Brownes Beach

Brownes Beach is located shortly outside of the capital city and features a long strip of white sand. One of the largest beaches in Barbados, Brownes Beach looks out to the Carlisle Bay, whose calm turquoise waters are perfect for snorkeling, scuba diving, and swimming.

Positioned a quarter mile southeast of downtown Bridgetown, Brownes Beach is on the South coast of Barbados. You might want to drop by regardless of whether you're staying very close. Brownes Beach is the sort of attraction where nearby hotel guests go to be among the crowds, and there are numerous things to see and find around the beach - it's anything but dull.

How to Access The Beach
The beach is accessible to both pedestrians and vehicles and lies directly off of Highway 7. Parking is available at various points off of the highway.

Amenities and Ambiance

Brownes Beach connects to Pebbles Beach on the north and is one of the few beaches that can be seen from one of the main roads. Local restaurants and resorts surround the area, while the beach itself consists of smooth, white sand. The pristine sand extends into the bay, which is perfect for swimming and snorkeling. Shipwrecks lie off the coast and provide an excellent opportunity for underwater adventures.

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun. You will find the water here is clear and good for snorkeling, so grab some equipment if you want to see what lies beneath the surface.

Since Brownes Beach is found in an area that sees many visitors, you might want consider the time when you plan your visit.

What's Nearby


This spot is on Barbados' South coast. Statue Of Sir Grantley Adams is close enough that guests will have the choice to walk or take a cab, and it is one of a few the area's interesting attractions.

Beaches and museums may seem an unlikely combination to some, but some visitors find that museums like Barbados Museum and Historical Society (found a half mile to the east) offer an entertaining diversion and help share a different side of Barbados.

With a selection of nearby activities, you'll never run out of things to do. The closest attractions are found in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Brownes Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Statue Of Sir Grantley Adams Monument 0.1 mi. NE Barbados
Play Fair Arcade Aquatic Gap Slot Machine Arcade 0.2 mi. SSE Barbados
George Washington House Historical Site 0.3 mi. SE Barbados
St. Ann's Garrison Historical Site 0.4 mi. SSE Barbados
Gravesend Military Cemetery Historical Site 0.4 mi. S Barbados
Needhams Point Lighthouse Lighthouse 0.5 mi. S Barbados
Garrison Savannah Historical Site 0.5 mi. SE Barbados
Charles Fort Historical Site 0.5 mi. SSW Barbados
Barbados Museum and Historical Society Museum 0.5 mi. E Barbados
Errol Barrow Statue Monument 0.8 mi. NNW Barbados
Independence Arch Monument 0.8 mi. NNW Barbados
Dolphin Fountain In Heroes Square Monument 0.8 mi. NNW Barbados

Cities and Towns

Brownes Beach visitors hoping to find additional places to explore will want to consider heading to Bridgetown, since it's nearby and is a particularly bustling part of Barbados.


The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. At this beach, you can expect to encounter quite a few visitors from lodgings in the area.

Because this beach is located in a fairly touristed area, it is not usually all that difficult to find just the right type of hotel close-by. For those wanting to book a place that's near the water, the table below lists the closest options to Brownes Beach.

Accommodations near Brownes Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Bajan Beach Cottages 0.1 mi. SE Cottages
Radisson Aquatica Resort 0.2 mi. S Resort
Grand Barbados Beach Resort 0.2 mi. SSE Resort
Island Inn Hotel 0.2 mi. S Hotel
Hilton Hotel Barbados 0.4 mi. S Hotel
Savannah Hotel 0.6 mi. SSE Hotel
Amaryllis Beach Resort 0.7 mi. SE Resort
Sweetfield Manor Historic Inn 0.8 mi. E B & B
Coconut Court Beach Resort 0.8 mi. SE Hotel
Courtyard by Marriott 0.8 mi. SE Hotel


Because restaurants near the beach catch the freshest seafood and the balmiest breezes, don't miss your chance to visit a nearby restaurant, where you can sample regional favorites, without having to stray too far. One of the closest restaurants is Copacabana Beach Bar and Grill. The restaurant has a menu featuring Caribbean food. They have become well-known, however, because of their barbecue and seafood.

Nearby restaurants are shown in the following table.

Restaurants near Brownes Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Copacabana Beach Bar and Grill (246) 426-0839 Caribbean Very Casual 0.2 mi. N
Pier 1 Restaurant (246) 426-4000 Eclectic Informal 0.2 mi. SSE
Cuz's Fish Stand -- -- -- 0.2 mi. S
The Boardwalk Restaurant (246) 436-6393 Caribbean, Fusion Fine Dining 0.2 mi. S
Brown Sugar (246) 426-7684 Caribbean, Creole, International Very Casual 0.3 mi. SSE
Lighthouse Restaurant (246) 426-0200 Eclectic Informal 0.4 mi. S
The Grille at Hilton Barbados (246) 426-0200 Caribbean, International Fine Dining 0.4 mi. S
South Deck Restaurant (246) 826-4448 Caribbean, International Very Casual 0.6 mi. NNW
Wispers On The Bay (246) 435-9486 Asian, Caribbean, Italian Fine Dining 0.6 mi. N
Boucan Wine And Bar Restaurant (246) 228-3800 -- -- 0.6 mi. SSE
Almond Tree Restaurant & Beach Bar (246) 438-8000 Bajan, International, Mediterranean Informal 0.7 mi. SE
Lobster Alive (246) 435-0305 Caribbean Very Casual 0.7 mi. NNW

Other Beaches

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

If the active mood at Brownes Beach has you wanting more of the same, you'll want to consider checking out Gibbs Beach, a spot with the same type of electricity. You'll find it ten and a half miles to the north. If you'd rather try a more private, less popular location, Pebbles Beach may be a good choice. You'll find it just a short distance away.

You may also enjoy Carlisle Bay, located a half mile to the north-northwest.

While the area offers plenty of picturesque views and exciting attractions, Brownes Beach is both a refreshing place to relax, and a beautiful natural attraction.


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