Beach at Soup Bowl in Bathsheba, Barbados.

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Bathsheba Beach


A wild stretch of golden sand that's framed by rough headlands and punctuated by magnificent rock formations standing defiant in the shallows against the constant pounding of the waves. The waters here are not suitable for swimming.

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Nearby Barbados attractions

1. Andromeda Botanic Gardens

0.73 MILES

The island's original botanic gardens, this lovely spot has two exploratory paths that wind their way through a wide collection of tropical plants,…

2. Barclays Park

0.97 MILES

The reason to come to this remote Atlantic facility Is more about the beach below than the park itself, which is really just a collection of picnic tables…

3. Martin's Bay

2.38 MILES

Fronted by a sliver of sand, this little village is about as local as you get. It has a combined bar/restaurant, a shop and some picnic tables – that's it…

4. Hunte's Gardens

2.48 MILES

These gardens at the home of famed local horticulturalist Anthony Hunte already have a magical aura. Set mostly within the confines of a collapsed cave,…

5. Coco Hill Forest

3.09 MILES

Covering 53 acres of the interior of the island, this small private nature reserve contains tracts of forest that protect some of the tallest native palms…

6. Flower Forest

3.11 MILES

A 20-hectare botanic garden on the site of a former sugar estate that has many stately, mature citrus and breadfruit trees as well as a fine range of…

7. Bath

3.53 MILES

This wonderful long and remote stretch of golden sand is usually totally empty. It is one of the few places on this coast where it's safe to swim, thanks…

8. Welchman Hall Gully

4.18 MILES

Once part of a large estate that covered the area, this National Trust property contains some rare tracts of original Barbados tropical rainforest,…