Cool off at Bathsheba pools
Not quite a secret, but you won’t find many tourists here. The Bathsheba pools are a great place to chill out while exploring the island
Another great location you may well have to yourself on week days
Go within a couple of hours of low tide. View the video
Take cold drinks and relax in safety while the wild surf breaks around you
From the pools, watch the Soup Bowl surfers – one of the top surf spots in the world, Remember, no swimming, just enjoy the pools!
Click and look carefully to see surfers behind the pools…
Carved over time…
The pools are carved from coral reef and although it might be tempting to wander out into the surf, don’t, as the water is very dangerous.
Find the pools at both ends of the beach.
Check the tides out here
The Bathsheba pools are to the north of the main village, away from the surf spots at the far end of the beach. You can park near the Round House restaurant and make your way down to the beach. There are building works on the road so be careful.
You might spot the ringed plover around the beach – it is also found in the UK, Europe and north America, but like many from these climes, it sometimes winters in the Caribbean. More birds…
Poach no eggs
Sea eggs – also known as sea urchins – made a big come back in 2016 and can sometimes be seen in the Bathsheba pools. They are considered a delicacy by Bajans, (although they are something of an
acquired taste). They are now protected by law from egg poachers (sorry) which has led to their resurgence.
If you do pick them up, don’t keep them out of the water long. And replace them the right way up.