Needham's Point

Needham's Point Beach features soft, white sand and access to the calm Caribbean sea thanks to the area's natural reefs. Swimming and snorkeling are popular activities here, while the plentiful tropical foliage provides excellent shade.

Positioned on the edge of Bridgetown, three quarters of a mile south of downtown, Needham's Point is on the South coast of Barbados. You might want even if you aren't staying in the immediate vicinity. Many of Barbados' beaches are quite secluded, offering beautiful backdrops and few disturbances. Though some travelers can't wait to enjoy these secret spots, busy vacationers may prefer something a little less out-of-the-way, like Needham's Point.

How to Access The Beach

Needham's Point is accessible by car and foot. Taxis and shuttles make frequent stops nearby, as the beach is directly south of the Barbados Hilton. Drivers should keep an eye out for signs off of Highway 7.

Amenities and Ambiance

Needham's Point Beach is located on the southwest of the island, with Carlisle Bay and Pebbles and Brownes Beach to the north. Natural reefs directly off of the coast ensure that the turquoise waters remain calm, while the soft sand provides ideal space to sunbathe.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun. You'll find the waters off-shore to be of good snorkeling quality, so bring your gear if you're wanting to check out the underwater sites.

Since Needham's Point can be located in a major tourist area, you'll want to plan accordingly.

What's Nearby


This beach is positioned on Barbados' South coast. It is near some interesting sites like Needhams Point Lighthouse, which is not far from away. Some will choose to walk here, while others will want to take a taxi, and it is among the the area's interesting attractions.

If you're interested in mixing culture with your visit to the beach, you may want to consider visiting Barbados Museum and Historical Society, a lovely museum found three quarters of a mile to the east-northeast, and might make a nice break from the midday sun.

If your taste for travel keeps you looking for new activity and attraction options, you'll find the closest ones in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Needham's Point
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Needhams Point Lighthouse Lighthouse 0.1 mi. NE Barbados
Charles Fort Historical Site 0.1 mi. NW Barbados
Gravesend Military Cemetery Historical Site 0.1 mi. NE Barbados
St. Ann's Garrison Historical Site 0.4 mi. ENE Barbados
Play Fair Arcade Aquatic Gap Slot Machine Arcade 0.4 mi. NE Barbados
George Washington House Historical Site 0.4 mi. NE Barbados
Garrison Savannah Historical Site 0.5 mi. ENE Barbados
Statue Of Sir Grantley Adams Monument 0.6 mi. N Barbados
Barbados Museum and Historical Society Museum 0.7 mi. ENE Barbados
Hastings Boardwalk Western End Trailhead 0.8 mi. E Barbados
D'Fast Lime Arcade Slot Machine Arcade 0.9 mi. E Barbados
Hastings Boardwalk Scenic Trail 1.1 mi. E Barbados

Cities and Towns

Needham's Point is close to Bridgetown, so travelers staying in town won't have far to go. Needham's Point tourists seeking other interesting places to see might consider making the trip to Bridgetown, since it's nearby and is an especially active area of Barbados.


How many other people you encounter at Needham's Point will vary depending on the time of day, particularly in the high season when hotels overflow with tourists. At this beach, you can expect to encounter quite a few visitors from lodgings in the area.

Visitors looking to find a place to stay close to Needham's Point shouldn't find it that tough, as there is no shortage of hotels and resorts to choose from in the immediate vicinity. You'll find the closest hotel booking options by looking over those shown below.

Accommodations near Needham's Point
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Hilton Hotel Barbados 0.1 mi. N Hotel
Island Inn Hotel 0.3 mi. NE Hotel
Radisson Aquatica Resort 0.4 mi. NNE Resort
Grand Barbados Beach Resort 0.4 mi. NE Resort
Savannah Hotel 0.4 mi. E Hotel
Bajan Beach Cottages 0.5 mi. NNE Cottages
Amaryllis Beach Resort 0.5 mi. E Resort
Coconut Court Beach Resort 0.7 mi. E Hotel
Courtyard by Marriott 0.7 mi. E Hotel
Soco Hotel 0.9 mi. E Hotel


If the heat at the beach has you craving a cool cocktail and a bite to eat, there are lots of nearby options when it comes to dining. One of the nearest restaurants is Lighthouse Restaurant. This restaurant serves delicious eclectic cuisine. Some guests will choose to take a cab here, while others will want to walk as it's only a short distance away.

Nearby restaurant options are provided in the following table.

Restaurants near Needham's Point
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Lighthouse Restaurant (246) 426-0200 Eclectic Informal 0.1 mi. N
The Grille at Hilton Barbados (246) 426-0200 Caribbean, International Fine Dining 0.1 mi. N
Cuz's Fish Stand -- -- -- 0.3 mi. NNE
The Boardwalk Restaurant (246) 436-6393 Caribbean, Fusion Fine Dining 0.3 mi. NE
Brown Sugar (246) 426-7684 Caribbean, Creole, International Very Casual 0.4 mi. NE
Pier 1 Restaurant (246) 426-4000 Eclectic Informal 0.4 mi. NE
Boucan Wine And Bar Restaurant (246) 228-3800 -- -- 0.4 mi. E
39 Steps Wine Bar & Restaurant (246) 427-0715 Eclectic Informal 0.5 mi. E
Almond Tree Restaurant & Beach Bar (246) 438-8000 Bajan, International, Mediterranean Informal 0.5 mi. E
Mama Mia (246) 434-3354 Italian Very Casual 0.6 mi. E
Blue Room Sports Bar & Grill -- Eclectic Very Casual 0.7 mi. E
Seagrape Beach Bar (246) 427-1655 Eclectic Very Casual 0.7 mi. E

Other Beaches

Of course, there are more fantastic beaches besides Needham's Point in Barbados.

You may also like Gibbs Beach, where there's usually lots of activity. It is located 11 miles to the north. If it's solitude and tranquility you're seeking, Drill Hall Beach is an area secluded from lots of tourists and buildings. You'll find it only a short distance away.

Vacationers may also want to visit Carlisle Bay, which is located a mile to the north.

Barbados has some unforgettable natural wonders to explore, and Needham's Point is just one of the many options.


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