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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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lovely area to do snorkeling for the shapes sizes and colours you will want to go in every day just... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
Best place to snorkel in Barbados

I have been here about 5 times and can say it is the best place to snorkel on the island. Swim out... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Georgetown, Texas
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good34%
  • Average14%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“fish” (55 reviews)
“picnic tables” (10 reviews)
“nice beach” (10 reviews)
Church Point | Near St. James Parish Church, Holetown, Barbados
+1 246-422-2314
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Reviewed 1 week ago

lovely area to do snorkeling for the shapes sizes and colours you will want to go in every day just to see if you have missed out on seeing any

Thank julia516
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been here about 5 times and can say it is the best place to snorkel on the island. Swim out either way. Nice beach and shower facilities too. Free, easy parking and good signs to find off main road. Shade available too.

Thank AmyTripAddict
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I often visit this area. It’s lovely to sit on the picnic benches under the cool trees and watch the sea. There is a lifeguard on duty toilets and changing facilities. It is particularly busy at the weekend when the gardens and beach area are...More

1  Thank Wetherbyeast
Reviewed 9 October 2017

We stopped by here to to have a look around, and what a great find, we went into the marine house entrance and was met by a lovely man called Patrick who gave us a tour round (only $5 each) he was very informative and...More

2  Thank chrisk5959
Reviewed 6 October 2017

This area has so much going for it! On my first day on the island, I wandered along the beach, and met some people from the Sea Turtle project who were rescuing baby Turtles, and eggs, which had been disturbed by another nesting Turtle! The...More

4  Thank Janie R
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

2  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 27 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
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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
25 June 2017|
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Response from Drew C | Reviewed this property |
you need to have all your own equipment.
31 January 2017|
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Response from Alison H | Reviewed this property |
Plenty of shade, no beach chairs. THey have benches and picnic tables