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Folkestone Marine Park & Visitor Centre

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Address: Church Point, Holetown, Barbados
Phone Number: +1 246-422-2314

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good snorkelling

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 October 2016
KeithW1492
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Paignton
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Excellent for the whole family. Exciting swimming and spotting of different fish and seeing the turtles is amazing.

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Toronto
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This had to be the worst snokelling we have experienced in the Caribbean. Perhaps it was the somewhat cloudy day, but we did not see any live coral or much of any fish. Choppy as well. I would not recommend for snorkeling.

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Thank JandEToronto
Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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Thank Cathy W
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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Thank Alison H
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 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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Thank DannydNottingham
Paignton
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 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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Thank KeithW1492
Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

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

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Thank ray1694
Inverurie, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

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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