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Carlisle Bay

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Address: Bridgetown, Barbados
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07:00 - 22:00
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Sun 07:00 - 02:00
Mon - Thu 07:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 07:00 - 03:00

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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Gorgeous Beach

Breathtaking views, picture perfect beach. Clearest waters you have ever seen. A must see for any visitor.

Reviewed 2 days ago
Alana H
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Breathtaking views, picture perfect beach. Clearest waters you have ever seen. A must see for any visitor.

Thank Alana H
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Simply a beautiful beach especially when you avoid beach bars etc Empty and clear blue sea Accessed simply by buses

Thank Pinkjules_8
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful beach,sun beds and parasols plenty of.Very safe as I went on my own to the beach while my husband went diving.

Thank lynnperkins1
Tampere, Finland
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Nice place to visit shipwrecks straight from the beach. Due to mild waves it is easy for an adequate swimmer to snorkel from the beach and visit couple of wrecks and a turtle-spot. Just look where the catamarans are dropping their snorkelers. Beach wasn't too crowded at least in April so you can find a spot of your own for... More 

Thank Kimmo K
Wigan, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Got the bus from Worthing and spend a couple of hours sunbathing and snorkling. Lovely relaxing time without crowds. Walked back to road through nearby hotel serving food and drinks and accessible beach shower.

Thank jill77_11
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My son and I spent a few hours at Carisle Bay Beach and loved it! The water was so clear and warm. The sand was powdery soft. There was an outdoor shower area to rinse off. Chairs and umbrellas for renting were plentiful. We could see lots of boats and people who were snorkeling for sea turtles but a rope... More 

Thank muchfuntotravel
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent the afternoon at Carlisle Bay and it has the nicest sand and so amazing that as you swim the turtles just swim right by you! Free to access and they have a washroom facility where you can shower off and use the washroom as needed. Great beach area!

Thank tripleakids
Sandy, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you staying at one of the nearby hotels don't buy a trip to go snorkelling as this is where they bring you. Just swim out from the beach and enjoy! Lovely beach to walk along, all the way to Bridgetown if you're so inclined!! Plenty of space for everyone to spread out.

Thank Garden3
Leesburg, Virginia, United States
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We got dropped off at Harbour Lights via taxi from the cruise port. This was easier and cheaper than booking an actual excursion. However, if I could do it again, I would have gone to the Boatyard, which is just north of Harbour Lights. Boatyard is a little more expensive, but they have a LOT more stuff for the kids.... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A nice beach, not too crowded, with changing facilities. If you watch for a while you can see where the snorkeling trips stop and just swim out to join them form the beach, which we did. Plenty of turtles around and a few wrecks to snorkel over. However, there was not a massive amount of fish life or corals and... More 

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