Dover Beach

Dover Beach showing a sandy beach, general coastal views and tropical scenes
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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 Trending Hotels Near Dover Beach

Bougainvillea Barbados
Bougainvillea Barbados
4 out of 5
Maxwell Coast Road, Maxwell, Christ Church
The price is €224 per night from 19 Jul to 20 Jul
Stay at this 4-star beach resort in Maxwell. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 3 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the spacious rooms in ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (994 reviews)
"This is a safe, great service, relaxing location. Perfect place to vacation BREAKFAST, we spend 5 days in the hotel, as a VIP perk they gave us free continental breakfast included in Calabash, the hotel restaurant. If you want something warn, you can add the hot buffet option for another $15 Barbado ..."

Reviewed on 19 Jun 2022

Bougainvillea Barbados
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 €360 per night from 16 Jul to 17 Jul
Stay at this 4-star beach resort in Maxwell. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the spacious rooms in ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (408 reviews)
"Super friendly staff throughout resort. Property needs updates to the rooms and decor. Water was rough but we did not know that this resort is where Atlantic and Caribbean come together. We visited a sister resort, Waves and the water was beautiful and calm."

Reviewed on 12 Jun 2022

Turtle Beach by Elegant Hotels All Suite - All Inclusive
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 €534 per night from 26 Jun to 27 Jun
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in St. Lawrence Gap. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Popular attractions Dover Beach and Rockley Beach are ...
5/5 Exceptional! (13 reviews)
"This hotel and spa are amazing, and the food is excellent. The staff always went above and beyond to ensure that my stay was perfect. A little expensive but the exceptional service makes up for it. I haven’t had a chance to see any entertainment there yet, but I would say this is a great hotel if ..."

Reviewed on 1 Jun 2022

O2 Beach Club & Spa by Ocean Hotels - All Inclusive
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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Rostrevor Hotel
Rostrevor Hotel
3 out of 5
Saint Lawrence Gap, St. Lawrence Gap, Christ Church, BB15018
The price is €114 per night from 14 Jul to 15 Jul
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 €360 per night from 16 Jul to 17 Jul
Turtle Beach by Elegant Hotels All Suite - All Inclusive
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 €534 per night from 26 Jun to 27 Jun
O2 Beach Club & Spa by Ocean Hotels - All Inclusive
Bougainvillea Barbados
Bougainvillea Barbados
4 out of 5
Maxwell Coast Road, Maxwell, Christ Church
The price is €224 per night from 19 Jul to 20 Jul
Bougainvillea Barbados
Dover Beach Hotel
Dover Beach Hotel
3 out of 5
St. Lawrence, St. Lawrence Gap, Christ Church, BB15026
The price is €131 per night from 28 Jun to 29 Jun
Dover Beach Hotel
Infinity On The Beach
Infinity On The Beach
3 out of 5
Dover, St. Lawrence Gap, Christ Church
The price is €138 per night from 12 Jul to 13 Jul
Infinity On The Beach
South Gap Hotel
South Gap Hotel
3.5 out of 5
St. Lawrence Gap, St. Lawrence Gap, Christ Church, BB15020
The price is €139 per night from 10 Jul to 11 Jul
South Gap Hotel
Butterfly Beach Hotel
Butterfly Beach Hotel
3 out of 5
Maxwell Main Road, Oistins, Christ Church
The price is €127 per night from 8 Jul to 9 Jul
Butterfly 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
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.