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 coast of Barbados. You might think about stopping by regardless of whether you are staying particularly close by. Eventually, visitors notice that beaches throughout Barbados are usually somewhat secluded and quiet, but at Brownes Beach your experience will be different.

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, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business. Happily, the off-shore waters are clear and good for snorkeling, so grab your equipment if you're looking to see some exciting marine life.

Since Brownes Beach will be located in a tourist hotspot, many try to show up early.

What's Nearby


Brownes Beach is beautiful natural site, which you'll find on the South coast of Barbados; it will be near other attractions like Statue Of Sir Grantley Adams, which is a couple hundred yards to the northeast.

If you're interested in learning more about the history of Barbados, you won't have to look hard to find sites boasting the colorful history of the nation. The nearest historical attraction is George Washington House, which is one of the closest interesting historical sites near Brownes Beach.

If your taste for travel keeps you looking for new activity and attraction options, the beach is located near the attractions 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 is close to Bridgetown, so you can explore the city after your visit to the beach. Those visiting Brownes Beach who are seeking additional places to explore might consider heading over to Bridgetown, which is not far away and is an area full of activity.


The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, depending on time of day, season, and how many hotel rooms have been booked nearby. At this beach, you can expect to encounter a fair number of other guests who are staying close by.

Travelers trying to find a hotel room not far from Brownes Beach won't have a tough time, as there are lots of hotels to pick from close-by. You can find the closest, most convenient booking options by looking over what's shown in the table below.

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


If you're feeling hungry for a midday meal, the area around this beach has plenty to offer, and you don't have to go far from the sea. One of the closest restaurants is Copacabana Beach Bar and Grill. The restaurant offers a menu of Caribbean cuisine. They're also renowned for their barbecue and seafood.

Nearby restaurant options are listed below.

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.

You might also enjoy Gibbs Beach, which is home to plenty of activity. You'll find it ten and a half miles to the north. If it's solitude and tranquility you're seeking, Pebbles Beach is a location which doesn't host as many visitors. It is located not far off the beach at all.

You might also want to visit Carlisle Bay, which is located a half mile away.

Barbados offers endless ways to discover its natural beauty, so visiting Brownes Beach is just one way you can enjoy a sunny afternoon.


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