Graeme Hall Swamp
Red mangrove © Muriel Gottrop
Not far from Bridgetown, in the parish of Christ Church, is the largest expanse of inland water on Barbados. The expansive Graeme Hall Swamp, with red and white mangrove trees, is a natural habitat for more than 40 species of birds. Government plans to develop much of the area have unfortunately forced the Graeme Hall Nature Sanctuary to close most of the park to visitors, but the Sanctuary Cafe and Lakeside Lawn are both open to the public on a limited basis.