Northeast of Central Bridgetown
Errol Barrow Park Park 2.5 mi. East of Central Bridgetown
Flower Forest Botanical Garden St. Thomas Parish, 7.4 mi. North-Northeast of Central Bridgetown
Hunte's Garden Botanical Garden St. Thomas Parish, 8.0 mi. Northeast of Central Bridgetown
Lazaretto Gardens Botanical Garden Wanstead, 2.7 mi. North-Northwest of Central Bridgetown
National Heroes Square Park Downtown Bridgetown
Orchid World Botanical Garden 6.3 mi. Northeast of Central Bridgetown
Queen's Park Park 0.6 mi. East of Downtown Bridgetown
Welchman Hall Gully Park Welchman Hall, 6.6 mi. North-Northeast of Central Bridgetown

Land Formations

Another idea is to go see some of the more popular area land formations. Other types of natural attractions in Bridgetown are listed directly below.

Land Formations In Bridgetown
Name Type Location
Accra Reef Reef 2.8 mi. Southeast of Central Bridgetown
Bridgetown Harbour Harbour 0.9 mi. Northwest of Downtown Bridgetown

If you are looking for more points of interest beyond what's offered on this page, you should look farther afield. Readers can get more details about other attractions by going to this page.

 

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