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Address: near Turtle Cove Marina

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Wow! Fantastic snorkeling!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
fuzzypinkbunny
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Waltham, Massachusetts
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Waltham, Massachusetts
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166 reviews 166 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

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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Washington DC
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Smith's reef is the best snorkeling on the island but - it is nearly impossible to find the best spots! Our first trip in was very disappointing as we thought the dark spots were coral only to find massive expansive sea grass fields with relatively few fish. However - after 7 trips in we felt like we finally figured it... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

It was a bit of a hike carrying towels and snorkeling gear but totally worth it. Was a little difficult getting into and out of the water with all the rocks but once you're in the snorkeling was great. Lots of reef and fish and even saw a sting ray on the bottom of the sand.

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

Again this could be so much more than it is. Access to it is awful and one crappy sign at one end of reef. The reef itself is again just steps of the shore and extends for a long distance of shore line and seems to have many pieces separated by large area of turtle grass. I think we just... More 

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canada
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Smiths Reef runs all the way down to almost Turtle Cove with many access points \ parking available. We entered near to the Bight. There was parking available and a little walk down a path to the beach. The beach is sandy, but very slopey here. The water beacame deep quite quickly, perhaps not the best for young kids and... More 

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charlotte, north carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We snorkeled smiths reef 5 times. The entry point at parking lot was nice swimming but not the best snorkel. Best place was the middle entry point off beach. Excellent snorkeling. Lots of coral, manta ray 6 foot span, turtles, assorted fish. It is like snorkeling in open ocean not a closed in bay. There were boats but as long... More 

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West Rutland, Vermont
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Loved the boat ride out, the staff was great but some of the other guests were annoying. When we got to the reef there was a strong current and it was very difficult to stay near the boat. Very refreshing but a little "Dicey"

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

My family and I were recently in Turks and Caicos and loved Smiths Reef for snorkeling. We did snorkeling on one of those tour boats that take you out to a reef and we also tried Bight's reef but we tought Smiths was the best. We liked it so much we went back three times for 2 or 3 hours... More 

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45 reviews 45 reviews
14 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Great reefs fairly close to shore, best for better swimmers, in good condition with many different types of sea life. Several public access areas with nice little beaches, beautiful setting for snorkel and relax while watching the sun set.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

I can't even explain the fun my wife and I had the second time we went here, on our honeymoon. We saw 3 Ray's a sea turtle a bunch of fish. Many many different kinds too! HUNDREDS OF THEM! Most fun thing on the whole honeymoon!

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