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.

Located three quarters of a mile north-northwest of downtown Bridgetown, Brandons Beach is on the South West coast of Barbados. You should consider dropping by even if you aren't staying in the vicinity. The beaches found throughout Barbados tend to be pretty quiet, 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).

The snack bar located at this spot is perfect for quick lunches and cold drinks, too. Sometimes, visitors will be able to order lunch from one of the mobile vendors who typically set up shop here.

For your convenience, restrooms are available at Brandons Beach. Shower facilities are available, so you can rinse off before heading back to your hotel. You will also be pleased to find chairs and umbrellas, so guests hoping for relief from the sultry island sun will not go leave unhappy. The water in the area is fit for snorkeling, so grab your gear if you're wanting to check out the underwater sites. 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.

Don't forget that the area surrounding Brandons Beach is a popular spot, meaning you may find numerous people competing for the use of the same services.

What's Nearby


The beach is wonderful, but the surrounding area has a lot to offer, too. Look for it on Barbados' South West coast. Mount Gay Rum Distilleries and Visitor Center is situated a few hundred yards to the south, and it is among the local attractions.

If you're interested in learning more about the history of Barbados, there are lots of sites which offer a historic look at the nation. One of the nearest historical attractions 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

Those visiting Brandons Beach who are looking for other opportunities for exploration might consider heading over to Bridgetown, since it's not far away and is a particularly busy area of Barbados.


Whether or not you encounter many other people will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. Typically, you can expect to encounter quite a few visitors from lodgings in the area.

Guests hoping to find a room near Brandons Beach won't find it that tough, as there are plenty of resorts and hotels to choose from in the vicinity. You will find the closest and most convenient hotel booking options by viewing what's shown below.

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


When you're starving for a midday meal, you'll have some great cuisine to choose from, so there's no need to go too far from these sands. One of the nearest places to eat is Tim's On De Highway. You and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes as it's just a little ways away.

The table below provides a list of dining options near this beach.

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

Needless to say, there are other beaches in Barbados besides Brandons Beach worth visiting.

You might also enjoy Gibbs Beach, which is generally a pretty popular beach. You'll find it eight miles to the north. If you're looking for a more secluded beach experience, you might find what you want at Cockspur Beach. It is located just a little ways away.

You may also enjoy Paradise Beach, 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.

Barbados offers endless ways to discover its natural beauty, and Brandons Beach is just one of many incredible attractions you can choose from.


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