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Address: near Turtle Cove Marina

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Like an Aquarium you can swim in

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
David M
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Clarksville, Maryland, United States
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Clarksville, Maryland, United States
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67 reviews 67 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

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
6 attraction 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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Washington DC
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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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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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