We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Carlisle Bay

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Bridgetown, Barbados
Phone Number:
07:00 - 03:00
Open now
See all hours
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.

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Lunch and Snorkel Sail in Barbados
More Info
and up
Barbados Turtle Feed and Swim Tour
More Info
and up
Barbados Island and Beach Tour

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 1,467 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 857
  • 286
    Very good
  • 53
  • 13
  • 8
Beautiful Beach

Carlisle Bay has got everything, white sandy beach, clear blue waters, plenty of sun beds and parasols, bars, restaurants, toilets, outside showers and snorkelling. If you don't... read more

Reviewed yesterday
A TripAdvisor Member
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

1,467 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 1,217: English reviews
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Carlisle Bay has got everything, white sandy beach, clear blue waters, plenty of sun beds and parasols, bars, restaurants, toilets, outside showers and snorkelling. If you don't want any of this, both ends of the bay is just a beach.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
West Chester, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
50 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are arriving on Barbados by cruise ship this is an easy 30 minute walk from the pier. Just get a map at the tourist information center at the pier and ask for directions. When you enter the beach you will be approached to join tours, buy merchandise from vendors, and secure beach chairs and an umbrella. We got... More 

Thank Kris1230
Level Contributor
16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a lovely beach with clear waters to paddle in. We used the free shuttle to the beach from Savannah beach stopping just in front cococabana bar and restaurant.

Thank Buck200
Level Contributor
22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The beach is amazing, typical Caribbean views, BUT be aware with the guys on it: they try to sell you an excursion and in our case we pay 15$ for being conned. The promise you to see plenty turtles and you will just see one poor overwhelmed turtle after two hours swimming with lots of people concentrated in the same... More 

Thank Paula P
Brighton, UK
Level Contributor
221 reviews
124 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful beach with white sand and clear, calm waters that are perfect for swimming and snorkelling.

Thank GemBright_UK
Level Contributor
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 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
Level Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 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
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week 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
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Level Contributor
27 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Travellers who viewed Carlisle Bay also viewed

Saint Joseph Parish, Barbados
Saint Thomas Parish, Barbados
Hastings, Christ Church Parish
Saint Peter Parish, Barbados

Been to Carlisle Bay? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Carlisle Bay and other visitors
56 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (56)

Questions? Get answers from Carlisle Bay staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?