Tuesday 25 June, 2019

Barbados 101: The calmest beach of them all

Browne’s Beach stands out in the minds and hearts of many locals and visitors as one of the best, if not the best beach in Barbados.

Location

It is on the South Coast of the island in Carlisle Bay, along Bay Street.

Likes

The water is crystal clear. 

Few waves, very calm waters. 

Great for learning to swim.

The Barbados Defense Force scuttled a ship - MV Trident, out at sea in line with the Esplanade gazebo to enhance the reef bringing more fish and marine attractions for divers and those who prefer snorkelling.

Sandy shore for lounging, running, playing paddle ball and sand castle building.

It has a restroom and shower facility. Thank God for small mercies, except after 5:00pm.

There is a lifeguard tower.

There is parking.

Sno cone vendors have a tendency to pop up at just the right moment. What's the right moment? When de sun all kinds uh hot...so midday or actually anytime between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm nowadays.

Dislikes

If you’re on island to surf, past straight by this flat beach. Do not pass ‘Go’ do not collect $200. 

You must keep a watchful eye on your belongings when left on the shore, unfortunately.

Fun fact

If you don’t pay attention, you could swim and skip and frolic from Browne’s Beach over to Pebbles Beach. The rocks on the seabed will let you know the difference.

Also, Browne’s Beach runs from the Bay Street Esplanade all the way into Bridgetown down by Pirate’s Cove, but some people call the section behind ‘The Boatyard Beach Club’ Boatyard’s beach. However, it’s all one beach – Browne’s Beach.

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