Silver Rock beach is located on the south coast of the island, in the parish of Christ Church. The beach is beautiful, with high sand banks. The water here is safe for swimming but there are no life guards on duty so take care, this coast is susceptible to strong currents, depending on the time of year.
Things to Do
This beach is renowned for water sports, and has been the home of Brian Talma for many years; his windsurfing shop has recently closed down as it was housed within the Silver Rock Hotel complex. This is currently being converted into condominiums and so the beach is a lot quieter than normal.
However, it is still a favourite with wind and kite surfers. With the hotel closed there are no beach chairs to rent and no amenities directly on the beach. Three is a rum shop close by called London Bar, which sells drinks, and at the north end of the beach, just above the hotel, you will find a set of stairs that takes you up to road, here is a reasonably priced restaurant called Round Rock.
There is a floodlit sports field, where you can watch a game of local football or cricket on an evening. There are showers and toilets for public use. There is a playground for children and picnic tables line the beach under the trees, the area is well shaded and perfect for a picnic.
— Refreshments and Food
— Great spot for Kite surfing
— Ideal for wind surfing
— Children’s playground
— Picnic tables
From Oistins heading away from Bridgetown, the road comes to a fork, take the right turn and head up towards Silver Sands area. You will reach an oval shaped roundabout, go straight and follow this road until you reach Roy Smiths Rum shop, and turn right just before the shop. Follow the road to the end, where you will see parking for the beach.
View the location of the beach on our Barbados Interactive Map.
Author: Brett Callaghan