Holidays to Worthing couple a pale-sand beach with a strip of seafood grills. Plus, you’ve got Bridgetown and St Lawrence Gap nearby.
This place is a million miles from its British namesake. Instead of a pier and pebbles, you’ve got a long stretch of powdery white sand. Other than that, Worthing keeps a small beach town vibe, with just one streets’ worth of bars-come-restaurants. Its nearest neighbour is more up-tempo St Lawrence Gap, and capital Bridegetown is a 15-minute taxi ride away.
Worthing’s beach looks like something off a tourist board ad, with its sugar-coloured sands and clearer-than-clear waters. Talking of which, they’re shallow and perfect for paddling – wade in for almost half a mile before you’re up to your waist. It’s popular with snorkelers, too, thanks to a coral reef just off-shore. Expect to be joined on a swim by sea turtles and some multi-coloured fish.
Big city daytrips
When the Brits first came to Barbados in the 17th century, Bridgetown was made up of a wooden bridge across the water. Since then, the bustling city has been given the UNESCO stamp of approval - mainly down to its well-preserved old town. It's only a 15-minute drive from Worthing, so you can spend the day here, strolling past colonial mansions, forts and the triangular-shaped Heroes Square.
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Oistins Fish Festival
This street fair celebrates all things fishy. You can expect vendors touting their catch of the day, as well as activities…
Swim with turtles in their natural habitat
The waters are really shallow at Worthing Beach, so you can wade in and swim with green, hawksbill and leatherback turtles.…
Eat burgers in a beachfront grill
Tucking into burgers and seafood on the sand is how dining’s done in Worthing. There are a few open-air cafés along the beach,…
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