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Address: Bay Street | Barbados, Bridgetown, Barbados
Phone Number: +1 246-436-2622
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

The Boatyard offers unbeatable beach facilities enhanced only by the...

The Boatyard offers unbeatable beach facilities enhanced only by the natural white sandy beach and calm azure water. Upon entering The Boatyard, a beach package is offered which ensures you a day filled with fun and pleasure in paradise. Come and enjoy our many amenities which include:- lounge chair, shared umbrella (while stocks last), Ocean Trampoline, Iceberg Climb and Slide, dive platform, rope swing (ask for scheduled times), fresh water showers, restrooms, pool table, WiFi, beach-side restaurant, bar and lively music. Be sure to ask about our turtle and snorkel tour available on select days throughout the year. *Please note that ID may be required for entry*

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Spent my birthday here.....

Went to the boatyard for my birthday, had a very relaxing day. All the staff were really friendly...sea is lovely, beach is lovely. Enjoyed my day here but i have been visiting... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It's a beach, with a bar and sun loungers! We paid $20pp to get in and got a free beer. No sun loungers left so had to lay on the beach with my towel. I could do this for free 200 yards further up the bay. I also asked the staff to let me know as soon as one was... More 

Thank littlejennyred
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Went to the boatyard for my birthday, had a very relaxing day. All the staff were really friendly...sea is lovely, beach is lovely. Enjoyed my day here but i have been visiting for 20 yrs and it has always been a great place to go. We paid $25 us dollar and you get credit to buy drinks and food. An... More 

1 Thank cher24
Motherwell, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

had a fantastic day at the boatyard, was recommended to family whom we were with,we walked in were made to feel welcome $50 per couple for sun loungers\ umbrella and a bucket of beer \ rum punch and a taxi journey back to ship, got to swim with turtles which was an amazing experience great beach fantastic clear blue water... More 

1 Thank rmj3210
Idaho Falls, Idaho
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a great beach to spend the day in Barbados. We had great weather and the ocean was great and sand perfect. The bar has decent food and all of the amenities you need. It was about $20 per person and included a drink and a boat ride to see he turtles. The turtle snorkeling was a bit overcrowded... More 

1 Thank JD-70point3
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I arrived around 1 pm. When we went to pay, we found out the entrance fee had increased to 20.00 per person. The person taking the money also informed us that there were no chairs available on the beach. We felt she was trying to get us to leave. She was a bit rude, telling us none... More 

Thank Joanne F
Diego Martin, Trinidad
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61 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I went there to meet up with some local friends, and the place was packed with tourists. The music was loud and you could tell it was definitely a popular place for young adults looking to drink and have fun. So if that's your cup of tea, you might enjoy it! I also didn't enjoy paying over $20 USD just... More 

Thank Johnny L
Bury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are in Barbados for the day then head to the boat house. great sunbeds, good music etc and near the cruise port.($5 per person in a taxi)

Thank macsim1
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was just as I remembered but better (renovated). It had been a long time since I Was there and now there is a gift shop in the entrance with a sweet and pleasant lady running it. We paid $25 USD per person for the entrance free. That fee includes use of the beach loungers, umbrellas, use of the facilities... More 

Thank DP07pd
St Austell, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been coming to the boatyard for over 3 years now & it's definitely one of my favourite places in Barbados. Great atmosphere & great food as well. Can't wait to come back next year!!!

Thank MeganBriggs-
Cardiff, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well, what can I say, this beach was recommended to me by a total stranger which turned into a friendship, what a fantastic beach, the staff were excellent, the turtle swim was more than I could have hoped for. It was all very well managed, great, great place to spend a day on the beach.

1 Thank tadpole007

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