1. Trevor’s Way - Popular walk way and garden. Trevor’s Way is located along the ocean and in the capital city of Bridgetown.
2. Carlisle Bay - is a natural harbor on the west coast of Barbados contiguous with Bridgetown. The Bay was named after James Hay, the Earl of Carlisle, Lord Proprietor of Barbados, who claimed the island through Royal grant on behalf of King Charles I of England in 1627. Today the bay is part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Carlisle Bay is home to the Needham’s Point Lighthouse. Interesting fact: during the Second World War a British ship, the Cornwallis, was torpedoed by a German U-Boat in the bay.
3. Rockley (Accra) Beach - is a very popular south coast beach which has both calm water and waves. Watersports activities are made available through the nearby hotels and businesses and just off the shore there are colorful shopping and restaurant kiosks. The Barbados Boardwalk project was designed and implemented by the Coastal Zone Management Unit. Boardwalk construction has led to many changes along the shore, including the expansion of many existing beaches and the formation of new ones. Rockley Beach is either the start or the end of the boardwalk depending on where you are headed.
4. Welches Beach - is located on the south coast of Barbados. Engineering work helped to turn Welches from a small strip of beach into the wide expanse that exists today. In 1999 a sea wall (approximately 215 meters in length) was constructed in Welches to protect the coastal highway.
5. Crane Beach - Known for its soft white and pink sand, a backdrop of jagged cliffs and palm trees. Crane beach has good body, boogie and board surfing conditions. Some say the name “Crane” was given to the beach because the English loaded and unloaded their ships using cranes from the top of the cliff.
6. East Coast Road - Unlike the calm shores of the southern coasts, the East coast appears wild and rugged. Atlantic rollers break, small tidal pools form at the shoreline and in the distance the hills and mountains loom. International surfing competitions are held at the “Soup Bowl.”
7. Port St. Charles - marina development consisting of exclusive housing and an inland lagoon area (depth of 14 feet at low tide). The marina hosts the Coastguard, Police, Immigration and Customs facilities. Port St. Charles is one of two official ports of entry in Barbados, the second being the harbor in Bridgetown. The inner lagoon is restricted to residents or persons staying at the marina development.
8. Port Ferdinand - a recent residential development designed and built the same Barbadian development team that created Port St. Charles. The site encompasses 16-acre inland waterway site.
9. Bellairs Research Institute - Bellairs was founded in 1954 and is run by McGill University. Bellairs is Canada’s only tropical teaching and research facility. On the Bellair site there is a range of marine habitats and there is easy access to other marine and terrestrial environments. Cool fact - Barbados is the only non-volcanic island in the Lesser Antilles! Research at Bellairs has broadened from a marine science focus to a broad range of disciplines including geology, geography, archaeology, climatology, biology, ecology, horticulture, agriculture, sustainability, and water management.
10. Folkestone Marine Park - Established in 1981, Folkestone is the only legislated protected area (2.2 km) in Barbados. The park features an artificial reef, accessible by trained divers, purposefully formed by the sinking of the ship Stavronikita. The reef rests in 120ft of water half a mile from the shore. The inshore reef is enjoyed by snorkelers in the recreational zone of the Park. In 1994 an Interpretive Center was established for public education. The Centre features material on coastal and marine environments.