Pile Bay Beach

Pile Bay Beach Located 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 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 is wateresports 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
Empty to small (becomes a bit busy on evenings with walkers and joggers)

Crowd on weekends

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 and Nightlife around the island via a Rent-a-car, or get to know the rest of Barbados on a guided island tour.

: Seasonal weather can cause a change in conditions


Snorkeling / Swimming / Fishing / Walking / Jogging / Jet Skiing 
Watersports in Barbados


Lifeguard Facilities Beach Rentals Vendors Benches Play Park Parking
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Facilities usually includes: Showers / Toilets / Changing areas

Wheelchair Access Phone Booth Rangers Picnic Tables Hair Braiding Shaded Areas
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Traveling north on Spring Garden Highway,
Make the 1st left after the vehicle entrance to Brandons beach
Travel this road to the fishing village at Pile Bay
(Look for fishing boats and enter there)

Contact Info
Pile Bay Beach
Pile Bay
St Michael

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