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Smith's Reef

near Turtle Cove Marina
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Type: Reefs, Geologic Formations
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Arlington, Texas
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76 reviews 76 reviews
31 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We drove down here and did this on our own. Three sections of reef, all had beautiful sea fans and a great assortment of fish. You do have to swim out a ways and go around the sea grass, but worth it. Even saw some squid, which I've never seen, a small Hawkback turtle, a large angel fish and sea... More

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Greenville, South Carolina
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20 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

It was a rocky beach,and a boat channel the guys both got yelled at. Fish were like everywhere else. Not so hot.. We all go looking for a beach that's better than where we are at (grace bay) thinking we'll find it, not smith. Grace is much better,and right in front of our hotel.

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Bend, oregon, USA
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23 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Provo does not have many off shore options, so when you take that into consideration, Smith is quite good. Highlights: Eagle Rays as big as a middle schooler! Lots of wildlife. Big and small schools of fish, tons of variety! Lowlights: The water clarity is good, but not great. I think this is likely because of the heavy boat traffic... More

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Every time that I visit Turks & Caicos I make sure to visit Smith's Reef with my family. The first time we visited we had a hard time finding exactly where to park, but if you follow the signs now you can park in a parking lot and walk down the beach to the reef. Just make sure to note... More

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San Jose
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61 reviews 61 reviews
37 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We had a hard time finding this place, it's actually the street (Bridge Rd) past/before the Turtle Cove marina down at the end to the left past many residential homes. We went on a snorkeling trip and to Coral Gardens as well. I liked this place the best for snorkeling when we visited Turks and Caicos. There was a lot... More

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Evergreen, Colorado
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

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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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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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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40 reviews 40 reviews
20 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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