Beaches of the North Coast

The enchant­ing North Coast is another per­fect loca­tion for pic­turesque views. There are majes­tic cliffs and secluded coves along this coast, cer­tainly mak­ing it one of Bar­ba­dos’ trea­sures. As a gen­eral rule, it is not rec­om­mended for per­sons to go swim­ming in this area, how­ever, there are some gen­tler bays that may be ven­tured into, Cove Bay and River Bay are two exam­ples. In other areas rugged coast lines reveal dra­matic cliff scenes that plunge hun­dreads of feet into deep, rough waters and cre­ate stun­ning scenes that are often the sub­ject of paint­ings and pho­tographs. You would want to make sure you walk with your cam­era!



Cove Bay– St. Lucy
This bay offers stun­ning views of the rugged East Coast. There are a num­ber of trees to pro­vide shade and the cool breeze and the mag­i­cal sounds of the ocean crash­ing to shore add to the charm of this bay. Swim­ming is not rec­om­mended, how­ever you may be able to wade in some of the nat­ural pools formed.

Waves– Large waves unsuit­able for swim­ming. The for­ma­tion of nat­ural pools are ideal to wade in.

Ameni­ties
  • Trees pro­vide shade
  • No Lifeguard


Lit­tle Bay– St. Lucy
This gem of a bay has a few things to boast of. Here you can enjoy the beauty of the Atlantic Ocean com­plete with stun­ning blow­holes. There are also a few caves amidst incred­i­ble lime­stone views. A sunny day in lit­tle bay is par­adise. Here there are also nat­ural pools that are more suit­able for swimming.

Waves– Large waves unsuit­able for swim­ming. The for­ma­tion of nat­ural pools are ideal to wade in.

NO AMENI­TIES


River Bay– St. Lucy
Another secluded bay, this has an addi­tional eco-​feature of a small fresh­wa­ter bay. Aptly named River Bay, swim­ming here is pos­si­ble, but care and due dili­gence are required at all times. This spot, although quiet dur­ing the week, can be a bus­tle of activ­ity dur­ing the week­end, as locals favour this area as a pic­nic spot.

Waves– Large waves. Swim­ming is pos­si­ble close to shore.

Ameni­ties
  • Showers/​Toilets
  • Parking
  • Wheel­chair Access
  • Phone Booth
  • Rangers
  • Pic­nic Tables
  • Shaded Areas
  • No Lifeguard


North Point Cove– St. Lucy
This beau­ti­ful cove is located at the north­ern most end of Bar­ba­dos. This aquatic gem is also a favourite for some surfers. Its tow­er­ing waves, under­cur­rents and gen­er­ally rough sea con­di­tions make this area unsuit­able for swimming.

Waves– Large waves unsuit­able for swim­ming, but ideal for expe­ri­enced surfers and scuba-​divers.

NO AMENI­TIES



Archer’s Bay– St. Lucy
This St. Lucy bay is located more to the north­west side of the island. This bay offers a unique oppor­tu­nity to see where the Atlantic Ocean begins to dom­i­nate the Caribbean Sea. There are stun­ning ocean views, as well as pris­tine scenery mak­ing it an ideal pic­nick­ing spot. The sea con­di­tions at this bay are not suited for swimming.

Waves– Large waves unsuit­able for swimming.

NO AMENI­TIES


Maycock’s Bay– St. Lucy
Located to the north­west of Bar­ba­dos, this bay is also home to the Maycock’s Fort ruins. This loca­tion offers stun­ning cliff-​top views of the coast, mak­ing it a favourite for some scuba-​divers and surfers. The rough sea con­di­tions and dan­ger­ous under­cur­rents make it unfavourable for swimmers.

Waves– Large waves unsuit­able for swim­ming, but ideal for expe­ri­enced surfers and scuba-​divers.

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