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Folkestone Marine Park

One mile north of Holetown | Near St. James Parish Church, Barbados
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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

Lovely relaxed area where it is possible to mix with locals who use it for picnics.There is a sea life museum and glass bottom boat trips to swim with the turtles, providing excellent interactive experience for both adults and children

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Plano, Texas
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Normally I am not a fan of these parks. I feel they will be full of tourists and vendors pushing their items on you. This was such a pleasant surprise. The snorkeling was great. We managed to see a few turtles and plenty of fish. Calm waters and not a lot of people. I would definitively recommend it.

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Newcastle
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I visited this beach on a couple of occasions during my stay in Holetown. The beach itself is lovely, the sand is clean, free of rocks and litter and the sea is very clear, good for swimming and a bit of snorkeling. Everytime I went there were no or very few people on the beach. It was like having a... More

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Cardiff
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6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

They have finished all the improvements and it is so much better. You can now sunbath and walk easily into the sea, no more climbing! The boardwalk is lovely for an evening walk and the snorkelling excellent. Can't wait to go back.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 via mobile

My partner and I visited Folkestone Marine Park this morning. On the plus side, the park has decent enough facilities, including snorkel and locker hire. We had our own snorkels but rented a locker for only $2. On the downside, the snorkelling we experienced was not as good as other parts of the island. There were much fewer fish than... More

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Eureka, Ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Great snorkeling and nice beach and park. We played basketball at the park as well. I love that locals were there enjoying the day.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Beautiful shady area with a little shop, public loos and cold drinks machines. A great place for swimming and snorkelling.

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Pelham, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

About a 45 minute to an hour drive from Christ Church, the beach is beautiful and has facilities where you can change and rent snorkel gear. Pack a picnic lunch as there are picnic tables and many in the shade. Bring a towel and sunscreen. Enjoy your day. We thought that it was worth the ride from Christ Church.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

A calm, relaxed beach for snorkel from where I saw lots of beautifully coloured fish and even a turtle!

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Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

The work begun in 2013 has been completed and the park is looking great. We got off the bus with our snorkeling equipment. The bus stop is right in front of the park. If you drive, there is plenty of parking space. As you walk in you go past a large grass area with picnic tables, tennis courts, and a... More

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