Like a child playing hide-and-go-seek, Worthing Beach Barbados lies obscured alongside a strip of small apartments and guest houses on one of the busiest coastlines in Barbados, the South Coast.
Truth be told, this was one beach I had overlooked when I compiled the Top 15 List, but after considering the features and amenities of this great beach, I knew I had to revisit my choices.
Behind the walls of the quaint little hotels and guest houses, Highway 7 on Barbados’ South Coast was picking up steam. The mid-day lunch crowd patiently waited by the food trucks as the owners dished out the afternoon specials: stewed turkey wings with rice & peas, hot Bajan soup, and macaroni pie with beef stew and veggies. Only one hour to spare but it was well worth the wait.
WORTHING BEACH BARBADOS
Features: White sand beach with calm water. Best for swimming, jet skiing, hobie cats
Amenities: Minutes away from mobile massage truck | water sports | chair and umbrella rentals (US $15/day) | fast food, | mobile food trucks (local food), food pits (sandwiches), restaurants| sports bars (within walking distance) | strip mall | taxi stand | jewelry hut & beachwear huts | strip mall (Quayside Centre) | public transportation access | Hastings boardwalk (within walking distance) | tiki bar
Beach-side, the Accra Beach (Rockley Beach) crowd soaked up the sun and enjoyed a game of “dodge” with a few scattered beach vendors who were trying to sell everything from jewelry to scuba lessons.
The taxi cab drivers surveilled the area like hawks, looking for the mindless, shifting gaze of unsuspecting tourists who had lost direction.
Bronzed to perfection with traces of sand on their skin and hair, the young beach set navigated through streams of traffic to Chefette, the island’s leading fast food joint.
Yet, in the midst of all of the activity, Worthing Beach Barbados goes about its business, enticing beach-goers daily with its silky white sand, turquoise water, and peaceful atmosphere.
Worthing Beach Barbados is located on the island’s South Coast, or Highway 7. It is approximately 15 minutes from the Barbados’ capital, Bridgetown, and 20 minutes away from the island’s primary airport, Grantley Adams International. Oistins fishing village lies midway, or 10 minutes away between the beach and the airport.
WORTHING BEACH BARBADOS MAP
The map above shows the location of the beach relative to the capital and the airport.
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By Public Transportation:
All major public buses and private buses travel along the main South Coast route on a daily basis. Nearest bus stop is at Cave Shepherd.
From the South Coast – Worthing Beach is located on Highway 7, the main South Coast road.
From Bridgetown - Travel southbound from the city center to Bay Street, the main road out of the city, towards Hastings for about 2 ½ miles. Worthing Beach lies just past Accra Beach.
Food & Drinks: