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Folkestone Marine Park & Visitor Centre

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Peaceful beach with reasonable facilities

We spent the day here sunbathing, swimming and snorkelling. The small beach is unspoilt and you can... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Steve H
Jersey, United Kingdom
via mobile
Nice quiet beach and an easy snorkel

We really enjoyed our day here with our 2 kids (aged 12 and 11). They have a nice roped off section... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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All reviews picnic tables fish great place to snorkel public beach lifeguard on duty protected area changing rooms nice beach lifeguard tower small shop small reef food truck tennis courts decent variety outdoor shower locals beach low tide
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We spent the day here sunbathing, swimming and snorkelling. The small beach is unspoilt and you can hire loungers/umbrellas. There is a small bar, picnic tables and a shop which sells souvenirs and hires snorkelling gear. NB the shop is open 9-5 Monday to Friday...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Steve H
Reviewed 1 week ago

A short boardwalk stroll from Holetown centre to this Park and Marine. Very peaceful here and calm water to swim or snorkel. Lounge chairs are available along with snorkelling equipment. Great place for a picnic get-together with family and friends. There is also lifeguard on...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank cdnlassie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice place to spend a day! Loads of fish to see! Pack a lunch and enjoy. Not hard to get to and many locals around. Very safe.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank kbklenk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our day here with our 2 kids (aged 12 and 11). They have a nice roped off section to ensure boats don't enter the marine park. There's a small food booth for drinks and snacks. The snorkelling is ok. A decent variety...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank rdogilvie
Reviewed March 10, 2019

found this hidden gem on the west side. great place to snorkel for free with bathrooms, lockers, snack bar, picnic tables with shade, and a small bar. i walked back towards town (to the right on exiting) about a quarter mile or so on the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
2  Thank mangomox
Reviewed March 5, 2019 via mobile

The Marine Park is free...and the staff at the gift shop/equipment rental place are extremely friendly and helpful. The reef is a few meters offshore with a number of beautiful fish. The beach chairs are $20 US to rent...but the picnic tables are free. No...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Graham644
Reviewed February 28, 2019

This doesn't look too great at a first glance but its a great place to snorkel. Saw plenty of beautiful fish without having to swim far out and saw a stingray - beautiful but fast and I had no flippers.

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank DOC-Gower
Reviewed February 26, 2019

Nice white sand coves within walking distance of main Holetown hotels, but parking is available on site. Small bar just off the beach, with others not far away. Lifeguard station with lifeguards on duty. Relax and enjoy!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank julian c
Reviewed February 21, 2019

I snorkelled the north side of the reef in Folkstone Marine Park but had to return to shore because of the strong current. I was unimpressed by the dying reef and the lack of marine life in the area I snorkelled. I may have been...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Pisces45
Reviewed February 18, 2019 via mobile

We went here twice on our recent vacation to Barbados. Highlights for us: Picnic tables near the beach in the shade Sandy ocean floor where you get in the water Large reef within easy swim, large roped off area without motorized water sports Restrooms Outdoor...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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December 8, 2018|
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Response from Andrew L | Reviewed this property |
Yes they are open on a Saturday.
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Response from margob99 | Reviewed this property |
I was there in March 2018, and yes you can hire snorkel equipment. They're also helpful with small lockers to lock up your stuff if you're on your own on the beach and want to snorkel.