Secluded tropical beaches like Foul Bay Beach Barbados are closer than you think…
There are times when you just want to get away, leave everything behind and be whisked away by the one thing that will ultimately bring you peace and tranquility.
You yearn for that private time - if only for one day - when you can be alone and be at one with nature without the endless sea of tourists sunbathing next to you. Apologies to the “endless sea of tourists”, but don’t take this personally.
So I’ll let you in on a little secret. I know the perfect place.
Welcome to Foul Bay Beach Barbados -a gem amongst the tropical beaches of Barbados. This natural beach is so unspoiled by nature, you’ll feel as if you’re miles away from civilization.
FOUL BAY BEACH
Features: Best for cautious swimming, bodysurfing, seclusion | strong currents | close to Grantley Adams Airport, Crane Beach & Resort, Cutters Deli
Amenities: Limited parking area | no bathrooms available
The beach is located on the Southeast Coast of Barbados, less than 10 minutes east of Grantley Adams International Airport and 5 minutes west of the Crane Resort. One small street sign is all you’ll see indicating the location, so do pay attention while driving. It’s easy to miss.
FOUL BAY BEACH BARBADOS LOCATION MAP
The map above shows Foul Bay Beach and its proximity to the capital and the airport.
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Access to Foul Bay Beach is via a long graveled road which winds down to the beach. The beach stands on its own, and even though the nearest resort, the Crane, is just a few minutes away, there is no residual traffic from the hotel. The resort itself features its own magnificent beach along with six pools so there’s really no need for the residents to venture outside the resort.
Foul Bay Beach Barbados is off the tourist radar, which means there are no lifeguards, public restrooms, beach shacks, or any other kind of shack for that matter. No running up to the beach bar for a thirst quencher.
In other words, you’re on your own. Lounge chairs and umbrellas are also not available but you can bring your own towels, food, and any other basic necessities onto the beach.
The tides change during the mid-morning to early afternoon hours. If you’d like to swim there, it’s better to go during the early morning hours (between 6:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m). The sea swells can be a little rough later in the day.
Yes, the beach is completely safe. As a matter of fact, you’ll probably run into the local sheriff and his entourage – a proud rust-colored rooster flanked by his buxom belles.
Old Red patrols the beach on a daily basis, so if you do run into him a brief “howdy” is all that’s required. These territorial strutters enjoy the beach as well and would be more than happy to share it with you.
So what if you really need to go to the bathroom..
Remember that time in the woods? Maybe not.
Ok - be creative, be resourceful. Get in touch with your natural side. Have a game plan before you do the inevitable two-step! It’s really not that bad.
The nearest restaurant is Cutters, a small local restaurant located 5-7 minutes due east of the Crane Resort. It is frequented by both locals and visitors, and offers great food and service.
The restaurant will deliver everything but the blanket to any beach on the South Coast for a private picnic for two, or will provide a clothed table setting for larger parties.
Deliveries to Foul Bay Beach and the Crane are free but there is a nominal fee for other South Coast Beaches.
Not a bad deal.