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.

Located a quarter mile southeast of downtown Bridgetown, Brownes Beach is on the South edge of Barbados. You might want to drop by regardless of whether you are staying very close. If activity and variety isn't your thing, you'll be glad that beaches here are generally pretty quiet. This atmosphere is not for everyone, though. If you seek a fun and active spot, you're better suited for one of the few lively beaches, like Brownes Beach.

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, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location. The water in the area is fit for snorkeling, so purchase or rent some gear if you're hoping to see what lies beneath the surface.

Don't forget that the immediate vicinity around Brownes Beach is an urban area, so plan accordingly.

What's Nearby


Travelers will find Brownes Beach on Barbados' South coast; the area is home to other attractions such as Statue Of Sir Grantley Adams, which is a couple hundred yards away.

If you want to combine culture with your visit to the beach, you might want to consider visiting Barbados Museum and Historical Society. This museum is located a half mile to the east, so it could be a welcomed alternative to hot afternoon activities.

If your taste for travel keeps you looking for new activity and attraction options, you'll find the closest ones 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

Those visiting Brownes Beach who are hoping to find some additional excitement should think about heading to Bridgetown, which is not far away and is a particularly busy area of Barbados.


Whether or not you encounter many other people will vary depending on the time of day, particularly in the high season when hotels overflow with tourists. At this beach, you can expect to see a fair amount of vacationers who are staying in the area.

Because this beach is located in a relatively popular tourist area, it usually isn't much of a challenge to find exactly the type of hotel you're looking for close-by. If you and your party are hoping to find a place that's near the beach, the table below shows the closest accommodations 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


A hot day at the beach will have you craving more than just a cocktail; no beach day is complete until you walk to a nearby restaurant, where you'll be able to sample the local chefs' favorite dishes, within a reachable distance. One of the nearest places to eat is Copacabana Beach Bar and Grill. This restaurant has Caribbean food. They're perhaps most famous, though, for their barbecue and seafood.

Some nearby restaurant options are included 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
39 Steps Wine Bar & Restaurant (246) 427-0715 Eclectic Informal 0.6 mi. SE
Almond Tree Restaurant & Beach Bar (246) 438-8000 Bajan, International, Mediterranean Informal 0.7 mi. SE

Other Beaches

Travelers who are looking for the ideal beach will have lots of choices besides Brownes Beach.

You may also like Gibbs Beach, a popular beach beloved by tourists. You'll find it ten and a half miles to the north. If it's solitude and tranquility you're seeking, Pebbles Beach is an area which doesn't see as many crowds. It is located not far off the beach at all.

Another option worth considering is Carlisle Bay, which is located a half mile to the north-northwest.

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


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