Tonight the island of Barbados is preparing for a visit from Tropical Storm Elsa. I’m fully expecting to lose power sometime early tomorrow, so I figured I better take the opportunity to get a new gallery up before that happens! Without further ado, here’s the beach of the moment.
The west coast here has so much shoreline that sometimes it’s hard to tell where one beach ends and the next begins. This is the case with Brighton Beach, which connects to the north end of Brandons Beach in Bridgetown, Barbados.
Though both beaches can be accessed from a public parking lot off of Spring Garden Highway, Brighton Beach requires a longer stroll across the sand to get to. The reward for the walk may be worth it though. Since it’s further away, it tends to be quieter and more peaceful than the busier Brandons Beach.
As is typical of beaches in Barbados, the water at Brighton Beach is the usual, beautiful turquoise blue. While it is calmer closer to Brandons Beach, the shoreline starts to slope the farther north you walk. This causes the waves to crash into it with more force than most of the other west coast beaches. Additionally, the local “Hot Pot” rests at the northern end of the beach. The Hot Pot is known for having a strong current and undertow, making the area slightly less safe for swimming. However, there are a few reefs close to shore for snorkeling, balanced out with plenty of sandy bottom areas.
None the less, Brighton Beach is still a perfect place to relax for the day. Pack your own picnic to enjoy on the beach or walk down to Rascals (formerly Weisers) on Brandons Beach and grab a drink!
+ Peaceful and quiet
+ Not usually many people around
+ Reefs close to shore for snorkeling
+ Close to The Hot Pot and Bridgetown
+ Nearby restaurant on the beach
– Not the calmest waters
– Requires a short walk from the nearest public parking access point
– Close to a power station which doesn’t smell the best
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