Bathsheba’s Beach and Soup Bowl in Barbados is named after the beautiful Queen Bathsheba, wife of King David in the Bible. I got the chance to stop by the beach on a windy, rainy day. The beach had a gloomy ambiance but it didn’t stop people from wading in the shallow part of the water. The foaming waves attracted a couple of surfers.
I decided to play the ultimate coward and stayed safely on the main road, not wanting to get my flimsy slippers wet and muddy. Thanks to my zoom lens, I still managed to snap some shots of the beautiful coastline.
Located in the eastern coastline of Barbados, Bathsheba Beach and Soup Bowl is among the most popular beaches in Barbados. It is also and a top destination for visitors and locals on the island.
Bathsheba Soup Bowl
Bathsheba’s Soup Bowl got its name from the foamy surf and its reputation of being one of the ultimate surfing destinations in the Caribbean.
The most consistent waves rolling in from the Atlantic Ocean, making the place a popular host to local and international surfing tournaments.
According to the local legends, Bathsheba bathed in milk to keep her skin beautiful and soft. The story goes that the white waters of Bathsheba Beach are rich in minerals known to resemble Bathsheba’s bath.
Bathsheba Beach, with its beautiful boulders and dramatic rock formations adds an instant attraction.
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Here’s a warning though. Watch out for dangerous riptides and undertows and only go swimming at Bathsheba Beach if you are with someone familiar with the beach.
The waters at Bathsheba Pool is a nice spot for people who don’t surf or swim. You can safely soak or wade in the shallow waters.
For your convenience, there are open cottages, restrooms, and a big old restaurant serving local food. There are guest houses, restaurants, and local rum shops along the eastern coast as well.
Check out Bathsheba Village, home to a small community of fishing folk in St. Joseph Parish.
To get to Bathsheba Beach and Soup Bowl, you can drive your own/rented car. You can also ride the government-run public buses that go around the island at regular intervals.
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