Maxwell Beach

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Maxwell Beach is known for its inviting environment and cool, calm waters, making it a great place to bring your family.

Located toward the center of St. Lawrence Gap, Maxwell Beach is on the South coast of Barbados. You should consider dropping by whether or not you're staying very close. Many of the other beaches in Barbados are known for being calm, pleasant, and quiet. While these qualities are undoubtedly perfect for some, those who like to keep active will find there's much more variety at Maxwell Beach.

How to Access The Beach
Visitors will ind Maxwell Beach if they follow Maxwell Main Road to Maxwell Coast Road.

Amenities and Ambiance

A few hotels back the beach, and vendors selling crafts and food line the shore to take advantage of the crowd. Benches speckle the golden hued sand.

There is also a snack bar here. You may also have the option to buy food from one of the mobile vendors who set up shop at the beach.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business. Luckily, chairs and umbrellas will be available for visitors looking for a place to relax in the shade.

Remember to take into account that the immediate vicinity around Maxwell Beach is highly urbanized, so you may find numerous people competing for the use of the same services.

What's Nearby


Beachgoers will find Maxwell Beach on the South coast of Barbados. It is close to Silver Fox Arcade, which is not very far away, so visitors have the option to walk or to take a cab, and it is among the favorite destinations in the area.

With a selection of nearby activities, you'll never run out of ways to stay busy. The closest attractions are found in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Maxwell Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Silver Fox Arcade Slot Machine Arcade 0.9 mi. W Barbados
South Gap Arcade Slot Machine Arcade 0.9 mi. W Barbados
Lucky 7 Arcade Oistins Slot Machine Arcade 1.1 mi. E Barbados

Cities and Towns

Maxwell Beach is close to St. Lawrence Gap, so you can explore the city after your visit to the beach. Tourists at Maxwell Beach who are seeking some additional excitement will want to consider making the trip to St. Lawrence Gap, because it's close-by and is a particularly bustling part of Barbados.


The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, it depends mainly on when you visit, and how many hotel rooms have been booked nearby. Typically, you can expect to encounter a fair number of vacationers who are staying in the area.

Those seeking a place to stay close to Maxwell Beach shouldn't have a tough time, as there is no shortage of hotels and resorts to pick from in the immediate vicinity. Find the closest hotel booking options by perusing what's listed in the table that follows.

Accommodations near Maxwell Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Bougainvillea Beach Resort 0.1 mi. NNE Resort
Barbados Beach Club 0.1 mi. ENE Resort
Sandals Barbados 0.2 mi. W Resort
Turtle Beach Resort 0.2 mi. W Hotel
Croton Inn 0.3 mi. N Hotel
Meridian Inn By Resort Bookings 0.3 mi. W Hotel
Ocean 15 Apartment Hotel 0.3 mi. W Hotel
Dover Beach Hotel 0.3 mi. W Hotel
Cherry Tree Apartments 0.3 mi. NW Guest house
Sea Breeze Beach Hotel All Inclusive 0.4 mi. E Resort


If during your visit you start getting hungry, you'll have some great cuisine to choose from, so there's no need to go too far from the shore. One of the closest places to eat is Water's Edge Restaurant. The restaurant has both Caribbean and International cuisines. They have become well-known, however, because of their tapas. You'll have the option of walking or taking a cab as it's just a short distance away.

Some nearby restaurant options are shown in the table below.

Restaurants near Maxwell Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Water's Edge Restaurant (246) 428-2592 Caribbean, International, Italian Very Casual 0.1 mi. NNE
Lanterns by the Sea Restaurant (246) 418-0990 Caribbean, International Informal 0.1 mi. ENE
Pablo Donte's -- -- -- 0.2 mi. N
The Baron's Smokehouse (246) 420-4448 Bajan Very Casual 0.2 mi. N
Asiago's Restaurant (246) 428-7131 Italian Informal 0.2 mi. W
Croton Inn Restaurant (246) 428-7314 Caribbean Very Casual 0.3 mi. N
Ocean 15 Restaurant (246) 428-8686 Eclectic Informal 0.3 mi. W
Dover Beach Hotel Pool Bar (246) 428-8076 Eclectic Very Casual 0.3 mi. W
Luigi's (246) 428-9218 Italian Informal 0.3 mi. NW
Harlequin Restaurant (246) 420-7677 International Very Casual 0.4 mi. W
Azul Restaurant (246) 428-2825 International Informal 0.4 mi. E
Bean-N-Bagel Cafe Christ Church (246) 420-4604 International Very Casual -- --

Other Beaches

Needless to say, Maxwell Beach isn't the only beach worth visitng in Barbados.

You might also enjoy Foul Bay, which is in a pretty active location. It is located eight miles to the east-northeast. If it's solitude and tranquility you're seeking, Dover Beach is a beach which doesn't see as many crowds. It is located only a short distance away.

You may also enjoy Miami Beach, located within a couple of miles.

There's plenty to see and do in Barbados, and Maxwell Beach offers just one way to spend time outdoors.


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