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All reviews palm trees beautiful beach fresh coconut white sand steep steps turquoise sea the cliff blue sky guy selling the east coast coconut drink worth a trip hidden beach off the beaten path pretty beach strong waves the main road
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a hire car and although buses stop close it would be a bit of a walk. Parking is at the top of the cliff and a short walk down some steps to the beach. At the car park there is a coconut salesmen...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Goodfoodlover60
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely looking bay better for photos than swimming/beaching around. Just make sure you don’t fall for the coconut cocktail man, he’ll rip you off given the chance...

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Luke M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful beach with a scattering of palms providing shade. The beach is clean, uncluttered and - if you're looking for a place to daydream for a few hours it's perfect. The surf is visually impressive, beautiful in fact, but I didn't muster up the courage...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank xavenger
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We hired a taxi driver/guide, Komal Gabriel, for the day. He met us at the cruise dock and did a great job driving us all over the island. One our stops was beautiful Bottom Bay beach. Very secluded. Great waves! Highly recommend visiting.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Maureen L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For a perfect tropical beach paradise look no further. Bottom Bay Beach has gorgeous white sand beaches, graceful palm trees, few people when I was there, and the blues of the sea have to be seen to be believed! I didn't have a car so...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Mary-Clare C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Pristine sugar sand beach with azure blue sea and pounding surf- thank you Barbados! There are a number of steps down to beach which could be difficult for elderly and small kids and no facilities on the beach but it would be a sin to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank alisonj287
Reviewed December 10, 2018 via mobile

Completely picturesque and stunning and a place to go either as a couple, family or indeed a group. Be aware it’s difficult under foot so the steps and pathways are tough. There are sun beds to be had at a price and sellers trading their...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Blackpool
Reviewed December 4, 2018 via mobile

This beach is simply wow , secluded from everything else it is a short drive east from Bridgetown it is definitely worth it taking a day to go. More pics on instagram - @ henree_t

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank HenReeT
Reviewed November 30, 2018 via mobile

This is more of a locals beach. We first found it last year after visiting Crane Beach. It’s more on the Atlantic side so it’s not advisable to go swimming but if your looking for a long stretch of beach with no one else in...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank tracyw172
Reviewed November 6, 2018

We are staying next to Bottom Bay and love the rugged coast line and changing conditions. Unless you’re a strong swimmer probs not a relaxing beach for a swim but defo worth a trip out to just hang out for a bit. We fished off...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Jennifer W
December 29, 2017|
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Response from reedmangreg | Reviewed this property |
The road is kind of off-road and really rough yet you drive literally through residential areas until you make it to a small parking "lot" on the rocks/dirt (can't miss it). I don't recall the signs, we used the google maps... More
April 19, 2017|
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Response from doc_alg | Reviewed this property |
i would look into Sapphire Beach condos. We just stayed there and we know the owners of a few condos. Very safe, Guards on duty, gated. Nice restaurants very close. Feel free to ask me for more details.
Donna T
September 5, 2016|
Response from pan40 | Reviewed this property |
Its a bit in the middle of nowhere so you need a car and there are no bars or restaurants near by. Being on the beach alone, although seemed safe, may be a little daunting for a lady alone, but the locals and beach sellers... More
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Where to spend a beach day? (13 Replies)
Hi! We are currently staying near Bottom Bay. And while we love the seclusion, we would like to head somewhere for a beach day. We have small children, so the possibility of being able to rent/use a lounger and umbrella would be ideal. As well as opportunities to order lunch.
November 16, 2017|
Response fromWestiegal3|
Go to either Carlisle Bay where there is the Boatyard ------------------food , drinks , beds umbrellas and very child friendly. OR go up west through Holetown to Alleynes Beach. Two beach bars, or a top restaurant where you can eat on the decking outside in your beach wear and they have a great kids menu. ( Lone Star ) Depending on the age of your children, just offshore is the Tarzan Boat where they can bounce , swing, jump and slide into the water, carefully monitored of course. ...More
Fleet, United Kingdom
New development at Merricks Cove (15 Replies)
Does anybody know anything about the new 5* hotel and residences at Merricks Cove? And is this near Sam Lords Castle or further around toward Bottom Bay? Any info appreciated.
February 06, 2006|
Response fromSunniebgi|
I've been here 13 1/2 years and I've never heard of Merricks Cove.. Ok.. well there is something listed as Raggaed Point, which is by the East Point Light House.. over close to Sam Lords Castle, but just south of, going towards Bottom Bay (one would assume). Looks like someone wants to build luxury residences in that area.. but to my knowledge there is nothing there at this point. I did pass some monstrosity being build in the middle of St. Philip about 2 weeks ago, but have no idea what...More
Edmonton, Canada
Bottom Bay Beach (7 Replies)
Hi, I am just wondering how safe Bottom Bay Beach is to visit? I know it is quite secluded and just read a post on trip advisor about it not being safe. It looks beautiful and I would love to visit it. It would just be myself, my husband and teenage son. Thanks
October 18, 2016|
Response fromCanby|
You should be fine. Just use common sense as you would anywhere else.