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BARBADOS - Christ Church tours

Take a walking tour in Christ Church to discover historical buildings, beautiful beaches and a variety of shops and restaurants.
The Christ Church coast road, Highway 7, runs parallel to the sea from Hastings to Oistins.
Leaving Bridgetown and travelling to the Garrison along Highway 7 takes you to Hastings in the parish of Christ Church.


Band Stand
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.

From Hastings to Oistins you will discover some of the loveliest beaches to be found on the south coast

Graeme Hall Bird Sanctuary

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.


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Sandy Beach


Sandy Beach, Barbados is calm and clear with safe shallow waters 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.
Beach shopping
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. Beach shopping
Beach at sunset

Sandy Beach is a picturesque lagoon and well worth a visit, especially at sunset.

Location, location, location
'The Gap'

St. Lawrence Gap

St Lawrence Gap offers visitors an incomparable choice of experiences.

A leisurely daytime stroll along the boardwalk takes you past a picture perfect beach.  The Gap on the south coast of Barbados The Gap on the south coast of Barbados

The Gap nightclubs and bars


The Gap on the south coast of Barbados


The Gap on the south coast of Barbados

and bars abound!

The Gap on the south coast of Barbados
At night the world is your oyster, literally, with an eclectic array of ethnic restaurants.

The Gap Bar, St. Lawrence Gap
The dynamic nightclub atmosphere cannot be surpassed!


Half a mile along Highway 7 is the fishing town of Oistins.
In 1652 the Charter of Barbados was signed in a tavern called Ye Mermaid's Inn. The charter pledged the islanders to loyal obedience to Cromwell and his Commonwealth Parliament in return for self rule and free trade.
Fishing boat

Today Oistins is rapidly being transformed from a primitive fishing village into the regional centre of the south.
Land has been reclaimed and a slipway and winch provided to help the local fishermen.
A open-piled jetty is used as a landing stage for fishing boats. The Government has modernised the fishing industry and fresh fish can be bought at 4pm when the daily catch is landed.
Oistins is also the home of the now famous Oistins Festival and Fish Fry.
Oistins fish market

Oistins Fish Fry

Owned and managed by Susette Gerald
Angle Cafe... Oistins
Angles 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.

Barbados Golf Club


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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.

At last an affordable Caribbean golf package. A 7 day unlimited golf pass available for US $364 in the high season.

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Rockley Golf Course


A lovely family resort, this 9-hole course with par 36 is located in a Villa resort area with several pools, tennis and club facilities. Situated on the South Coast of the island.
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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.

The Barbados Academy of Golf
Offering a great day out for the family, a birthday party, a corporate day or just come to relax. Practice your swing on the 23 covered bay driving range which includes a large putting and chipping green. During week days 10.00 to 5.00 play two rounds of Mini golf for the price of one! Enjoy a cool drink afterwards in the fully stocked bar or watch the sports on the satellite TV. Bring the family to the Friday and Saturday night Bar B-Q

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No tour of Christ Church would be complete without a visit to the wonderful windsurfing capital of the Caribbean

Here you will experience a typical wind-swept coast, the sand is fine and is blown into dunes which are stabilised by vegetation. These include the sea yam, seaside bean and the spurge.
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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