The south coast beaches of Barbados are characterized by small to medium waves, good dive sites and excellent wind and kite surfing conditions. The south coast is laden with stretches of white sandy beaches backed by hotels and restaurants of all price ranges.
The sea is mostly calm and perfect for swimming with many shallow-water reefs, which are ideal for snorkeling. With the waters on the south coast a mixture of the calm west coast and the pounding east coast, you’ll find the size of the waves a happy medium.
The south coast beaches can have some unexpected undercurrents; so do not go beyond your depth.
The south coast beaches of Barbados is one of the more popular beach areas for locals and tourists as the south coast is possibly the most lively coast with many restaurants and bars within walking distance of the beaches and public transport is readily available. During high season you’ll find these beaches full of people and activity.
If you are a wind surfing or kite surfing enthusiast then head to Long Beach, Silver Rock or Silver Sands on the south coast for great wind and wave conditions. These beaches are known as the best windsurfing spots in Barbados with many international windsurfing events being held here annually.
If you want to go surfing then Freights Bay, just before Miami Beach is a very popular spot with surfers from beginners through to professionals.
Just down the road from Freights Bay is Miami Beach otherwise known as Enterprise Beach. The view from the short cliff above, will literally take your breath away with the stunning beauty of the water and the many shades of blue on this part of the south coast.
This is a lively beach selling food and drink, there are showers and toilets and here you can rent beach chairs and umbrellas. It is great beach to take children, as there are two bays for swimming, the below side being a calm lagoon for the little ones. There is also a lifeguard on duty here.
For great swimming, water sports activities and a long stretch of sand head over to Dover Beach in St. Lawrence Gap. Many of the Barbados south coast hotels back on to this beach so it is always a busy and active beach. There is plenty of food and drink outlets available either by using the bars and restaurants of the hotels or by heading out in to St. Lawrence Gap itself. There is also a nice beach facility with stalls selling souvenirs and a children’s playground.
Further along the south coast main road you will find Worthing Beach also known as Sandy Beach or Carib Beach with the Carib Beach bar, a favorite “liming spot” for many locals and visitors. Again here you will find plenty of outlets for food and drink and you can rent beach chairs and umbrellas. Generally the water here is really calm and is ideal to take children swimming.
Head to Accra Beach for good body surfing and body watching! Accra Beach is an ideal swimming location and suitable for the entire family with many beach chairs and umbrellas available. Food and drinks are available in the various beach bars as well as a children’s playground, toilets and showers.
Continuing on the south coast of Barbados heading towards Bridgetown, brings Hastings Rocks, Coconut Court Beach, the Drill Hall Beach, Carlisle Bay and Brownes Beach.
South Coast Beaches of Barbados
Simply 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.
Author: Brett Callaghan
There are so many great beaches in Barbados each with their own unique characteristics, and Accra Beach is no exception. Its great for swimming, socialising and soaking up the island sunshine.Read More
Brownes Beach carries on from Pebbles Beach and goes right into Carlisle Bay. It is a great beach for swimming and there is a lifeguard on duty.Read More
Carlisle Bay is a pretty crescent-shaped bay located on the south coast of Barbados. This beach is popular with both locals and visitors, and has many activities and attractions to enjoy.Read More
Coconut Court Beach
Coconut Court beach is quite large and is safe for swimming in Barbados, there is a shallow reef not too far out, so the water is quite calm. Beach goers can enjoy a beautiful expanse of white, sandy beach and plenty of natural shade from the many palm trees.Read More
Cotton House Bay
The beach here is a lovely quiet little bay. The water is calmer in this bay than nearby Silver Sands so makes a nice place for swimming.Read More
It goes without saying that Barbados is blessed with an abundance of fine beaches, each with their own unique attractions and Dover Beach is certainly no exception. Read on for more.Read More
Drill Hall Beach
Drill Hall beach is located on the south coast of the island, in the parish of St. Michael. The pink tinted sand here is fantastic and this is quite a large beach.Read More
Enterprise beach, otherwise known as Miami beach, is located on the south coast of Barbados, in the parish of Christ Church.Read More
Freights Bay is located on the south coast just above Oistins, in the parish of Christ Church. Its also a well-known surfing spot. Read on for more.Read More