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Barefoot on the Beach: Cattlewash Beach

8th March, 2012
Cattlewash Beach, Barbados

To the North of the Bathsheba Village is another beautiful and enticing beach called Cattlewash. The beach is said to get its name from the cattle that were once brought down to the shore line by their owners to be washed in the salt water. At present, this undisturbed beach is lined with an expanse of white sands and greeted by the cool trade winds off the East. In Summer, Cattlewash is a very popular spot among locals who rent out the beach houses that line the coast. On the weekends during these summer months, majority of the temporary residents have large lunch parties (that often run into the night) serving the staple - rumpunch as well as large quantities of local food like baked chicken, pork, fish, macaroni pie, pudding and souse, barbequed pig tails...and the list goes on. Everyone seems to be invited, from family to friends of friends. There is no doubt that some of the best summer moments are spent along this beach!

Cattlewash Barbados

Cattlewash Barbados

You can be sure to enjoy your day spent on Cattlewash, maybe stop by Sand Dunes, pick up some lunch and then head down to the beach. Please note that the open ocean is not advised for swimming due to many rip currents. Instead, take advantage of the exotic rock pools (such as the Barbados Pool) scattered through out the beach and simply live life how its meant to be lived.

 

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