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Princess Alexandra National Park

Providenciales
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Type: Parks, Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Sunbathing
Description: Thirteen miles of undeveloped, protected beach, part of an effort to preserve the natural beauty of the islands.
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Barrie
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75 reviews 75 reviews
29 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Very nice coral reef located right at the beach, within a short walk west along Grace Bay Beach. Perfect for beginner snorkelers, amazing variety of fish & corals accessible without a boat

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Hot Springs
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We went to a couple of spots on Princess Alexandra - all were nice - near Grace Bay, so it was a nice break from the resort areas. Water was beautiful - as was the beach itself.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This reef is called smith reef the most to see in the water. There was only 3 or 4 people on the beach. Aug is the time to go.

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Sandy, Utah
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63 reviews 63 reviews
14 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We got kayaks at Big Blue unlimited and paddled through the mangroves. It was very tranquil and pretty. You get some great views of the area. You need to be there at high tide though, so make sure you call ahead to find out when you should pick up your kayak.

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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Smith's Reef is part of the National Park and is an amazing place to snorkel from shore. The reef is huge and spread out. Amazing coral and colorful fish everywhere. The reef is closest to the marina and right off shore.

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Chicago, Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The best place to snorkel right off the beach, you just walk out into the water, don your gear, and lots of fish and coral right there. Bring your snorkel gear and underwater cameras!

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

your dream beach can be found here especially if you want to have a fun floaty day of sun and snorkelling enjoy a little bit close to the club med but still really nice

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Greenbrier, Tennessee
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

This is one spot not to be missed. Do bring drinks and towels and food if you plan on spending the day. It is private open to the public and no services are available . The snorkeling here is really good. There are 3 large reefs in one area.

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Hanover, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Great place, easy to get to and free. I walked on the beach and snorkeled. Met a lot of nice people. Somewhere cafe is nearby and a great place to catch thensunset

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New York City, New York
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287 reviews 287 reviews
25 attraction reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

It's no wonder this is protected land, the beach is beautiful and a wonderful place to enjoy some time in the sand. The reef just off the beach is a good place to go snorkeling but the outer reefs have many more fish and more to see.

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