Barclays Park
Barclays Park
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Bunsen_x
South Brent, UK84 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Friends
Situated close to Bathsheba this public park has incredible views of the eastern side of the island including the hot surfing beaches which are reminiscent of the North shore. If you own a board the Soup bowl is a must. Enjoy.
Written 7 October 2019
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boyce1021
Barbados337 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Friends
This is a great liming spot for freaks and family get togethers lots of bench and very breezy and lots of shade .
Written 23 September 2019
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pooldrinker
Guelph, Canada37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Couples
Wonderful view and great restaurant beside for lunch. Take your time and enjoy the day and the view of the area
Written 6 February 2019
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willabbe
Biddeford, ME63 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Friends
Beautiful park, very relaxing, great meeting spot for group picnics. BUT WHY can’t the trash be picked up and or disposed of. Very sad such a serene place gets ruined because of laziness.
Written 20 March 2020
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Julie E
Seville, Spain34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Family
We were delighted to see that this restaurant has opened In Barclay Park. Too many years of nothing! The location is spectacular. View is amazing. Food delicious and staff just wonderful. Nothing more to say except visit if you can.
Written 27 November 2018
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Peter S
Rome, Italy4,471 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2017 • Couples
Barclays Park, Ermy Bourne Highway, St Andrew, Barbados

Review includes ‘Chill’n Breeze’ restaurant in Barclays Park

It had been more than two years since we were last in the Scotland District of Barbados – the rugged east coast with wind-bent trees, open grasslands and emptiness (well, relative emptiness, for this is a crowded little island of 285,000 people living on 430 km2). You travel across the island to the Atlantic coast to escape the tourist destinations of the south and west; you don’t, of course, swim in the sea on this side of the island – too dangerous.

We had taken the back roads across the island to the picturesque village of Bathsheba for the images/photos of the rocks that stand as sentinels along the beach – picturesque and daunting - and a reminder of the power of the sea as it wears away at the island.

Barclays Park covers 20 ha and is 5-6 km north along the coast from Bathsheba. It was named for the financial support given by the British Bank of the same name in 1966 in celebration of national independence, and opened by Queen Elizabeth II the same year. The park provides a centre for recreation and leisure – parklands, picnic tables/seats under trees, toilets and a gorgeous open beach that stretches for 10 km in both directions – Cattlewash Beach.

On the beach you capture ‘Big Sky and Endless Ocean’ – follow the high cumulonimbus back-cloth as heavy rain showers play hide-and-seek with the horizon. Well, this was us in September; further north in the region it was hurricane weather. More than 50 years since the park was established, and this reflected the rather tired appearance; toilets, facilities, landscaping – even simply tidying, cleaning and clearing up – the park would benefit from some TLC. This included the toilets where just the one closet was working (mens).

What the park does have, however, is a new eating house. The bright yellow-painted ‘Chill’n Breeze’ on the road through Barclays Park came as something of a surprise – café/restaurant over-looking the beach and offering the passing road trade all kinds of lunch and day-time drinks/snacks. Housed in the upper-level of a two-level brick/stone building with a wooden deck that linked to a bridge that connected with the roadside, the restaurant provided an image of quality and comfort. Inside there was table space for estimated 50 diners, and a handful of armchairs/settees for another dozen people. There was just the one guest there when we arrived, but left almost immediately and we had the place to ourselves.

We ordered a Coke and sat down. This came within a couple of minutes and the three people providing services retreated behind the reception/counter. Monday in September and it was raining heavily, and that passing road trade had disappeared. Hmmm. Great facilities and wide selections of foods but there was, unfortunately, no one buying.

The menu board outside provided a glimpse of the choices available - starters, mains, sandwiches/fries, sides and dolce. Starters BB$15-30, mains BB$40-50, sandwiches BB$30 & sides BB$8-12. So, you could eat a reasonable lunch for BB$50/person. Our one Coke, by comparison, cost BB$4. (BB$=US$0.50.)

The restaurant had opened just six weeks earlier – we were told when paying and, talking with the enthusiastic staff - we wondered about making the place work. The Bathsheba-Atlantic coast road is a popular tourist route, and particularly for the cruise ship brigade. We hope that the prevailing optimism is justified and that the place will still be there in two years-time (when we’re expecting to be back); this … is … a … world … class … ocean …. view.

Peter Steele
11 September 2017
Written 5 November 2017
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boyce1021
Barbados337 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 • Friends
This is a great liming spot for friends and family get togethers lots of bench and very breezy and lots of shade . Beach is also hood for wind surfing.
Written 30 November 2022
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Film G
New England1,053 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
This park, with space on both sides of the road, is best used as a scenic picnic spot. Has decent toilet. Pretty clean. Easy shore access. Easy beach walking, but be aware the surf is heavy and not fit for swimming. Surf if you dare. Around 4km north of Bathsheba.
Written 4 October 2022
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Stephen
Lancashire, UK381 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
This is one of our favourite spots on the island. Miles of deserted beach. You rarely encounter other walkers along the sands. There is a constant breeze and always white fringes on the waves. Magical. Nothing between you and Senegal.
Written 26 April 2019
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WillieMacfan
Healdsburg, CA846 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
A locals hangout. Park has many picnic tables and is open to the public. It is across the road from a small beach and the ocean.
Written 18 April 2019
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