Bay Street

The vibrant BAY STREET area in Barbados is known for its hype of activity both day and night. It is considered part of Highway 7 and is one of the main routes used to enter the historic Bridgetown area from the south coast of the island.

This street also connects Bridgetown to its Garrison Historic Area, which both make up Barbados’ first UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is also one of the roads connecting the parish of St Michael to Christ Church.

Bay Street is located along the southwest coastline on the beachfront in the Carlisle Bay area. The area is filled with lots of places of interest, inclusive of historic sites, beach bars & restaurants, nightclubs, beach clubs, a number of watersports operators and shopping plazas.

Parts of this strip and some of the neighborhoods connected to it are home to “Red Light Districts”, while on the beachfront you will find a couple of the island’s more popular open-air nightclubs.

Music and Entertainment in this area caters to most ages featuring Theme Nights, Reggae Parties, Drinks Free Nights, Cultural Dinner Shows and Soca Parties during the Crop Over Festival.

Watersports operators and beachfront bars and restaurants line the entire Bay Street coastline, with beach rentals, drink specials and great food.

Because it is located in the tranquil Carlisle Bay area, the long stretch of beach here tend to be ideal for swimming, snorkeling and kayaking, featuring calm crystal clear waters and a bay of wrecks and reefs for scuba diving. The setting here is also perfect for sunset photos with a gorgeous view of the yachts and fishing boats anchored in the bay.

Quite a few catamaran sailing cruises use the beaches at Bay Street as their lunch and snorkel stops on a daily basis.

On this street there are also two windows-to-the-sea to enjoy while driving along the highway, one of which is home to the Bay Street Esplanade.

The history of Bay Street shows that during the 17th century, the bay here along with the Careenage in Bridgetown were used as the harbour for shipping and trading for the island.

Originally, some of the land in the Bay Street and River Road area was owned by Captain Robert Collymoore during the 1600s, but was later sold to a merchant name Thomas Pargiter, who was related to George Washington’s great grandfather John Washington, and was a member of the Barbados House of Assembly.

Bay Street Esplanade/Promenade & Bandstand
Situated at the south end opposite the Government Headquarters, this spot is very popular with locals for family outings, and is used by many charities and organizations for barbecues, fish fry, fundraisers and social events. It is also used for free concerts and political meetings, with many benches for socializing and enjoying the incredible view.


The lively Bay Street makes up Highway 7, starting from the Chamberlain Swing Bridge at the Bridgetown Careenage, and stretches along the southwestern coastline in the Carlisle Bay area, towards the south coast of Barbados.

The street ends in the Garrison Savannah and St Ann's Castle area, where it connects Highway 7 to Hastings Road.

Bay St. basically connects the west coast to the south coast.

This area is located in the Historic Bridgetown & its Garrison area
…A UNESCO World Heritage Site

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Points/Places Of Interest & Tourist Attractions in the Bay Street area
(Located in Bay Street & Outskirts/Outlying areas)


Tours, Sights, Boat Trips and other Day Activities in the Bay Street area

Carlisle Bay Underwater Barbados Adventure Beach The Boatyard Beach Club
Old Martineau House Roger’s Scuba Shack Browne's Beach Copacabana Beach Bar & Grill
Old Eye Hospital/Ward Building Yacht Club  Daiquiri Beach Michael’s Beach Bar
Old Harbour Police Station     Steppers Beach Bar
Shot Hall     Harbour Lights Beach Club
Bethel Church     Pirate's Cove Beach Bar & Grill
St Paul’s Church      
Old Provisional Store      

Outskirts/Outlying areas

Historic Sites Activities Beaches Beach Clubs/Bars
Historic Bridgetown area World Heritage Tours Pebbles Beach Cruising Club
Garrison Historic area  Cannon Fishing Charters  Needham's Point/Hilton Beach  Dippers Beach Bar
  Super Cats Catamaran Cruises  Graves End Beach  Drifters Beach Bar 
  Small Cats Catamaran Cruises  Drill Hall Beach  The Water's Edge 
  Stiletto Catamaran Cruises  Palm Beach / Amaryllis  Blue Room Sports Bar 
  El Tigre Catamaran Cruises     
  Jolly Roger Pirate Party Cruises     
  Barbados Blue Watersports     



Night-time Activities in the Bay Street area 

Harbour Lights Harbour Lights Dinnershow Stepper's Bar
The Boatyard Lobster Alive Smith's Corner Bar
  The Boatyard Hippo Bar 

Outskirts/Outlying areas 

Nightclubs Live Entertainment Bars
  Waterfront Cafe Rachel's Bar
  Jolly Roger Dinner Show 39 Steps Wine Bar  
    Blue Room Sports Bar
    Careenage Bar
    Waterfront Cafe
    Jolly Roger Tavern


Bay Street for Fun Vacations & Holidays in Barbados
(Accommodations, Restaurants & Shoppping areas located in Bay Street
& Outskirts/Outlying areas

Nautilus Beach Apartments Waterfront Cafe Bayshore Complex
Angle Guest House Chicken Barn Bayside Shopping Plaza
Island Inn Hotel Fusion Restaurant Hazell’s Waterworld
Radisson Aquatica Hotel Resort South Deck Restaurant  
Hilton Hotel Resort Carlisle Bay Fish Fry & Food Village  
Savannah Beach Hotel Lobster Alive  
Coconut Court Beach Hotel Roti  
Marriot Courtyard Hotel Copacaban Beach Bar & Grill  
  Michael’s Beach Bar & Restaurant  
  Steppers Bar & Restaurant   
  Bird's Bar & Restaurant   
  Bayside Food Court  
  Brown Sugar Restaurant   
  The Boardwalk Restaurant   
  The Lighthouse Terrace   
  The Grille   
  The Water's Edge   
  Dippers Beach Bar & Restaurant   
  The Stable Coffee Shop   
  Rachel's Restaurant & Drifters Restaurant   
  39 Steps Bistro & Wine Bar   
  The Coffee Bean Restaurant/Cafe   
  Blue Room Sports Bar & Grill   


Bethel Methodist Church Petrol Stations/Automarts/ATM Bus Terminal
Family Planning Barbados Light & Power Company General Hospital
St. Patricks Roman Catholic Cathedral & School Browne's Beach facilities/ Umbrella & Chair Rentals/ Lifeguards Private Hospital
Hazell’s Waterworld Divers Supply Shop Public Library Polyclinic
St Paul’s Anglican Church Bank Hairdressers
Barbados Government Headquarters    

 Bay Street in Barbados
…something for everyone


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Bay Street
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