Bathsheba, located on the east coast near Andromeda Botanic Gardens, shows the Atlantic in its full glory. The scenery here is incredible – miles of untouched, windswept coastline along the island’s most rugged and stunningly beautiful stretch of coast.
The beach here is well used but it is not advisable to swim, unless you are a professional surfer! There are lots of natural rock pools, which are very pleasant for taking a dip.
Things to Do
World famous for its excellent surfing conditions in ‘Soup Bowl‘, Bathsheba provides a hub of activity all year long as surfers from around the world congregate here for some of the best surfing action. Soup Bowl is host to many national and international events throughout the year. There are lots of bars and restaurants with sea views to relax and enjoy watching professional surfers riding the crest of a wave.
Lunch is served daily at both Roundhouse and The Edgewater Inn, which both have cliff side locations and reasonably priced food.
There is quite a lot to do and see in Bathsheba with lots of boutiques, beach bars and snackette shops.
— Top surf spot
— Food & Drinks available
— No lifeguard
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 bends left, and is sign posted 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, go past Crane Hotel on your right, when you come to a small roundabout, turn left, then turn right where you see the sign post 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 road called ‘Eastbourne‘, as you approach the bend in the road, turn right after the bend 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 is signposted from here. After you have past through the parkland of Three Houses you will need to turn right at the junction, then take the second right sign posted Fortesque and Codrington College, then turn left sign posted Bathsheba. Shortly up this road you will see a sign on right saying Consett Bay. Continue on this road, you will pass a sign on your right for Bath, continue on this road until you reach Bathsheba.
View the location of the beach on our Barbados Interactive Map.
Author: Brett Callaghan