Barbados was our last port of call, on day 6. The day before, at Dominica, Samantha, part owner of the dive shop, who had lived a lot of years on Barbados, told me to check out the Barbados beach, near by, within walking distance of the ship - just keep left to get to it she told me. When we docked, from our balcony, I could see portions of what looked like a nice big beach behind the ship, left of the port. That turned out to be Brandon beach. A tourist info booth inside marked it on the map for us and I notice there is also a popular nearby beach, they also marked for us, called Brown’s Beach, to the right of the cruise port and also within walking distance. The weather was absolutely perfect - blue, sunny all day and light to moderate wind from behind us. The walk over to the beach wasn't too complicated - staying along the water front, it took about 30 minutes from the cruise terminal and it was easy to carry towels, magazines, sun block, glasses, etc in a pack we brought along and a beach bag. The beach was a beautiful crescent of white sand, a lot of it a public park, but there were also two places with beach chairs and umbrellas, restrooms, drinks etc for $5 for each item - $15 total for chairs, umbrella and 2 rum punch thrown in at the first one, which we used. The shallow watere of the bay were perfect Caribbean blues. Locals and cruisers drifted in and out. Even though other cruisers also found and used the beach, it was never crowded like St Maarten or Cabo San Lucas beaches and there were no people selling goods on the beach. It looks good for snorkeling. The UV index was 10 plus, extreme, so we enjoyed the warmth and also the shade of the umbrella, playing in the water and lunching at the restaurant that sponsored our beach loungers. Beers for the beach were $2 US, but on the restaurant menu they were $5 Bajan dollars. Keep in mind if you eat at the restaurant and use your credit card you will automatically be given the exchange rate. Our $25 Bajan lunch and tip was converted to less than $18 US. A jet ski and a small Hobie Cat sail boat made passes along the beach, asking people on shore if they wanted to rent a ride. There was a light to moderate wind all day and I asked the Hobie Cat guy for a short $10 ride. That was fun. We went downwind for a few miles, then back. I had not been on a Hobie before and he really knew how to sail it. We had just enough wind to raise the pontoon out of the water a little bit, once or twice. Fun ride. The walk over was easy enough so we walked back late afternoon. A great, inexpensive, self made tour.