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 near the center of Christ Church Parish, near Bridgetown, Oistins Beach is on the South edge of Barbados. You might think about stopping by regardless of whether you are staying in the vicinity. You may notice that beaches throughout Barbados tend to be fairly quiet and secluded, but Oistins Beach is a little different.

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. You may also have the option to purchase food from one of the local vendors who typically set up at this spot.

Travelers can take advantage of the available picnic tables, which are perfect for setting up your carry-out food, or just lounging under the sun.

Yes, public restrooms will be available here. Shower facilities are available here, so you can clean off the sand before hitting more attractions.

Keep in mind that Oistins Beach is in an area which is is a much-visited area, so you may find many people vying for the use of the same amenities.

What's Nearby


This pleasant stretch of sand known as Oistins Beach is on the South coast of Barbados; this area boasts other attractions such as Lucky 7 Arcade Oistins, which is about a hundred yards away.

A selection of nearby activities will ensure that you never run out of things to do. The following table contains a list of nearby attractions.

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

Tourists at Oistins Beach who are looking for a little additional excitement will want to consider heading to St. Lawrence Gap, because it's close-by and is an active, busy area.


The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, depending on time of day, season, and how many people have booked rooms nearby. You can typically expect to encounter quite a few other guests who are staying close by.

Since the beach is located in a relatively popular tourist area, it shouldn't be a great challenge to find exactly the type of hotel you're looking for nearby. For visitors hoping to get a place that's on or near the ocean, the table that follows lists the closest options to Oistins Beach.

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


Even after a restful afternoon at the beach, the day isn't truly complete until you eat at a nearby restaurant, where you can get a taste of the local fare, without having to go far. One of the closest places to eat is Oistin's Fish Fry.

The table below provides a list of nearby restaurant options.

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

Visitors in search of the perfect beach will have plenty of other choices in Barbados besides Oistins Beach.

If the exciting vibe at Oistins Beach is one of the features you love, consider also visiting Foul Bay, a spot with the same type of electricity. You'll find it six and a half miles to the east-northeast. If you're looking for a more secluded beach experience, Cotton House Bay Beach could be a good option for you. You'll find it only a short distance away.

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

Maybe Oistins 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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