Batts Rock Beach Barbados a family
Batts Rock beach Barbados is a
small intimate beach located on the west coast of Barbados
about 7 minutes’ drive from the island’s historic
capital city of Bridgetown.
This beach may not be as popular as some of the other west
coast beaches however Batts Rock can hold its own among
these beaches. Wonderfully renovated this a
designated Public Beach is outfitted with picnic benches,
shower and changing facilities, a small children's
playground with slides, swings and see-saws
The shimmering turquoise waters at this beach are calm and
ideal location for swimming and snorkeling.
Batts Rock is also an excellent stop off for surfers.
Especially when the swells are coming from the north this
is a wonderful break for anyone looking to ride the waves.
If you would rather take their towels and picnic basket
there is plenty of shade from the wooded area that adjoins
the beach. From this vantage point you can enjoy the
relaxing hiss of the waves as they gently roll on to the
Why Visitors and Locals Love Batts Rock Beach
This is another one of the
islands beach jewels with its typical white sand and
beautiful clear water, however Batts Rock is love by both
the locals and visitors because it is much quieter than
most beaches on the west coast. Ask many of the locals why
they love the beach at Batts Rock, and they will most
likely tell you the Large shaded area. The wooded area is
wonderful for picnicking or for just lazying around on the
beach with friends and family.
On the other hand, visitors
especially, those from the cruise ships dock in the nearby
Bridgetown harbour love Batts Rock sheltered from the wind
beautiful, its quiet and not very crowded. In addition the
facilities on this beach are well maintained especially
the bathrooms, there is picnic area, a lifeguard on duty,
kids playground, a nice little beach bar and plenty of
Batts Rock Is A Family Friendly Beach
If you are traveling with young
children Batts Rock Beach is one of the island's child
friendly beaches. In addition to the spectacular soft
white sand and sparkling tranquil west coast waters, there
is a lifeguard station on this beach, beach security,
public rest rooms and a children's play park.
How to Get to Batts Rock Beach Barbados
This beach is located just off the Spring Garden Highway
so it is pretty easy to get there, if you are traveling by
taxi all the operators know the area well. However if yo
are on a self drive tour and you are traveling from
Bridgetown head towards the Bridgetown Port along the
Prince Alice Highway, you'll pass the the colorfully
painted Pelican Craft Center.
Turn right along the Harbour Road where you'll see the
restaurant, follow this road until you reach
the Elsie Payne roundabout and turn right. At the traffic
lights turn left on to the Spring Garden Highway, you will
beach continue along the Spring Garden Highway until
you reach the Frank Worrell roundabout at the bottom of
Turn left on to Highway 1 you'll pass the the Esso
Service station on your left, about 100 meters from the
service station you'll see a left turn just before Walmer
Lodge Apartments, this is the access road to Batts
Attractions Near Batts Rock Beach Barbados
In Barbados you are never far
away from an amazing attraction. Other popular attractions
and things to see and do close to Batts Rock beach are The
Usain Bolt Stadium, The Nelson Mandela Park, The
University of The West Indies, 3 W's Oval, the historic
Kensington Oval, Cricket Legends of Barbados, historic
Bridgetown and its Garrison, Carlisle Bay Marine Park and
the very popular Mount Gay Rum Visitors Center.
The 3W's Oval is among the
popular landmark near Batts Rock beach. It is located on
the grounds of The Cave Hill Campus of The University of
the West Indies. This cricket facility is named in memory
of three great Barbadian and West Indian cricketers, Sir
Frank Worrell, Sir Clyde Walcott and Sir Everton Weekes.
If you are a cricket fan you can
watch local and regional matches along with warm up
matches for touring teams at this venue.