t BRIGHTON BEACH
in Barbados there is a wide stretch of white sandy beach with fairly placid clear waters, but tends to have a strong undertow at times in certain areas. Nevertheless it is still good for swimming and snorkelling. It is also home to some awesome sunsets.
A very popular local beach, Brighton is an amazingly long stretch of beach with only minor breaks of rock or reef at the norther end. Fairly calm most of the year, but watch out for sea urchins in some areas near the reefs.
This shore is home to many turtle nestings, so don't hurt any eggs or baby turtles, if you see them. (If you should see any exposed eggs call Barbados Sea Turtle Project (246) 230 0142)
One of the main features of Brighton Beach is its natural pool which the locals call the “Hot Pot”. There is also a small fishing village that can be reached by walking further north up the beach.
Located on the beachfront is a Rum Distillery and Beach Club with a Bar & Restaurant offering tours, as well as facilities and beach rentals to its patrons. Some parking in this area!
Brighton Beach is also popular with cruise visitors because of its close proximity to the Bridgetown Cruise Terminal which is located south-west of the beach.
Brighton Beach can be found on the Caribbean Sea side of the island on the South-west Coast of Barbados in the Parish of St Michael.
- DO NOT TOUCH the Manchineel Tree or its Fruits. (POISONOUS - Causes BLISTERS)
- DO NOT STAND UNDER the Manchineel Tree when it’s raining. (liquid from tree may cause BLISTERING)
(The tree has green shiny leaves - The fruit is small apple–shaped – The tree is usually marked by red bands)
- Where there is wateresports activities persons should be cautious when entering outside the area marked with orange coloured buoys
Public Access to beach:
Vehicular and pedestrian access with signage Crowd during the week
Usually small to medium when cruise ships are in – medium on evenings with local joggers, walkers, volleyball and paddle ball players.
Crowd on weekends
Large but not Other west coast Beaches nearby:
Located just north of this beach are two very small bays called ‘Pile bay’ and “Freshwater Bay ", next to them is Paradise beach. All of them can all be accessed by beachfront from each other.
To the south is Brandons Beach, another fun beach.
More West Coast Beaches in Barbados...
We hope you take time out to visit some of the other attractions and Nightlife around the island through a Rent-a-car or get to know the rest of Barbados on a guided island tour.
Note: Seasonal weather can cause a change in conditions
BEACH ACTIVITIES & WATERSPORTS:
Snorkeling / Swimming / Beach Paddle Tennis / Jet Skiing / Walking / Jogging / Sun Tanning / Horseback Rides
Watersports in Barbados
(Inquire at Beach Club for watersports activities in this area)
Facilities usually includes: Showers / Toilets / Changing areas