Featuring shallow entry and mild waves, the Carlisle Bay is an excellent place to go for a calm swim. Surrounded by local shops and restaurants, the beach is immediately accessible from the main road. Pristine sand is perfect for sunbathers.
Located in the southeastern portion of Bridgetown, Carlisle Bay is on the South West coast of Barbados. You might want even if you aren't staying particularly close by. Though there are a lot of choices to be made on vacation, choosing the right beach can make all the difference. Before you arrive, consider some of Barbados' most interesting options, like Carlisle Bay.
The beach is accessible for pedestrians and vehicles and is located directly off of Highway 7. Taxis and a nearby bus terminal allows easy access for those cruise passengers.
Carlisle Bay's beach area enjoys the calm waters of the bay and the close proximity to the capital city. Tropical foliage dots the landscape, though there is little shade to be had when compared to other beaches.
If you're suddenly hungry or thirsty, the concession stand at Carlisle Bay is the ultimate convenience.
There are public restrooms at this beach——something you'll appreciate if you bring the kids along. Fortunately, showers are provided, so you don't have to spend the rest of the afternoon covered in sand. Happily, the off-shore waters are clear and good for snorkeling, so bring along some gear if you're wanting to check out the underwater sites.
With that said, make sure you realize that while there are luckily options for amenities and services on location if you go to Carlisle Bay, it can be located in an area commonly frequented by travelers. With this in mind, if you know that these amenities affect whether you'll visit, it'll likely be a good motivator to show up earlier in the morning before the crowds fill up or go to a different beach away from the major areas. Or it's possible you may run the risk of the amenities becoming overwhelmed.
Carlisle Bay is beautiful natural site, which you'll find on Barbados' South West coast; it's located near attractions like Errol Barrow Statue, which is a quarter mile away.
To some, museums and beaches may seem an odd combination, but a quite a few vacationers find that museums like Barbados National Heroes Gallery (found a quarter mile to the north-northwest) offer an entertaining diversion and a whole new side of Barbados' history.
The beach is one type of attraction you can visit, but there's even more to see during your stay. The following table contains attractions that are the closest.
|Errol Barrow Statue||Monument||0.2 mi.||N||Barbados|
|Independence Arch||Monument||0.3 mi.||NNW||Barbados|
|Dolphin Fountain In Heroes Square||Monument||0.3 mi.||NNW||Barbados|
|Lord Nelson's Bronze Statue||Monument||0.3 mi.||NNW||Barbados|
|Gambling Arcade||0.3 mi.||NNW||Barbados|
|Barbados National Heroes Gallery||Museum||0.3 mi.||NNW||Barbados|
|St. Michael's Cathedral||Historical Site||0.4 mi.||N||Barbados|
|Art and Stage||Art Gallery||0.4 mi.||NNW||Barbados|
|Slot Machine Arcade||0.4 mi.||N||Barbados|
|Slot Machine Arcade||0.4 mi.||N||Barbados|
|Slot Machine Arcade||0.5 mi.||N||Barbados|
|Art Gallery||0.5 mi.||NW||Barbados|
Carlisle Bay is close to Bridgetown, so touring the city could be a fun side-trip after visiting the beach. Carlisle Bay guests seeking further attractions might want to think about heading to Bridgetown, which is in the vicinity and is an especially active area of Barbados.
The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, it depends mainly on when you visit, and how many people have booked nearby hotels. Typically, you can expect to encounter quite a few vacationers who are staying in the area.
Visitors looking for a room close to Carlisle Bay won't find it very tough, as there are plenty of accommodations to pick from in the surrounding area. You'll find the closest and most convenient lodging options by looking over what's shown below.
|Bajan Beach Cottages||0.6 mi.||SSE||Cottages|
|Melbourne Hotel and Apartments||0.7 mi.||ENE||Hotel|
|Radisson Aquatica Resort||0.7 mi.||S||Resort|
|Grand Barbados Beach Resort||0.7 mi.||SSE||Resort|
|Island Inn Hotel||0.8 mi.||SSE||Hotel|
|Hilton Hotel Barbados||0.9 mi.||S||Hotel|
|Sweetfield Manor Historic Inn||1.1 mi.||ESE||B & B|
|Savannah Hotel||1.1 mi.||SSE||Hotel|
|Amaryllis Beach Resort||1.2 mi.||SSE||Resort|
|Coconut Court Beach Resort||1.3 mi.||SE||Hotel|
Because restaurants near the beach catch the freshest seafood and the balmiest breezes, don't miss your chance to walk to an area restaurant, where you'll be able to sample the local chefs' favorite dishes, without going too far from the coast. One of the nearest restaurants is South Deck Restaurant. This restaurant has both Caribbean and International cuisines. Visitors often rave about their seafood.
Restaurants closest to this beach are shown below.
|South Deck Restaurant||(246) 826-4448||Caribbean, International||Very Casual||0.0 mi.||N|
|Wispers On The Bay||(246) 435-9486||Asian, Caribbean, Italian||Fine Dining||0.1 mi.||ENE|
|Lobster Alive||(246) 435-0305||Caribbean||Very Casual||0.2 mi.||NNW|
|(246) 436-9342||American||Very Casual||0.2 mi.||N|
|Waterfront Cafe||(246) 427-0093||Caribbean, Creole, International||Very Casual||0.3 mi.||NW|
|(240) 430-3450||International||Very Casual||0.3 mi.||NNW|
|(246) 430-3440||International||Very Casual||--||--|
|Copacabana Beach Bar and Grill||(246) 426-0839||Caribbean||Very Casual||0.4 mi.||SE|
|Roti Hut Plus||(246) 436-1959||International||Very Casual||0.4 mi.||NW|
|(246) 228-5044||American||Very Casual||--||--|
There are other beaches in Barbados you might like besides Carlisle Bay.
You might also want to visit Paradise Beach, which is located within a couple of miles. Travelers seeking a beautiful beach on Barbados' west coast need look no further than Paradise Beach. Calm waters make it an ideal spot for travelers of all ages.
Carlisle Bay could be the ideal stretch of sand, but it is possible that it may not be the best choice for your family; in which case there are other beaches (and other outdoor attractions) worth trying.
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