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Carlisle Bay

Barbados
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Ranked #8 of 120 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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Severn, Maryland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
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15 reviews 15 reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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Rhode Island
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

The beach itself is great - calm, clear water that you can snorkel in & LOTS of starfish, fish, turtles! Beach staff are also very friendly and helpful with chairs/umbrellas & giving directions. Having gone to a smaller, more local beach earlier in the week, Carlisle Bay was the opposite of that. This is where cruise ship visitors come to... More

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United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I visited with my children and it was a great mix of local Barbadians and tourists. I met folks from New York, Houston, and Martinique...in one hour! I went later in the afternoon, after 4 o'clock, so I can't say there were chairs and umbrellas for rent. But the sunset was magnificent! With the boats in the far distance, and... More

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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61 reviews 61 reviews
28 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We were on a cruise and saw the beach when we were looking out from the ship. My husband was a runner in college, and I like to walk, so we made the !!! decision to WALK to the beach that we saw. I had figured it was Carlise Bay, based on the maps I had. Well, the map was... More

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Setauket, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Gorgeous light blue waters and white sand is what you will find at this Barbados beach. Take a boat out to snorkel with the turtles, it is amazing! You can easily find some authentic food at one of the restaurants along this strip of beach along with lounge chairs and umbrellas.

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Port of Spain, Trinidad
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Of all the places I have snorkelled in Barbados, the wrecks off Carlisle Bay have been a favourite. So much that I went there three times to photograph marine life and in the last case, to video shoot. There are an abundance of life and species. On the last trip out there, I saw two hawksbill turtles, both tagged a... More

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Meriden, Connecticut
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We stayed at the Radisson Aquatica Resort located on carlisle bay. It is picturesque, has calm waters, offers water sports such as kayaking and stand up paddle boarding, and snorkeling at the wrecks not far from shore. We went on a snorkel cruise but still felt that carlisle had better snorkeling! If you go early in the morning you can... More

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Canada
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134 reviews 134 reviews
35 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

The beach is beautiful, white sand and calm waters but it is super busy with both tourists and locals. One local was right next to us who had gone in to catch fish and then decided to fillet it right there on the sand and threw the fish remains into the water. Not very pleasant.

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