Brandons Beach

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Brandons Beach features tropical trees and pure, white sand, providing the perfect entrance to the turquoise waters of the Caribbean. Calm waters with little undertow offer ideal swimming conditions and underwater formations make the beach an excellent snorkeling destination.

Situated three quarters of a mile north-northwest of downtown Bridgetown, Brandons Beach is on the South West edge of Barbados. You should consider dropping by whether or not you're staying particularly close by. Active and social travelers will probably enjoy this beach because of its crowded, urban location. Actually, Brandons Beach would be especially convenient for guests of the nearby hotels, and people who thrive in crowds of fellow visitors.

How to Access The Beach
Brandons Beach offers vehicular and pedestrian access off of the Spring Garden Highway. Keep an eye out for signage, though Brandons Beach is one of the few beaches that can be seen from the highway. For those cruise passengers, the beach is accessible via taxis and shuttles at the terminal.

Amenities and Ambiance

The beach features gorgeous sands and a beautiful view of the turquoise Caribbean sea. Located outside of the capital city, the beach provides a great, natural getaway, while still providing options for food and drink. The Bridgetown Cruise Terminal is located directly south, the beach is a popular destination for passengers, and has come to feature many beach amenities (such as showers, a lifeguard, and picnic area).

The snack bar here is the ultimate convenience if you need a cold drink, or something to hold you over until dinner. If available, you could also buy food from one of the mobile vendors who are typically found at this location.

You will be able to use a public restroom at Brandons Beach. Shower facilities are available here, so you don't have to go back to your hotel sandy. It's also good to know that you will have access to umbrellas and chairs here, so guests hoping for a break from the hot sun will get their wish. You will find the water here is fit for snorkeling, so bring your equipment if you want to see the underwater world. This coastling is only a short walking distance from the cruise ship terminal, so Brandons Beach is a great stop for passengers who want to do some oceanfront exploration.

Still, you ought to realize that even if there are luckily some forms of amenities and services (BLANK) if you go to Brandons Beach, it happens to be located in a commonly visited area. If throngs of people are something you want to avoid, it'll be an appropriate idea to plan your visit out for times when there are less people, for example arriving in the morning. If you arrive later, it's possible you may risk all the amenities being too crowded for you to use.

What's Nearby


You'll find this beach on Barbados' South West coast. Mount Gay Rum Distilleries and Visitor Center is only a short distance away. Visitors will have the option to take a taxi or to walk, and it is one of the attractions in the vicinity.

If you're intrigued by Barbados' history, there are lots of sites which offer a historic look at the nation. The nearest historical attraction is St. Michael's Cathedral, which is a mile and a half away.

If you're looking for other nearby attractions or activity options, this beach isn't far from any of the items in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Brandons Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Mount Gay Rum Distilleries and Visitor Center Distillery 0.2 mi. S Barbados
JoJo's Gambling Arcade 0.5 mi. N Barbados
Malibu Beach Club & Visitor Center Operating Distillery 0.5 mi. NW Barbados
Statue Of Sir Garfield Sobers Monument 0.7 mi. SSE Barbados
Kensington Oval Management Inc Sporting Event Venue 0.8 mi. SSE Barbados
Cricket Legends Museum Museum 0.8 mi. S Barbados
Agapey Chocolate Factory Sugar and Confectionery Manufacturing 0.9 mi. S Barbados
Verandah Art Gallery Art Gallery 1.0 mi. NNE Barbados
Play Fair Arcade Baxter Road Slot Machine Arcade 1.1 mi. SE Barbados
Bagnall's Point Gallery Art Gallery 1.3 mi. S Barbados
Barbados Gallery of Art Art Gallery 1.3 mi. S Barbados
Montefiore Fountain Monument 1.3 mi. SE Barbados

Cities and Towns

Brandons Beach is in the Bridgetown area, so travelers staying in town won't have far to go. Those visiting Brandons Beach who are seeking other opportunities for exploration should consider heading over to Bridgetown, since it's not far away and is an active, busy area.


The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, depending on time of day, season, and how full nearby hotel rooms are. You can typically expect to see a fair amount of vacationers who are staying in the area.

Since this beach is situated in a fairly touristed area, it usually isn't all that tough to find exactly the kind of hotel you're looking for close-by. If you and your group are hoping to book a place that's on or near the water, the table that follows shows the closest options to Brandons Beach.

Accommodations near Brandons Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Melbourne Hotel and Apartments 2.2 mi. SE Hotel
Bajan Beach Cottages 2.5 mi. SSE Cottages
Radisson Aquatica Resort 2.6 mi. SSE Resort
Grand Barbados Beach Resort 2.6 mi. SSE Resort
Island Inn Hotel 2.6 mi. SSE Hotel
Hilton Hotel Barbados 2.7 mi. SSE Hotel
Sweetfield Manor Historic Inn 2.9 mi. SE B & B
Savannah Hotel 3.0 mi. SSE Hotel
Amaryllis Beach Resort 3.1 mi. SSE Resort
Coconut Court Beach Resort 3.2 mi. SE Hotel


If you're on the beach and start to get the munchies, don't worry, there are lots of nearby options when it comes to dining. One of the closest places to eat is Tim's On De Highway. You'll have the option of walking or taking a cab as it's only a short distance away.

Nearby restaurants are included in the following table.

Restaurants near Brandons Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Tim's On De Highway (246) 426-1799 -- -- 0.2 mi. S
Chefette Black Rock (246) 417-8560 International Very Casual -- --
KFC Black Rock (246) 424-9268 American -- 0.8 mi. N
Palm Paradise Restaurant -- Eclectic Very Casual 1.0 mi. NNW
Lio's Den -- -- -- 1.0 mi. E
Sylvester's Restaurant (246) 436-0488 -- -- 1.2 mi. S
New York Pizza (246) 435-7677 Italian -- 1.3 mi. NNW
KFC Trident House (246) 429-8520 American Very Casual 1.4 mi. SSE
Ho Kwong Chinese Restaurant (246) 431-0014 Chinese Very Casual 1.4 mi. SSE
Italia Coffee Colonnade (246) 430-6620 Italian -- 1.4 mi. SSE
KFC Colonnade Mall (246) 228-2222 American Very Casual 1.4 mi. SSE
Pizza Man Doc Colonnade (246) 436-6652 Italian Very Casual 1.4 mi. SSE

Other Beaches

Barbados has many beaches, so if Brandons Beach doesn't suit you, you can still find a great spot.

If the vibrant atmosphere of Brandons Beach is what you're looking for, think about heading to Gibbs Beach, another destination with a good amount of excitement. It is located eight miles to the north. If you're looking for a more secluded beach experience, consider Cockspur Beach. It is located only a short distance away.

Travelers may also want to consider Paradise Beach, which is located one and a quarter miles away. Travelers seeking a beautiful beach on Barbados' west coast need look no further than Paradise Beach. Calm waters make it an ideal spot for travelers of all ages.

Of course, Barbados has hundreds of natural wonders to discover, but visiting Brandons Beach or the other beautiful beaches in the area can make your time in Barbados even more memorable.


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