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Smith's Reef

near Turtle Cove Marina
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Type: Reefs, Geologic Formations
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Evergreen, Colorado
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

Great reef(s) just off shore and nice. Have had better snorkeling but this is certainly convenient if you have a car on the island which i recommend. Colorful fish and only about 20 yds from shore! about 4 reefs separated by sea grass. Nice and enjoyable

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

Beautiful variety of fish just off shore. Too many to name. Great diversity... Tons to film...Just bring your water shoes

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Houston, Texas
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

My daughter and I ventured out and were able to find this beach and reef. Turn on Platt Rd. then drive over Bridge Rd till road ends thru some condos and then opens up to parking spot. You will see a sign that you're in the right place. Easy to swim out to reef - there are at least 4... More

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New York City, New York
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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

The coral was amazing, but there really weren't any interesting fish, except for a few small barracudas and groupers. No sign of the turtles or rays, and there simply weren't a lot of fish around. It sounds like we may have just been unlucky, and there just weren't a lot of fish out when we went. It seems like it... More

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We snorkeled two of the sections of reef. The one up at the far end was the easiest to access. Great parking lot and an easy walk up the beach past million dollar homes. I'm glad that we hit this toward the end of our trip because it gave my two novice snorkelers a chance to learn fin and buoyancy... More

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Boston
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Finding the sections of the reef is the biggest challenge! Enter Grace Bay Beach off Coconut Rd. (Turtle Cove area) and turn right. You'll come to three tall wooden posts on the beach. The reef is just off shore. Those who are just learning or uncomfortable can see plenty of fish in waist deep water. The sections of the reef... More

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Draper, Utah
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Liked: The reef is close to the shore, there is actually four different reefs along the coast. We saw lots of cool fish and sea life. The reefs are close to shore, no more than 25-30 yards from the beach. The corals were amazing! Disliked: Tough to find the reef if you do not know where you are looking.

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Easy access to miles of unspoiled beach and shallow waters with miles of reef! Be sure to take your water shoes as the rocks/reef are right up to the beach in many places. Pack your water as well. Great spot for snorkeling!

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Anchorage, Alaska
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

This is a great reef that is close to the beach. When i swam there i saw a great diversity of fish and coral species. However I saw other tourist standing on the reef trying to get there pictures taken. The reef is not rock. Standing on it is very damaging to the coral and you can wipe out in... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

We rented a villa on the beach right on Smith's Reef, and snorkeled there every day. It was beautiful! We saw all kinds of exotic fish, including barracuda, grouper, sea stars, and lots of colorful fish! You HAVE to go here no matter where you are staying on the island.

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