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Carlisle Bay

Bridgetown, Barbados
Natural sights
swimming, scuba diving, sunbathing, beach

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Carlisle Bay is a small natural harbor located in the southwest region of Barbados. The island nation's capital, Bridgetown, is situated on this bay, which has been turned into a marine park. Carlisle Bay's marine park is a popular spot on the island for scuba diving. Many relics, like anchors and cannonballs, from ships can be found on the ocean floor in Carlisle Bay.

The bay takes its name from Barbados' second Lord Proprietor, James Hay1st Earl of Carlisle. Lord Carlisle claimed the island through Royal grant on behalf of King Charles I of England in 1627.

Carlisle Bay is home to one of Barbados historic lighthouses the Needham's Point Lighthouse.

During the Second World War a British ship, the Cornwallis, was torpedoed by a German U-Boat, at this location.

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