Although these two bays on the east coast are stunningly beautiful and the sea appears to be quite inviting, swimming is very dangerous with strong and unpredictable undercurrents and no life guards on duty. The ‘Soup Bowl’ at Bathsheba is a famous surf break with local and international surfers.
For regular bathers it is best just to take a dip at low tide in the rock pools. As Bajans often say, "The sea ain't got no back door!”
The Atlantis Hotel and Round House are great choices for lunch. There is also a nice picnic spot with shade and tables in Bathsheba around the public facilities.