Dover Beach

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Dover Beach is a wide beach located in the St. Lawrence Gap that offers guests calm turquoise waters and immaculate white sand. Surrounded by tropical foliage and a short distance from bars, restaurants, and hotels, the beach is one of the most active on the island.

Located in the heart of St. Lawrence Gap, Dover Beach is on the South coast of Barbados. You might think about stopping by regardless of whether you're staying particularly close by. Those visitors who can't get enough outdoor activities, people-watching, and waterside vendors may never want to leave Dover Beach.

How to Access The Beach
The beach is accessible to both pedestrians and vehicles. A car park can be found off of the St. Lawrence Gap road, which is accessible by Highway 7.

Amenities and Ambiance

Situated in the St. Lawrence Gap, Dover Beach provides calm waters perfect for swimming and snorkeling. Palm trees dot the beach, offering a chance for shade, while white sand is perfect for relaxing in between swims.

The snack bar located at this spot is perfect for quick lunches and cold drinks, too.

Consider using this beach's picnic tables, which make beach dining less messy, and are good spots for lounging.

You will be able to use a public restroom at Dover Beach. You'll appreciate that showers are available, so you can clean off the sand before hitting more attractions. You'll also find umbrellas and chairs here, so visitors hoping for a relaxing spot in the shade will get their wish.

Be mindful that the region in which Dover Beach is located is rather congested, which means the availability of certain amenities is likely to be affected.

What's Nearby


Dover Beach is beautiful natural attraction, which you'll find on the South coast of Barbados. Silver Fox Arcade is only a short distance away, so tourists could take a cab or probably walk to this attraction, and it is a local attraction.

Beaches are one type of attraction you can visit, but there will be more options available in Barbados. The following chart includes some other attractions close-by.

Activities and Attractions Near Dover Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Silver Fox Arcade Slot Machine Arcade 0.4 mi. W Barbados

Cities and Towns

Dover Beach is near St. Lawrence Gap, so touring the city could be a fun side-trip after visiting the beach. Guests visiting Dover Beach who are seeking a little additional excitement might consider making the trip to St. Lawrence Gap, because it's close-by and is an especially active area of Barbados.


Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. You can generally expect to share the sand with more than a few visitors from lodgings in the area.

Visitors seeking a hotel room not far from Dover Beach won't find it very difficult, as there are plenty of accommodations to pick from nearby. You will find the closest and most convenient booking options by viewing those listed below.

Accommodations near Dover Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Ocean Two Resort 0.1 mi. E Resort
Time Out Hotel 0.1 mi. NE Hotel
Maresol Beach Apartments 0.1 mi. ESE Villa complex
Southern Palms Beach Club 0.1 mi. NW Hotel
Carib Blue Apartments 0.2 mi. NNE Villa complex
Ocean 15 Apartment Hotel 0.2 mi. E Hotel
Divi Southwinds 0.3 mi. NW Hotel
Dover Beach Hotel 0.3 mi. SE Hotel
Meridian Inn By Resort Bookings 0.3 mi. ESE Hotel
Cherry Tree Apartments 0.3 mi. ENE Guest house


If you're looking for a place to eat after, or even during, your visit to the beach, you'll have many local dishes to choose from at nearby establishments. One of the closest places to eat is Taste Restaurant. The restaurant offers both Caribbean and International menu items. They have become well-known, however, because of their barbecue and seafood. You and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes as it's just a little ways away.

The table below provides a list of places to eat near this beach.

Restaurants near Dover Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Taste Restaurant (246) 418-1800 Caribbean, International Fine Dining 0.1 mi. E
Bean-N-Bagel Cafe Christ Church (246) 420-4604 International Very Casual -- --
Steak House Grill (246) 428-7152 American Informal 0.1 mi. NW
Garden Terrace Restaurant (246) 428-7171 International Informal 0.1 mi. WNW
Braddie's Bar Restaurant (246) 420-7846 Bajan Very Casual 0.2 mi. NW
New Century Chinese Restaurant (246) 420-2822 Chinese Very Casual 0.2 mi. NNW
Ocean 15 Restaurant (246) 428-8686 Eclectic Informal 0.2 mi. E
Pure Ocean (246) 418-7300 Bajan Informal 0.3 mi. NW
Dover Beach Hotel Pool Bar (246) 428-8076 Eclectic Very Casual 0.3 mi. SE
Asiago's Restaurant (246) 428-7131 Italian Informal 0.3 mi. ESE
Harlequin Restaurant (246) 420-7677 International Very Casual 0.4 mi. W
Almond Tree Pool Bar (246) 428-9298 International Informal 0.4 mi. W

Other Beaches

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

You may also like Foul Bay, which is home to plenty of activity. You'll find it eight and a half miles to the east. If you'd rather try a more private, less popular location, Maxwell Beach may be a good choice. It is located just a short distance away.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Miami Beach, located two miles away.

There are countless experiences to enjoy in Barbados, so visiting Dover Beach is just one way you can enjoy a sunny afternoon.


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