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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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Good Snorkeling

We had a good snorkel out on the reefs in this marine park. The reef is teeming with different coral and several schools of fish. The water depth in most places are very shallow... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
surendr
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Inverurie, United Kingdom
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Inverurie, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a good snorkel out on the reefs in this marine park. The reef is teeming with different coral and several schools of fish. The water depth in most places are very shallow and the park can be accessed very easily from the beach

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South Florida, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very nice park. Plenty of shade where you can relax and eat out of the sun. Did not go in the visitor center. Park is part of a larger protected area that is very important to preserving the ecology of the Island. At the public beach, there is adequate parking and bathroom facilities. Nice snorkeling opportunities. The swimming beach is... More 

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Calgary
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Good park but not on a Sunday it's VERY crowded. The beach at the park is rocky but just walk to the left or to the right of the park and the there is a very sandy area to enjoy. Lots of parking but not on Sundays.

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Thank CalgaryJulia
Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Folkestone Marine Park during our 10 day stay in Barbados just once, but I wish we had gone more. If you enjoy snorkelling then you should definitely visit. They have a huge reef area which is excellent for snorkelling. It is protected from the water sports that happen on most beach areas and the variety of fish you... More 

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Cincinnati
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited this park (for at least a couple of hours) almost every day during our 10 days in Barbados. It is located just north of Holetown and has good parking available and wonderful shade trees. The swimming area is roped off so you do not need to be concerned about the boat activity. We just kept our beach chairs... More 

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Thank CincinnatiVictor
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There's hardly anything to do there that you can't do everywhere else on the south, west or north of the island. The turtles you can see in Sandy Lane and the coral reefs are not that near to the shore next to the entrance of the park. We were with a 2yo child, so unable to swim very far, which... More 

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Thank Leandro C
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I particularly like to snorkel and it was an uplifting experience to witness the turtles being fed and all the fish gathering for the leftovers. A truly magical moment.

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Thank alfp647
Dania Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

this is a nice beach the area is protected from boat and jetski traffic so is a safe area with decent snorkeling. Worth a visit.

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Thank Scubaman628
England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

an experience not to be missed...plenty to do.. not only see the marine life but also the music festivals they hold there are most memorable..

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Thank _g_rosslee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016 via mobile

Children 6 and 4 year old loved this beach - calm waters and not crowded. Boats etc wouldnt come close as the area is marked. We visited this beach area every other day during our 10 day stay. Lots of family fun in the water. Parking and changing rooms are conveniently located. Small shop sells/rents snorkeling gear. It is 15... More 

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