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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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Great beach for swimming and snorkelling

Just a mile or less, north of Holetown this is a protected beach for snorkelling around the rocks... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Helen H
Ashtead, United Kingdom
Learn A Few Fish Facts

This little park and visitor centre is situated an easy walk from the centre of Holetown. Our kids... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Ottawa, Canada
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Church Point | Near St. James Parish Church, Holetown, Barbados
+1 246-422-2314
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Just a mile or less, north of Holetown this is a protected beach for snorkelling around the rocks, where a multitude of colourful species such as blue parrot fish and small corals can be seen around the rocks. There are benches, a shop, a small...More

Thank Helen H
Reviewed 6 days ago

This little park and visitor centre is situated an easy walk from the centre of Holetown. Our kids did some snorkeling here and spotted a dozen or so species of reef and sand bottom fish. Our grandson burned off some energy in the playground and...More

Thank pandrlast
Reviewed 6 days ago

We love Folkestone Marine Park and walk up to it most mornings whilst on the island. It’s so handy as we stay in Holetown. The beach is sandy and relatively stone free. There are trees for shade. The snorkelling is great with lots of fish...More

Thank Sylvana123
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to snorkel. No boats allowed in the area - which is very nice. It can be a bit choppy or even wavy.

Thank NDStones
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to go snorkeling here. Was a bit choppy when i went but got to see some fantastic fish. My young daughter absolutely loved it.

Thank Katie J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This marine research and public park is open to all. Snorkeling saw turtles, coral and fish. Park has play area etc and locals gather for evening and weekend get togethers. The park joins the marine facility and is still a work in progress.

Thank tripsgalore2167
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Decided to visit this area after reading the reviews. Absolutely loved this spot. It’s so gorgeous and we were immediately greeted by Akeem who led us to two comfortable chairs and umbrella ☔️. There’s a great shack with terrific drinks made by Sinclair. We also...More

Thank travelbug02818
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great little beach, quite and safe for the kids. Gift shop was friendly and helpful. Would have got 5 stars but the play Park was always locked, in fairness they opened it when we asked but we were then chased out by a group of...More

Thank Richard A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Where we went in we needed to swim immediately so we didn't step on any of the corral. There may be other access, but we didn't need it. Saw the most amazing view of a rainbow fish with the sunlight filtering through and making it...More

Thank HappyVacationTime
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Safe snorkelling and swimming as it is fenced off to jet skis and boats . Toilets and life guard tower , picnic tables and a bit of shade , little bit of sand with a pathway running behind you but still manages to feel like...More

Thank Rebecca H
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Toni P
18 August 2017|
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Response from HalifaxCA | Reviewed this property |
There is a reef close to shore. But the better reef is probably 100 yards off shore.
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