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 outskirts of Bridgetown, three quarters of a mile south of downtown, Needham's Point is on the South edge of Barbados. You might want to drop by even if you aren't staying very close. Travelers who prefer walking over driving to their next destination will probably like Needham's Point. It's convenient to nearby hotels and attractions since it is located in a pretty major tourist area.

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.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business. The water here is clear and good for snorkeling, so bring your gear if you've been hoping to get in some underwater exploration.

Since Needham's Point will be found in an active, busy area, you might need to hunt to get a spot!

What's Nearby


Travelers will find Needham's Point on the South coast of Barbados. It is near Needhams Point Lighthouse, which is located about a hundred yards away, and it is one of a few area's attractions.

If you want to discover more interesting facts about the history of Barbados, there are lots of sites which offer a historic look at the nation. One attraction of this sort is Charles Fort, which is a couple hundred yards to the northwest.

If your taste for travel keeps you looking for new activity and attraction options, the following table shows some of the closest options.

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
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
Barbados Photo Gallery Art Gallery 1.2 mi. E Barbados
Errol Barrow Statue Monument 1.2 mi. N Barbados

Cities and Towns

Needham's Point is near Bridgetown, so travelers staying in town won't have far to go. Tourists at Needham's Point who are seeking further attractions will want to think about making the trip to Bridgetown, since it's nearby and is an area full of activity.


Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. You can typically expect to share the sand with more than a few vacationers who are staying in the area.

Vacationers looking to find a room near the beach shouldn't find it very difficult, as there are lots of hotels and resorts to pick from close-by. Find the closest lodging options by viewing what's shown in the table that follows.

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
Savannah Hotel 0.4 mi. E Hotel
Bajan Beach Cottages 0.5 mi. NNE Cottages
Nautilus Beach Apartments 0.5 mi. NNE Villa complex
Palm Beach Villas 0.6 mi. E Villa complex
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, you'll have a variety of choices within a few miles. One of the nearest restaurants is Lighthouse Restaurant. The restaurant has a menu featuring eclectic food. Some guests will choose to take a cab here, while others will want to walk as it's just a little ways away.

The table below lists nearby restaurant options.

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
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
Mama Mia (246) 434-3354 Italian Very Casual 0.6 mi. E
The Deck Restaurant and Bar (246) 427-1655 Caribbean Fine Dining 0.7 mi. E
Novelteas Bistro & Teahouse (246) 228-8327 Asian, Indian, Vegetarian Very Casual -- --
Copacabana Beach Bar and Grill (246) 426-0839 Caribbean Very Casual 0.7 mi. N
Centro (246) 625-0000 International Informal 0.7 mi. E
Blakey's Bar & Restaurant (246) 228-5284 American, Caribbean Very Casual 1.0 mi. E
South Deck Restaurant (246) 826-4448 Caribbean, International Very Casual 1.0 mi. N
The Boatyard (246) 826-4448 Caribbean Informal 1.1 mi. N

Other Beaches

Of course, there are lots of other spots along the coast of Barbados, so perhaps you can explore more than one.

You may also want to try Gibbs Beach, where there's usually lots of activity. It is located 11 miles to the north. If you're looking for something a little more private, you might enjoy Drill Hall Beach. You'll find it just a little ways away.

You may also want to consider Carlisle Bay, located within a couple of miles.

Barbados has plenty to offer its visitors, and paying a visit to Needham's Point is just one way you can spend your afternoon.


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