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Folkestone Marine Park & Visitor Centre

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Address: Church Point, Holetown, Barbados
Phone Number: 246/422-2314

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Nice Facilities and Snorkeling

Great spot to snorkel much better reef than at Carlisile Bay. Nice secure parking lot with changing rooms/bathroom/showers. On the west side so great swimming beach, kids loved... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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denver
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Great spot to snorkel much better reef than at Carlisile Bay. Nice secure parking lot with changing rooms/bathroom/showers. On the west side so great swimming beach, kids loved it. There is no fee to use the marine park, they have snorkel equipment available for rental. I didn't see any turtles at this park, but we didn't look that hard.

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Colchester
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78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We visited this beach 2 years ago with my niece and nephew and their son and his girlfriend and it was their favourite beach in all of Barbados so we went back again this year. Actually, we went to Holetown, parked in the shopping centre and walked across to the beach and then walked along the beach to Folkestone beach.... More 

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Brighton
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We were staying in Worthing but made the trip to Holetown twice by bus because we loved this place. The snorkelling was amazing. So many different fish and a turtle too.The water's pretty clear despite a few waves. On a Sunday there's lots of local families having a picnic (I'd advise doing the same as the snack bar is shut... More 

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Bethalto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Did a little snorkeling, but not much to see, disappointed, but water was not clear the day that we were there. No ones fault..Beach was beautiful and clean

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Edmonton, AB
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37 reviews 37 reviews
28 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

On our 'to do' list when in Barbados as it supposedly had the best snorkeling. When we were at Carlisle Bay, other tourists said it was their favorite snorkeling spot. So we gave it a try. My husband asked the lifeguard where the best area was. He said "today is not a good day - the waves are up". But... More 

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IPSWICH
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Headed out with snorkelling gear but there was not a lot of varied fish to see on the days that I went our - some interesting coral though.

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Ottawa, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Basically we strolled along the beach enjoying the light waves and just taking in the scenery along the beach. There is also a small play ground area where young children can play and tennis courts for those interested in a round of tennis.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Perfect for the sunset hours ... Also some cafes and restaurants where one can enjoy a leisurely lunch. Make sure you have plenty of time though - service is SLOW ... (in all of them probably ...)

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We were directed to this place as the one for best snorkeling and, in fact, it was. For all week of our Barbados adventure, we kept coming here every morning to snorkel, swim and sunbathe. The place has secluded parking lot, changing rooms, bathrooms and showers, all free of charge. There is a lifeguard post and supervising personnel. You can... More 

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Cardiff, UK
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Shower and toilet here as well as life guard. But the marine reserve shop never seems open, Easy to access the oldest church on the island nearby - St James Church.

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