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About Oistins

Oistins, in the southern parish of Christ Church, is a major fishing community in Barbados with a modern fishing market.

Beach, bay and jetty at Oistins
Beach, bay and jetty at Oistins

At Oistins, you'll see Barbadian fishing boats and the weaving of fishing nets by local fishermen.

Oistins is the site of the annual Fish Festival which honours those who contribute to the local fishing industry. Just around the corner from Oistins is Miami Beach, a great place to take a swim!

This was the site of the clash between Royalists and Roundhead supporters in 1639. This clash centered around the bid for independence of Barbados from Cromwell's England. As a result of this confrontation, the Articles of Agreement were drawn up to form Barbados' own parliament - the third oldest parliament in the entire Commonwealth.


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Oistins Fish Fry

Oistins fish fry

Oistins is also one of the hottest attractions in Barbados!
Each Friday and Saturday night hundreds of locals and visitors flock to Oistins for the Fish-Fry, an opportunity to enjoy the very best local food - fried and grilled fish, fish cakes, sweet potato, macaroni pie, and coleslaw and so much more.

There are numerous vendors to choose from and seating is readily available. The sounds of island music fill the air, making for a memorable evening out in a very casual setting!

The Oistins Fish Fry has now become so popular, it is the second highest-rated attraction in Barbados, after Harrisons Cave.

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