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 toward the outskirts of Bridgetown, one and a quarter miles north-northwest of downtown, Brighton Beach is on the South West coast of Barbados. You might want whether or not you're staying in the immediate vicinity. If you prefer to escape the buzz of the city, it's good to know that many of Barbados' beaches are quiet and undisturbed. This atmosphere is not for everyone, though. If you seek a fun and active spot, you're much more likely to visit Brighton Beach, which has a wider range of amenities nearby.

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.

Many visitors find themselves ordering a drink or snack from the concessions here, even if they move off-site for lunch. You may also have the option to buy some food from one of the local vendors who are typically found at this location.

Restrooms are available at Brighton Beach. In addition, visitors can take advantage of lounge chairs at this beach. Fortunately, the water here is fit for snorkeling, so bring your 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.

Keep in mind that Brighton Beach is in an area which is highly urbanized, meaning you may find many people vying for the use of the same amenities.

What's Nearby


Brighton Beach is always a lovely side-trip when you're in the area. Look for it on Barbados' South West coast; it will be near other attractions like Malibu Beach Club & Visitor Center, which is only a short distance away, so some guests will want to walk to this attraction, while others will choose to take a cab.

If you want to discover more interesting facts about the history of Barbados, there are nearby attractions where you can learn about their culture and traditions. One of the closest attractions of this sort is St. Michael's Cathedral, which is two miles to the southeast.

If a visit to the Brighton Beach isn't enough to keep you busy all afternoon, the following table shows the closest options.

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 hoping to find additional places to explore should think about heading over to Bridgetown, because it's not far away and is an especially active area of Barbados.


The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, depending on time of day, season, and how packed the nearby hotels are. There are not many large hotels nearby, but it can appeal to guests staying at some of the area's smaller options.

Visitors trying to find a room not far from the beach will find themselves in luck, as there is no shortage of hotels and resorts to choose from in the surrounding area. You will find the closest and most convenient booking options by perusing those listed in the table below.

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


When you're starving for a midday meal, this beach has you covered, and you don't have to go far from the sea. One of the closest places to eat is KFC Black Rock. This restaurant features American food. They are also known for their chicken. 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.

Nearby dining options are listed below.

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

There are other beaches in Barbados you might like besides Brighton Beach.

You may also like Gibbs Beach, where there's usually lots of activity. You'll find it seven and a half miles to the north. If it's a bit of peace and quiet you're after, Cockspur Beach is a location which doesn't host as many visitors. It is located only a short distance away.

Travelers may also want to consider Paradise Beach, which is located three quarters of 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.

You may find that Brighton Beach is a great fit for your vacation, but maybe you want to see more; if so, there are other beaches and natural attractions in Barbados you might like.


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