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Carlisle Bay

Bridgetown, Barbados
+1 246-436-2885
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This bay is best known for its calm, sheltered waters, perfect for swimming and scuba diving.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good23%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“beautiful beach” (181 reviews)
“white sand” (76 reviews)
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Bridgetown, Barbados
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Carlisle Bay is hands down the most beautiful beach in Barbados. White sand, blue water, no waves, clean, this beach is amazing. There's also a restaurant on the beach in case you get hungry or just want to have a drink with some friends. The...More

Thank Trin301
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been to Barbados several times and no matter where we stay we take a day to spend at Carlisle Bay beach. This public beach is just spectacular. Do not miss out on this jewel when you visit Barbados 🇧🇧

Thank cybermom333
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very clean beach with turquoise blue water. Pure bliss. Unless you bring your umbrella you must rent one and they're a bit pricey. They also don't negotiate, they would rather have piles of unused chairs and umbrellas instead of dropping the price, especially late afternoon...More

Thank gabi12016
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of wrecks and catamaran cruises! Dive shops, sailing, snorkeling, family friendly! Can't go wrong spending a day or a week in the area!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went with the kids with some borrowed snorkelling kit, headed out from the beach and were given some direction by one of the dive boats to the nearest wreck. Google "Carlisle Bay wrecks" and you will get a map of the six wrecks and...More

Thank b1ngb1ng
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to spend an afternoon or two! Soft sand, not very crowded. Perfect beach!! Close to Bridgetown.

Thank SenoritaSuzieCapeCod
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I actually visited here last November on a cruise. But due to moving house and 2017 being incredibly busy we haven't got round to reviewing much until now. Carlisle Bay is a beautiful beach. Soft white sand, the sea warm and calm...More

1  Thank davidneil
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beach is beautiful and clean. If you have your own snorkel gear you can go out to wear the excursion boats park and swim with them. This is great because they feed the fish and turtles so they know to come around the boats. It's...More

Thank Diane P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Carlisle Bay is a beautiful stretch of beach. We walked there along the beach from our hotel it's about a 20-30 minute walk. This spot is well known for wrecks and snorkelling. Definitely worth a visit.

1  Thank Holiday-queen74
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beach was incredible white sand, just beautiful. Everyone we encountered that day were just so kind and polite. There were so many activities you could do and chairs/umbrellas, it was just a beautiful wonderful day. Will for sure be visiting here again!

1  Thank Janna O
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July 27, 2017|
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Response from scrapbookchef | Reviewed this property |
You can walk but I'd take a taxi. They are inexpensive and quick. You could always walk back to the port of you had time and wanted to walk.
July 10, 2017|
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You can actually walk in from the beach and the turtles are about 30 yards offshore. It's got public access and there is a car park right there too. But there were also plenty of boats bringing people around from the... More
May 14, 2017|
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Response from Tommy599 | Reviewed this property |
Take a cab and go right off the beach. Tell the cab driver you want to go to the dive shop. Just look out from the beach to where all the boats from the cruise ship are parked (no more then about 500 ft out. Join all... More