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 edge of Barbados. You should consider dropping by whether or not you're staying very close. Maxwell Beach is the kind of shore where people go to be among the interesting crowds and sights, and there is plenty of beach action to keep them busy - it's definitely not your out-of-the-way

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.

The concession stand on-site could come in handy, even if you plan to have lunch elsewhere. You might also have the option to purchase food from one of the mobile vendors who operate at or near this spot.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun. Fortunately, chairs and umbrellas will be available for guests hoping for some respite from the sun.

Keep in mind that the region in which Maxwell Beach is located is is a much-visited area, which means the availability of certain services is likely to be affected.

What's Nearby


Maxwell Beach is on Barbados' South coast. It's located near Silver Fox Arcade, which is situated less than a mile away, and it is one of the area's attractions.

The beach is one type of attraction you can visit, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The table below lists other attractions that are nearby.

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 very close to St. Lawrence Gap, so walking the city is a definite option. Those visiting Maxwell Beach who are seeking other opportunities for exploration should consider making the trip to 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 vary depending on the time of day, particularly in the high season when hotels overflow with tourists. You can generally expect to share the sand with more than a few travelers staying at the closest accommodations.

Visitors seeking a room near Maxwell Beach shouldn't have a tough time, as there is no shortage of resorts and hotels to pick from in the area. You will find the closest, most convenient hotel booking options by viewing what's listed in the following table.

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


One of the best ways to round off a laid-back trek to the beach is to try a local restaurant, where you can sample regional favorites, without having to stray too far. Water's Edge Restaurant is one of the closest eateries. This restaurant has both Caribbean and International dishes on the menu. They also specialize in tapas. Some guests will choose to take a cab here, while others will want to walk as it's just a little ways away.

The table below provides a list of nearby restaurants.

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

Of course, there are lots of other spots along the coast of Barbados, so Maxwell Beach is not your only option.

You may also want to try Foul Bay, a popular beach beloved by tourists. You'll find it eight miles to the east-northeast. If you were hoping to find a tranquil beach scene with few crowds, Dover Beach may be a good choice. It is located just a little ways away.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Miami Beach, located a mile and a half away.

Barbados has some unforgettable natural wonders to explore, and paying a visit to Maxwell Beach is just one way you can spend your afternoon.


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