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Carlisle Bay

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Address: Bridgetown, Barbados
Phone Number: 12462596906
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This bay is best known for its calm, sheltered waters, perfect for swimming...

This bay is best known for its calm, sheltered waters, perfect for swimming and scuba diving.

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Carlisle Bay

The bay was marvelous. The water was so blue. On entering the water it felt cold but as soon as your body adjusted to the temperature it was really nice. I wish I could have... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Alicia R
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Trinidad
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Trinidad
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The bay was marvelous. The water was so blue. On entering the water it felt cold but as soon as your body adjusted to the temperature it was really nice. I wish I could have stayed longer at the beach but we only spend about 15 minutes due to time constraints.

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West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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206 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We'd spent most of our holiday at the nearby Rockley beach, but the sea can be a bit rough, we were recommended to go to Carlisle bay as the water is a lot calmer. It's great, calm water, gorgeous sands, it's great for playing with the snorkels. There were people offering to sell us things, and boat trips, but when... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

One of the best beaches in Bridgetown, Barbados. Beautiful views of the Harbor and the city. Near to some of the best luxury hotels. Walking distance to the city. Lots of tourists and locals frequent the area. Lots of nightlife and restaurants also.

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Brookfield, Wisconsin
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242 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We got off a cruise ship with an afternoon in hand and were advised to head to nearby Carlisle Bay Beach. The beach is remarkably nice given its essentially urban location. Very light, white sand with beautiful blue water. Chair and umbrella rentals are available up and down the beach as are jet ski rentals and turtle encounter expeditions. There... More 

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1 Thank Joe C
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Love this place.. Clearwater and beautiful sunsets! Must go! One of my fav places for sure.. soak in all the beauty.

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Thank shaheni
Chatham
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stayed at the Radisson so had great views of the beach which extends from Bridgetown to the Hilton resort. As the beach is public there are lots of accessible areas for lounging( rent loungers and umbrellas), swimming and snorkelling. Walk for a. Klein you wish at no cost!

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Thank Robert C
Bristol
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65 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were on the Britannia Cruise ship which we picked up from Brabados This beach is very close to the port 5 dollars pp to the beach As for the Lobster shack unless you know you want to go to the "boatyard" Lovely water If you like it quiet just stroll along to the end of the beach Easy walk... More 

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4 Thank jennydog
New York City, New York
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

this beach is fabulous and you have hotels all around you to dine at and then there is cus establishment ,and lefties ,little outlets where you can get something to eat also,there is also an attraction dive blue for the more adventurous,give it a visit next time you are in barbados

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1 Thank Carol W
Ithaca NY
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here during our recent cruise. Walking distance from the port. You can go to the Boatyard and rent chairs/umbrellas and have access to all of their amenities. We stayed on the side closest to the cruise port, and the town - where there isn't an entrance fee. There are bathrooms and showers available for free. We found many... More 

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2 Thank med55
Shermans Dale, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Not too far from the pier; Enjoyable, not too many people; easy swimming; Outdoor Shower; Lots of shade trees and picnic tables. Bathroom facilities.

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