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Address: near Turtle Cove Marina

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Incredible Snorkeling just off the beach!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Phyllis H
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San Francisco, California
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San Francisco, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

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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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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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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Clarksville, Maryland, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

The fish and the rays are awesome. We have snorkeled in Tahiti and these small reefs are almost in that league. The reefs are an easy 50 yard swim off the sandy/rocky shoreline. Check the map at the far end so you can swim right out to the reefs (and not wander in the sea grass),

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We spent an afternoon looking for the reef. We suggest getting a guided tour, hard to find by yourself and signs on the beach.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

We rented snorkeling equipment at Bobs Scooter in Turtle Cove early on the last day of our vacation. At $15/day, it was definitely the most cost efficient activity on our trip, with the exception of lazing at the beach. A short drive over to Smiths Reef and an even shorter walk out to the coral bay, and we were in... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We drove by all these fancy homes and parked our car right by the beach. We heard they've had some car break-ins so we didnt leave any valuables in the car. The beach is rocky and dangerous; not a place to bring kids. As soon as we hit the water the reef is right there and there is all kinds... More 

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New York City, New York
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We entered the reef from the West with plenty of free parking spaces. We went to where lots of people were snorkeling. I'm not a good swimmer so I don't really venture out to the deep unless I have a floatation device which I don't have at that time. I was really disappointed when I did not see but few... More 

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Waltham, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

This beach is not one for sun bathers. It was very rocky! But that was ok since we were there to snorkel. The reef is fantastic and super easy to reach right off the beach. I saw a turtle and a spotted string ray in addition to tons of beautiful coral and tropical fish! Note: follow the dirt road back... More 

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