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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  • Our Sandals resort has had a lot of seaweed at their beach/water, so they shuttled guests to The Boatyard at Carlisle Bay. This was a great gesture on their part, and we were so grateful to have a won...  more »
  • Beautiful! My favorite so far. Despite the drama that the Caribbean is living because of this massive seaweed problem this bay is unspoiled by it. It has everything you need around and yet is not so c...  more »
  • This beach is on the south coast of Barbados. The water is not rough. No big waves, easy breezy, beautiful and blue. The fish swim around you and you can see schools of them jumping out of the water. ...  more »
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  • Beautiful beach. Silky white sand in and out of the water. Calm water. Stunning, but a very busy beach. Sellers are out in full force here. If you want to stay out of the crowds then walk south from Bridgetown - towards Pebbles beach. Recommended for a day you want to people watch and just chill by the beach all day. A bunch of places to eat along the beach too if you get hungry. A short swim out towards the centre of the bay and you’ll reach a wreck that is just 10 ft below the water. Nothing like you’ll ever see. It’s worth the swim!
  • Best spot to swim, snorkle and even get some fun going like banana rides, glass bottom boat, Sea-Doo rides for a price. The beach itself us clean and if the finest sand and you can even rent chairs and umbreaklas so bring cash
  • a public long white sand beach with safe swimming and several beachside bars. deckchair/sunshade hire all along it
  • A little rough but doable
  • Really nice beach, white sand and blue calm water. Water sports and boat trips available. You might get hassled a bit by jewelry sellers or water sports people but not too much. If you there early you might get better deals on snorkeling or water sports.
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