Folkestone Beach

Folkestone Beach, located at Church Point, just north of St. James church, has so much to offer the entire family. The beach’s golden sand and the water calm for swimming.

Things to Do

There is a lifeguard on duty and beach security. The beach is lined with picnic tables and there are changing facilities offering showers and toilets, beach chairs for sunbathing.

Home to the Folkstone Underwater Park, there is a 2km stretch of marine reserve. Snorkeling is particularly good here and equipment is available for rent. As this beach is home to Folkestone Marine Park there are many amenities, food and drink as well as a souvenir shop. The children may play in the adventure park and there are also tennis courts here.


• Safe swimming
• Lifeguard
• Beach chairs
• Food & Drink available
• Picnic tables
• Toilets
• Showers
• Kids playground
• Tennis Courts
• Snorkeling equipment rental
• Lockers

Driving Directions

Folkestone Beach is located on the west coast of the island, in the parish of St. James. From Spring Garden Highway, at the Frank Worrell roundabout turn right onto Walmer Lodge, you will see an Esso station on your right, follow road up the beautiful gold coast of our island and there, amidst glorious hotels, restaurants and beaches, continue past Holetown and on your left will be the sign for Folkestone Marine Park.

View the location of the beach on our Barbados Interactive Map.


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