The Folkestone Marine Reserve

Marine Protected Areas (MPA) are special areas of the marine environment chosen to conserve marine resources.Folkestone Marine Reserve was established in 1981 and it covers 11% of the west coast of Barbados (2.1 Km2).

Folkestone’s marine biodiversity includes:

  • Fringing reefs, patch reefs, offshore bank reef
  • Nesting hawksbill turtles
  • Foraging green turtles
  • Holetown Hole lagoon