Christ Church

Overview

Introduction

The red-and-white-striped South Point Lighthouse, located at the southernmost tip of Barbados in Christ Church Parish, was built by William Gordon and shown at London's Great Exhibition in 1851. The lighthouse was then dismantled and reassembled in 1852 in Barbados, where it became the first lighthouse on the island.

The town of Oistins is the fishing capital of the island and worth a visit—particularly to buy freshly caught fish from the market and to see the fishing boats and the local fishermen repairing their nets. Return at night for a fish fry.

Christ Church Parish is also home to the dining, entertainment and street-party hub of St. Lawrence Gap. Neighboring St. Philip Parish is also worth a visit.

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