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Folkestone Marine Park

Address: One mile north of Holetown | Near St. James Parish Church, Barbados
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
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English first
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

A safe area to snorkel with toilets, picnic tables and life guard. You can walk to it along the beach from Holetown across sand and Along walkways much better than on the road.

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Findon, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

One of the only places to park up by the beach along this stretch of coast. The facility includes lifeguard, showers and changing rooms. A short walk led us to a lovely beach outside one of the hotels where access to the sea was easy.

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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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133 reviews 133 reviews
54 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Our real concern about snorkelling is the safekeeping of belongings whilst in the sea. The park office rents lockers at BD2 per day and hires snorkel kit. It's all supervised so we were happy with the arrangement. Snorkelling is good here - lots of fish, eels and we are told turtles will often swin near the shore. The beach is... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We were there on a Sunday so the shop and rental booth were closed. We brought our own gear so it was fine. there was a lifeguard and you can put your bags in his hut while you snorkel. Lots of local come swim there, which is really nice. The beach is small but we had a nice time there.... More 

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I wish I could have given this a 5-star rating. What keeps me from it is that I wish the facilities were a bit more modern and there was better food service/seating. But beyond that, if you want to relax and take your time snorkeling, this is a great place to do it. We choose this over other place from... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We snorkeled here in mid-July 2014. The island is pretty quiet at this time. The park has a large area that is cordoned off with buoys (probably 200 meters deep and 100 meters wide). This keeps the jet skis and other boats out of the way. The reef underneath is in good health. The variety of sea life is pretty... More 

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London, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

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
16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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