Needham's Point

Needham's Point The picturesque Needham’s Point Beach in Barbados is located in the Carlisle Bay area, fronts the prestigious Hilton Hotel Resort, and is situated in the Garrison Historic area, which is strong in military heritage.

Also known as HILTON BEACH, this area has two bays, both featuring a white sandy beach, lapped by azure calm clear waters most of the year, with little to no undertow. It also has a reef to explore, and is home to the Needhams Point Lighthouse.

Hilton beach is one of the densest Hawksbill Turtle nesting beaches on the island, so you are almost guaranteed to see one while enjoying your non-motorise watersports activity.

Other attractions making up the historic Needham’s Point military area are the Graves End Military Cemetery and the St Ann's Fort, both located at the southern end and built in the 1700s. At the north end on the Hilton Barbados property is the old Charles Fort with English iron cannons from the 17th Century National Cannon Collection.

Needham’s Point/Hilton Beach can be found on the Caribbean side of the island, on the South-west 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 access

Crowd during the week
Usually small to medium (with guest from the hotel)

Crowd on weekends
Medium to large

Other South Coast Beaches close by (in the Needham’s Point area)

Located to the north is Pebbles Beach  

To the South are Graves End Beach and Drill Hall Beach
Most of these beaches can be reached from each other via the shore

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Needham's Point
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Needhams Point
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