The East coast beaches of Barbados on the Atlantic Ocean offer the biggest waves, but also for dangerous underwater currents, so swim at your own risk.
Known worldwide for its fabulous surfing, for the ultimate Barbados surfing holiday, Bathsheba is the place to go. Home of the famous “Soup Bowl,” it’s a hot spot for local and foreign surfers alike. With prime conditions year-round, surfing is one of our most popular sports on the island, and the east coast is one of the most popular places to surf.
The east coast is sprinkled with some breathtaking rock formations on the land and natural rock pools for swimming, which are the only things that stand between Africa and us.
Cattlewash, another accessible east coast location, is home to many holiday homes for locals and foreigners alike. These houses tend to be rustic in nature and a real break from “town life”; for a perfect Caribbean sunrise, the east coast is a must.
Bajans often say, “The sea ain’t got no back door”!
Although the Atlantic coastline is stunningly beautiful and the sea appears to be quite inviting, swimming is not recommended along this coast as there are dangerously strong undercurrents and no lifeguards on duty.
Be sure to ask the locals from the area where the safe swimming areas are located.
East Coast Beaches of Barbados
Click on a beach in the list below, for driving directions, detailed information, and photos.
You can also view the location of the beach on our Barbados Interactive Map.
Barclays Park is located on the east coast of the island, in the parish of St. Joseph. Barclay’s Park is a huge park stretching from the beach up into the hills.
Bath, located in the parish of St.John near Codrington College, is an uncharacteristically peaceful beach for the east coast with lots of shaded areas.
Bathsheba shows the Atlantic in its full glory. The scenery here is incredible – miles of untouched, the windswept coastline along the island’s most rugged and stunningly beautiful stretch of coast.
Bottom Bay is located on the southeast coast of Barbados, in the parish of St. Philip.
Cattlewash is located on the east coast of Barbados, in the parish of St. Joseph. Cattlewash Beach is a long expanse of sand, fringed by windswept Sea Grape foliage and rugged cliffs, which stretch to Pico Tenerife Reef in St. Lucy.
Consett Bay is located on the east coast of Barbados, in the parish of St. John. This is quite a lively bay with lots of fishing boats and activity.
Crane Beach is located on the southeast coast of Barbados in the parish of St. Philip and is rated as one of the top ten beaches in the world by Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous!
Foul Bay is located on the southeast coast of the island, in the parish of St. Phillip and is home to a small fleet of local fishing boats.
Ginger beach is located on the southeast coast of the island in the parish of St. Philip, which is one of Barbados’ best-kept secrets.