This is a quiet beach with fantastic blue waters and some nice waves. It looks like a swimming pool! I never saw more than about a dozen people here which is amazing. The beach is blocked off at the western end by a hotel so the limited access probably keeps the numbers down. I also went there at night. I had heard beaches can be a bit dangerous...more
The main attraction in Worthing is its long, sandy beach and clear blue sea.Changing facilities and watersports are available at the end of the beach closest to St Lawrence Gap.Walking along the beach in the direction of Rockley, the beach becomes less crowded. Although there are no facilities on this part of the beach, for me this is the best part...more
161 Reviews and Opinions
Worthing Beach, Caribbean
Good for: Families
I stayed at Blue Orchids Beach Hotel for a week in May 2005. The staff and service were great. They...more
3rd Avenue, , Christ Church 28
Good for: Couples
This became my staple while I was in Barbados and it became difficult to walk past without nipping in for a quick roti. It is set back from the road and you'd almost miss it; it doesn't look very upmarket but the roti they do is excellent. Try it if you are in Worthing!Open from 11am till 10pm; stays open one hour longer on Friday and...more
The Lucky Horseshoe Saloon and Steakhouse is open 24 hours a day.It serves a variety of food, from full English breakfasts to hot dogs, burgers, ribs, pizzas and, of course, steaks.It serves Banks beer on draught, as well as bottles of imported lager.The bar area, which is separate from the dining area, has an impressive selection of large screen...more
This is a laid-back local bar and seemed to have a diehard core of hardened regulars. Most of the locals were up for a chat and one of the ladies there actually went home to get her guitar to play us a couple of songs. They have a couple of pool tables, serve good food and the beer is cheap. What more could you want?They are open till LATE. 2am...more
This place is little more than a hut with a nice paint job, but it suited our puposes quite nicely. I came here in a group as part of pub crawl of highway 7; the last pub before this is quite a way back and the cold beer was welcome ;-)There were only two guys in the bar when we walked in (10pm on a Tuesday night) and they were sitting in the...more
This was one of my favourite bars in Barbados. We stopped here midway through a pub crawl and this was the only bar we stopped at on the way back. It's a quiet pub and fairly small but they do have an outdoor balcony also. The bar staff are friendly and genuine folks, keen for a chat and they knocked a few dollars off each round. They also gave us...more
This is a great bar to watch sports. Unlike other bars in the area, they don't charge admission and secondly, the place is fully air-conditioned. A good spot to enjoy a cool beer. No noisy slot machines either. Beers here are slightly more expensive than neighbouring bars (BB$5 vs. BB$4), buts jugs are the same. They close at 11pm, but are open...more
This place looked like a big old pub in an Australian country town. This is the first pub on the Worthing strip if you are coming from the city. There was a fair mix of locals and visitors, although because of the size of the place, it also attracts larger groups of tourists. I walked past late on a Thursday night and it was full of rubgy players...more
This bar is well-known around Barbados. There is a steakhouse restaurant at the front and inside there are slot machines and several screens where you can watch sports. They actually have a schedule of what sports are on the big screen on their website (below). One thing I was impressed with about this place is that they have 12 screens with...more
It's easy to get a bus to Worthing from Bridgetown. The terminal is located upriver from National Heroes' Square. Just follow Constitution River with the water on your right. It's about ten minutes from Nelson's Statue. There are dozens of buses there going to different parts of the island. The destinations are displayed on the front. Each bus has a driver and a spruiker/ticket collector and all of these will call out to you as you approach asking you where you are going. A bit chaotic but a lot of fun. The bus from Bridgetown to (anywhere else) costs BB$1.50.
Upon leaving Barbados, you will be charged a departure tax of 25 Barbados Dollars per person (approx GBP £7.50 at December 2004 exchange rates).
This tax must be paid in LOCAL CURRENCY at the time of checking in for your flight.
Note: you will still have to pay the departure tax even if you are only undertaking a daytrip to a neighbouring island and returning to Barbados the same day.
Worthing's coastline isn't particularly long at only 2 km. There is some beautiful scenery though, whether it be along the beach or by the waterside properties heading towards Bridgetown. Every part of it is worth a second look.
This photo was taken from my bathroom window at the Blue Orchids Hotel ;-)