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.

Positioned 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 nearby. The beaches found throughout Barbados tend to be fairly quiet and secluded, but Brandons Beach is decidedly different.

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).

Lots of visitors here find that the on-site snack bar is just fine for lunch. Sometimes, visitors will be able to buy some food from one of the mobile vendors who typically set up shop here.

You will be able to use a public restroom at Brandons Beach. You'll appreciate that showers are available, so you don't have to go back to your hotel sandy. Additionally, you will have access to chairs and umbrellas, so guests looking for relief from the sultry island sun will not go leave unhappy. You'll find the waters off-shore to be clear enough for snorkeling, so purchase or rent some equipment if you're looking to see what goes on beneath the surface. 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.

Though, you will want to realize that even though you will be able to find options for amenities and services (BLANK) if you go to Brandons Beach, it will be found within an area popular for visitors. With that in mind, if these amenities make or break a trip, it'll likely be a smart motivator to make it there in the morning prior to when the crowds do or perhaps try a beach away from the major areas. If you do not, it's possible you may be unable to fully enjoy all the services that Brandons Beach has to offer.

What's Nearby


This pleasant stretch of sand known as Brandons Beach is on Barbados' South West coast. Mount Gay Rum Distilleries and Visitor Center is close enough that guests will have the choice to walk or take a cab, and it is among the area's attractions.

If you're interested in mixing some cultural exploration with your trip to the beach, you might want to consider visiting Cricket Legends Museum, a lovely museum found three quarters of a mile away, giving beachgoers the chance to escape that hot midday sunshine.

With a selection of nearby activities, you'll never run out of things to do. The attractions nearest to this beach are listed 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
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
Golden Treasure Arcade Slot Machine Arcade 1.4 mi. SSE Barbados

Cities and Towns

Brandons Beach is near Bridgetown, so you can explore the city after your visit to the beach. Guests visiting Brandons Beach who are seeking additional places to explore might think about making the trip to Bridgetown, because it's nearby and is an area full of activity.


The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, depending on when you visit, and how many of the nearby hotel rooms have been booked. At this beach, you can expect to encounter quite a few other guests who are staying close by.

Since this beach is situated in a relatively popular vacation spot, it is not typically all that difficult to find a hotel close-by that's to your taste. If you are wanting to find a place that's on or near the ocean, the following table shows the closest options to Brandons Beach.

Accommodations near Brandons Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Palm Paradise 1.0 mi. NNW Guest house
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


If you're feeling hungry for a midday meal, this beach has many nearby restaurants, so you won't have to wander too far away. Tim's On De Highway is one of the closest eateries. When you start to get hungry, you won't need to wait too long to eat as it's only a short distance away.

Nearby dining options are listed below.

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

There are multiple beaches to discover in Barbados, of course, so Brandons Beach is not your only option.

If the active mood at Brandons Beach is one of the features you love, you'll want to consider checking out Gibbs Beach, another location where you'll find fun and action. It is located eight miles to the north. If you were hoping to find a tranquil beach scene with few crowds, you might enjoy Cockspur Beach. You'll find it just a little ways away.

Travelers may also want to consider Paradise Beach, which is located a mile 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.

While Barbados has many alluring attractions, taking a swim at Brandons Beach is certainly a fun way to enjoy the area's natural attractions.


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