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Folkestone Marine Park & Visitor Centre

Church Point | Near St. James Parish Church, Holetown, Barbados
+1 246-422-2314
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Good snorkeling but be careful

The quality of the snorkeling is great but be careful because the tides can be strong. The best... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2017
mike p
Dead Reef = Poor Snorkeling

Almost the entire reef is dead, and, thus, there's almost nothing of interest here except for the... read more

Reviewed 3 August 2017
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good35%
  • Average15%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“picnic tables” (10 reviews)
“nice beach” (9 reviews)
“the reefs” (7 reviews)
Church Point | Near St. James Parish Church, Holetown, Barbados
+1 246-422-2314
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Reviewed 13 August 2017

The quality of the snorkeling is great but be careful because the tides can be strong. The best snorkeling is a fair way out. The beach is ok but there are many better beaches nearby. It does have a shower on the beach and toilets...More

1  Thank mike p
Reviewed 3 August 2017

Almost the entire reef is dead, and, thus, there's almost nothing of interest here except for the occasional stray fish. We left with sadness and even greater concern over the state of our planet. What a shame.

Thank aaaaa
Reviewed 1 August 2017

This is a very nice, clean public beach, but I marked it as average due to the condition of the coral reefs there. We have snorkeled all over the Caribbean, and bleaching is occurring on many of the reefs, but this is the worse case...More

1  Thank DTailer
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

Great beach, we spent a couple of hours snorkelling and relaxing here the kids loved it. Not sure why it has had negative comments, it has a visitors centre, beachside showers, picnic tables and lifeguard tower. You'll need to bring your own chairs and snorkel...More

Thank b1ngb1ng
Reviewed 28 July 2017

Brought our snorkeling gear and enjoyed an afternoon of snorkeling and swimming. Busy with local families enjoying the day, and tourists doing the same. A great stop if in HOletown.

Thank SenoritaSuzieCapeCod
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

In addition to all the fish others have described while snorkeling, there were also both a small and a large turtle who we loved seeing when we snorkeled in the area. As someone else said, not a Disney production but crystal clear warm water and...More

Thank Mom02360
Reviewed 19 July 2017

It is a good opportunity for people to snorkel straight from the beach. There is coral re-growth and a number of species of fish. My 5 year old had a fabulous time snorkelling here. She had never snorkelled before so this was easy and had...More

Thank Calabash J
Reviewed 15 July 2017

Firstly, these negative reviews - I suspect these come from people who like Disneyland and zoos, where everything is plastic, fake, or held captive for their personal amusement. Folkestone is a free beach used by locals and tourists. It may be a bit scruffy round...More

2  Thank Simon G
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Just glide out into water and you will see multitude of fish in clear calm safe waters. Loads of natural shade . Go along boardwalk to adjacent beaches for more action and jumping platforms . Sunday very busy with post church family picnics

Thank Adfq
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

Very quiet early in the morning, easy to access, good fish within yards of the beach. We saw a couple of big shoals. They won't swarm around you like they do elsewhere when boat tours are feeding them, this is a much more natural experience....More

1  Thank David W
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Toni P
18 August 2017|
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Response from Johnfb56 | Reviewed this property |
It's about 50 mts from the shore, it gradually improves the deeper you go
26 June 2017|
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Response from Drew C | Reviewed this property |
you need to have all your own equipment.
1 February 2017|
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Response from Alison H | Reviewed this property |
Plenty of shade, no beach chairs. THey have benches and picnic tables