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Carlisle Bay, Barbados

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Carlisle Bay is a small natural harbour 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.

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Carlisle Bay
Carlisle Bay, Barbados
Carlisle Bay is located in Barbados
Carlisle Bay
Carlisle Bay
LocationSouthwest coast
Coordinates13°05′N 59°37′W
River sourcesConstitution River
Ocean/sea sourcesAtlantic Ocean
Basin countriesBarbados
IslandsBarbados, West Indies

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.

A Dutch fleet led by Michiel de Ruyter during the Second Anglo-Dutch War was repelled by defending English forces in April 1665. During the Second World War a British ship, the Cornwallis, was torpedoed by a German U-Boat, at this location.