St. Andrew is located on the east coast of Barbados and is where you will find Mount Hillaby and the area known as the Scotland District as it resembles the landscape of Scotland.
The coastline in St. Andrew is quite flat as the land just beyond is all hills sweeping down to the miles of white sandy beaches. This area is ideal for beach combing especially if you start at Walkers Beach, which goes on in to Lakes Beach and then eventually in to Morgan Lewis Beach.
Here you will also find Morgan Lewis Mill, one of the last remaining working windmills in Barbados, for more information on Morgan Lewis Mill please click on the link at the bottom of this page.
Other places of interest in St. Andrew are the Barbados Wildlife Reserve, where you can see turtles and green monkeys.
There is also the West Indies Sugar Plantation, for more information on the history of sugar in Barbados click on the link at the bottom of this page.
In St. Andrew you will also find Grenade Hall Forest and Signal Station; for more information on the signal stations in Barbados and why they were created please read the article at the bottom of this page on the history of slavery.
If you fancy a ramble in the woods then you will also find Turner’s Hall Woods in St. Andrew, please read below for more information.
St. Andrew is also home to Farley Hill National Park, where you will find the remains of one of the greatest mansions that was ever built in Barbados. It was the location for the infamous 1950’s film ‘Island in the Sun.’ Nowadays the park is used for festivals such as Jazz on the Hill and Reggae on the Hill. For more information about the house and the festivals please click on the links at the bottom of this page.
Another interesting place to visit while you are touring this parish is Chalky Mount Potteries, where you can buy gifts to take home.
The only Anglican Church to visit in this area is St. Andrew’s Parish Church, which is just in land from Walker’s Beach.
Places of interest in St. Andrew:
— St. Andrew’s Parish Church
— Farley Hill
— Mount Hilaby
— West Indies Sugar Plantation
— Grenade Hill Forest & Signal Station
— Morgan Lewis Mill
— Barbados Wildlife Reserve
— Chalky Mount Potteries
— Scotland District
— Turner’s Hall Woods
Beaches in St. Andrew:
— Morgan Lewis Beach
Author: Brett Callaghan