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.

Set toward the center of St. Lawrence Gap, Maxwell Beach is on the South coast of Barbados. You should consider stopping by even if you aren't staying very close. Although Barbados has beaches that are more secluded than Maxwell Beach, it offers just the right amount of privacy and atmosphere to attract visitors who need a place to relax.

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.

If you're suddenly hungry or thirsty, the concession stand at Maxwell Beach is the ultimate convenience. If available, you could also buy food from one of the mobile vendors who are generally found here.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot. Fortunately, chairs and umbrellas are available for guests looking for a shaded area to relax.

Remember to take into account that Maxwell Beach's location is a popular spot, so the availability of certain services is likely to be affected.

What's Nearby


The beach is wonderful, but the surrounding area has a lot to offer, too. Look for it on the South coast of Barbados. It's located near Silver Fox Arcade, which is seen less than a mile to the west, and it is one attraction in the area.

A selection of nearby activities will ensure that you never get bored. Attractions close to this beach can be 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

Cities and Towns

Maxwell Beach tourists looking for other opportunities for exploration might think about going to St. Lawrence Gap, since it's nearby and is an active, busy area.


Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. You can generally expect to see a fair amount of travelers staying at the closest accommodations.

Visitors trying to find a room not far from Maxwell Beach won't find it very tough, as there are plenty of resorts and hotels to pick from nearby. You will find the closest, most convenient hotel booking options by looking over what's shown in the table below.

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
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
Maresol Beach Apartments 0.4 mi. W Villa complex


Even after a restful afternoon at the beach, the day isn't truly complete until you walk to a nearby restaurant, where you can try foods you've never heard of before, without straying too far from your current location. One of the closest places to eat is Calabash Cafe. The restaurant offers both Caribbean and contemporary cuisines. They also specialize in desserts and pizza. Some guests will choose to take a cab here, while others will want to walk as it's just a little ways away.

Nearby restaurants are shown below.

Restaurants near Maxwell Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Calabash Cafe (246) 628-1042 Caribbean, Contemporary Informal 0.0 mi. ENE
Siam Restaurant (246) 628-1042 Asian Fusion, Thai Informal 0.1 mi. ENE
Asiago's Restaurant (246) 428-7131 Italian Informal 0.2 mi. W
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
Breezer's Bar & Grill (246) 428-0549 International Very Casual 0.4 mi. ENE
Bean-N-Bagel Cafe Christ Church (246) 420-4604 International Very Casual -- --
Taste Restaurant (246) 418-1800 Caribbean, International Fine Dining 0.5 mi. W
Reef Bar and Grill (246) 428-9095 Caribbean Very Casual 0.5 mi. E
Ixoria Bar and Restaurant (246) 428-3897 Bajan, Fusion Very Casual 0.6 mi. E
Steak House Grill (246) 428-7152 American Informal 0.6 mi. W
Garden Terrace Restaurant (246) 428-7171 International Informal 0.6 mi. W

Other Beaches

Visitors in search of the perfect beach will have lots of choices besides Maxwell Beach.

If the exciting vibe at Maxwell Beach is one of the features you love, consider heading to Foul Bay, another location where you'll find fun and action. You'll find it eight miles to the east-northeast. If it's a bit of peace and quiet you're after, Dover Beach is a beach which doesn't host as many visitors. It is located just a little ways away.

Vacationers may also want to visit Miami Beach, which is located a mile and a half away.

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, Barbados offers a variety of beaches for travelers who wish to try elsewhere.


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