The Carlisle Bay is an arced cove and natural anchorage on the west bank of Barbados. It adjoins the capital city, Bridgetown, with catamarans and luxury yachts anchored here.
Back in 1600’s, there was a Lord Proprietor of Barbados – the Earl of Carlisle, James Hay – after whom the bay was named. Situated in the heart of a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Carlisle Bay is popular for its calm, sheltered waters, and is perfect for swimming and scuba diving.
Adjoining the Carlisle Bay is the Bay Street Esplanade, this attractive site with an extraordinary pavilion is superbly located for viewing the sun set. It is a favorite leisure spot for the locals after work.