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.

Located in the vicinity of Speightstown, Six Men's Bay is on the North West coast of Barbados. You should think about stopping by even if you aren't staying particularly close by. If you're looking for a beach with a little bit of everything, you may prefer one that is within easy reach of hotels, but far enough from the noisy crowds; Six Men's Bay, a somehwat secluded part of the coast, has these qualities.

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 order some food from one of the mobile vendors who operate at or near this spot.

For your convenience, restrooms are available at Six Men's Bay. Showers are provided for visitors, so you don't have to spend the rest of the afternoon covered in sand. You'll find the waters off-shore to be clear and good for snorkeling, so bring your equipment if you're wanting to check out the underwater sites.

What's Nearby


You'll find this beach on the North West coast of Barbados; it's located near attractions like Frangipani Art Gallery, which is three quarters of a mile to the southeast.

If you want to mix a cultural experience with your visit to the beach, you should consider a trip to Arlington House Interactive Museum, a lovely museum found just a walk or cab ride away, giving you a chance to see, and learn about, even more of the area.

If you can't wait to see as many of Barbados' attractions as possible, the following table shows the closest options.

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 very close to Speightstown, so walking the city is a definite option. Six Men's Bay tourists looking for other interesting places to see might want to think about heading to Speightstown, because it's nearby and is a particularly busy area of Barbados.


The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, it depends on several things: the season, the weather, even how packed the nearby hotels are. Typically, you can expect to encounter a fair number of vacationers who are staying in the area.

Although travelers will find just a few hotels in the area, those options closest to the beach can be viewed 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


A trip to the beach isn't complete until you walk to a nearby restaurant, where you'll be able to sample regional favorites, within a reachable distance. One of the closest restaurants is The Fish Pot. The restaurant features Mediterranean cuisine. They are also known for serving seafood. You could take a cab or probably walk to this restaurant since it's only a short distance away.

Restaurants closest to this beach are provided 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

There are plenty of beautiful beach locations to choose from in Barbados, so perhaps you can explore more than one.

Travelers may also want to consider Heywoods Beach, which is located within a short distance.

While the area offers plenty of picturesque views and exciting attractions, visiting Six Men's Bay or the other beautiful beaches in the area can make your time in Barbados even more memorable.


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