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.

Located in Christ Church Parish, fairly close to Bridgetown, Worthing Beach is on the South coast of Barbados. You might think about stopping by whether or not you are staying in the vicinity. Barbados' beaches are known for being secluded spots, which offer tranquility and relaxation. While these beaches are a perfect fit for some, busy vacationers may prefer something a little less out-of-the-way, like Worthing Beach.

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.

There is also a restaurant right on the water, so if you don't want to leave Worthing Beach at all, it's worth a try. There are an assortment of dining options in Barbados, but you don't have to eat every meal in a formal setting. Many vacationers simply sit on their towels——not in a restaurant——to enjoy lunch. So, you may wish to consider getting pre-packed lunches from your hotel if they offer them. Or, it would be easy to grab some hot food from a street vendor or casual cafe along the way.

Lots of visitors here find that the on-site snack bar is just fine for lunch. Depending on the season and time of day, you may also be able to buy some food from one of the local vendors who are typically found at this location.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business. You'll find the waters off-shore to be clear enough for snorkeling, so grab some equipment if you're hoping to find some interesting marine life. 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 will be found within a tourist hotspot, you'll want to plan accordingly.

What's Nearby


You'll find this beach on the South coast of Barbados. It is near some interesting sites like Lucky Horseshoe Saloon Worthing, which is one of a few attractions in the area.

Historical attractions such as Garrison Savannah offer a great compliment to the natural beauty of Worthing Beach, and they give vacationers the chance to learn more about Barbados, without having to stray too far from the beach. In fact, this shoreline is a mile and a half to the west-northwest of this interesting historical site.

With the choice of exciting activities nearby, you'll never run out of ways to stay busy. The following table contains a list of the closest attractions.

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 you can explore the city after your visit to the beach. Worthing Beach guests looking for other interesting places to see should consider heading to St. Lawrence Gap, since it's not far away and is an area full of activity.


The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, depending on everything from the time of day to how full the nearby hotels are. At this beach, you can expect to see a fair amount of travelers staying at the closest accommodations.

Visitors looking for a place to stay near the beach will find themselves in luck, as there is no shortage of hotels to choose from in the vicinity. You can find the closest, most convenient booking options by looking over what's listed 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


Even after a restful afternoon at the beach, the day isn't truly complete until you eat at a nearby restaurant, where you'll be able to try foods you've never heard of before, without having to go far. One of the closest restaurants is Green Snapper Restaurant. Some guests will choose to take a cab here, while others will want to walk since it's just a little ways away.

Restaurants closest to this beach are included in the following table.

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

Barbados has many beaches, and Worthing Beach is just one option.

If the exciting vibe at Worthing Beach is one of the features you love, consider checking out Foul Bay, a beach with a similar ambiance. You'll find it nine miles to the east. If it's a bit of peace and quiet you're after, Accra Beach is an area removed from some more heavily-traveled spots. It is located just a short distance away.

Vacationers may also want to visit Carlisle Bay, which is located only a short distance away.

Maybe Worthing Beach is a perfect spot for you to kick back, and at the same time perhaps not the the ideal fit; in which case there are other beaches (and other outdoor attractions) worth trying.


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