Foul Bay

Foul Bay Barbados
Photo: © Richard Semik
Foul Bay beach
Photo: © John Martin Davies
Foul Bay
Photo: © Joe Ross / CC BY

Despite its rather unappealing name, Foul Bay is in fact one of Barbados' loveliest beaches. Situated just around the corner from the equally lovely Crane Bay, the beach here is everything you would hope for and expect from one of the Caribbean's finest. An expanse of white powder sand meets the turquoise waters of the Atlantic Ocean here. Surrounded by low cliffs and fringed with palm trees, there is a feeling of seclusion here - and usually some shelter from the sun or wind.

Being on the south-east facing Atlantic coast means there can be strong waves here. Given there is no lifeguard service caution is advised if you are thinking about taking a swim. The waves at Foul Bay are good news for some and this is one of Barbados' most popular body boarding spots.

Back to that name; I've seen two explanations. The first is that wintering birds would congregate here, and the name has been corrupted from fowl, as in wildfowl. Another explanation is that up until the 1960s fishermen would sell there catch here with the fish being gutted on the beach. This lead lead to a foul smell and hence the name.
Wherever the name comes from there is nothing remotely unpleasant about Foul Bay these days!

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Foul Bay Weather Info

5 Day Foul Bay UV Index

UV Index scale

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Temperature Averages

Average Water Temp

Foul Bay tide times & sea state

Sun 21/04 »

Surf report for Sun 21/04
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
8:00 6ft 7s  °  ° 21mph
14:00 6ft 8s  °  ° 18mph
20:00 6ft 8s  °  ° 18mph
Tide times
Low 4:32am (-0.50m)
High 11:35am (0.86m)
Low 3:00pm (0.70m)
High 9:20pm (2.38m)
Daylight
First light05:19
Sunrise05:41
Sunset18:11
Dark18:33

Mon 22/04 »

Surf report for Mon 22/04
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
8:00 5ft 8s  °  ° 15mph
14:00 5ft 8s  °  ° 11mph
20:00 5ft 8s  °  ° 14mph
Tide times
Low 5:20am (-0.56m)
High 12:28pm (0.92m)
Low 3:57pm (0.74m)
High 10:07pm (2.34m)
Daylight
First light05:19
Sunrise05:41
Sunset18:11
Dark18:33

Tue 23/04 »

Surf report for Tue 23/04
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
8:00 5ft 9s  °  ° 14mph
14:00 5ft 9s  °  ° 12mph
20:00 5ft 11s  °  ° 15mph
Tide times
Low 6:05am (-0.55m)
High 1:07pm (0.96m)
Low 4:50pm (0.75m)
High 10:51pm (2.26m)
Daylight
First light05:18
Sunrise05:40
Sunset18:11
Dark18:33

Wed 24/04 »

Surf report for Wed 24/04
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
8:00 6ft 11s  °  ° 15mph
14:00 6ft 11s  °  ° 14mph
20:00 5ft 11s  °  ° 13mph
Tide times
Low 6:47am (-0.48m)
High 1:36pm (1.00m)
Low 5:40pm (0.76m)
High 11:33pm (2.15m)
Daylight
First light05:18
Sunrise05:40
Sunset18:11
Dark18:33

Thu 25/04 »

Surf report for Thu 25/04
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
8:00 5ft 10s  °  ° 16mph
14:00 5ft 10s  °  ° 15mph
20:00 5ft 10s  °  ° 16mph
Tide times
Low 7:26am (-0.38m)
High 1:58pm (1.04m)
Low 6:29pm (0.77m)
Daylight
First light05:17
Sunrise05:39
Sunset18:11
Dark18:33

Fri 26/04 »

Surf report for Fri 26/04
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
8:00 5ft 9s  °  ° 17mph
14:00 5ft 9s  °  ° 17mph
Tide times
High 12:13am (2.01m)
Low 8:03am (-0.25m)
High 2:18pm (1.10m)
Low 7:21pm (0.78m)
Daylight
First light05:17
Sunrise05:39
Sunset18:12
Dark18:33

Today's weather

Partly cloudy

27 °C
(80 °F)

Moderate breeze, 27.4 km/h from ENE

Sea temperature

27.2°C / 81°F

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