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 heart of Christ Church Parish, near Bridgetown, Oistins Beach is on the South coast of Barbados. You should think about stopping by regardless of whether you are staying nearby. Vacationers who prefer to walk rather than drive around Barbados will love how easy it is to access Oistins Beach. There are so many things to do in the area, as this beach isn't far from the city's major hubs.

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.

There is also a snack bar here. Depending on the season and time of day, you may also be able to try local specialties from one of the local vendors who operate at or near this spot.

Travelers can take advantage of the available picnic tables, where you can park your belongings for the afternoon, or set up a quick lunch.

This beach has public restrooms——something you'll appreciate if you spend more than a couple of hours here. Fortunately, showers are provided, so you can rinse off before heading back to your hotel.

Remember to take into account that the region in which Oistins Beach is located is a bustling area, so the availability of certain services is likely to be affected.

What's Nearby


Oistins Beach is on Barbados' South coast; this area boasts other attractions such as Lucky 7 Arcade Oistins, which is not very far away, so visitors have the option to walk or to take a cab.

If a visit to the Oistins Beach isn't enough to keep you busy all afternoon, the beach is located near the attractions 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

Those visiting Oistins Beach who are seeking a little additional excitement will want to consider checking out St. Lawrence Gap, which is in the vicinity and is an area full of activity.


The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will vary depending on the time of day, particularly in the high season when hotels overflow with tourists. Typically, you can expect to share the sand with more than a few travelers staying at the closest accommodations.

Since this beach is situated in a fairly popular tourist destination, it shouldn't be a great challenge to find a hotel close-by that's to your taste. If you're hoping to get a place that's near the water, the table that follows shows 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


If you visit the beach around lunchtime the area around this beach has plenty to offer, and you don't have to go far from these sands. One of the closest restaurants is Oistin's Fish Fry.

A list of nearby restaurants is shown below.

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

Travelers searching for the perfect beach will have plenty of other choices in Barbados besides Oistins Beach.

If the active mood at Oistins Beach is one of the features you love, you'll want to consider also visiting Foul Bay, another location where you'll find fun and action. You'll find it 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 an area secluded from lots of tourists and buildings. You'll find it just a little ways away.

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

While the area offers plenty of picturesque views and exciting attractions, Oistins Beach is both a beautiful natural attraction, and a fun hangout spot.


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