Barbados East Coast Beaches

Amazing Coastlines You'll Never Forget..

A trip to Barbados East Coast beaches is definitely worthwhile.  The East Coast of Barbados is both beautiful and unspoiled by nature with its amazing coastline and panoramic views.  

One can only be drawn to the natural ruggedness and sheer innate beauty of Barbados East Coast beaches.  

Unique limestone formations, natural hiking trails and remnants of the old railway are forever a part of its renowned history. It is one of my favorite places on the island with spectacular sunrises and sunsets.


In the bible King David was smitten with Bathsheba as he watched her bathing in the courtyard.  

So smitten, in fact, that after impregnating her, he orchestrated the death of her husband by having him put on the front line.  

Bathsheba is truly an irresistible place and I can't help but wonder if the name was so given because of the illustrious Bible story. 

It is an old fishing village and home of the world famous “soup bowl”, a name given to one of the biggest wave breaks in Barbados and referred to by some as one of the top three in the world.  

The tranquil, rolling hills and the clean, crisp ocean air set the stage for travelers seeking relaxation and privacy.  

Because of the strong undercurrents from the Atlantic Ocean, Barbados East Coast beaches are not recommended for swimming, but surfing.  However, tidal pools make it easy for the experienced swimmer to get a dip here.

Cove Bay

Cove Bay is another picturesque area north of Bathsheba and offers mesmerizing views of the north eastern side of the island.  

Surrounded by private homes, access to this area of Cove Bay is via a small pathway, so be prepared to rough it if you're interested in a visit to Cove Bay.  

Views are so worth it, though! Segway Barbados offers segway tours of the area and is a great way to see the Cove Bay area "en plein air".

A picturesque view of Cove Bay Barbados - simply beautiful..

I urge you to make a special trip; you won't be disappointed.  Well-fed cows and sheep graze happily and are totally undisturbed by approaching onlookers.    

Small private homes dot the hills and it is clear that this part of the island has been nurtured and preserved by the Barbadian people. What the East Coast does not offer is a huge selection of hotels and restaurants.  

Other Scenic Views and Points of Interest

North Point:  The northernmost tip of the island - and you can't go any further than that. This is a good look-out point for many visitors to the island.  Here you'll find the Animal Flower Cave which does not have "animal flowers" as the name suggests, but sea anemones located  under the cliffs at North Point.  

River Bay:  Another favorite picnic spot and again, the name is a misnomer since there's no river in the area.  What you will find there is an estuary or stream which connects to the Atlantic Ocean.

Area Hotels and Restaurants

Atlantis Hotel:  Located in the fishing village of Tent Bay in Bathsheba. The hotel has undergone renovations within the past few years. The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Bajan buffet is on Wednesdays and Sundays. The sumptuous Sunday buffet is a local after-church favorite.

Round House Inn: Family owned and operated, this inn features only 4 rooms but does not skimp on quality or service. The restaurant has unbeatable views of the Atlantic Ocean which makes dining outdoors a treat. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. By the way - The banana bread is heavenly!

Sea-U Guest House:  Be at one with nature. The rustic accommodations and the tropical setting blend together perfectly to bring a calming effect to the mind and body as you unwind and leave your cares behind. Dinner is served al fresco as the sounds of crashing waves and native crickets serenade the night sky.

All in all, the East Coast of Barbados still delivers with its pristine beaches, naturally rugged landscape, and serene atmosphere.

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