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Carlisle Bay

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Ranked #8 of 121 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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Waterloo, Canada
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70 reviews 70 reviews
40 attraction reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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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Orlando, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

The beach was beautiful the sand was white powder loved it ..the locals bother you so much it was not relaxing.. Snorkeling was good great visibility..

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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81 reviews 81 reviews
36 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Gorgeous beach - flat soft white sand, shallow beautifully calm clear water which shelves very gently. Few beach bars for drinks - we stopped at Dee's (reviewed seperately) 4 beers for 10 barb dollars. Loungers and umbrellas for hire - about 20 barbados (£7) for 2 plus brolly. Very quiet when we were there - low season I think. Various... More

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Charleston, West Virginia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

hired a cab to take us from the cruise port to this beach and we were not disappointed. spent the entire day here and had a wonderful time.

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Wilmington, Massachusetts, United States
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The best snorkeling experience ever! Swimming with sea turtles for free. Got off the cruise port and bare right, keep on walking for about 20ish minutes, you will see Carlisle Bay (beach). The local tried to sell us tickets so they could take us out to see turtles, which we politely declined. We could see from the shore all the... More

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Birmingham, Alabama
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

My family and I spend the day here and had a fantastic time. The beach is beautiful and the water is crystal clear. We also flagged down one of the many boats passing by the beach to go out to swim with the turtles for a very reasonable price. Highly recommended spot!

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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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290 reviews 290 reviews
87 attraction reviews
259 helpful votes 259 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

The advice to go snorkelling is very sound. Put your valuables in the lockers (you need a padlock) and head for the water. We finned out to the turtle boats and gate crashed the turtles before heading over to the wrecks. Two of the wrecks are quite shallow and can easily be dived with snorkels. Viz from the surface was... More

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Severn, Maryland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We come to this beach every time we are on Barbados. The sand is very soft. The water is crystal clear. There is no drop-off getting in to the water. It just gradually just gets deeper and deeper, but still very clear. Can swim out and see the turtles. That is a lot of fun. Some of the locals took... More

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Ottawa, Canada
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

One of the best beaches in the world in regards to the quality of sand. A lovely walk from one end to the other. I understand that people are trying to make a living selling to tourists but after a while it just becomes bothersome. We had a great time eating the local foods from the van vendors. Flying fish... More

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Surrey, England
15 reviews 15 reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We spent the morning at Carlisle Bay, just to try a different beach for a change. All beaches are free to use and you must have to pay for loungers and umbrellas - we didn't bother and it was perfectly comfortable for the morning. The sand is lovely and the sea is the most incredible colour. It is very popular... More

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