At the quiet eastern end of St. Lawrence Gap a sandy track leads to this lovely stretch of beach known as Turtle Beach.
Although the aquamarine waters here are not as calm as some other Barbados beaches it is still perfectly safe for swimming. The waves create good boogie boarding conditions while further out to sea the windsurfers take advantage of the strong breezes. Jetskiing and kayaking are also favourite activities at Turtle beach.
It's a lovely spot for a quiet morning beach walk. Later in the day the expansive white-sand beach is dotted with sunbathers and families who stay at one of the several hotels, resorts and guesthouses nearby.
As the name implies, the beach is also a favourite nesting spot for turtles, so if you're lucky you may see a nesting turtle or baby hatchlings during your visit!
Hatchings usually take place in the late evening or at night and most hotels in Barbados are considerate enough to adjust their lights so as not to confuse the baby turtles who are often drawn to the lights.Hatchings usually take place in the late evening or at night and most hotels in Barbados are considerate enough to adjust their lights so as not to confuse the baby turtles who are often drawn to the lights.
Where To Stay
Attractions and points near Turtle BeachOther Barbados attractions and points of interest within 0.5 miles of Turtle Beach
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Barbados Beach Club [map]
Barbados Beach Club Miniature Golf Course [map]
Bonanza Apartments [map]
Bougainvillea Beach Resort [map]
Braddie's Bar [map]
Carib Blue Apartments [map]
Chattel House Shopping Village [map]
Dover Beach [map]
Dover Beach Facility [map]
Dover Beach Hotel [map]
Dover Playing Field [map]
Infinity on the Beach Hotel [map]
Maresol Beach Apartments [map]
Maxwell Beach [map]
Melbourne Inn [map]
Meridian Inn [map]
Michelin Apartments [map]
Monteray Apt. Hotel [map]
Ocean 15 Apartment Hotel [map]
Ocean Two Resort [map]
Rainbow Beach [map]
Rio Guest House [map]
Salt Ash Beach Apartments [map]
Sand Acres at Bougainvillea [map]
Sandals Barbados [map]
Sapphire Beach Condos [map]
Sea Breeze Beach Hotel (All Inclusive) [map]
Southern Palms Beach Club [map]
Sporting Pig restaurant [map]
St. Lawrence Gap [map]
Sunbay Hotel [map]
The Plantation Garden Theatre [map]
Time Out Hotel [map]
Turtle Beach Hotel (All-Inclusive) [map]
White Sands Beach Condos [map]