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Address: near Turtle Cove Marina

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Smith's Reef - The best beach snorkeling in Provo, Turks & Caicos

Our entourage of 8 stayed at the Grace Bay Club and we snorkeled Smith's Reef 3 times during our stay (6/14-6/20/15). The reef system is actually 4 reefs (with many smaller... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
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Sudbury, MAssachusetts, USA
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Sudbury, MAssachusetts, USA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 NEW

Our entourage of 8 stayed at the Grace Bay Club and we snorkeled Smith's Reef 3 times during our stay (6/14-6/20/15). The reef system is actually 4 reefs (with many smaller clusters) separated by large expanses of sea grass. To get to Smith's Reef, it's best to rent a car (we rented a van one day and an SUV the... More 

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Long Beach, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

This was a wonderful reef to snorkel. Since I was staying near by, I snorkeled the reef at least once a day. The area has some rock formations, followed by grass or sandy bottom between the formations. I was lucky enough to spot 3 turtles, stingrays, an eagle ray, and a nurse shark. The best part of the reef is... More 

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Santa Monica, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

For most budget conscious travelers over priced snorkel trips are usually a big waste of time and money. Why not experience one of the most spectacular coral reefs just off the beach! Smith's Reef is just that place where we spotted sea turtles, barracudas and dozen's of other brilliantly colored tropical fish. But the real treat was the amazing coral... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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21 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Smith's Reef is not to be missed.  The area is filled with large reefs for as far as just about anyone cared to swim.  There are two parking lots in the area that will give you access to the reef.  The East and West lots both leave you with about a 1000 foot walk to the southernmost point of the... More 

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Florida
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Great snorkeling from beach. Head over bridge, go left on coconut rd to end to park. Then walk about 200 yards on beach to your right to point. Go out about 200 ft for the larger reef.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Smith's Reef is a great place to bring your picnic and beach chairs and spend the day. You'll pretty much have the place to yourself. The water is clear. There is plant life and several species of fish. Not the best reef but you'd have to rent a boat or go on a snorkel trip for that. This is the... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We just spent 10 days on Grace Bay and we enjoyed some of the best snorkeling ever. Within a few yards of the sandy beach are a series of reefs teeming with underwater beauty. We snorkeled everyday and saw things some divers never see including sea turtles, large Rays, a 10-12' Shark, smaller sharks, a 6' barracuda, many smaller ones,... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Smiths reef was an awesome place to walk right off the beach and start snorkeling. Like many reviewers we saw turtles, rays, barracuda, and many colorful fish. We liked the middle access (right onto coconut rd and drive down to beach access) because the beach was sand entrance not rocky like the west entrance. Twice we snorkeled here and had... More 

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San Diego, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Went here with hubby and friends to do some snorkeling. I am a compete amateur so I think I would have enjoyed myself more if I was better. The beaches around here we're actually quite choppy and windy that day so it wasn't as peaceful as other beaches are. I did, however, practice quiet a bit in the shallow waters.... More 

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Alberta
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95 reviews 95 reviews
26 attraction reviews
170 helpful votes 170 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Amazing experience. I was lucky enough to snorkel on smiths reef ten times during my last stay in Provo, during those days I saw six different turtles on six different occasions, stingrays, conchs, barracuda, and too many fish to count or name! The variety of coral and fish are some of the best I've ever seen. Recommend snorkelling this reef... More 

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Location: Caribbean  >  Turks and Caicos

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