Carlisle Bay, Barbados

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Carlisle Bay
Carlisle Bay Beach.jpeg
Location Southwest coast
Coordinates 13°05′N 59°37′W / 13.083°N 59.617°W / 13.083; -59.617Coordinates: 13°05′N 59°37′W / 13.083°N 59.617°W / 13.083; -59.617
River sources Constitution River
Ocean/sea sources Atlantic Ocean
Basin countries  Barbados
Islands Barbados, West Indies
Settlements Bridgetown

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 Hay, 1st Earl of Carlisle. Lord Carlisle claimed the island[1] 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.

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  1. ^ Cahoon, Ben (2000). "World Statesmen: Barbados profile". Retrieved 1 January 2010.