What makes Browne's Beach Barbados so special that it ranks, in my opinion, as one of the Caribbean’s best beaches?
With white powdery sand, crystal clear water with just a hint of salt in the air, and just enough heat to turn you into a bronzed envy, this claims its place as one of the best Caribbean beaches and one of the best beaches for beach family fun.
BROWNE'S BEACH BARBADOS
Features: White sand beach with calm waters - best for swimming, SUP (stand up paddle boarding), snorkeling, diving, shipwreck diving, long distance swimming, parasailing | close to the Bridgetown cruise terminal | easy access from Bridgetown with several access points to beach
Independent beach operators: glass bottom boats, jet skis, parasailing, banana boat rides
The Boat Yard Beach Club: water sports rentals and activities, inflatables, chair and umbrella rentals, cabana rentals, beach bar, music and entertainment, gift shop, cruise ship package and day pass (US $15 per person) | gift shop | indoor activities including dart boards, wifi, sports TV | close to Harbor Lights Night Club and Copacabana beach bar | free parking at several access points
Browne's Beach is just one of the best beaches in Barbados near Bridgetown and is located just two minutes from the city center. It is easily accessible by car and public transportation using Bay Street.
This beach is just one of three great white sand beaches located in the Carlisle Bay area, a popular spot known for its wreck diving. The other two notables are Pebbles Beach and Needham's Point, both of which provide easy access to Browne's Beach.
Some visitors prefer to stay close to the city center. Hotel rooms are easy to find here at the Radisson Aquatica, Hilton Barbados, and Island Inn Hotel.
The pier at the Radisson Aquatica Hotel acts as a divider placing Browne's Beach to the north and Pebbles Beach to the south. Needham's Point is located on the southern tip near Hilton Barbados.
BROWNE'S BEACH BARBADOS LOCATION MAP
The map above shows the location of Browne's Beach and its proximity to Bridgetown and the island's airport.
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The Boatyard, located at Browne's Beach, offers beach family fun for the entire family with the Adventure Beach package for adults is US $25 per person, per day. This gives you access to the changing rooms and showers, non-motorized water activities (rope swing, trampoline), beach chairs and shared umbrella. The Adventure Beach fee is fully redeemable at the bar and restaurant.
Kids packages are also available: under 3 years old – free; between 3 and 5 – US $10; and over 5 years old – US $25.
Parking at the Boat Yard is reserved for taxis and vans loading and off-loading passengers. You can find parking at any of the other access points to the beach. If you can, use the free parking lot about one quarter of a mile farther south.
Cool off at Sharkey’s Bar with a refreshing Caribbean cocktail, or play a game of darts or billiards on the inside. Sports tv and wifi are available.
Additionally, independent water sports operators can sign up for jet skis, parasailing, banana boat rides and glass bottom boats. Turtle and snorkel tours are also available but only on select days.
Hours of operation: 9:00am – 8:00pm
Browne's Beach Barbados hits the spot with cruise ship passengers looking for Barbados beaches near the cruise port and Bridgetown. Packages are available to cruise ship passengers for US $15 which include a transfer back to the cruise terminal, one free cocktail, select water activities, chair and shared umbrella, and changing facilities.
By Public Transportation:
All public buses traveling to and from Bridgetown take the Bay Street route, the main road which Bridgetown to the South Coast.
From the South Coast – Travel along Highway 7 towards Bridgetown until you pass the local racetrack, the Garrison Savannah. Turn left at Aquatic Gap.
From Bridgetown - Go southbound on Bay Street, the main road out of the city and turn right at Aquatic Gap.
Browne's Beach has it all with great amenities for locals and tourists alike. The resident Boatyard jazzes it all up with a great beach bar and restaurant, music, fun water activities, and indoor games.
Does Browne's Beach qualify as one of the best Caribbean beaches for beach family fun? I think it is a resounding “Yes”.