Oistins Beach

Oistins Beach is known more as a fishing spot than a touristy beach. Locals use the area for fishing activities and while the water is calm enough for casual swimming, the amount boat traffic and fishing poles suggest that guests proceed with caution.

Located in Christ Church Parish, near Bridgetown, Oistins Beach is on the South coast of Barbados. You might want to drop by whether or not you are staying very close. While Barbados has beaches that are more secluded than Oistins Beach, it offers just the right amount of privacy and atmosphere to appeal to couples and families alike.

How to Access The Beach
Traveling through the Oistins beach town, signs will direct pedestrians and drivers to beach access. Drivers should follow Highway 7, which runs directly parallel with the beach.

Amenities and Ambiance

Part of the parish of Christ Church, the beach typically hosts fishermen and fishing boats. Light vegetation allows for shade and calm turquoise waters permit swimming.

Lots of visitors here find that the on-site snack bar is just fine for lunch. Sometimes, visitors will be able to try local specialties from one of the local vendors who typically set up on this shoreline.

Consider using this beach's picnic tables, which are perfect for setting up your carry-out food, or just lounging under the sun.

You will be able to use a public restroom at Oistins Beach. Fortunately, showers are provided, so you don't have to go back to your hotel sandy.

Oistins Beach as well as its choice of amenities and services happens to be located within a major tourist area. If you want to stay away from crowded shores and busy-beaches, it'll be an appropriate reason to plan your day for times when there are less people, like showing up earlier when it is a little cooler. If you come later, it's possible you may not take advantage of all those comforts which this beach has on site.

What's Nearby


This beach is positioned on the South coast of Barbados; the area hosts attractions such as Lucky 7 Arcade Oistins, which is about a hundred yards to the northwest.

A selection of nearby activities will ensure that you never get bored. The closest attractions are found in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Oistins Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Lucky 7 Arcade Oistins Slot Machine Arcade 0.1 mi. NW Barbados
Silver Fox Arcade Slot Machine Arcade 2.1 mi. W Barbados
South Gap Arcade Slot Machine Arcade 2.2 mi. W Barbados

Cities and Towns

Oistins Beach visitors looking for other interesting places to see might want to think about checking out St. Lawrence Gap, because it's not far away and is an area full of activity.


Whether or not you encounter many other people will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. You can generally expect to encounter quite a few other guests who are staying close by.

Travelers looking for a place to stay close to Oistins Beach won't find it that tough, as there is no shortage of resorts and hotels to choose from in the immediate vicinity. Find the closest booking options by perusing those listed below.

Accommodations near Oistins Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Golden Sands Hotel Barbados 0.7 mi. WNW Hotel
Butterfly Beach Hotel 0.8 mi. W Hotel
Sea Breeze Beach Hotel All Inclusive 0.8 mi. W Resort
Barbados Beach Club 1.1 mi. W Resort
Bougainvillea Beach Resort 1.2 mi. W Resort
Croton Inn 1.3 mi. WNW Hotel
Sandals Barbados 1.4 mi. W Resort
Turtle Beach Resort 1.4 mi. W Hotel
Meridian Inn By Resort Bookings 1.5 mi. W Hotel
Dover Beach Hotel 1.5 mi. W Hotel


If during your visit you start getting hungry, this beach has you covered, so there's no need to go too far from the shore. One of the closest places to eat is Oistin's Fish Fry.

The table below provides a list of restaurant options near this shoreline.

Restaurants near Oistins Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Oistin's Fish Fry -- -- -- 0.0 mi. NW
Cafe Luna (246) 428-6172 International Fine Dining 0.4 mi. SE
Reggae Grill (246) 426-2142 Jamaican Very Casual 0.6 mi. NNE
KFC Oistins (246) 428-0469 American Very Casual -- --
Surfer's Cafe (246) 420-9283 International, Vegetarian Very Casual -- --
Ixoria Bar and Restaurant (246) 428-3897 Bajan, Fusion Very Casual 0.7 mi. WNW
Chefette Oistins (246) 418-8750 International Very Casual -- --
Butterfly Beach Hotel Restaurant (246) 428-9095 Caribbean Very Casual 0.8 mi. W
Azul Restaurant (246) 428-2825 International Informal 0.8 mi. W
Lanterns by the Sea Restaurant (246) 418-0990 Caribbean, International Informal 1.1 mi. W
Water's Edge Restaurant (246) 428-2592 Caribbean, International, Italian Very Casual 1.2 mi. W
Pablo Donte's -- -- -- 1.2 mi. W

Other Beaches

Barbados has many beaches, so if Oistins Beach doesn't suit you, you can still find a great spot.

If the active mood at Oistins Beach has you wanting more of the same, think about also visiting Foul Bay, a beach with a similar ambiance. It is located six and a half miles to the east-northeast. If it's a bit of peace and quiet you're after, Cotton House Bay Beach is a beach which doesn't host as many visitors. You'll find it only a short distance away.

Travelers may also want to consider Miami Beach, located within a couple of miles.

Barbados has some unforgettable natural wonders to explore, and Oistins Beach is just one of the many options.


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