South Coast of Barbados: Local Guide

South Coast of Barbados: A Local Guide

When you land at the airport in Barbados you will be on the South Coast. The South Coast of Barbados is a lot busier than other parts of the island because there is so much to do. Since there is so much going on down here we are going to break it down, here we go:

Beaches:

Pebbles beach is probably one of the more popular beaches on the South Coast. It is located near the Hilton hotel and it is a beautiful white sandy beach with very clear, bright blue water. It is also quite busy here but you can also find a guy to rent umbrellas and chairs from. Then spend the rest of the day drinking beers from the bar at Cruising Club.


After Pebbles, you will reach Accra. Accra beach is probably located near one of the busiest stretches of the South Coast. It is right next to Quayside and Chefette. That means you can get food and drinks whenever you want. This beach has a few more waves which can be fun for body surfing.

A view of Accra Beach South Coast

A view of Accra Beach

There are a few more beaches dotted along the coast, and then you reach Silver Sands. This beach is not the best place to swim because of the choppy waters but it is a great place to kite surf!

Once you pass Silver Sands, the beaches from there to Crane beach are dangerous for swimming. On the way to Crane beach you will pass Bottom Bay which is an absolutely stunning bay. It has white sands and palm trees which makes you feel like you are somewhere else.

Crane beach is very popular because of the hotel on the cliff. The sea here is choppy but is fun for jumping through the waves and body surfing again. It is a small stretch of beach so if it is busy you will feel like people are a bit ‘in your space’. It’s definitely worth checking out even if it is just a stop off on your island tour. Check out some more Barbados beaches.

Activities:

There are so many water sports offered on this coast, you can surf at Freights Bay or Surfer’s Point and at some times of the year at Pebbles. If you want to try something a little more daring you can take kite surfing lessons at Silver Sands, or you can wind surf.

 

Silver Sands Beach South Coast

Kite Surfers at Silver Sands

 

If those kind of sports aren’t your speed then head back down to Pebbles beach and rent a paddleboard or a kayak from Cruising Club. Carlisle Bay is known for its shipwrecks so go scuba diving or snorkeling and check it out.

Restaurants:

After you’ve worked up an appetite from surfing or snorkeling or just lying on the beach drinking beers you definitely need to grab some food. At Pebbles you can check out Cuz’s Fish Shack located in the car park by Pebbles beach, his specialty is fish sandwiches. If not then go down the road and grab some Barbadian fast food from Chefette, the rotis are great and so is the fried chicken!

On a Friday and Saturday night you must head down to Oistins fish fry. There are stalls set up here where you can get your food. Make sure you try some fried mahi mahi or flying fish with macaroni pie, a proper bajan meal.

A view of some of the stalls at Oistins Fish Market South Coast

A view of some of the stalls at Oistins Fish Market

 

There are some lovely restaurants to go to if you are looking for something a bit more romantic. Champers is probably one of my favourites on the South Coast. They are located at the end of Accra beach with a deck over the sea. The views are simply stunning whether you go at lunch or dinner.


Tapas is probably my second favourite on the South Coast. Tapas is located on the boardwalk a bit further North of Accra beach. It is basically right on the beach and again the views are stunning whether it’s lunch or dinner.

There are lots more hidden gems around the South Coast so go exploring and check it out! Check out some more reasons to love Barbados.

20 Comments

  • Naomi September 29, 2016 at 6:01 pm

    I’m afraid I wouldn’t get my bum off the beach if I’d go to Barbados! Maybe try the kitesurfing but the beaches just look so amazing

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  • Ozzy September 29, 2016 at 7:05 pm

    This place looks like a paradise. I’d like to know the prices and how much might life cost there though. May be you can give some information about it.

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  • Caitlin September 30, 2016 at 7:58 am

    This sounds like such an idyllic place – beaches, food and a few adventurous activities to get the blood running! What was your favourite thing to do there?

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    • Stace September 30, 2016 at 10:23 am

      I have done a bit of surfing and paddleboarding! Probably not as much as I should be doing though!

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  • blondemoments September 30, 2016 at 10:38 am

    Palm trees and white beaches! Yes, that’s heaven! I think I would be too lazy to do any activities though 🙂

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  • Arnav September 30, 2016 at 10:46 am

    Sounds like a fun and relaxing vacation.South Goa is ons such similar destination in India.

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  • Melissa September 30, 2016 at 4:13 pm

    I need more beaches in my life. And more beers. Heck, maybe i need more Barbados in my life. 🙂

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  • Cliodhna September 30, 2016 at 5:28 pm

    This all looks amazing! I just love being by the sea! I love paddleboarding but have never tried in the sea.

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  • Kathy September 30, 2016 at 5:31 pm

    It looks so beautiful and the sea so blue. I have tried wind surfing but not Kite surfing. I really fancy doing it. Get me away from cold, windy England and take me there now please.

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  • Christina from Happy to Wander September 30, 2016 at 9:01 pm

    Barbados seems like the perfect place to go for a relaxing vacay. I love water sports (even though I’m terrible at them) so I always like to reward myself with a good meal and drink after a day of constant fails haha. Would love to head there someday 🙂

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  • Silvia October 1, 2016 at 11:57 am

    Aaah so much temptation here! I’ve never been to Barbados but would love to see it.

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    • Stace October 1, 2016 at 12:09 pm

      Yesss come visit!

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  • Jurga - Full Suitcase October 1, 2016 at 4:00 pm

    We’ve only been to Barbados airport on our way to St. Vincent and the Grenadines years ago. It looks like a beautiful beach destination. Would love to return after reading this post and seeing the pictures!

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    • Stace October 1, 2016 at 4:03 pm

      Oh what a shame! Definitely need to come back!

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  • Diana - MVMT Blog October 1, 2016 at 11:18 pm

    Accra beach looks like paradise! We take a warm weather vacation every Christmas, and Barbados needs to be on our list. Island life is the best life!

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    • Stace October 2, 2016 at 6:50 am

      Yes Island life rules!!! Come for a visit!

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  • Cristina October 4, 2016 at 11:42 am

    So on my list! :). Seriously, you studied in Barbados? How is it to live in paradise? :). All looks so dreamy…

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    • Stace October 4, 2016 at 11:46 am

      Hahaha yup! Studied, born and raised. I love it, we are so lucky here with our lifestyle, lots of beach days lol! It is beautiful!

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  • Stephanie October 18, 2016 at 9:54 am

    I’m headed back to Barbados next month for my second trip. I am so excited and will definitely be checking out a few of your recommendations. Accra Beach and Champers are on my to do list!

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  • Agness of Fit Travelling February 10, 2017 at 1:40 pm

    Barbados looks stunning, Stace! Each of the photos is amazing, it is definitely on my bucket list!

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