Dover Beach

Dover Beach featuring tropical scenes, general coastal views and a beach

Dover Beach

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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.

Top Hotels Close to Dover Beach

Rostrevor Hotel
Rostrevor Hotel
3 out of 5
Saint Lawrence Gap, St. Lawrence Gap, Christ Church, BB15018
The price is $103 per night from May 25 to May 26
Stay at this 3-star beach hotel in St. Lawrence Gap. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 restaurants, and a beach locale. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (811 reviews)
"Friendly, helpful staff. We arrived early and the hotel worked to get us checked in early plus we had a late flight and they let us stay several hours past check out time. Nice area to sit and have drinks by the pool and or watch the waves come in."

Reviewed on May 1, 2022

Rostrevor Hotel
Turtle Beach by Elegant Hotels All Suite - All Inclusive
Turtle Beach by Elegant Hotels All Suite - All Inclusive
4 out of 5
Dover, St. Lawrence Gap, Maxwell, Christ Church, 99999
The price is $361 per night from Jun 1 to Jun 2
Stay at this 4-star beach property in Maxwell. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the spacious rooms ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (406 reviews)
"This was our first experience with an all inclusive resort, but we are very experienced international travelers. So, here are some thoughts: * The beach was foot steps away but the water was pretty rough and we found it impossible to snorkel. * All of the meals were included but we found the food ..."

Reviewed on May 8, 2022

Turtle Beach by Elegant Hotels All Suite - All Inclusive
Accra Beach Hotel & Spa
Accra Beach Hotel & Spa
4 out of 5
Rockley, Rockley, Christ Church, BB15139
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $160 per night from Jun 16 to Jun 17
Stay at this 4-star beach resort in Rockley. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 2 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in our reviews. ...
3.7/5 Good! (992 reviews)
"I liked that everything that I had to do was in walking distance. Also easy to pick up stuff that I needed. It was the perfect location for me. The covid testing site is just across the road, that’s a big headache now when traveling."

Reviewed on May 4, 2022

Accra Beach Hotel & Spa
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Best Lodging Options Near Dover Beach

Rostrevor Hotel
Rostrevor Hotel
3 out of 5
Saint Lawrence Gap, St. Lawrence Gap, Christ Church, BB15018
The price is $103 per night from May 25 to May 26
Rostrevor Hotel
Turtle Beach by Elegant Hotels All Suite - All Inclusive
Turtle Beach by Elegant Hotels All Suite - All Inclusive
4 out of 5
Dover, St. Lawrence Gap, Maxwell, Christ Church, 99999
The price is $361 per night from Jun 1 to Jun 2
Turtle Beach by Elegant Hotels All Suite - All Inclusive
Accra Beach Hotel & Spa
Accra Beach Hotel & Spa
4 out of 5
Rockley, Rockley, Christ Church, BB15139
The price is $160 per night from Jun 16 to Jun 17
Accra Beach Hotel & Spa
O2 Beach Club & Spa by Ocean Hotels - All Inclusive
O2 Beach Club & Spa by Ocean Hotels - All Inclusive
5 out of 5
Dover Beach, St. Lawrence Gap, Christ Church, 18075
The price is $508 per night from May 24 to May 25
O2 Beach Club & Spa by Ocean Hotels - All Inclusive
Infinity On The Beach
Infinity On The Beach
3 out of 5
Dover, St. Lawrence Gap, Christ Church
The price is $130 per night from Jun 12 to Jun 13
Infinity On The Beach
Bougainvillea Barbados
Bougainvillea Barbados
4 out of 5
Maxwell Coast Road, Maxwell, Christ Church
The price is $191 per night from May 31 to Jun 1
Bougainvillea Barbados
Dover Beach Hotel
Dover Beach Hotel
3 out of 5
St. Lawrence, St. Lawrence Gap, Christ Church, BB15026
The price is $108 per night from Jun 5 to Jun 6
Dover Beach Hotel
Sandals Barbados - ALL INCLUSIVE Couples Only
Sandals Barbados - ALL INCLUSIVE Couples Only
5 out of 5
Dover, Maxwell, Christ Church
Sandals Barbados - ALL INCLUSIVE Couples Only
South Gap Hotel
South Gap Hotel
3.5 out of 5
St. Lawrence Gap, St. Lawrence Gap, Christ Church, BB15020
The price is $150 per night from May 24 to May 25
South Gap Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.