Access to the beach is by the Brown Bay Trail which is located about 1 mile past Coral Bay on Rt. 10 with an entrance on the left side of the road with sign and ample parking. This is approximately a .8 mile hike. Right before you reach the beach, you will see a haven of Hermit Crabs, sometimes hundreds. Brown Bay beach is a turtle nesting area, as well as you may see some Pelicans and Brown Boobies flying around. Some folks are adventurous enough to snorkel in the Bay although there can be sargassum seaweed floating into the bay during certain times of year. Definitely an off-the-beaten path snorkeling location with grass beds and lots of sea life to encounter, but sometimes murky.