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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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Easy snorkelling

Easy to access, basic facilities onsite, smallish beaches but safe easy snorkelling. Visited twice as a friendly local safe environment.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Ty G
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Wellington, United Kingdom
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devon
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139 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Really worth a visit for great snorkling, the water can be quite shallow and sometimes a little surge in waves but lots of fish

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Thank sleepingbeauty
Montreal, Canada
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22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The beach os great for snorkeling. There are also glass bottom boats that take you on tours to snorkel among sea turtles and see shipwreck reef growth. Shower facilities are also available.

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Thank rushmep3
Wellington, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Easy to access, basic facilities onsite, smallish beaches but safe easy snorkelling. Visited twice as a friendly local safe environment.

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Thank Ty G
Guelph, Canada
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19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015 via mobile

We had a private tour in a glass bottom boat out to the sea turtles near Speightstown. Same price as what we would have paid at Folkestone but nice that it was just our party on the boat. Swam with the sea turtles and viewed a ship wreck a little farther out. Rum punch was also provided. Shout out to... More 

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Thank Glenn_from_Guelph
Aldershot, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

What a great place for a picnic or family gathering, the Barbadians meet here on the weekend to enjoy their local produce and use of this stunning public beach

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Thank Dave A
Calgary, Canada
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

Easy to access, no fee, right off the beach snorkelling. Easy and safe for kids and beginners with lots of fish and sea life. Coral is a bit beat up but still thriving in most spots.

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Thank MissKitty2014
Cambridge
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14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

The rating is due to the quality of the reef that we viewed on the day of visit - not the people who are in the centre who were great and the lifeguard really helpful with showing us where to locate the best part of the reef from shore. We stopped by on our 'swim the best beaches of barbados'... More 

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3 Thank Daffyduck2012
Glen Rock, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

My girlfriend and I were on a Carnival Cruise and another couple on the ship told us about Marine Park and so we tagged along with them. Best decision. A $7.00 taxi ride and we actually spent another $30 for a private owned glass bottom boat trip to go snorkeling with the turtles which the crew ( 2 ) brought... More 

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2 Thank Lori K
Curitiba
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58 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

It's a good place to go for a picnic and there are many spots for snorkelling without having to worry about those annoying jet skis (the island is infested with them!). There is a food truck nearby, just across the cricket field, whwre we went to pick up some bajan style food to eat in the picnic area. A very... More 

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1 Thank Nanbei
Hale
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40 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

This is a great place to snorkel if you are a beginner. You will see lots of fish without having to go too far out and, if you are like me, a little nervous about snorkeling. A good place for kids to learn and a great place for adults of more advanced years to give it a go. Within minutes... More 

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