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What a find!!! Do not miss this- The waves are high, the rocks are magnificent, take time to really... read more

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Off the tourist trail but worth it

An absolute must when touring the island superb. You can't swim as the rip is very dangerous but... read more

Reviewed October 14, 2018
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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.
Bathsheba, Barbados
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a find!!! Do not miss this- The waves are high, the rocks are magnificent, take time to really look at the pebbles on the beach and find the coral. Simply breathtakingly beautiful. And take a wander across the street to the Sea Side bar...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank alexlovesangels
Reviewed October 14, 2018

An absolute must when touring the island superb. You can't swim as the rip is very dangerous but its a great place to take some photos and get away from the tourist side of the island. The town is small but very well maintained and...More

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank Travellifefully
Reviewed August 25, 2018

As one of the events included in the family's visit to their home land The first time for many years,it was only natural that a picnic should include Bathsheba Soup Bowl. At that time the sea was in its elements , waves (large and deep).Surfers...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank sunshine12188
Reviewed July 11, 2018

This is a very pretty area. After eating at the Round House, we walked along the beach. Great place to take a photo. Surfing competion is in the fall each year.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank TexasEunice
Reviewed July 2, 2018 via mobile

The east coast is well worth a visit wear something other than flip flops and go exploring on the beach amongst the rocks. Lovely setting lovely place I think it’s so much better than the west side and a lot quieter as well. Nice chilled...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 24, 2018

Some of the most gorgeous views of Barbados' East Coast are in and around the Soup Bowl. The beaches are only for walking on, unless you're an excellent surfer. But don't let that stop you from visiting and seeing the awesome power of the Atlantic...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Laura G
Reviewed May 1, 2018

Beautiful, wild ocean view on the eastern side of the island. Great opportunity to take amazing photos! Be careful, the waves are very rough.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank CSav0ie
Reviewed April 6, 2018

What a contrast this coast is to the Caribbean side. Less developed, less expensive and more friendly and welcoming. Totally different in character, the sea is wild and very dangerous for swimming,but great for windsurfing, and exciting to watch. The length of this coastline is...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank milvertonian
Reviewed March 2, 2018

One can not believe that this small and beautiful island could have on the West coast calm and peaceful waters and yet only a few miles away on the East coast massive waves and crashing surf . It is very wild and beautiful . Some...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank AndySkipton
Reviewed January 17, 2018

If not a surfer the tide pools are lovely and the beach quiet. We had it to ourselves. Perfect for a few days.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Nigel H
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September 28, 2016|
Response from Kshields1431 | Reviewed this property |
Not quit sure what you are asking... It is beach side, so there Is a wind. If you have long hair I would put it up or braid it. Beauty wise..as for make-up.. pending on season, I would wear a face cream with sunscreen, and... More
August 29, 2015|
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Response from JosephinaSwims | Reviewed this property |
I think she may be right about the house rental near SeaU guesthouse, being the most economical. You can search online for vacation homes to rent in Bathsheba.
August 7, 2015|
Response from JosephinaSwims | Reviewed this property |
what is your price range / how many people
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Where to stay for easy access to Soup Bowl? (8 Replies)
Hello! We (two adults) are planning our first trip to Barbados and need some advice about where to stay—both generally and specifically. My husband plans to surf at Soup Bowl every morning, but we don't want to stay on the east side of the island. So we're wondering where we should stay to make his daily trips to and from Soup Bowl as short and easy as possible? I'd like to stay within a 5-minute walk to a beach that has calm water. Ideally, a relatively secluded beach—with a bar...More
May 18, 2015|
Response fromCanby|
For easy access to the Soup Bowl you'd be best to find a place in the south. The only place you mentioned that's on the south coast is Dover. Take a look at Little Arches, it's a boutique hotel across from a great beach that meets your criteria.
Bob's on Bathsheba beach front (2 Replies)
Anyone surfing at the Soup Bowl, or just driving around needs to visit Bob 'shop' on the sea front at Bathsheba (I cannot recall what it is called). It is a Chattel house, brightly painted quite a few years ago. Bob is a retired golf pro who now teaches some of the local kids the game, with donated clubs etc. He has very little to sell, although the blackboard offers Hammocks, cards, art etc., but he is a lovely and interesting man and there is often an impromptu jazz session, or gathering of...More
April 29, 2009|
Response frombutterflysue1|
Nice to see someone else who appreciates the qualities of life on the eastern side of the island!! There is so much more beauty to the island apart from the south and west. When are you building or is it a dream of yours??? There is talk of starting a bus service to Bath Beach St John this can only be a brilliant start to rejuvenating the eastern side. I know now the facilities are finished there will certainly be more local weekend picnic and that will be brilliant!!
Independence Surf Competition (2 Replies)
Come and enjoy the exciting display of surfing at Soup Bowl Bathsheba there will be plenty to see and food and drink on sale and its FREE!! No specific time. Its on both 27th and 28th November - be there or be square!!!
November 25, 2010|
Response fromYourpete|
Many thanks for the information - we went there this afternoon. Never been to a surfing competition - it was fantastic. Well organised with bars and portaloos and food stands. Dispite forcast of showers the weather was spot on - and so were the breakers as the tide turned to come in. The Sunday competition starts at 8.00am SHARP - so set off early and enjoy. Peter