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Folkestone Marine Park & Visitor Centre

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Good Public Beach

very family friendly public beach with a lifeguard on the beach, nice pinic area, great fish to see.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Mary H
New York City, New York
Great snorkeling but did not see turtle

Great snorkeling in the "no motorised water sports" area. Basic facilities in terms of showers... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom
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All reviewspicnic tablesfishnice beachchanging roomsgreat place to snorkelpublic beachprotected arealifeguard on dutysmall shopsmall reefoutdoor showersnorkeling geartrees for shadeprotected reeffood trucklifeguard towertennis courts
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

very family friendly public beach with a lifeguard on the beach, nice pinic area, great fish to see.

Thank Mary H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great snorkeling in the "no motorised water sports" area. Basic facilities in terms of showers, changing rooms, etc

Thank EricF42
Reviewed 13 August 2018

This is a good spot for snorkelling of you are in the area. Plenty of fish to see close to shore - especially large parrot fish. It does get very busy at weekends and bank holidays and therefore difficult to park.

Thank dranh
Reviewed 11 August 2018

We visited here three times on the water taxi from Waves Hotel to the Colony Club nearby, The snorkelling is very good. Whilst not a lot of coral, there is a variety of large tropical fish to view. Well worth an hour or so's stay.

Thank Philip_Rogers
Reviewed 26 July 2018

Could hardly believe how much the place has changed. It's so visitor friendly, and just a walk from Holetown, either on the road or the beach.

Thank Cherbil
Reviewed 25 July 2018

Great place to hang out and snorkel with lots of sealife to see. We hired snorkel gear from Carlos who was a lovely bloke and very friendly and helpful. Special mention to Gail the security guard who always brightened up our visits. Popular place for...More

Thank Seth G
Reviewed 14 July 2018

It was a nice shady beach area. Lounges were available to purchase. Bring table covering for the picnic tables because they are very dirty with mold. Parrot fish was seen while snorkling which were very colorful.

Thank TexasEunice
Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

Lovely museum worth a visit and support for the upkeep of the nature reserve. This is an excellent snorkelling place for swimming from shore.

Thank SelinaMWilliamson
Reviewed 23 June 2018

First discovered Folkestone 3 years ago when my wife and myself visited Barbados to renew our vows after 30 years of marriage. Fell in love with the beach there at the end of the boardwalk near Settlers Beach hotel. Huge rocks have been placed there...More

Thank Dicky M
Reviewed 21 June 2018

Folkestone is well maintained and a beautiful location on the West Coast. Enjoyed by locals and visitors alike. It's a great area for family picnics and outing, great photography location as well. Worth a visit, tranquil waters, great for swimming, it's lifeguard monitored so it's...More

Thank Ebbie S
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8 June 2018|
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Response from margob99 | Reviewed this property |
I was there in March 2018, and yes you can hire snorkel equipment. They're also helpful with small lockers to lock up your stuff if you're on your own on the beach and want to snorkel.
26 February 2018|
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Response from chrisk5959 | Reviewed this property |
The marine Park is easy to spot as it is just next door to the St James Church, which is lovely to look around as well. You will see a small road that runs along the side of the church,that brings you to the carpark at... More
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.