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Leaving Bridgetown and travelling to the Garrison along Highway 7 takes you to Hastings in the parish of Christ Church.
This area was developed as Barbados's first tourist resort; there still remain a handful of grand and graceful old hotels, which overlook the bandstand on 'The Rocks'. Pause for a moment to sit in the bandstand and enjoy a bygone era...when soldiers played their brass bands and Victorian ladies took afternoon tea!
As the name suggests this area is steeped in history. A by product of British military development the soldiers from St. Ann's Fort were housed in these red brick houses of Pavilion Court. It was once the hospital but has since been renovated into flats and small businesses.
The area is dedicated to preserving the natural environment . This is the last remaining natural wetland on the island and an important eco-system. Graeme Hall has provided a resting place for migratory birds en route from the eastern United States to the South American mainland for centuries.
Over 150 species have been recorded including rare and now extinct birds such as the Eskimo curlew and the first ever sighting of the purple heron. More commonly are the plover and snipe, the birds of prey such as osprey and falcon can be seen.
Resident birds include the yellow warbler, green heron, and egrets
Here you can experience an interesting tropical phenomenon, rooted in the water you can see mangroves, these small trees have long roots which are covered with pores that admit air to the interior of the plant. Here you will find the red and white mangrove, the red specimen can only be found in this swamp.
The environment provides a habitat for hundreds of species of aquatic flora and fauna.
Years of neglect and abuse have now been turned around and this is a must for any 'twitchers' that visit our island.
Located in the Worthing area in Christ Church, Sandy Beach is calm and clear with safe shallow waters. It is an ideal location for picnics especially with young children.
If you visit at low tide, the tide may be out and you can explore the reef for creatures that live and hide there.
Be warned, wear swimming shoes, the reef can be sharp and sea urchins can be very prickly! If you visit at high tide it's great for snorkelling.
There is easy access to this beach and parking is available at a nearby parking lot or on the beach itself. Food and drinks are readily accessible at terrace beach bars. Jet-skis and windsurfing facilities are sometimes available, as well as chair and umbrella rentals.
And day or night why not enjoy great food at this little restaurant.. a wonderful place to while away a few hours with friends.
Sandy Beach is a picturesque lagoon and well worth a visit, especially at sunset.
St Lawrence Gap offers visitors an incomparable choice of experiences.
A leisurely daytime stroll along the boardwalk takes you past
and bars abound!
At night the world is your oyster, literally, with an eclectic array of ethnic restaurants.
The dynamic nightclub atmosphere cannot be surpassed!
Half a mile along Highway 7 is the fishing town of Oistins.
Owned and managed by Susette Gerald
Popular with locals day and night
A great spot to lime on a Friday night
Specialising in great Bajan food
Steak fish, Dolphin, Blue Marlin and Flying Fish grilled or fried...delicious.
Bar B Q Chicken with peas and rice and Macaroni Pie.
Open for lunch from 9.00 am to 4.00pm cost Bds $11.00 for a heaped platefull!
Dinner in the evening priced at Bds $15.00.
This golf course has been transformed from an overgrown
jungle to a superbly redesigned Championship course. Created by Ron Kirby,
one of the world's most experienced golf course designers, this 6,805
yard par 72 Championship golf course is open to the public, approved and
sanctioned by the PGA European Tour to host a PGA Seniors Tournament in
2002. Wonderful Mahogany trees were strategically planted over 25 years
ago now giving the course a mature ambience. Two lakes add to the challenge
and create a dramatic 'Amen Corner' on holes 15 & 16. A variety of bunkers
adds to the excitement and personality of the course.
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After Golf why not check out some of the great shops near Rockley such as Lazy Days. Founded back in 1978 as an excuse to go surfing everyday, Lazy Days has gradually gained a reputation for excellence in swimwear, beachwear and surfwear, beach toys and games, surfing hardware and accessories; everything you need to make your stay in Barbados, at the beach and in the surf, the best experience possible.
This is an excellent beach for wind-surfing, the long, luxuriously wide expanse of white sandy beach is a beauty. The sea has medium waves, but a strong undertow, with excellent conditions for windsurfing, particularly intermediate and advanced. It is located on the southern most part of Barbados right opposite the Silver Rock Hotel, which has recently reopened after refurbishment as an Adventure Sports Centre. World ranked native windsurfer Brian Talma has a Windsurfing Academy at the Centre.
A windsurfing equipment shop is located at Silver Rock, this beach has International fame and some of the world's greatest windsurfers come here to enjoy their sport.
Annually Silver Sands hosts the first leg of the PWA World Cup Tour. Our local sailors are up there with the best, allowing Barbados to feature in the International Stakes!
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