Carlisle Bay, Bridgetown

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Must see · Beach · Nature / Park
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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  • We heard so many people rave about the tour to “snorkel at the sunken ship” and “swim with the turtles”. But with 4 in our family, tours get pricey. We brought our own snorkel gear. If you set out...  more »
  • Carlisle Bay is well worth a visit! The beach is outstanding and you can opt to rent loungers/umbrella depending how long you stay but just up in the car park there an amazing selection of food from.....  more »
  • Carlisle Bay is very beautiful, from the beach and also when on the water and snorkeling. Do yourself a favor and do not miss this experience!  more »
  • incredible beautiful and just next to bridgetown city center. you can easily access from cruise terminal
  • Amazing clear water and very soft sand, powder like, on the very long and uncrowded beach. This is one of the best spots on the island and probably in eastern carribean
  • Family friendly!!
  • Beautiful white Sandy Beach.... crystal clear waters.
  • Carlisle Bay has to be the best beach in Barbados, with lovely calm water for swimming in and so breathtakenly beautiful! Just the wow factor with this one!

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