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

Thu 17/10 »

Surf report for Thu 17/10
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 4ft 9s  °  ° 8mph
11:00 4ft 9s  °  ° 12mph
17:00 4ft 9s  °  ° 13mph
Tide times
High 9:30am (2.61m)
Low 5:56pm (0.03m)
Daylight
First light05:26
Sunrise05:48
Sunset17:37
Dark17:59

Fri 18/10 »

Surf report for Fri 18/10
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 4ft 9s  °  ° 12mph
11:00 4ft 9s  °  ° 15mph
17:00 4ft 9s  °  ° 16mph
Tide times
High 10:16am (2.73m)
Low 6:31pm (-0.01m)
Daylight
First light05:27
Sunrise05:48
Sunset17:37
Dark17:58

Sat 19/10 »

Surf report for Sat 19/10
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
14:00 5ft 8s  °  ° 15mph
Tide times
High 12:14am (1.10m)
Low 3:01am (1.02m)
High 11:01am (2.79m)
Low 7:06pm (-0.02m)
Daylight
First light05:27
Sunrise05:48
Sunset17:36
Dark17:58

Sun 20/10 »

Surf report for Sun 20/10
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 5ft 11s  °  ° 13mph
20:00 5ft 15s  °  ° 11mph
Tide times
High 12:41am (1.21m)
Low 4:29am (0.98m)
High 11:49am (2.77m)
Low 7:40pm (0.01m)
Daylight
First light05:27
Sunrise05:48
Sunset17:36
Dark17:57

Mon 21/10 »

Surf report for Mon 21/10
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 4ft 14s  °  ° 11mph
20:00 5ft 14s  °  ° 13mph
Tide times
High 1:16am (1.36m)
Low 5:48am (0.94m)
High 12:37pm (2.67m)
Low 8:14pm (0.07m)
Daylight
First light05:27
Sunrise05:49
Sunset17:35
Dark17:57

Tue 22/10 »

Surf report for Tue 22/10
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
5:00 4ft 10s  °  ° 13mph
17:00 4ft 9s  °  ° 15mph
Tide times
High 1:58am (1.57m)
Low 7:09am (0.91m)
High 1:28pm (2.47m)
Low 8:48pm (0.16m)
Daylight
First light05:27
Sunrise05:49
Sunset17:35
Dark17:56

Today's weather

Heavy rain showers

27 °C
(80 °F)

Gentle breeze, 18.7 km/h from SE

Sea temperature

29.9°C / 85.8°F

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