Fodor's Expert Review Brandon's Beach–Brighton Beach
Just north of downtown Bridgetown and within walking distance of the cruise ship terminal, the sea at this southernmost pair of west coast beaches is as calm as a lake. This is also one of the island's longest sandy stretches: you can easily walk from here all the way up to Batts Rock Beach. On hot days, particularly on weekends and holidays, you'll find locals taking a quick dip. Beach chairs and umbrellas are available for rent. Amenities: food and drink; lifeguard; parking (no fee); showers; toilets. Best for: swimming; walking.