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Columbus Landfall National Park

Grand Turk
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Ranked #7 of 13 Attractions in Grand Turk
Type: National Parks, Reefs, Outdoors
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Scuba diving
Owner description: Underwater park great for scuba diving, populated by lots of beautiful and exotic fish.
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Type: National Parks, Reefs, Outdoors
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Scuba diving
Owner description: Underwater park great for scuba diving, populated by lots of beautiful and exotic fish.
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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124 reviews 124 reviews
14 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This runs the length of the west of the island almost, and includes some great beaches, including Governors beach. If you are staying on the island during the week head to Governors Beach and you will have the place to yourself.

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East Hampton, New York
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83 reviews 83 reviews
41 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Arrived by Cruise line Carnival ( Splendor ) I found the island to be beautiful except for the poverty . The water is as clear as Gin . The coral plentiful / we stayed the day and visited many places this being the best of them all . If you like friendly people and a good deal then this place... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

The most wonderful sand, ultra-clear bathlike water, and the most incredible reef I've seen. "The Wall" drops off from 30' to 7000' (yes, seven THOUSAND feet) - breathtaking.

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Philadelphia suburb
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71 reviews 71 reviews
22 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

No venders here. Just a little public beach with a couple of benches and a huge shade tree. We really enjoyed the beach.

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70 reviews 70 reviews
21 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Not much to see and not even the place Columbus landed according to most scholars. Save your time and just hang out down at Jack's Shack....

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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83 reviews 83 reviews
56 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

This is a pretty big area (I might be wrong, but it seems to stretch from the Cruise Ship area down quite a ways) but there are a series of nice turn-offs with great beaches.

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New Delhi, India
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384 reviews 384 reviews
236 attraction reviews
257 helpful votes 257 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Historically Columbus is supposed to have landed on the Grand Turk Island in his quest for the New World. In view of this it is called the Columbus Landfall National Park.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Stopped here on a jeep trip around the island. We enjoyed the beach and the snorkeling off the beach

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Atlanta, Georgia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Columbus Landfall National Park is all around the island. The locals respect the water, reef and fish without question. Unfortunately on land they do not share quite the same respect of their surroundings. They were absolutely incredible people and great to talk to and share recipees. However, I really wanted to help clean the area a bit. Next trip will... More 

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Grand Turk
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40 reviews 40 reviews
11 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

Columbus Landfall National is a protected marine sanctuary, with a 7000 foot wall playing the starring role for divers, anyone who appreciates the natural environment, The Turks & Caicos Islands has the third longest barrier coral reef system in the world, Grand Turk, its Capitol, hosts myriad colourful fishes, corals, turtles, wrecks as well as a centuries old town that's... More 

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