Beaches of the North Coast
The enchanting North Coast is another perfect location for picturesque views. There are majestic cliffs and secluded coves along this coast, certainly making it one of Barbados’ treasures. As a general rule, it is not recommended for persons to go swimming in this area, however, there are some gentler bays that may be ventured into, Cove Bay and River Bay are two examples. In other areas, rugged coastlines reveal dramatic cliff scenes that plunge hundreds of feet into deep, rough waters and create stunning scenes that are often the subject of paintings and photographs. You would want to make sure you walk with your camera!
|Cove Bay||North Point Cove|
|Little Bay||Archer's Bay|
|River Bay||Maycock's Bay|
This bay offers stunning views of the rugged East Coast. There are a number of trees to provide shade and the cool breeze and the magical sounds of the ocean crashing to shore add to the charm of this bay. Swimming is not recommended, however, you may be able to wade in some of the natural pools formed.
- Trees provide shade
- No Lifeguard
This gem of a bay has a few things to boast of. Here you can enjoy the beauty of the Atlantic Ocean complete with stunning blowholes. There are also a few caves amidst incredible limestone views. A sunny day in little bay is paradise. Here there are also natural pools that are more suitable for swimming.
Another secluded bay, this has an additional eco-feature of a small freshwater bay. Aptly named River Bay, swimming here is possible, but care and due diligence are required at all times. This spot, although quiet during the week, can be a bustle of activity during the weekend, as locals favour this area as a picnic spot.
- Wheelchair Access
- Phone Booth
- Picnic Tables
- Shaded Areas
- No Lifeguard
This beautiful cove is located at the northernmost end of Barbados. This aquatic gem is also a favourite for some surfers. Its towering waves, undercurrents and generally rough sea conditions make this area unsuitable for swimming.
This St. Lucy bay is located more to the northwest side of the island. This bay offers a unique opportunity to see where the Atlantic Ocean begins to dominate the Caribbean Sea. There are stunning ocean views, as well as pristine scenery making it an ideal picnicking spot. The sea conditions at this bay are not suited for swimming.
Located to the northwest of Barbados, this bay is also home to the Maycock’s Fort ruins. This location offers stunning cliff-top views of the coast, making it a favourite for some scuba-divers and surfers. The rough sea conditions and dangerous undercurrents make it unfavourable for swimmers.
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