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Columbus Landfall National Park

Address: Grand Turk
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Ranked #6 of 13 Attractions in Grand Turk
Type: National Parks, Reefs, Nature & Parks
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, Nature & Parks
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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English first
New Milford, Connecticut, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Beautiful, tranquil clear blue water. The bluest water I've seen. It was just like the Corona commercial.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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132 reviews 132 reviews
18 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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91 reviews 91 reviews
45 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
22 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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403 reviews 403 reviews
247 attraction reviews
263 helpful votes 263 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 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 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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