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 near the middle of Christ Church Parish, close to Bridgetown, Worthing Beach is on the South edge of Barbados. You should consider dropping by regardless of whether you're staying in the vicinity. Active travelers who find secluded beaches too calm and inactive will likely enjoy the atmosphere at 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 on-location, which many Worthing Beach visitors find convenient and satisfying. There are an assortment of dining options in Barbados, but not every meal you enjoy has to be at a fine restaurant. Many visitors, in fact, simply sit on their towels——not in a restaurant——to enjoy lunch. Ask your hotel about picnic lunches, as some hotels offer to pack snacks for their guests' day trips. Or, you could find just what you need from cafes and street vendors en route to the beach.

The concession stand located here is another lunchtime alternative. Sometimes, visitors will be able to buy food from one of the mobile vendors who operate at or near this spot.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot. You'll find the waters off-shore to be of good snorkeling quality, so bring your gear if you've been hoping to get in some underwater exploration. 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 located in an active, busy area, many try to show up early.

What's Nearby


Worthing Beach is on Barbados' South coast. It's located near Lucky Horseshoe Saloon Worthing, which is among the favorite destinations in the area.

If you're interested in combining some cultural exploration with your trip to the beach, you should plan a trip to Barbados Museum and Historical Society. This museum is located a mile and a half away, giving beachgoers the chance to escape that hot midday sunshine.

If your taste for travel keeps you looking for new activity and attraction 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 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 near St. Lawrence Gap, so walking the city is a definite option. Those visiting Worthing Beach who are seeking a little additional excitement might think about checking out St. Lawrence Gap, because it's in the vicinity and is a particularly bustling part of Barbados.


Whether or not you encounter many other people will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. You can generally expect to encounter a fair number of other guests who are staying close by.

Visitors looking to find a place to stay not far from the beach won't find it that difficult, as there are plenty of hotels to choose from in the area. Find the closest and most convenient lodging options by viewing those listed below.

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


When you're starving for a midday meal, you'll have some great cuisine to choose from, so you won't have to wander too far from the shore. One of the nearest places to eat is Green Snapper Restaurant. When you start to get hungry, you won't need to wait too long to eat as it's only a short distance away.

A list of nearby restaurants is provided 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

Of course, Worthing Beach is just one of many beaches you might like in Barbados.

If the active mood at Worthing Beach is one of the features you love, you'll want to consider checking out Foul Bay, a beach with a similar ambiance. It is located nine miles to the east. If you're looking for something a little more private, you might enjoy Accra Beach. You'll find it just a short distance away.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Carlisle Bay, which is located two and a half miles to the northwest.

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 you should find a beach with a seclusion factor that suits you.


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