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Dover Beach

Find lots of watersport activities on this southwest beach, or watch locals compete at cricket and soccer.

Dover Beach is a popular spot for active beachgoers on the southwest coast of Barbados. Rent a boogie board to enjoy the generally gentle surf or ride a Jet ski to cut through the waves.

Bring your snorkeling gear or purchase some from the beach vendors. Colorful tropical fish will swim with you as you explore the coral. Look for parts of several shipwrecks that have become home for marine life.

Ocean breezes provide ideal conditions for windborne activities. Take a windsurfing lesson from the friendly and competent watersport vendors and find yourself skimming along the water faster than any surfer. Or, ride a dual-hulled sailboat with the thrilling experience of lifting one hull high out of the water.

Look for the excursions that will take you to a nearby location for snorkeling with sea turtles. Some vendors will rent magnifying goggles for those who normally wear glasses for distance.

Dover Beach is great for swimming. Lifeguards patrol the area and the water generally has swell and some waves, but no strong currents. The beach is one of the widest on Barbados, offering space for those who want to sunbathe as well as others who want to dig in the sand.

Visit one of the vendors to rent beach chairs and umbrellas or purchase snacks, sunscreen, sunglasses and T-shirts. Or, relax in the shade with an icy cold beer or frozen daiquiri at the beachside bar.

While you’re on a break from beach activities, look for the activity going on across the street. This is the Dover Playing Field where you may find cricket or Bajan football (soccer) underway. Go to the ocean side to play beach volleyball and cool off with a freshwater shower before you return to your hotel.

Dover Beach is 11 miles (7 kilometers) south of Bridgetown. If you are not staying within walking distance, take a taxi or shuttle to the beach as parking may be limited.


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Lodging Near Dover Beach

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$181
Ocean Two Resort & Residences

Ocean Two Resort & Residences

Dover, Christ Church, St. Lawrence Gap
4.6
of 5, from 170 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Dover, this beachfront resort is in the entertainment district and within a 15-minute walk of Dover Beach and St. Lawrence Bay. Maxwell Beach and Worthing Beach are also within 1 mi (2 km).

Beverley Apartments

Beverley Apartments

Beverly Apartments, St. Lawrence Gap
5.0
of 5, from 2 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in Dover, this apartment is within a 10-minute walk of Dover Beach and Turtle Beach. St. Lawrence Bay and Graeme Hall Nature Sanctuary are also within 1 mi (2 km).

$149
Accra Beach Hotel & Spa

Accra Beach Hotel & Spa

Rockley, Rockley
3.8
of 5, from 241 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Nestled on the beach, this Parish of Christ Church resort is within 3 mi (5 km) of Rockley Beach, Brownes Beach, and Barbados Parliament Buildings. Hastings Rocks and South Coast Boardwalk are also within 10 minutes.

$82
Rostrevor Hotel

Rostrevor Hotel

Saint Lawrence Gap, St. Lawrence Gap
4.1
of 5, from 166 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in Parish of Christ Church, this beachfront hotel is in the entertainment district and within a 10-minute walk of St. Lawrence Bay, Dover Beach, and Graeme Hall Nature Sanctuary. Worthing Beach and Rockley Beach are also within 1 mi (2 km).

$94
Dover Beach Hotel

Dover Beach Hotel

Christ Church, St. Lawrence Gap
3.9
of 5, from 215 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Nestled on the beach, this Parish of Christ Church hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Dover Beach and St. Lawrence Bay. Maxwell Beach and Graeme Hall Nature Sanctuary are also within 1 mi (2 km).

$103
Time Out Hotel

Time Out Hotel

St Lawrence Gap, St. Lawrence Gap
3.5
of 5, from 142 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

A sizzling combination of sun, surf and nightlife. Time Out Hotel is perfectly situated in the St. Lawrence Gap/Dover area, the capital of Barbados' nightlife, mere steps from beautiful white sand Dover Beach. A wide range of nightclubs and restaurants are all within easy walking distance of this affordable, clean, budget hotel.

102 Ocean One

102 Ocean One

Unit 102 Ocean 1, Maxwell
4.0 out of 5.0

Nestled on the beach, this Parish of Christ Church condo is within 1 mi (2 km) of Maxwell Beach and Dover Beach. St. Lawrence Bay and Miami Beach are also within 2 mi (3 km).

$119
Infinity On The Beach

Infinity On The Beach

Dover, St. Lawrence Gap
4.0
of 5, from 186 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in Parish of Christ Church, this beachfront resort is in the entertainment district and within a 10-minute walk of St. Lawrence Bay, Dover Beach, and Graeme Hall Nature Sanctuary. Worthing Beach and Rockley Beach are also within 1 mi (2 km).