ocated in a quaint little fishing village in Barbados is Pile Bay Beach
. It is a small bay usually with calm clear waters, some undertow to the south of the beach, and sealife to the north making it a good snorkeling spot, but look out for fishing boats and jet skis.
Beachfront to Pile Bay beach is one of Barbados Light and Power (BL&P) – Power Generation Stations, a small fish market and a number of fishing boats awaiting repairs. Situated directly at the north end is Freshwater Bay Apartments, and a little ways inland of the shore is a watersports operator kiosk.
Out to sea are many fishing boats and at times oil tankers, as this area is also an oil berth.
Pile bay has little activity with sea bathers, but can be lively with fishermen and other fisher folks, whether fishing along the shore, bringing in their catch from a day or night at sea, or boning and selling fish. Some evenings you might even see fisher folks roasting fish and some local breadfruit for dinner.
Pile Bay Beach can be found on the Caribbean Sea side of the island, on the South-west Coast
of Barbados in the parish of St MichaelCAUTION - 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 is wateresports activities persons should be cautious when entering outside the area marked with orange coloured buoysPublic access to beach:
Vehicular and Pedestrian access
Crowd during the week
Empty to small (becomes a bit busy on evenings with walkers and joggers)
Crowd on weekends
Medium Other west coast Beaches closeby
Located to the north separated by rocks is Freshwater Bay followed by Paradise beach
and Batts Rock beach
To the south is Brighton beach
which extends into Brandon's beach
. More West Coast Beaches in Barbados...
Don't forget to visit some of the other attractions
around the island via a Rent-a-car
, or get to know the rest of Barbados on a guided island tour
Note: Seasonal weather can cause a change in conditions
BEACH ACTIVITIES & WATERSPORTS:
Snorkeling / Swimming / Fishing / Walking / Jogging / Jet Skiing
Watersports in Barbados
Facilities usually includes: Showers / Toilets / Changing areas