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Carlisle Bay

Barbados
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Ranked #3 of 119 attractions in Barbados
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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Queens, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

We stayed at the Hilton. The beach there was very wavy and not liked by our kids. We walked just a few minutes outside the hotel to Carlisle Bay and it was great. Very small waves and very clear water. No complaints.

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Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

There were too many people, nice water for swimming but that's it. There are plenty nicer beaches on Barbados.

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Sudbury, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Sand and water are perfect, as are the views. Lots of turtles to swim with and a wreck to snorkel. Many beach clubs to rent loungers and umbrellas from and places for food and drink. This is our beach of choice in Barbados as it is easy to get to from the cruise port.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

we went to this beach for a short trip of the cruise ship and what a delight when we arrived on a white sand beach beutiful blue sea, very quit a great place to go away from ship only 10 mins from bridgetown port

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Boston, Massachusetts
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

We visited this spot as a shore excursion on the Emerald Princess, and it was great. After a short bus ride from the ship, including some sightseeing and a little history, we arrived at Harbor Lights Bar & Grill. We were met by staff, who gave us an orientation, and after our complimentary drink, set off to the beach. On... More

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stockport,england
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Lovely area where you can swim with turtles and snorkel over a couple of wrecks. Calm waters near Bridgetown.

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Jefferson City, Missouri
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

While cruising on the Jewel of the Seas, we stopped in Barbados, and had heard of this beach. We took the cab, $10US each way, and went in through the Harbor Lights Bar and Grill. (NOTE: Good place to park near. Beach showers, food, drinks, music, snorkel gear, and get your beach chairs & umbrella here too.) Sand is very... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Carlisle Bay is a beautiful stretch of beach right near the port for Barbados. We chose to walk from the ship which took about 30 minutes and was fairly direct. Continue out through the port entrance, follow along over the bridge and stay to the right side past the marina area. You'll see a RBC on your left where the... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
19 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

We went to this beach for a morning whilst on shore from a cruise ship. Because my feet were hurting a lot after one week of walking around islands, we caught a minibus, 5 US each way. We were dropped at the Harbour Lights, I think the bar was called. We put our towels on the beach and went for... More

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Kangasala, Finland
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124 reviews 124 reviews
48 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

This is the place where the trip organizers do snorkling trips to see the ship wrecks and to swim with the turtles! For perfect swimmers the places for those are not too far from the beach to access on their own from the beach. But be aware of the many boats; if swimming on your own to the wrecks you... More

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