Saint Lawrence Beach

St. Lawrence Beach features calm, turquoise waters from the bay and white sand. A reef borders the bay allows for fantastic snorkeling, while local restaurants surround the beach.

Located along the western outskirts of St. Lawrence Gap, Saint Lawrence Beach is on the South edge of Barbados. You should consider stopping by even if you are not staying very close. Beaches in Barbados are often though of as soothing, less-traveled spots along the coast. Though some travelers can't wait to enjoy these secret spots, others need the kind of activity and variety you'll find at Saint Lawrence Beach.

How to Access The Beach

The beach is accessible by foot and is directly off of Highway 7 and the St. Lawrence Gap road.

Amenities and Ambiance

Particularly during low tide, the water in St. Lawrence Bay is shallow, a result of both the location on the island and the local reef. Behind the beach are numerous restaurants and hotels.

There is also a snack bar here. You may also have the option to buy some food from one of the local vendors who set up shop at the beach.

Whether you're eating lunch or just a snack at, you'll appreciate the available picnic tables.

You won't have to worry about finding a bathroom at Saint Lawrence Beach because there are public restrooms. Shower facilities are available, so you can rinse off the sand. You'll also find umbrellas and chairs, so guests looking for a shaded area to relax will not go leave unhappy.

Saint Lawrence Beach plus its offerings for amenities and services will be located within an area popular among tourist. This means that if you're sure that these amenities are a crucial feature, it is a good cause to visit earlier in the day prior to when the crowds or going to a beach elsewhere. If not, you possibly risk all the amenities being too crowded for you to use.

What's Nearby


Visitors will find this beach on the South coast of Barbados. It's located near South Gap Arcade, which is one of a number of attractions in the area.

A selection of nearby activities will ensure that you never run out of things to do. The attractions nearest to this beach are listed in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Saint Lawrence Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
South Gap Arcade Slot Machine Arcade 0.1 mi. SE Barbados
Silver Fox Arcade Slot Machine Arcade 0.2 mi. ESE Barbados
Lucky 7 Arcade Oistins Slot Machine Arcade 2.2 mi. E Barbados

Cities and Towns

Saint Lawrence Beach is in the St. Lawrence Gap area, so a trip into the city——for snacks, drinks, and other attractions——is a convenient option. Guests visiting Saint Lawrence Beach who are looking for some additional excitement might think about heading over to St. Lawrence Gap, since it's close-by and is a particularly busy area of Barbados. From the coast, St. Lawrence Gap is a quick trip away, roughly a short distance away.


The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, depending on everything from the time the sun sets to how many of the nearby hotel rooms have been booked. You can generally expect to share the sand with more than a few travelers staying at the closest accommodations.

Since the beach is in a fairly popular vacation spot, it is not usually all that tough to find a hotel close-by that's to your taste. If you and your group are looking to get a place that's near the water, the following table lists the options closest to Saint Lawrence Beach.

Accommodations near Saint Lawrence Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Little Bay Hotel -- -- Hotel
Yellow Bird Hotel -- -- Hotel
South Gap Hotel 0.1 mi. SE Hotel
Rostrevor Hotel Barbados 0.2 mi. SE Hotel
Monteray Apartment Hotel -- -- Hotel
Divi Southwinds 0.3 mi. E Hotel
Southern Palms Beach Club 0.4 mi. E Hotel
Escape At the Gap 0.5 mi. E Hotel
Time Out Hotel 0.6 mi. E Hotel
Ocean Two Resort 0.6 mi. E Resort


If someone in your group starts to get a little hungry at the beach, it's alright because you'll have many local dishes to choose from at nearby establishments. One of the closest restaurants is Bellini's Trattoria. The restaurant features Italian food. They also specialize in seafood. Some guests will choose to take a cab here, while others will want to walk since it's just a little ways away.

Nearby restaurant options are shown below.

Restaurants near Saint Lawrence Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Bellini's Trattoria (246) 420-7587 Italian Informal -- --
Opa! St. Lawrence (246) 418-8444 Greek Informal 0.0 mi. ESE
Cafe Sol (246) 420-7655 Mexican, Tex-Mex Informal -- --
Pisces Seafood Restaurant (246) 435-6564 Caribbean, International Informal 0.1 mi. SE
Sweet Potatoes (246) 420-7668 Caribbean Very Casual -- --
Almond Tree Pool Bar (246) 428-9298 International Informal 0.2 mi. SE
Round Rock Restaurant (246) 428-9298 Bajan Informal 0.2 mi. SE
Waterside Restaurant (246) 418-9750 Caribbean, International Fine Dining 0.3 mi. ESE
New Century Chinese Restaurant (246) 420-2822 Chinese Very Casual -- --
Pure Ocean (246) 418-7300 Bajan Informal 0.3 mi. E
Braddie's Bar Restaurant (246) 420-7846 Bajan Very Casual 0.4 mi. E
Garden Terrace Restaurant (246) 428-7171 International Informal 0.4 mi. E

Other Beaches

Travelers in search of the perfect beach in Barbados will have lots of options besides Saint Lawrence Beach.

You may also want to try Foul Bay, which is in a pretty active location. If you're looking for something a little more private, you might enjoy Worthing Beach.

You may also enjoy Miami Beach, another great beach choice in Barbados.

Of course, Barbados has hundreds of natural wonders to discover, but visiting Saint Lawrence Beach or the other beautiful beaches in the area can make your time in Barbados even more memorable.


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