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Carlisle Bay

Barbados
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Ranked #8 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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Los Angeles, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
28 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

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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25 reviews 25 reviews
21 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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70 reviews 70 reviews
40 attraction reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
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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Orlando, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

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
53 helpful votes 53 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
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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
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3 attraction reviews
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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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289 reviews 289 reviews
87 attraction reviews
261 helpful votes 261 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
12 helpful votes 12 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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