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.

Situated toward the center of St. Lawrence Gap, Maxwell Beach is on the South coast of Barbados. You should consider stopping by regardless of whether you are staying in the vicinity. Maxwell Beach is the kind of hot spot that's perfect for outgoing guests who want to maximize their time outdoors, and they may not know what to do first - it's certainly one of the most popular beaches, but this could be right up your alley.

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 snack bar located at this spot is perfect for quick lunches and cold drinks, too. You might also have the option to order lunch from one of the mobile vendors who typically operate along this coastline.

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside. Fortunately, umbrellas and chairs are offered at this beach for visitors looking for some respite from the sun.

Keep in mind that Maxwell Beach's location is an urban area, so you may find quite a few people competing for the use of the same services.

What's Nearby


This pleasant stretch of sand known as Maxwell Beach is on Barbados' South coast; it's located near attractions like Silver Fox Arcade, which is less than a mile away.

If you're looking for other nearby attractions or activity options, the following table shows the closest options.

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 touring the city could be a fun side-trip after visiting the beach. Those visiting Maxwell Beach who are seeking additional places to explore should consider making the trip to St. Lawrence Gap, which is in the vicinity and is a particularly busy area of Barbados.


The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, depending on time of day, season, and how full the nearby hotels are. You can typically expect to encounter quite a few travelers staying at the closest accommodations.

Travelers seeking a place to stay near Maxwell Beach shouldn't find it that difficult, as there are lots of hotels to pick from in the surrounding area. You can find the closest and most convenient booking options by looking over 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


When lunchtime rolls around and you start getting hungry, this beach has you covered, so there's no need to go too far away. One of the closest restaurants is Water's Edge Restaurant. This restaurant offers both Caribbean and International menu items. They are also known for serving tapas. You and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes since it's only a short distance away.

Nearby restaurants are shown 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

There are multiple beaches to discover in Barbados, of course, so perhaps you can explore more than one.

If the active mood at Maxwell Beach is one of the features you love, think about also visiting Foul Bay, a beach with a similar ambiance. It is located eight miles to the east-northeast. If you'd rather try a more private, less popular location, Dover Beach may be a good choice. It is located not far off the beach at all.

Vacationers may also want to visit Miami Beach, located within a couple of miles.

Maybe Maxwell Beach is a perfect spot for you to kick back, and at the same time perhaps not the the ideal fit; if so, there are other beaches and natural attractions in Barbados you might like.


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