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Best snorkeling beaches with Parking

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Best snorkeling beaches with Parking

Hi All,

We are staying near Dover Beach and will have a car for two weeks. We'd like to know the location of the best snorkeling beaches that have chairs/umbrellas for rent with available parking nearby. Any ideas you can share are highly appreciated!

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1. Re: Best snorkeling beaches with Parking

If you put snorkeling into the search box ...... I think you will get all the suggestions you could want

Paynes Beach has umbrellas and chairs and you can swim from there to see the turtles ....but parking is a little tricky

Folkstone Marine Park ......just north of Holetown has easy parking and a half decent reef but no umbrellas and chairs

You could park in Holetown centre and walk along the boardwalk to the Beachlands development ...directly off there is a wreck

Carlisle Bay may be your best bet ... chairs , umbrellas and bars and if you swim out from infront of the bandstand ( opposite PM's office ) you can get to a number of wrecks


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2. Re: Best snorkeling beaches with Parking

Paynes Bay is good for snorkeling and you can park just on the verge outside the Sands (Huge new apartments) and there is a walkway that takes you through to the beach, then just walk along the beach to where the umbrellas etc are.

Otherwise, Port St Charles is really good for snorkeling, parking is fine but there are no umbrellas. There are however trees that provide shade (which is what i always look for). You can snorkel all around the Helicopter pad jetty thing and there are amazing fish etc to see and if you are lucky (like i was last year) you may even see a turtle. The beach had all of 6 people on including the 4 of us, lovely.

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3. Re: Best snorkeling beaches with Parking

you guys are the best, thank you!

stormy day here yesterday, tried to visit Harrison's Cave but it flooded between the time we called and the time we arrived at the cave (after a treacherous but beautiful drive. We were unable to see the cave, but met a nice couple from Scotland during the wait, and saw monkies playing on a rooftop and a mongoose crossing the road. Top notch Reggae band last night at McBride's.. Barbados is quite a wonderful surprise. Having the best time!

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4. Re: Best snorkeling beaches with Parking

LisaB, glad you're having a good time.

It looks like the wet season has begun in Bim. But, I heard that it was bright and sunny on Thursday.

Enjoy yourself.

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