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The Careenage

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Address: Bridgetown, Barbados

A scenic inlet into the center of Bridgetown, lined with boats.

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Walked along the Careenage

Bridgetown in March, a wonderful place, very much warmer than the UK. We walk along the seawall from the Cruise Terminal, then walk past the Careenage with all its activity, over... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
St Helens, United Kingdom

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St Helens, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bridgetown in March, a wonderful place, very much warmer than the UK. We walk along the seawall from the Cruise Terminal, then walk past the Careenage with all its activity, over the Pedestrian Bridge to the Boatyard

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 337 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Basically the Careenage is a marina in the centre of Bridgetown which is easy to stroll around. Some nice boats were moored and some lovely reggae music was being played. It is very close to some other important historical sights such as the Parliament Buildings and the Cathedral. There are some nice waterside cafes/bars where you can have a coffee/beer... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Marina in centre of town fine selection of yachts and boats to view. Crossed by the Chamberlain Bridge which is riased sometimes to allow vessels to enter and exit the top end of the marina.

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Purcellville, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Nice spot, but essentially a marina. Curacao is much more interesting, as you can see where they careened the ships and they have the swinging bridge.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 554 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

The Careneage is full of history. It is an inlet from the sea and in times gone by this is where they refurbished their ships and even turned them on their sides to enable repairs. Nearby is Heros Square, Cathedtral and Parliament Buildings. Sit at the waterfront cafes and see the bridge lifting letting the cruisers come up from the... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Not necessarily a long visit but worth visiting as The Careenage represents to centre of Bridgetown, and is home to the Chamberlain Bridge and waterfront, as well as National Heroes Square and Parliament. We stopped for a bite to eat in the Marina Bar and Restaurant. There are other bars and shops too, and boardwalk part of the way. A... More 

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Ann Arbor, MI
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 269 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

The Careenage is not big. It has a few shops around but mostly store fronts for the charter boats. It's a nice place to walk around a little and take a few snaps. I don't understand some of the other comments about the cruise ships. They don't dock anywhere near here.

Thank bcsystems
Cervo, Italia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 232 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017

The big liners are moored a few hundred metres away, thankfully out of sight, so the crowds can have a pleasant stroll around this area where only small boats are moored.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

The main boat moorage for Bridgetown. Lots of charters and fishing boats depart from here daily. As it's right in downtown Bridgetown there is always a lot of cruising ship traffic...which is not ideal. If you can coordinate a visit when a ship is NOT in town it is well advised to go for a visit and check it out

Thank Galbrecht
Garden City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

The Careenage is a nice place to walk around and see some history of Bridgetown. There are many markers telling the reader about the history of Bridgetown and Barbados. When done, you are a quick stroll to shopping.

Thank Kenneth G

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