Bottom Bay is located on the south east coast of Barbados, in the parish of St. Philip.

Park on the cliff top and go down the steps. Bottom Bay is everyone’s dream of the perfect tropical beach – cliffs, coconut palms, a cave, soft white sand, brisk breezes and sparkling aquamarine sea.

The colour of the water here is spectacular as is the bay itself. The sand is golden and this beautiful little cove is an ideal hideaway.


Things to Do

In such a gorgeous setting, Bottom Bay is a first class picnic venue. There are no amenities such as showers or toilets and no outlets selling food or drink, therefore it is best to go prepared with a picnic.

You can swim here, but the sea can be quite rough with strong currents, so be careful and swim at your own risk since there are no lifeguards.

You need to be quite able bodied to get down to this beach, but in such a beautiful setting it is worth the short walk down.



— White sandy beaches
— No lifeguard
— Ideal picnic location
— No showers or toilets


Driving Directions

From Grantley Adams International Airport, head north following the signs for Sam Lord’s Castle. The road bends to the right and is signposted Sam Lord’s, follow the road right, then the road bends 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, go past The 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.

View the location of the beach on our Barbados Interactive Map.


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