Attractions in Saint Lawrence Gap

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Saint Lawrence Gap has a reputation for providing some of the best nightlife on the island, and the numerous casinos available here certainly play a role in those offerings.  During the day there is also much to be explored, so don't overdo it after hours.  For one, you can't skip the beaches, there is a bird sanctuary that those who are both birding enthusiasts and those who are not will find interesting, and a collection of landmarks of cultural significance that should be seen as well. 


Welches Beach

You'll find a small variety of beaches to enjoy in the area. Click on the beach names for detailed information about that beach.

Welches Beach: For the most part, the waters at Welches Beach are very calm, though when the weather is bath the waves can be rough. There are no lifeguards on duty, and visitors should swim with caution even when all seems well.

A second alternative for beach-goers to consider is Saint Lawrence Beach. The beach is accessible by foot and is directly off of Highway 7 and the St. Lawrence Gap road.

Oistins Beach: Part of the parish of Christ Church, the beach typically hosts fishermen and fishing boats. Light vegetation allows for shade and calm turquoise waters permit swimming.

Of course, the area is home to even more choices for beaches in the area. For a better look at this topic, read this article.

Landmark Attractions

South Point Lighthouse

If the functional aspects of living by the sea intrigue you, you might want to see South Point Lighthouse. After being shown at London's Great Exhibition in 1851, the South Point Lighthouse was then disassembled and transported to Barbados where it was rebuilt as the first lighthouse on the island.

Another option is Wildey House. It's a historical site just outside of Saint Lawrence Gap. Visitors will be able to explore a variety of rooms furnished with beautiful and authentic mahogany furniture, historic memorabilia, and other items that would have been used back then. In addition, the property can be rented for parties, dinners, and weddings.

Banks Brewery Visitor Centre: The tour of Banks Brewery starts with an audiovisual presetation in the "Brewseum," which is located where the old brewhouse stands. Then, tour the Brewseum, where you will find orginal copper brewing kettles.

This region is home to other places to see. To see our detailed guide to other enjoyable places to visit nearby, go to this page.

Natural Attractions

Orchid World

One of the worthwhile natural attractions is Queen's Park. While Queen's Park has a long history of having been passed from the care of one government organization to another, it has always been simply a well-cared for and beautiful place for children to play and adults to enjoy the scenery.

A second option you might want to consider is Orchid World. Orchid World opened in 1998 at the behest of the then Prime Minister of Barbados, and has since then provided a lovely attraction for visitors who enjoy the chance to walk through a lush garden and see a wide variety of orchids flourishing in the warm temperatures of the island.

These are just a few of what's on the island. To read a more detailed discussion of this topic, navigate to this article.


Feeling lucky? Vacationers looking to test their luck will discover lots of venues where they can do so in and near the area.

Lucky Horseshoe Saloon Worthing has a restaurant, so you can grab a bite to eat before, during or after the gaming action. Luck Horseshoe Saloon is an American style restaurant that has the added bonus of an entertainment lounge featuring slot machines. Give them a chance between ordering and receiving your food.

If you're simply looking to play a few slots, consider heading to D'Fast Lime Arcade. Located inside a small building marked by a glowing neon bar sign is D'Fast Lime Casino. The casino is open 24 hours a day for slot machine gambling, so guests can find out how lucky they are any time of the day or night.

Of course, you'll be able to find some other choices. Follow this link to visit our page concerning gaming in and near Saint Lawrence Gap.


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