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.
Although Bath is on the Atlantic coast, swimming here is quite safe because of the sizeable off-shore reef which protects it. There is a lifeguard on duty, and a red flag is displayed when the sea is too dangerous for swimming.
Things to Do
Bath has a vast beach and is a favorite stop for tours and tourists. On weekends and public holidays, Bath is an ideal picnic spot for locals. There are beach vendors selling snacks of fish cakes, and food and drink outlets offering a reasonably priced lunch of local fare.
You may choose to sit on the grassy lawn and enjoy the view or indeed to sit on the beach. There are lots of trees giving shade, and you will experience strong cooling breezes. There is a playground for the children so you can relax while they play!
— Picnic tables
— Food & Drinks available
From Grantley Adams International Airport, head north following the signs for Sam Lord’s Castle. The road bends to the right and is sign posted Sam Lord’s. Follow the road right, then the road curves left, and is signposted The Crane.
Follow the road past Budget Supermarket, where you may wish to stop and pick up picnic supplies, and then go past St. Martin’s Church. Go past Foul Bay on your right, past The Crane Hotel on your right, when you come to a small roundabout, turn left, then turn right where you see the signpost which says ‘Long Bay via Sam Lord’s.’
Continue down this road and take the last left-hand turn. Go all the way to the end and then turn right; on your right you will see a street called ‘Eastbourne‘, as you approach the bend in the road, turn right after the curve where you will see the Wishing Well bar, go straight to the end of this road and you will find Bottom Bay on your right.
Three Houses have a sign posted. After you have passed through the parkland of Three Houses you will need to turn right at the junction, then take the second right signposted Fortesque and Codrington College, then turn left signposted Bathsheba. Shortly up this road, you will see a sign on the right saying Consett Bay. Continue on this road until you reach the delightful village of Bath.
View the location of the beach on our Barbados Interactive Map.
Author: Brett Callaghan