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

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Great snorkeling

Overall a great visit, friendly lifeguard, nice beach and great big area that is buoyed off for snorkeling. We snorkeled for hours and saw a lot. The only thing I would say is... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
trisha f
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Jaffrey, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This is a lovely beach, with great snorkeling & lots of fish to see on the protected reef, where you can snorkel safely away from speedboats & jetski's. Facilities, include washrooms, lockers & snorkel hire. Also a short walk away are drinks & food vendors.

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Otley
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Easy access and good car parking. Beach for the kids and waterfront path from Holetown round to Coral Reef. A much improved area. The coral reef isn't in great condition but when sea is calmer good snorkelling and enough fish to amuse you. It's also secure from rogue jet ski who buzz the shoreline.

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Dartmouth
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Please don't touch the reef. There is some reef that is still alive but most of the reef nearest the shore is dead - probably from people touching it. If you swim out you can see an abundance of marine plants and fish.

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Jaffrey, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Overall a great visit, friendly lifeguard, nice beach and great big area that is buoyed off for snorkeling. We snorkeled for hours and saw a lot. The only thing I would say is that this is a state park and it would have had a nicer presentation if parking lot and picnic areas were a little better cleaned up, some... More 

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Port Coquitlam, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Easy to find beach just north of St. James parish church. We went three times and found parking every time. Very large marked area for snorkelling within even larger marine park. Sandy beach area is quite small but there are lots of picnic tables under trees and washrooms on site. Lifeguard present. Within snorkel area there is very safe swimming... More 

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a lovely beach which has a lifeguard station. There are cross currents on a windy day but when the weather's calm is great. Good car parking, toilets and benches in the shade when it get's too hot. The reef is good for snorkelling. Great place

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exeter
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2016

First of all, if you have your own kit, it does not cost a thing :-) The experience: The lifeguard on duty (Norman) truly did the island proud. I kept apologising for my multiple questions and his reply was always the same: "It's my job.... I'm here to help" and said with a genuine smile each time. He even went... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016

We saw many groups having picnics and having a great time. The park is well set up for it. Perhaps getting the other outdoor shower going again would be good? There has obviously been much work done lately on the area. Too bad so much of the coral is dead, but that is the warm water's fault, not the park's... More 

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Barrie, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016 via mobile

Some of the poor reviews on this FREE Marine Park crack me up! I've scuba dived spots that cost me $50+ and didn't have the abundance of marine life I found here. Sergeant majors, trumpet fish, a spotted moray, angel fish, squirrel fish, schools of what I think were blue tang? (cept I didn't known they swam in schools) parrot... More 

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Maple Ridge, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

This is such a good place for snorkeling but access was always a little tricky. NOt now anymore. They have two sandy access areas and a nice cement walkway. Lots of picnic tables, a good place to rent snorkel equipment from at reasonable prices, a public showers/change rooms and washrooms. Lifeguard station as well.

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