Nestled amid the buildings forming the southern suburbs of the Barbadian capital, Bridgetown, Browne’s Beach faces out into Carlisle Bay. Flowing north uninterrupted into Pebbles Beach, Browne’s Beach is partly backed by Besedka Park, and is in close proximity to a variety of resort hotels. It’s also near to a range of bars, restaurants and other useful amenities such as ATMs.
Made up of soft white sand watched over by lifeguards, this beach is one of the largest and most popular anywhere on the island. Lining tempting crystal clear waters, the shallows off Browne’s Beach are more than suitable for swimmers and paddlers of all ages. Its sheltered position ensures that only the gentlest of waves ever reach the shore.
Protection from the sun can be sought by renting umbrellas as well as beach chairs, or heading to one of the beach clubs and purchasing a day pass for access to an even more extensive range of facilities should you be looking for more than the beach itself offers.
A mooring point for catamarans and private yachts, Browne’s Beach is a hotspot for adrenaline junkies, with jet ski rentals, trampolines and water slides. Browne’s Beach also has plenty of action beneath the waves to impress snorkelers and scuba divers, with marine life ranging from starfish to seahorses darting around the shipwrecks that can be found here.
A car park makes reaching the beach with children a simple process, with toilets, showers, changing facilities and picnic tables adding to the sense of this being a family-friendly beachfront which is difficult to fault. If there’s just one downside, it’s that Browne’s Beach can get busy on weekends and at other popular times.
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