Carlisle Bay, Bridgetown

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Beach · Nature / Park
Swim and snorkel at Carlisle Bay, a picturesque, natural harbor in Bridgetown. Crescent-shaped and sheltered, the bay is named after Earl of Carlisle. Snorkeling and scuba diving in the bay area you can see six shipwrecks, as well as an abundance of marine life that includes rays, seahorses, octopuses, and sea turtles. The bay's public beach boasts soft white sand and calm waters, perfect for lounging and swimming. Put Carlisle Bay and other Bridgetown attractions into our Bridgetown trip itinerary maker, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Super soft sand, really clean too! X 2 beds and umbrella : 30 bajan. Nice and calm sea too and easy to walk into the sea where other beaches can be quite uneven on the sea bed. Shame there wasn't...  more »
  • Very nice clean beach, clear water, soft sand. Snorkeling here offers a good chance of swimming with sea turtles and frequently seeing them pop their heads up for a breath of air.  more »
  • incredible beautiful and just next to bridgetown city center. you can easily access from cruise terminal
  • Amazing clear water and very soft sand, powder like, on the very long and uncrowded beach. This is one of the best spots on the island and probably in eastern carribean
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