Harry Smith’s beach is located on the south east coast of the island, in the parish of St. Philip. On the cliff above the beach you will find the ruin of grand old mansion, with a very dramatic view of the crashing Atlantic ocean.
It really is a very romantic setting, with the cliff behind you as you sit in this cove watching the waves come crashing in.
Things to Do
There is no lifeguard on duty and swimming can be rather dangerous. However, at low tide there are areas of shallow pools between the rocks where you can wade. Do not go beyond the reef which lies at the shoreline as the currents tend to be very strong.
There are no amenities here such as beach chairs or any outlets selling food and drink, but such a beautiful spot has to be seen to be believed and it is well worth a visit.
The ruin of the house is quite sturdy so you could have a walk around and see what must have been a stunning house in its day.
— Lovely white sandy beaches
— No lifeguard
— Romantic cove
— No food or drink available
— Must be able bodied to climb down steps
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 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, after passing eastbourne, go straight until you get to wellhouse and then turn right. This road will take you straight onto Harry Smith’s Beach. Park by the old ruin at the top of the cliff and go down the long flight of steps to the beach.
View the location of the beach on our Barbados Interactive Map.
Author: Brett Callaghan