Brighton Beach

Brighton Beach is located on the southwestern side of the island, in between the rum distillery and the major cruise terminal. The calm waters at Brighton Beach make it ideal for swimming or relaxing on the beach and the array of tropical foliage adds to the vacation mood. The Malibu Beach Club, located on the eastern end of the beach, boasts rentable beach supplies to suit all needs.

Positioned on the edge of Bridgetown, one and a quarter miles north-northwest of the "downtown" area, Brighton Beach is on the South West coast of Barbados. You should consider stopping by even if you aren't staying in the immediate vicinity. Beaches in Barbados are often though of as quite secluded, offering beautiful backdrops and few disturbances. This atmosphere is blissful to some, but others need the kind of activity and variety you'll find at Brighton Beach.

How to Access The Beach
The beach is accessible via signage and is located off of the Spring Garden Highway. The beach accommodates both pedestrians and vehicles.

Amenities and Ambiance

Brighton Beach is an exceptionally long strip of sand with few rock or reef breaks. The water is fairly calm, although sometimes populated with sea urchins near the reefs. The beach is located near the capital city and north of the cruise terminal, making it a popular location for vacationers.

The snack bar located at this spot is perfect for quick lunches and cold drinks, too. On some days, it may be possible to buy food from one of the local vendors who are typically found at this location.

Restrooms are available at Brighton Beach. Also, you'll have access to lounge chairs at this spot. Fortunately, the water here is fit for snorkeling, so grab some equipment if you want to see what lies beneath the surface. Brighton Beach is one of the most popular beaches on the west coast, so there are plenty of locals and tourists. Luckily, its long expanse helps keep it from getting too crowded.

Be mindful that the area surrounding Brighton Beach is highly urbanized, meaning the availability of certain services is likely to be affected.

What's Nearby


Visitors will find this beach on Barbados' South West coast; it will be near other attractions like Malibu Beach Club & Visitor Center, which is less than a hundred yards to the east.

Historical attractions like St. Michael's Cathedral provide a nice compliment to the scenery of Brighton Beach, and allow visitors to learn more about Barbados, without having to stray too far from the beach. As a matter of fact, this shore is not a great distance away from this interesting historical site.

With a selection of nearby activities, you'll never run low on things to do. The following table contains a list of nearby attractions.

Activities and Attractions Near Brighton Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Malibu Beach Club & Visitor Center Operating Distillery 0.0 mi. E Barbados
JoJo's Gambling Arcade 0.4 mi. E Barbados
Mount Gay Rum Distilleries and Visitor Center Distillery 0.7 mi. SSE Barbados
Verandah Art Gallery Art Gallery 0.9 mi. NE Barbados
Statue Of Sir Garfield Sobers Monument 1.2 mi. SSE Barbados
Cricket Legends Museum Museum 1.3 mi. SSE Barbados
Kensington Oval Management Inc Sporting Event Venue 1.3 mi. SSE Barbados
Agapey Chocolate Factory Sugar and Confectionery Manufacturing 1.4 mi. S Barbados
Play Fair Arcade Baxter Road Slot Machine Arcade 1.6 mi. SE Barbados
Tyrol Cot Heritage Village Museum 1.6 mi. E Barbados
Bagnall's Point Gallery Art Gallery 1.8 mi. SSE Barbados
Barbados Gallery of Art Art Gallery 1.8 mi. SSE Barbados

Cities and Towns

Guests visiting Brighton Beach who are seeking a little additional excitement will want to think about checking out Bridgetown, because it's nearby and is an active, busy area.


The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, depending on time of day, season, and how many hotel rooms have been booked nearby. The area is not home to many major hotels, but it can attract guests from smaller accommodations in the area.

Since this beach is in a pretty popular tourist destination, it typically isn't a great challenge to find just the right type of hotel close-by. For vacationers looking to find a place that's near the water, the table below lists the closest accommodation options to Brighton Beach.

Accommodations near Brighton Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Melbourne Hotel and Apartments 2.7 mi. SE Hotel
Bajan Beach Cottages 3.0 mi. SSE Cottages
Radisson Aquatica Resort 3.1 mi. SSE Resort
Grand Barbados Beach Resort 3.1 mi. SSE Resort
Island Inn Hotel 3.2 mi. SSE Hotel
Hilton Hotel Barbados 3.3 mi. SSE Hotel
Sweetfield Manor Historic Inn 3.4 mi. SE B & B
Savannah Hotel 3.5 mi. SSE Hotel
Amaryllis Beach Resort 3.6 mi. SSE Resort
Coconut Court Beach Resort 3.8 mi. SE Hotel


If you're looking for a place to eat after, or even during, your visit to the beach, you'll have many local dishes to choose from at nearby establishments. One of the nearest restaurants is KFC Black Rock. The restaurant serves American cuisine. They are also known for their chicken. Some guests will choose to take a cab here, while others will want to walk as it's just a little ways away.

The following table lists dining options located near this beach.

Restaurants near Brighton Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
KFC Black Rock (246) 424-9268 American -- 0.4 mi. NE
Palm Paradise Restaurant -- Eclectic Very Casual 0.5 mi. N
Chefette Black Rock (246) 417-8560 International Very Casual -- --
Tim's On De Highway (246) 426-1799 -- -- 0.7 mi. SSE
New York Pizza (246) 435-7677 Italian -- 0.8 mi. N
Cin Cin by the Sea (246) 424-4557 Caribbean, Contemporary, Mediterranean Fine Dining 1.3 mi. NNW
Lio's Den -- -- -- 1.3 mi. E
Shiso (246) 424-7571 Asian Informal 1.4 mi. NNW
Seascape (246) 424-7571 Caribbean, International, Mediterranean Fine Dining 1.4 mi. N
Kýma (246) 424-7571 Afghan, American Informal 1.4 mi. NNW
Il Tempio Italian Restaurant (246) 417-0057 Italian Informal 1.7 mi. N
Sylvester's Restaurant (246) 436-0488 -- -- 1.8 mi. SSE

Other Beaches

Barbados has many nice beaches, so Brighton Beach is just one of your options.

You might also enjoy Gibbs Beach, a popular beach beloved by tourists. You'll find it seven and a half miles to the north. If you were hoping to find a tranquil beach scene with few crowds, Cockspur Beach could be a good option for you. You'll find it not far off the beach at all.

You may also enjoy Paradise Beach, which is located within a couple of miles. 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 has some unforgettable natural wonders to explore, and Brighton Beach is just one of many incredible attractions you can choose from.


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