River Bay

The popular River Bay in Barbados is a small secluded bay with a small freshwater river from which it got its name, and is known for its majestic cliff-top views of the Atlantic Ocean crashing along the northern coastline. 

On weekends and public holidays, River Bay is the hype of activity with locals from all over the island, who use this area as their favourite picnic spot.

During the week it is less lively, with the occasional visit from tourist doing the island tour circuit.

The river at River Bay is fairly safe for swimming as long as you are careful and do not swim too far out to sea where there are strong undercurrents and lots of undertow.

River Bay is an archeological site of the Arawaks and  can be found on the North-east Coast of Barbados in the parish of St Lucy.

Public Access to beach
Vehicular & Pedestrian access with signage and parking

Crowd during the week
Usually empty (some activity with visitors on island tours)

Crowd on weekends
Usually medium to large (with locals on picnic excursions)

Other North Coast Beaches close by
To the south is Little Bay 

To the north is North Point Cove (This bay is also not easy to get to and swimming is not recommended)

More North Coast Beaches in Barbados...

Take some time out 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


Picnicking / Swimming
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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Contact Info
River Bay
St Lucy

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