Worthing Beach

Worthing Beach is a fantastic spot for those looking to take in Barbados beach life. Locally known as Sandy Beach, the area offers a coral reef, ideal for snorkelers, and a calm swimming area for visitors of all ages.

Positioned near the center of Christ Church Parish, close to Bridgetown, Worthing Beach is on the South edge of Barbados. You should think about stopping by whether or not you are staying nearby. Active and social travelers might like this beach due to its busy, urban location. In fact, Worthing Beach would be great for guests staying in nearby hotels, and people who thrive in crowds of fellow visitors.

How to Access The Beach
Located in the Worthington area, Sandy Beach lies right off the Worthington main road, Highway 7. East of the busier Rockley Beach, access is available for pedestrians and drivers.

Amenities and Ambiance

The sandy white beach at Worthing is filled with palm trees, and leads down to calm, turquoise lagoon. A coral reef is visible at low tide and submerged at high tide and allows for excellent, calm waters throughout the day.

Of course, you could always try the shoreside restaurant right on Worthing Beach, which is the ultimate convenience for beachgoers. Barbados has so many interesting places to sit and enjoy a meal, but you don't have to eat every meal in a formal setting. Many visitors would rather eat lunch by the shoreline than in a different restaurant. Did you know that some hotels are happy to pack picnic lunches for their guests? Otherwise, you could easily grab some of Barbados' famous street food along the way.

Lots of visitors here find that the on-site snack bar is just fine for lunch. You may also have the option to try local specialties from one of the local vendors who typically set up on this shoreline.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot. The water in the area is clear enough for snorkeling, so bring your equipment if you want to see the underwater world. Families with children are often seen on Sandy Beach because the water is so shallow. However, it's also a popular spot for adults who can cool off with a drink at one of the beach or hotel bars. Weekends are especially crowded and loud.

Since Worthing Beach is of course found inside an area that sees many visitors, you might want consider the time when you plan your visit.

What's Nearby


Visitors will find this beach on Barbados' South coast; this area boasts other attractions such as Lucky Horseshoe Saloon Worthing, which is one of the closest attractions to visit.

Historical attractions like Garrison Savannah offer a nice compliment to the scenery of Worthing Beach, and allow visitors to learn more about Barbados, without straying too far from the coastline. As a matter of fact, this shoreline is a mile and a half to the west-northwest of this interesting historical site.

If you're looking for other nearby attractions or activity options, the following table shows the closest options.

Activities and Attractions Near Worthing Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Lucky Horseshoe Saloon Worthing Slot Machine Arcade 0.2 mi. N Barbados
On The Wall Art Gallery Champers Art Gallery 0.2 mi. W Barbados
Play Fair Arcade Hastings Main Road Slot Machine Arcade 0.5 mi. WNW Barbados
Hastings Boardwalk Eastern End Trailhead 0.7 mi. W Barbados
Rockley Golf Course Golf Course 0.7 mi. NNW Barbados
Hastings Boardwalk Scenic Trail 0.9 mi. W Barbados
D'Fast Lime Arcade Slot Machine Arcade 1.0 mi. W Barbados
Hastings Boardwalk Western End Trailhead 1.1 mi. W Barbados
Banks Brewery Visitor Centre Brewery 1.5 mi. N Barbados
Barbados Museum and Historical Society Museum 1.5 mi. NW Barbados
Garrison Savannah Historical Site 1.6 mi. WNW Barbados
Wildey House Historical Site 1.6 mi. N Barbados

Cities and Towns

Worthing Beach is close to St. Lawrence Gap, so walking the city is a definite option. Worthing Beach guests seeking other opportunities for exploration might think about going to St. Lawrence Gap, because it's close-by and is an especially active area of Barbados.


The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, it depends mainly on when you visit, and how full the nearby hotels are. At this beach, you can expect to see a fair amount of other guests who are staying close by.

Vacationers looking to find a hotel room close to Worthing Beach won't find it that tough, as there are lots of hotels and resorts to choose from in the immediate vicinity. You'll find the closest and most convenient hotel booking options by perusing what's shown in the table that follows.

Accommodations near Worthing Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Worthing Court Apartment Hotel 0.1 mi. N Hotel
Coral Mist Beach Hotel 0.1 mi. W Hotel
Blue Orchids Beach Hotel 0.2 mi. W Resort
Palm Garden Hotel 0.2 mi. E Hotel
Coral Sands Beach Resort 0.2 mi. ESE Resort
Southern Surf Beach Apartments 0.3 mi. NW Hotel
Blue Horizon 0.4 mi. NW Hotel
South Beach Resort & Vacation Club 0.4 mi. NW Hotel
Abbeville Hotel 0.5 mi. NW Hotel
Accra Beach Hotel & Spa 0.5 mi. WNW Hotel


A hot day at the beach will have you craving more than just a cocktail; no beach day is complete until you walk to a nearby restaurant, where you'll be able to sample regional favorites, within just a few miles of this shoreline. One of the closest places to eat is Green Snapper Restaurant. You and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes since it's not far off the beach at all.

The following table lists nearby dining options.

Restaurants near Worthing Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Green Snapper Restaurant -- -- -- 0.0 mi. N
Hott Pott Cusine (246) 434-8400 Bajan Informal 0.1 mi. N
Coral Mist Restaurant (246) 435-7712 Eclectic Informal 0.1 mi. W
Coral Blue (246) 435-8057 Eclectic Informal 0.2 mi. W
Lucky Horseshoe Saloon (246) 435-5825 American Very Casual -- --
Champers Restaurant & Wine Bar (246) 434-3463 Caribbean, International, Mediterranean Informal 0.2 mi. W
Bert's Bar (246) 435-7924 Caribbean, International Very Casual 0.3 mi. NW
Sideshore Beach Bar & Bistro -- -- -- 0.3 mi. WNW
The Courtyard Restaurant (246) 436-5216 -- -- 0.4 mi. NW
Chefette Rockley (246) 430-3400 International Very Casual 0.4 mi. NW
Fusion Restaurant and Lounge (246) 436-1538 Asian Fusion, Thai Informal 0.4 mi. NW
Cafe Sol (246) 420-7655 Mexican, Tex-Mex Informal 0.5 mi. ESE

Other Beaches

Of course, you'll find other beaches besides Worthing Beach in Barbados.

Another location you might enjoy is Foul Bay, where there's usually lots of activity. You'll find it nine miles to the east. However, if you're looking to enjoy a quieter scene, Accra Beach is an area which doesn't host as many visitors. It is located just a short distance away.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Carlisle Bay, which is located within a short distance.

There are countless experiences to enjoy in Barbados, and Worthing Beach is just one of many incredible attractions you can choose from.


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