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Folkestone Marine Park & Visitor Centre

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Address: Church Point | Near St. James Parish Church, Holetown, Barbados
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+1 246-422-2314

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Conservation site

While staying in Holetown we always enjoy a stroll along the beach, stopping at Folkestone for a while. The aim is to encourage local and visitors alike to care for and work to... read more

Reviewed November 3, 2016
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Houston, Texas
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4 reviews
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Reviewed November 21, 2016

A great no frills snorkeling site. No guides or tours necessay. they will even rent you all the equipment if you don't have it. Well worth for even just a short jaunt~lots ove very colorful and plentiful fish. I even saw 2/ different kinds of eels, but no turtles. Bring a picnic,or grab a roti fro m the Roti Den... More 

Thank Cathy W
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Reviewed November 16, 2016

The snorkeling was decent, though a bit choppy due to all the moronic jet skis zinging by the roped off are. The visitor center was a bit disappointing, I wanted to see the aquarium and it wasn't even up and running. Overall an average trip, there are places just as nice elsewhere.

Thank Alison H
Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed November 15, 2016 via mobile

A well-kept, beautiful place to view coral and sea creatures! The water is clear and stays shallow for quite a ways, with great pockets teeming with fish and marine life. To snorkel with kids, floaties are essential, unless they can tread water for a long time. Water shoes are a good idea, because the coral in places is close to... More 

Thank Jreedrich
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Reviewed November 10, 2016

We visited here in April and were disappointed at the lack of saline and not much living coral. There's lots of rocky reef but not much else. On a positive, the jet skis can't venture in but they still speed by beyond the buoy ropes which stirs up the water and you get jolted with the waves- the water is... More 

Thank pallabell
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 3, 2016

While staying in Holetown we always enjoy a stroll along the beach, stopping at Folkestone for a while. The aim is to encourage local and visitors alike to care for and work to assist in conservation in this area.

Thank Kate111113
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 25, 2016

Unfortunately when we visited it was a litle rough and surfers were enjoying the conditions. Having said that we did have a nice time on the beach to the left of the lifeguard tower. Everything appeared closed on the retail side but we had taken water and fruit so no real problems. We did see a monkey and a mongoose... More 

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Reviewed October 12, 2016

One of the best places on the island to snorkel. Preserved area. Turtles come ashore in season and we saw lots of baby turtles. Excellent charity who rescue the baby turtles. Brilliant to be part of it

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 20, 2016

Vey nice beach with a good walks to the left or the right,plenty of parking and restrooms that are clean and tidy.

Thank ray1694
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Reviewed September 15, 2016

From the moment we arrived the staff were very friendly and helpful - clearly passionate about the park and keen to ensure you get the most from your visit. The park is well kept, the sea crystal clear, with good snorkelling. Whilst we were there my partner lost his mask, the staff were very helpful, even arranging or Ken Rick... More 

Thank rll85
Christ Church Parish, Barbados
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Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

This is a great park and awesome place to take the family and friends, it has a museum that you can visit and if you feel to take a walk along the west coast of Barbados, it's great for picnics and it also has a tennis court.

Thank Thrilogy

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