Carlisle is a very large bay near Bridgetown. Historically, this was the major harbor for the west coast of Barbados along the Caribbean Sea. Six shipwrecks lay below the surface just offshore. This Marine Park is a favorite among scuba divers. There are four beaches along Crescent Bay. Adventure Beach, which is nearest to downtown, is active and crowded. If you prefer quiet and serene, try Brownes Beach toward the southern end.