I have been to Brighton beach a couple of times and I mean the one here in Barbados, not that one in England where I would be freezing my ass off. I must also admit and that it isn’t my favourite beach here in Barbados, in fact I couldn’t warm to the place at all.
But here I am sitting at home looking through a few photos I recently took at Brighton beach and the place doesn’t look too bad. It looks a hell of lot better in picture than I remember it looking when I was there, Is Brighton Beach The Worst Beach In Barbados?
I know Brighton beach is much loved beach by many local people and tourists alike, and that it can be packed at the weekends, with loads of people enjoying themselves in the gentle and warm waters of the Caribbean Sea.
I think I will have to pay another visit to Brighton Beach in the near future to give it another go, I think I may have been a little bit too harsh on the place on my previous visits.
The problem with Barbados and it is a fantastic problem, is the fact there are so many amazing beaches on the island from which to chose from. It could be a while till I get around to giving Brighton beach another visit
I recently had the pleasure of visiting another amazing Barbados beauty spot called River Bay, which is located in the north of the Island in the parish of St Lucy. I can imagine that because of the Location of River Bay and it’s distance from the main tourist areas that it is hardly ever visited by tourists, in fact the day I visited, which was on Monday morning there were only two other people there. It is seemingly a different story at the weekend when the place is packed full of locals enjoying themselves.
River Bay is an extremely beautiful place to visit in Barbados. I had a great couple of hours there enjoying the views from the cliffs overlooking the bay and I also had a wee dip in the sea. The waves were a wee bit on the big side and the current was fairly strong when I was there, so I wouldn’t recommend going too far into the Caribbean Sea unless you were a strong swimmer.
There are even showers and toilet facilities at river bay as well as plenty of picnic areas, which are greatly appreciated. It sure is a nice spot to have a picnic if you can find somewhere to eat where there isn’t too much rubbish to put me you off your food!
As is usually is the case here in Barbados, any beauty spot that is fairly busy and popular with locals during the weekend there is always a huge amount of rubbish strewn all over the place and River Bay was no exception. The worst thing is that there are plenty of bins for people to put their rubbish into.
For me a drive up to the Parish of St Lucy and to River Bay is well worth the effort even though the state of the roads is unbelievable bad and the road signs are invisible. I wish I knew how the local MP for St Lucy can sleep at night? Or maybe he thinks the roads are in pristine condition. David Thomson needs to come out of his big mansion and stop worrying about what is happening in other countries and sort out the basic things at home.
River Bay is a place that I would recommend that all visitors that come to Barbados set aside some time and go and visit it. You will see a different side to Barbados away from the hustle and bustle of the tourist areas. In fact I would advise you hire a car and make a day of it, visiting the many other great attractions and beauty spots in St Lucy and St Andrew.
I came across Cotton House Bay in Barbados completely by chance. I was standing at Keizer Hill watching another beautiful Sunset with my wife, when I noticed a pretty looking wee stretch of sands in the distance. I could see a handful of people on the beach itself and a few learner surfers at one end of the bay, The Sunset In Barbados Is An Amazing Sight!
It was obvious that you could get onto Cotton House Bay, the only problem was how you got onto it. Once the sun had set it was too dark to go searching for the Bay, it is hard enough to find places in Barbados during daylight hours let alone when the sun has set.
So the next day I set out on a mission to see if Cotton House Bay was as a picturesque beach as it looked from the distance. I parked the car beside Keizer Hill and thought I would walk along from there until I came to the entrance to the beach. Because this is Barbados and they are a bit backwards as far as signposting places is concerned and I was rightly not expecting to find a sign pointing me in the right direction.
I walked along the road, dodging speeding cars in search of Cotton House Bay for about 10 minutes until I came to a road, which was called Seaside Drive. A wee walk along that road and I had found what I was looking for.
Cotton House Bay is a truly beautiful stretch of beach and there were only a handful of people on it, almost perfect. At the start of the bay there were quite a few surfers getting lessons, but they were tucked out of harms way. Cotton House Bay is great little beach for those that like things a little bit quieter than nearby Miami Beach, Miami Beach Is In Barbados, It Really Is!
I think Cotton House Bay would be a great place for a romantic picnic at the beach, the setting is near perfect and if things get a little bit too hot, the sea is fairly calm and is perfect for a wee dip to help you cool down!
I had relaxing couple of hours at the Bay and I even found a short cut back to my car, would you believe there was a stairway leading to about 20 metres from where I parked my car. I never noticed the stairway leading down to Cotton House Bay because the gate had been closed and I had thought I was part of someone’s house. There of course wasn’t any indication at the top of the stairs that it was a public stairway!
Come on Barbados tourism authority do something to help makes things easier for people to find places on the island, it isn’t just about getting people to come to the island. You have to start making a bigger effort for when the tourists come to the island, start making people aware of great places to visit like Cotton House Bay and then erect some sign posts to help them find it. It isn’t exactly rocket science but you guys make it seem so!. Here is some help I devised for you guys in power in Barbados, which can be found right here, read and learn, 5 Simple Steps To Improve Tourism In Barbados.
It is 2009 and we have all made our New Year resolutions and one of mine is to go to the beach on a more regular basis. I have plenty of other more serious business and fitness goals that I have, but I don’t want to bore you all with those, as I just plan on quietly getting on with those ones.
But I don’t mind sharing with the world my desire to go to the beach more often here in Barbados. I would like to visit every single beach that there is on the island during the course of this year.
As you can guess there are some of the most beautiful beaches in the world scattered all around the coastline of Barbados, they are almost as good as the ones in Scotland, but not quite. The only thing that they have that beats bonnie Scotland is the simple fact, we don’t get the weather that the Bajans get.
I was having a long gruelling walk the other day at Long Beach, it also a good place for getting some exercise, as well as lazing around relaxing and enjoying the view.
Whilst on my walk I came across something I thought was banned in Barbados, a girl waking around with her top off. It beats me why these ugly thin German girls think it is okay to be walking around showing the world their little breasts, it was a disgusting site, which I wish I had never seen, but when she walked right in front of my eyeballs I couldn’t miss her. Put them away and keep them away German lady, you are old enough to know better.
My picture of the two delightful Bajan girls shows what you should be wearing at the beach, they don’t have to walk around with their boobs out to have people notice them!
Yesterday I was badly in need of escaping the day to grind of work and the noise of builders working in the house. So I formulated an escape plan, the mother in law was given the job of supervising the builders, so the wife the kid and myself jumped in the car and headed over to the parish of St John in search of Bath Beach.
Fortunately getting there wasn’t much of a problem as my wife has loads of family over there and knew the way, that saved the nightmare situation of trying to figure out the maps you get here and the non existent road signs.
After another real bumpy ride we eventually made it to Bath Beach, which is seemingly the safest beach for swimming in on the east coast of the island. There was a lifeguard on duty when we were there, but I didn’t fancy my chances of going in for a deep swim, the current was real strong. So we settled for basically just sitting in the water and enjoying the cooling waters of the Atlantic Ocean.
Bath Beach is a fairly busy beach at the weekend and you will find loads of locals picnicking and enjoying themselves in the beautiful surroundings. Even though I personally don’t rate it very highly for swimming in and it sure isn’t the prettiest sands you will find on the island, I think it is a great place to go for a walk. I walked to beside the cliffs of Conset Bay and then all the way back to beside Congor Rocks.
There is an picnic area and wash rooms at Bath Beach, which I’m always glad to see at beaches in Barbados.
The ruggedness and beauty of the coastline around the Bath Beach area is nothing short of breathtaking and I would recommend it for those that are aiming to escape the more touristy areas. The biggest downside to my trip to Bath Beach was the amount of rubbish that was littering the beach; it was nothing short of disgusting. The Government needs to take some action regarding this matter and do it NOW.
I thought I better do an article that praises the beach girls of Barbados, and believe me there are lots of exceptionally good-looking girls enjoying the beautiful beaches and ever so inviting water of the Caribbean Sea.
I wouldn’t want people to think that the beaches in Barbados have been taken over by chimpanzee like hairy girls, especially after my recent article, Hairy Woman At Carlisle Bay, Ban Them All!
Let me put the record straight hairy girls are in a minority here in Barbados, in fact when I was at the beach the other day I never even spotted one. Maybe they have taken the kind advice, which I have regularly been offering them!
For the record the beaches of Barbados have more than there fare share of beautiful woman of all nationalities and believe me The Wandering Scotsman has a good eye for such things and here is another interesting picture to prove it, That Girl At the Beach Has Such A Big ***.
Another day at the beach in Barbados for this Scottish beach bum and what can I possible do, apart from head to a beautiful beach? The sun is shining and there was a nice wee breeze in the air, which made it perfect conditions for heading to the beach, and that I did! Whilst there I indulged in my favourite pastime watching the world go bye at the beach.
Today at Rockley Beach there were the usual suspects, by that I mean the real beach bums on the prowl for girls, the grannies and granddads escaping the cold weather in their home countries, there were the usual sprinkling of couples in love as well as a few that looked like they had fallen out of love a long time ago and were going through the motions. I couldn’t help but notice there was quite a number of single girls on there own, who of course always catch the attention of the professional beach bums! There didn’t seem to be any single guys at the beach, apart from the working guys.
I must admit there was quite an array of beautiful looking girls at the beach today from all over the world, Europeans, Americans, African, Asian and of course the best looking girls, the Bajans, I had to say that didn’t I! Beach girls sure do make the world go round and there sure are plenty of them in Barbados!
I was having another real tough day at the beach in Barbados enjoying the warm sunshine, the Caribbean Sea and the white sands of Rockley beach. When for some reason I started thinking about my leaving party when I left Scotland at the end of May just before I headed to London on route to Barbados.
I received many gifts and in the picture above you can see my tartan beach towel, which I received from my friends, I would like to assure all of them it is getting put to good use!
What an amazing wee walk I had yesterday along the boardwalk that stretches for roughly 1.2 km along the coastline between Rockley Beach and to beside the Sierra Hotel in Hastings. I had read about it in the newspaper a few weeks ago and thought I just have to pay it a visit and I wasn’t disappointed.
I would like to give praise to who ever came up with the idea to build this fantastic boardwalk, they have real vision. As anybody that has even been to Barbados will be well aware that it is a truly beautiful island with some amazing beaches and the Caribbean Sea makes me want to jump in it every time I see it.
So you can imagine how much I enjoyed the walk along the boardwalk looking at the clear blue Caribbean Sea and the almost cloudless blue skies. I must admit I had to take my trainers off and come off the boardwalk and walk in the water, I just love the feel of the water on my feet. I remember doing a similar thing back home in Scotland earlier this year and my feet turned blue from the coldness of the water in the North Sea.
The Boardwalk is a great wee walk that I hope gets used by locals and tourists alike in Barbados. I personally think it is a wonderful stroll for lovers to enjoy and if the beautiful scenery doesn’t help to create some romance when you get home, you have problems!
The sun was shining bright on Sunday and the call of the beach and the cool waters of the Caribbean Sea were calling me and demanding that I paid them a visit.
I drove over to the Silversands area of Barbados looking for a place known as Surfers Point, it sounded like an interesting location. I had never been before, but I had drove past a signpost for Surfers Point numerous times. I thought to myself that it couldn’t be too hard to find it, but this is Barbados and finding places is never easy.
I followed the signpost for Surfers Point, I had my wife and the kid keeping their eyes peeled for more signs, but no more appeared, maybe they blew away in the wind. What could I do but keep following the road until it came to an end.
I eventually came to a dead end and a car park, and of course there wasn’t a sign letting me know where I was, again maybe it had blown away in the wind, because there is a wee bit of breeze around these parts.
I consulted with my map and it seemed like we were at Long Beach, we found the steps leading down to the beach, when we noticed some water sports enthusiasts coming up them, it would have been nice if there had been signposts, but this is Barbados and they don’t need them here!
What can I say about Long Beach, well it is a magnificent beach, over 1 mile of beautiful white sands and because it is a wee bit off the beaten track it is very rarely visited by locals or tourists. In fact during the 2 hours I was there, I spotted 9 people, a couple walking their dogs and the others were all kite surfers. Not a tourist in site, they really need to get out and take in more of what Barbados has to offer.
What I liked best about Long Beach was the rough and powerful waves, they were perfect for body surfing, I however mistimed a wave that I was about to body surf on and I ended up doing a complete somersault under the water, what a buzz that was. On my next visit to Long Beach I will come prepared with my boogie board, which is going to be amazing fun.
How many more amazing beaches have I still to discover here in Barbados, I don’t know, but I look forward to searching for them