he secluded HARRISMITH BEACH (Harry Smith)
in Barbados is a beautiful bay with powder white sand, perfectly cut into the cliffs of the Atlantic’s rugged coastline.
Harrismith beach is also called Cave Bay
, because of the number of hidden caves located in the area.
This quiet little cove is the idyllic romantic hideaway for couples looking to get away from it all, and have some time alone.
At Harrismith beach there is fairly calm waters with some undertow close to shore, a bit rocky at the bottom, with some natural pools forming around the reef at low tide, also near the shore.
Further seaward pass the reef, the sea conditions become rough with large waves and strong under-currents.
Perched oceanfront on the cliff-top, just beyond the backdrop of coconut trees, is the ruins of the old Harrismith Great House
, an old plantation mansion built in the 1920s from coral stone by Roland Henry Taylor, a planter from Wakefield (St John). Harrismith was used as a seaside house.
Harry Smith Beach can be found on the Atlantic Ocean side of the island, on the Southeast Coast
of Barbados in the parish of St Philip.
CAUTION! Not well-suited for swimming (some sea-bathing close to shore)
Public Access to beach
Vehicular and pedestrian access (requires a short bit of off-road travel to get there)
(access to beach requires travelling down a long flight of stairs)
Crowd during the week:
Crowd on weekends:
Empty to small
Other Southeast Coast Beaches close by
To the north is Bottom Bay
To the south are Long Bay
, Ginger Bay
and Crane Beach More Southeast Coast Beaches in Barbados...Hire a Car and discover some of the other attractions and Nightlife around the island, or see the rest of Barbados on a guided island tour.
Note: Seasonal weather can cause a change in conditions
BEACH ACTIVITIES & WATERSPORTS:
Fishing / Walking / Jogging / Sun Tanning
Watersports in Barbados
Facilities usually includes: Showers / Toilets / Changing areas