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Smith's Reef

near Turtle Cove Marina
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Type: Reefs, Geologic Formations
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Mount Kisco, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Had a wonderful experience with my wife and two small children. Snorkeled in the morning and saw lots of fish of all shapes and sizes and lots of coral. Although I didn't see a turtle or ray, they are there if you spend enough time and go to the right spots. We hung around the midpoint between the beach and... More

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Milwaukee,WI
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014 via mobile

Snorkeled here on a calm morning. Saw a ton of beautiful fish and the reef was right off shore. Was not crowded and there were multiple reefs and lots to see. Would highly recommend this spot!

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Baltimore, Maryland
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65 reviews 65 reviews
11 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

I was generally underwhelmed by snorkeling in T & C. Smith's Reef was worth an hour or two. Drive toward Turtle Bay and turn on Bridge Road, then turn left and drive to the end. You will pass some interesting high end homes, fun to see. There is a dirt lot at the end to park. The beach is public... More

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cramerton, NC
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

There is a lot to explore here, and there is sea grass in between. The map at the beach access point is very helpful to orient yourself. We did this with our children-- 11, 9, and 7. They are all year-round swimmers on a team, so we had no issues. It was a little more "rough" than at Coral Gardens... More

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Idaho
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79 reviews 79 reviews
30 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

I can't find Smiths Reef on here to review, so I hope this will work. We loved this reef! Snorkeled here on 4 different days and loved it every single time. If you think the reef is dead and ugly, you haven't found it yet. There are 2 beautiful reefs with sea grass and sand surrounding them where the spotted... More

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Tampa, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

I have snorkeled here two previous times and always saw many fish. This trip however, I saw many more species fish in this trip than ever...and eagle rays! The coral colors were vibrant and large schools of fish were gathering. One day the waters were rough and they made for a challenging day. On calm days, however, it is swimming... More

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Chittenango, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

This was the best beach accessible snorkeling that we found in Provo. My husband and I drove over for the afternoon and parked at the public beach access, walked out to the beach with our chairs, and walked right out to a great snorkeling spot. The fish were a greater number of fish, and certainly more diversity than we found... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

It's a little hard to find, but worth the effort. We took Bridge Road, then turned right onto the sandy road past Atlantic Ocean Villas, and parked at the end where they're constructing a new villa. Then we walked to the beach, saw the sign outlining where the reefs were, and headed right to snorkel the one closest to the... More

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Katonah, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

There are plenty of fish to be seen, but the waters are rocky near shore and, when we were there, the current was strong. It was a 20 minute bike trip from our hotel. It was worth the ride, but be careful.

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BRONXVILLE
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

I guess I've been spoiled, but Smith's reef is hugely overrated. The water was moderately cloudy (no- it hadn't been stirred up by rough seas. It was dead calm for days before). Which didn't really matter that much because there wasn't that much to see. The reefs were in terrible shape (most of the coral was bleached) and there were... More

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