Brownes Beach


A fine beach close to downtown Bridgetown (a 10-minute walk) that makes a good break before and after lunch and shopping. A long white crescent of sand bends along with the brilliant waters of Carlisle Bay. Lots of parking and shade trees plus shacks selling drinks.

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1. Pebbles Beach

0.43 MILES

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2. George Washington House

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3. Garrison Savannah Area

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4. Barbados Museum

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5. National Heroes Square

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6. St Michael’s Cathedral

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The island’s Anglican cathedral was originally completed in 1665 to accommodate 3000 worshippers, but came tumbling down in a hurricane a century later…

7. Parliament Buildings

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8. Carlisle Wharf

0.81 MILES

A small commercial building that has benches on the waterside overlooking the harbor, and some interesting plaques chart the local maritime heritage.