Rockley Beach also known as Accra Bay in Barbados is an amazing gem a little bit further down the beach from where the regular ‘cruise ship crowd’ is. If you want to get away from all of the hustle and bustle from the cruise ship crowds which typically fill up the first closest beach to the ship, then look no further.
We found a little gem of a beach here at Rockley Beach.
It’s a little more wavy here compared to the beach closest to the cruise port which is where we went last time to the Boatyard Beach Club.
The waves are small to moderate but the ocean is crystal clear so you can see all the way to the bottom.
But they are fun waves. It’s calm enough to swim in once you get past the breaker. A breaker is the part of the wave that comes crashing down near shallow water. After living on the Atlantic Coast of Florida, I’m used to much larger breakers. So the waves here in Barbados were a much mellow welcome! Not much of an undertow here, but if you’re not a strong swimmer or have small children just use caution. I also did notice a lifeguard station at the beach here, so that’s always reassuring.
You can rent boogie boards here for you or the kiddos, go swimming, or snorkeling. Or if you just want to be a beach bum and lay in the sun, then you can do that too.
The price for 2 beach chairs and an umbrella is $10, BUT we were able to negotiate an extra chair for the same price since there was three of us. Usually you can always negotiate in the Caribbean. 🙂
The taxi ride from the cruise terminal to Rockley Beach is about $7 USD per person and takes about 20 minutes.
Note: Barbados dollar is double to US dollar. So if something is priced $40 BDS (Barbados Dollar) it’s equal to $20 USD.
We found this out the hard way when we went to the Tiki Bar here to buy a couple of drinks. I was like ‘You want how much for a beer?!’ We had a good laugh after we realized the Barbados dollar is double the US dollar.
And as always, I recommend trying the local brew. The local beer is Banks, and they serve it at the Tiki Bar here. It’s funny, we tried ordering the local beer when we were at the Boatyard and were told that they didn’t serve the local beer due to some politics with a popular island beer company called Carib. Ok, must be some sort of beer mafia thing in the Caribbean…whatevs! I’m going to enjoy my beach day! 🙂
Barbados, you have left me wanting more… we will be back!