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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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Very good place to see fish!

Great beach to visit to see lots of fish safely directly from the beach. Very good carpark shaded and straight on the beach. Changing rooms with shower and toilets, all this for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

Great beach to visit to see lots of fish safely directly from the beach. Very good carpark shaded and straight on the beach. Changing rooms with shower and toilets, all this for free! And a convenient bar in the carpark and shop for ice creams. Nothing more required for a good afternoon.

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Hartford, CT
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We went to Folkestone on a holiday weekend, so the facilities were closed. But that wasn't a problem. We left most of our stuff in the car and gave our car key to the nice lifeguard to safeguard. The beach was small but pretty. We had brought our own snorkelling gear and were excited to see the fish. Not sure... More 

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denver
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

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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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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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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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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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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