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Carlisle Bay

Barbados
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Ranked #7 of 122 Attractions in Barbados
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Type: Bodies of Water
Activities: Swimming, Scuba diving
Description: This bay is best known for its calm, sheltered waters, perfect for swimming and scuba diving.
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St. Thomas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

I live in St. Thomas and snorkel nearly every day. There are six wrecks in 40ft of water or less just off of the beach on the left if you're looking out at the water. They host huge amounts of coral and fish, and the area around them is very sandy with flounder, mantis shrimp and flying gurnards! I was... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

I have recently returned from my fav place in the whole world, Barbados, and visited Carlisle Bay for the second time only - what a hidden gem This beach is just ouside the capital, Bridgetown, and you would never guess that a capital would have such a wonderful beach on its doorstep and you can walk into the capital along... More

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Marianna, Florida, United States
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

We visited Carlisle Bay by beach and by dive boat. Beautiful area. Not many people when we were there. Five wrecks placed in this bay. They are all very shallow and we were able to see all five in an hour long dive. Lots of sea life in the bay. Definitely worth diving or snorkeling.

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Montreal, Canada
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

Nice beach, sand like white powder, turquoise water what can you ask for more ? I will be there next trip in Barbados for sure. Took a cab from the cruise ship pier for a 15 minutes ride. Serge

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Summerville, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

Carlisle Bay has the best water and sand for swimming out of the many islands we have been to. As you wade into the water, the sand beneath your feet is just unmatched! It is so soft with no shells. The water was the most gorgeous blue and completely clear. We were out pretty deep and could clearly see around... More

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Hattiesburg, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

across the street from our hotel, the Hilton. we swam here several afternoons. During the off season May - Oct. it is very lightly used (we were told, we were there in OCT). Yea there are some beach vendors but we found them to be pretty polite and if you tell them you are not interested, the pretty much leave... More

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Lincoln, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Carlisle Bay is a beautiful spot not far from the cruise port. It is heavily commercialized and filled with vendors that constantly approach. It has a sunken ship just offshore that provides snorkeling. The is not a great variety of fish, but there is definitely an abundance of fish. The water is warm and the sand is white.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Both Brownes Beach and Harbour Lights are located at Carlisle Bay. Brownes Beach is right next to Harbour Lights and it’s just few steps away. Everything (food, rentals) is cheaper at Brownes Beach. We took a cab from the cruise port (less than $10 per person) and we got there by 9:30am. We got two chairs on Brownes Beach. Instead... More

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London, United Kingdom
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21 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

This is definitely the best beach in Barbados. There is a group of retired locals that meet there every day at 6am. Very friendly and caring folks. We all swam out far, saw the turtles and sting rays. Awesome beach. This is really the " life".

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Waterloo, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We were cruising onboard the Jewel Of The Seas. Based on the Trip Advisor reviews, I decided to pick this beach for our day in Barbados. I was looking for a beautiful beach that would be close to the cruise port. This beach was a quick and inexpensive taxi ride. There are plenty of taxis waiting there for when your... More

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