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Address: One mile north of Holetown | Near St. James Parish Church, Barbados
Phone Number: +1-246-422-2314

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new walkway a great improvement

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 10, 2014
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Dallas, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

The reefs were mostly brown and unhealthy. We saw the typical reef fish there, but that's about it. The location was easy to drive to and the condition of the beach was good, but this doesn't make the trip worthwhile. Anyone who has snorkeled at more vibrant reefs elsewhere in the Caribbean should skip.

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Ontario, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We went to Folkestone expecting some of the best snorkelling on the island and were disappointed to see the condition of the reefs there and lack of marine life. We did see an octopus and some squid on the beach farther down the left side but we only stayed for about an hour as there was not much to see/do... More 

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Costa Rica
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

The park has acceptable infrastructure and is easily accessible. However, I went there to see marine life and did not find much. The waves are fun but tiring after a while.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 via mobile

Easy to park and plenty of shade and a pleasant enough stroll along the waters edge. All in all a bit run down with an almost closed aura about it all. Worth seeing, but not worth going to see

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Londra
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Walking on the beach from Paynes bay in the nord direction after holetow, settler's beach you'll found this marine park. You have there a big parking area and a place for pic nic where local people goes expecially during the bank holiday days.

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Calgary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Look for folkstown beach as you are driving north out of Holetown on the left. It features parking and a washroom area and a restaurant, lifeguards on duty, and a whitesand beach that you can walk in. I was surprised that the snorkeling approximately 50 feet off shore was very good - with full coral fans, trees, and a good... More 

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Yorkshire
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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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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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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
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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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Address: One mile north of Holetown | Near St. James Parish Church, Barbados
Phone Number: +1-246-422-2314
Location: Caribbean  >  Barbados  >  Saint James Parish

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