he Drill Hall Beach
is a popular surfing spot and a favourite with locals for picnicking.
The waters here are choppy with a rocky bottom, medium waves and some undertow.
Although the sea conditions aren’t great for swimming, there is a shallow reef close to shore to explore.
Drill Hall beach has a wide expanse of beach-land with lots of trees for shade, and fronts The Savannah Hotel
, as well as St Ann's Fort
the home of the Barbados Defense Force Headquarters (BDF)
This is yet another beach situated in the Needham's Point area
and the Garrison Historic area
, featuring the Graves End Military Cemetery
and Charles Fort
to the northwest of the beach. There are actually quite a few military attractions located inland in the surrounding area.
Drill Hall Beach can be found on the Caribbean side of the island, on the South Coast
of Barbados in the parish of St Michael.
- DO NOT TOUCH the Manchineel Tree or its Fruits. (POISONOUS - Causes BLISTERS) - DO NOT STAND UNDER the Manchineel Tree when it’s raining. (liquid from tree may cause BLISTERING) (The tree has green shiny leaves - The fruit is small apple–shaped – The tree is usually marked by red bands) - Where there are water-sport activities persons should be cautious when entering outside the area marked with orange coloured buoys
Public Access to beach
Vehicular and pedestrian with public access signage
Crowd during the week
Usually empty (some surfing activity
Crowd on weekends
Small to medium (activity from surfers and picnickers
Other South Coast Beaches close by
Located to the north are Graves End Beach
, Hilton Beach
and Pebbles Beach
(All located in the Needham’s Point area - Most of them can be reached from each other via the shore
To the South is Palm Beach More South Coast Beaches in Barbados...For other Places of Interest on the Southwest Coast Click here...
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Note: Seasonal weather can cause a change in conditions
BEACH ACTIVITIES & WATERSPORTS:
Snorkeling / Surfing / Boogie boarding / Walking
Watersports in Barbados
Facilities usually includes: Showers / Toilets / Changing areas