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 edge of Barbados. You should think about stopping by whether or not you're staying very close. Six Men's Bay is one of those beaches which rarely gets too crowded, but it's not empty and secluded either.

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.

If you're suddenly hungry or thirsty, the concession stand at Six Men's Bay is the ultimate convenience. If available, you could also try local specialties from one of the local vendors who set up shop at the beach.

You will be able to use a public restroom at Six Men's Bay. Shower facilities are available, so you can clean up before leaving. The water here is fit for snorkeling, so bring your equipment if you want to see what lies beneath the surface.

What's Nearby


This beach is positioned on Barbados' North West coast; it will be near other attractions like Frangipani Art Gallery, which is three quarters of a mile to the southeast.

If you want to discover more interesting facts about the history of Barbados, some of the nearby attractions offer a historical perspective of the country. One of the closest attractions of this sort is St. Peter's Church, which is one and a quarter miles away.

The beach is one type of attraction you can visit, but there's even more 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

Tourists at Six Men's Bay who are seeking other opportunities for exploration should consider checking out Speightstown, since it's in the vicinity and is an especially active area of Barbados.


The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, depending on when you visit, and how full the nearby hotels are. Typically, you can expect to share the sand with more than a few vacationers who are staying in the area.

Although beach-goers will generally find few hotels in the immediate vicinity, those accommodations closest to Six Men's Bay are shown in the table that follows.

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


Even after a restful afternoon at the beach, the day isn't truly complete until you eat at a local restaurant, where you can try foods you've never heard of before, without going too far from the coast. One of the closest restaurants is The Fish Pot. This restaurant has Mediterranean cuisine. They also specialize in seafood. You'll have the option of walking or taking a cab as it's not far off the beach at all.

Restaurants closest to this beach are listed 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
Enid's (246) 422-5555 Caribbean Very Casual 0.8 mi. S
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

Other Beaches

Of course, there are more fantastic beaches besides Six Men's Bay in Barbados.

Travelers may also want to consider Heywoods Beach, located three quarters of a mile to the south.

While the area offers plenty of picturesque views and exciting attractions, Six Men's Bay is both a relaxing, sunny hangout and a stunning natural feature.


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