Bridgetown Boardwalk

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The Bridgetown Boardwalk (officially called the Wickham Lewis Boardwalk) runs east-west along the waterfront through the capital city of Bridgetown.

Looking across to the boardwalk
Looking across to the boardwalk

At the western end of the Bridgetown Boardwalk is a small park which celebrates Barbados' maritime heritage complete with cannon and posters showing interesting facts about Barbados pirates!

A stroll along the boardwalk reveals a number of sailing vessels docked in the careenage including yachts, charter fishing boats, catamarans and the famous Jolly Roger pirate ship!

Benches are conveniently located along the boardwalk and these are a great place to enjoy the view as you watch the boats heading in and out. You may even spot a turtle swimming around and coming up to the surface to breathe. The sunset views are also quite spectacular!

Relaxing on the boardwalk
Relaxing on the boardwalk

During the month of November - when Barbados celebrates its Independence - the antique lamp posts along the boardwalk are lit in the national colours - blue and gold. As Christmas approaches the lighting is changed to seasonal colours such as red and green, or red and gold.

Boardwalk lit in Independence colors
Boardwalk lit in Independence colors

At the eastern end of the Boardwalk is a lift bridge called the Chamberlain Bridge that permits entry into the inner basin of the Careenage. The bridge also leads into Independence Square, a park that serves as a quiet oasis in the bustling capital city.

Opposite the boardwalk is the beautifully restored Old Spirit Bond Mall.

View point on Barbados satellite map
 
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