Carlisle Bay, Bridgetown

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Swim and snorkel at Carlisle Bay, a picturesque, natural harbor in Bridgetown. Crescent-shaped and sheltered, the bay is named after Earl of Carlisle. Snorkeling and scuba diving in the bay area you can see six shipwrecks, as well as an abundance of marine life that includes rays, seahorses, octopuses, and sea turtles. The bay's public beach boasts soft white sand and calm waters, perfect for lounging and swimming. Put Carlisle Bay and other Bridgetown attractions into our Bridgetown trip itinerary maker , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • I only wish we had more time to snorkel and or scuba dive on the wrecks! After a week of beach and sun and sea, we had still not spotted any turtles. A last ditch effort before flying home was a snork...  more »
  • Popped to this beach after a day travelling round the Island in our hire car, big beach with amenities, there are vendors renting chairs and umbrella's, For me it was a bit commercialised and busy in ...  more »
  • We went to Copacabana beach club at Carlisle Bay as part of a shore excursion. It is a gorgeous beach with soft white sand and turquoise blue water. The sand is soft and fine because it is a coral isl...  more »
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  • May just be the best beach to visit with visiting Barbados. Would definitely recommend the visit. Recommend the red shop across the road for great tasting local food
  • Large sandy bay on the west coast of Barbados well equipped with chairs water sports stuff bars etc however gets very crowded when the cruise ships call
  • Must visit beach , one of the best ones.
  • Calm warm waters.
  • I experienced Carlisle Bay during my stay at the Radisson Resort. The long stretch of beach shared by several hotels and other establishment also a public picnic and general areas makes up this great beach. Swimming is the Carlisle Bay was a delightful experience for me and I enjoyed the invitingly warm clear and calm waters. I actually walked on the beach to and from nearby Bridgetown (quicker than taking the roads). The beach is quite popular and I met many beach goers at all times throughout the day. The Carlisle Bay is definitely a great place of interest to visit and enjoy whilst in the Tropical Paradise of Barbados.
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