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Folkestone Marine Park & Visitor Centre

Address: Church Point, Holetown, Barbados
Phone Number: 246/422-2314
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Ranked #10 of 17 Attractions in Holetown
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums, Nature & Parks, Zoos & Aquariums
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums, Nature & Parks, Zoos & Aquariums

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Cardiff, UK
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76 reviews 76 reviews
6 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

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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4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Very quiet unspoilt coral reef, excellent for snorkelling with tropical fish. Waves could be quite rough, so care needed, if with young children. Can hire snorkelling gear from the shop. Toilets showers and lockers if required. Take a picnic.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We still have not understand what/where was the reserve.... But had great time there. Nice beach, facilities (shower and toilet) clean. You can rent snorkelling equipment, and secure lockers, really handy. Bench, tables, shade with trees in the back, and nice playground under the tree if you need.

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York, United Kingdom
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172 reviews 172 reviews
10 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

This is a very basic recreational are for swimming & seeing the natural Barbados ..don't expect too much ..it's safe , great views, managed swimming , and worth a look ..

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

Found this marine park from google, it should be a must see for anyone who likes marine life. I've snorkelled in Great Barrier Reef & found this much better! Hired a car, bought my own snorkel & mask and paddled away for an afternoon.

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San Diego, California
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26 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

Not a beach for swimming as its completely covered in reefs, but you find a HUGE area to snorkel to see the underwater wildlife of Barbados

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Porto Alegre, RS
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

One of the best snorkeling of Barbados, but they MUST warning tourists about SNAKES... Watch out !!! There are some snakes (vipers) in all reefs...They are white with brown dots.

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Midwest, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2008

We wanted to swim with the sea turtles, so we took the cruise ship’s tour in order to have the best chance of seeing turtles. We took a very short bus ride to Scuba & Snorkel Adventures’ power boat, near the Atlantis submarine depot. The crew was excellent. We first snorkeled near a shallow shipwreck, then with the turtles off... More 

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