We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Bathsheba, Barbados
Activities: Surfing
Description: Surfers take note: this beach's consistent and sizeable waves make it a...
Surfers take note: this beach's consistent and sizeable waves make it a surfer's heaven and is best known for the strangely shaped rocks that stick out of the sand.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 64 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 39
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
NO place like it ANYWHERE else on the Island / Breathtaking !!!

This spot is my favorite on the Island ( if not the Earth ) . Tremendous surf and multiple photo opportunities . Bring a lunch and hang out for half a day .

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
JosephinaSwims
,
Boca Raton, Florida
Add Photo Write a Review

64 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Boca Raton, Florida
Level Contributor
41 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This spot is my favorite on the Island ( if not the Earth ) . Tremendous surf and multiple photo opportunities . Bring a lunch and hang out for half a day .

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

The number one spot on the island for surfing. Cleanest air that you can breathe. Soup Bowl is One of the most relaxed places that I know of on the island.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bristol, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
178 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 via mobile

on a nice day, a lovely place to take a break on a trip round the island. The attraction is the peace and quiet and natural beauty and watching the surfers. Do avoid late morning, this is when all the cruise ship buses arrive, together with many taxis.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Yorkshire
Level Contributor
30 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

At this time of year can be dangerous to bathe in this area. When we visited the tide was high and rough. I have seen whole families enjoying a dip when the weather is calmer. As I understand it the 'bowls' are part of a reef near to the beach but as water washes in and out you need to... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Level Contributor
28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Surfing Soup Bowls was an amazing experience! My first time surfing over coral reef was at Soup Bowls, and I didn't hit bottom once! The waves are EPIC with offshore wind and a nice swell (usually from nor'easters that hit the US) , and very, very good with just average trade swell and the predominantly NE/E trade winds blowing. When... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Swansea, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

What an awesome sight as you drive down into Bathsheba! If you are a lover of the sea, surfing or a blooming great natural view you have to visit this place. I sat on the beach whilst other half was surfing and just took endless pics. Local residents are great and gave advice on where best to get in/out etc.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Marianna, Florida, United States
Level Contributor
168 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This was probably our favorite part of the island for the beauty. The coast here is simply amazing. It was definitely worth the drive to find this and be able to enjoy it. Not much else in this area and the water is a little too rough due to being on the Atlantic side but lots of photo opportunities.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Level Contributor
35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

The locals are super cool and were all welcoming. i sat on the shoulder for a bit watching and they urged me into a first few waves. When i was there it was over head on sets and has a great right, but few know about the left. it ends in shallow water on the reef, just kick out ahead... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Diego, California
Level Contributor
12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

What a beautiful beach! We went there knowing it was known for its amazing surfing since my husband is a huge surfer. While the surf was not quite as big as it can be (oh well it happens. Nowhere has perfect surf everyday!) it was still amazing. While my husband would go out surfing I would sit on the beach... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Plymouth, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

Amazing white beach!! Caught the surfing championships...awesome. Hire a car and visit the east coast - follow roads closest to the coast.you cant get lost.Well worth it.You cant travel all that way wihout going because you may not return to Barbados.Its expensive ...

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Soup Bowl also viewed

Saint Joseph Parish, Barbados
Bathsheba, Saint Joseph Parish
 
Bridgetown, Saint Michael Parish
Saint Thomas Parish, Barbados
 

Been to Soup Bowl? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Soup Bowl

Address: Bathsheba, Barbados
Location: Caribbean  >  Barbados  >  Saint Joseph Parish  >  Bathsheba

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Soup Bowl and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
3 months ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Soup Bowl staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?