Brighton Beach Guide: Surf, Sea Urchins, and Paradise

Looking for the perfect beach in Barbados? Let me tell you about Brighton Beach. This beach is crazy long with barely any rocks or reefs.

The water’s pretty calm too, except for some sea urchins near the reefs.

Compared to more secluded beaches like Bottom Bay, Brighton’s got more of a lively vibe.

It’s not as crowded as Brandons Beach, but you’ll see plenty of locals and tourists. The long stretch of sand helps keep it from getting too crowded.


  • On the southwest coast of Barbados, 0.6 miles from Bell Buoy
  • Close to Bridgetown so you can easily explore the town


There aren’t big resorts right on the beach, but you’ve got 38 options nearby. Check out some of these hotels within a few miles of Brighton Beach:

Hotel Name Distance No. of Rooms
Little Arches Hotel 1.5 mi. 10
Shonlan Airport Hotel 1.8 mi. 11
Island Inn Hotel 2.5 mi. 23
Treasure Beach Hotel 2.6 mi. 29
St. James 3.1 mi. 163
Coconut Court Beach Resort 3.1 mi. 126
Angler Apartments 3.3 mi. 14



  • Calm waters make for great swimming and relaxing
  • Take romantic walks up and down the beach
  • Crowds depend on time of day and season
  • More lively than some beaches, but less crowded than others like Brandons

Nearby Attractions

  • Bell Buoy – 0.6 mi southwest
  • Sunbury Plantation House & Museum – historical site near the beach
  • Malibu Visitor Center – 0.5 mi northwest
  • Mt Gay Rum Visitor Center – 0.5 mi east


Restaurant Cuisine Meals Distance Direction
Waterfront Cafe Creole lunch & dinner 0.8 mi SE
The Cliff Contemporary dinner 2.5 mi NW
Carambola Contemporary dinner 2.5 mi NW
Baku Beach Bar Eclectic lunch & dinner 3.1 mi NW


You can also picnic right on the beach!

Other Beaches:

  • Brandons Beach – 0.7 mi NW, lively beach scene
  • Bottom Bay – 14.5 mi NE, secluded and picturesque
  • Paradise Beach – 1.2 mi away, calm waters

So in summary, Brighton Beach has a great vibe that’s lively but not too crowded. Convenient location near Bridgetown with lots of dining options. Check it out for your next Barbados vacation!

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