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.
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.
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.
This pleasant stretch of sand known as Oistins Beach is on the South coast of Barbados; this area boasts other attractions such as, 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.
|Slot Machine Arcade||0.1 mi.||NW||Barbados|
|Slot Machine Arcade||2.1 mi.||W||Barbados|
|Slot Machine Arcade||2.2 mi.||W||Barbados|
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.
|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.
The table below provides a list of nearby restaurant options.
|Cafe Luna||(246) 428-6172||International||Fine Dining||0.4 mi.||SE|
|Reggae Grill||(246) 426-2142||Jamaican||Very Casual||0.6 mi.||NNE|
|(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|
|(246) 418-8750||International||Very Casual||--||--|
|(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|
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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