Animal Flower Cave, Saint Lucy Parish

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#3 of 10 in Nature in Barbados
Explore the only accesible sea cave on Barbados, Animal Flower Cave, named after the sea anemones that inhabit its pools. Discovered in 1780 by English explorers who were sailing in the area, the cave features a coral floor that's more than 400,000 years old. Descend the coral steps, built in 1912, that lead down through the cave's roof. From there you may admire the cave's rock formations that differ in color due to oxidation. View the vibrant sea anemone, swim in the deep pool in the chamber, or take in ocean views from the mouth of the cave. Put Animal Flower Cave at the forefront of your travel plans using our Saint Peter Parish trip planner .
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  • We stopped here on a trip around the island in a hire car, something that you could do in perhaps one day, max two days. It’s at the northerly tip of the island on the Atlantic coastline and the waves...  more »
  • We visited this because we saw the signs everywhere. We did not know what we were going to. It is a guided tour down some steep steps, and uneven rocks and rock pools beneath ground. It was US$10 each...  more »
  • The place is a very pleasant mix of nature experience, playful environment for children and delicious food in the restaurant. Good to spend at least half a day and just let things happen.  more »
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  • I was there visiting with family and friends. It was a sunny day and the waves were incredible. The cave was closed that day because the sea was so rough. We had a nice lunch at the restaurant overhanging the ocean. I would recommend this place. Less crowded than the other caves on the island.
  • This can be a very relaxing and picturesque location. Situated on the nothern most part of the island. It boast a natural cave which gives a photographic view of the Atlantic Ocean and a natural plunge pool which most guests love. There's also a restaurant should you wish to spend the day. This is a must see. You will not be disappointed.
  • Beautiful and one of our most popular Tourist attractions. The Restaurant caters to locals and visitors alike....the food is nice...the fishcakes are great as a starter...The owner Mr. Ward and the staff are extremely courteous. An amazing view of the Atlantic Ocean!!
  • Beautiful spot on the most North location of the island, Saint Lucy. 27 steep steps down into a natural blow hole of coral. Where you can swim in a small pool of water looking out to the sea. Cool sea anemones in the water. Must see spot. Be careful if you have some mobility issues as it is very slippery and rocky.
  • The cave was closed this time due to the weather, but I have been there before, and it is well worth a visit. Even though the cave was closed there were still the cliffs to see. Watching the waves crashing against the cliffs is memorising. On the other side is a bay where the spray from waves can reach the viewing area at the top and soak you. Lots of fun!

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