Barbados Beach of the Week: Cattlewash

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Located on the rugged eastern coast of Barbados just north of the more popular Bathsheba beach is Cattlewash Beach.

Cattlewash, along Barbados' east coast

Cattlewash, along Barbados’ east coast

Here the Atlantic waves pound the shore. Large waves and strong currents make swimming dangerous in this area but luckily reefs and protective rocks form coastline pools that are suitable for a relaxing dip.

Away from the more populated south and west coasts of the island, the beach at Cattlewash is never crowded.

As one of the longest stretches of beach in Barbados Cattlewash is perfect for seaside walks. The shoreline is also ideal for collecting tropical seashells as a souvenir of your trip to Barbados.

The majestic hills that overlook Cattlewash beach include interesting and quite unique formations, and are the closest things you’ll see to mountains in Barbados!

Hills overlooking Cattlewash, Barbados

Hills overlooking Cattlewash, Barbados

Barclays Park also overlooks the beach. This public park is the perfect stop for a picnic with it’s shaded picnic tables. Here the Casuarina trees sway in the wind creating the most soothing sounds. Combined with the cooling breezes you’re quite likely to drift off for a nap!

Another dining option is the Sand Dunes restaurant located just north of Cattlewash. Here friendly staff serve tasty local food (grilled fish, macaroni pie, beef stew, etc) and cold drinks. Or head just south to the Round House restaurant for an equally delicious meal.

If you’ve hired a car, just follow the road maps and signs to get to Cattlewash beach. There is parking at several spots ¬†along the coastline. Public transportation that will drop you off right along the beach is also available – just visit the Barbados Transport Board website for the schedule.

While there are no hotels at Cattlewash, there are many privately-owned homes available for rent. These are very popular with locals, especially during the summer months. Contact a local rental agent if you’re interested in staying in the area.

Next week we’ll travel south to Bathsheba beach. We hope you’ll join us!

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