Six Men's Bay

Six Men's Bay is a quiet beach on the west coast of the island and is popular for local fishermen, who are typically found repairing boats and nets. The area is both known for its swimming, as well as its scuba diving, as divers can find wrecks a short distance from the coast. Local bars and restaurants are close by.

Positioned in the vicinity of Speightstown, Six Men's Bay is on the North West coast of Barbados. You should consider stopping by even if you are not staying in the immediate vicinity. Six Men's Bay is a hidden gem to some travelers: it offers an upbeat, social atmosphere, but is rarely crowded. If you need more activity than you'll find on Barbados' quiet, secluded beaches, but don't want to be inundated with noisy crowds, Six Men's Bay is worth a visit.

How to Access The Beach
The Bay is accessible for both drivers and walkers and lies off of Highway 1B. Signs direct visitors to the area, though the small fishing village that surrounds the area should offer a useful tip off.

Amenities and Ambiance

The west coast beach offers relatively calm, soft, tan sand, and palm trees. The area has a local feel, yet still offers great swimming and basic amenities slightly off the beach. Visitors should expect to see locals fishing and repairing boats.

The snack bar located at this spot is perfect for quick lunches and cold drinks, too. If available, you could also buy food from one of the mobile vendors who operate at or near this spot.

You won't have to worry about finding a bathroom at Six Men's Bay because there are public restrooms. You'll appreciate that showers are available, so you can clean up before leaving. Happily, the off-shore waters are fit for snorkeling, so grab some gear if you want to check out what lies beneath the surface.

What's Nearby

Attractions

This spot is on Barbados' North West coast. It is near Frangipani Art Gallery, which is only a short distance away, so tourists could take a cab or probably walk to this attraction, and it is among the attractions close-by.

Historical attractions like St. Peter's Church offer the perfect compliment to an afternoon at Six Men's Bay, and give visitors the opportunity to learn more about Barbados' past, without having to stray too far from the beach. In fact, this shore will be found just a walk or cab ride from this place of historical interest.

Beaches are one type of attraction you can visit, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The following table includes the closest attractions.

Activities and Attractions Near Six Men's Bay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Frangipani Art Gallery Art Gallery 0.8 mi. SE Barbados
St. Peter's Church Historical Site 1.2 mi. S Barbados
Gallery of Caribbean Art Art Gallery 1.3 mi. S Barbados
Arlington House Interactive Museum Museum 1.4 mi. S Barbados

Cities and Towns

Six Men's Bay is in the Speightstown area, so you can explore the city after your visit to the beach. Tourists at Six Men's Bay who are seeking further attractions will want to think about heading over to Speightstown, which is nearby and is an area full of activity.

Hotels

Whether or not you encounter many other people will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. At this beach, you can expect to share the sand with more than a few vacationers who are staying in the area.

Though there aren't many places to stay within driving distance, the nearest ones are shown in the table below.

Accommodations near Six Men's Bay
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Little Good Harbour 0.2 mi. N Hotel
Sugar Cane Club Hotel And Spa 0.8 mi. SE Hotel
Almond Beach Village 0.8 mi. S Hotel
Cobblers Cove Hotel 1.9 mi. S Resort

Food

One of the tastiest ways to compliment a balmy beach afternoon is to visit a nearby restaurant, where you'll be able to get a taste of the local fare, within just a few miles of this shoreline. One of the nearest places to eat is The Fish Pot. The restaurant serves Mediterranean food. They have become well-known, however, because of their 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 in the following table.

Restaurants near Six Men's Bay
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
The Fish Pot (246) 439-2604 Mediterranean Informal 0.2 mi. N
La Salsa Restaurant & Bar (246) 422-5026 International Informal 0.8 mi. SE
Back To Eden Vegetarian Cafe (246) 422-0410 -- -- -- --
Chefette Speightstown (246) 419-3500 International Very Casual -- --
KFC Speightstown (246) 422-2222 American Very Casual -- --
Pizza Man Doc Queen's Street (246) 422-1432 Italian Very Casual -- --
Fisherman Pub (246) 422-2703 Caribbean Informal 1.3 mi. S
Juma's Restaurant (246) 432-0232 Bajan, French, Thai Very Casual 1.4 mi. S
Island Plates (246) 252-7793 Caribbean, Vegetarian Very Casual 1.5 mi. S
Camelot (246) 422-2586 Caribbean, French Fine Dining 1.9 mi. S
Bombas Beach Bar (246) 432-5664 Caribbean Very Casual 2.4 mi. S
Mullins Beach Restaurant (246) 422-2044 International Fine Dining 2.4 mi. S

Other Beaches

Travelers who are looking for the ideal beach will have lots of choices besides Six Men's Bay.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Heywoods Beach, which is located within a short distance.

Of course, there are lots of other things to do and see in Barbados; then again, Six Men's Bay is both a relaxing, sunny hangout and a stunning natural feature.

 

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