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Address: 1585 SE MacArthur Blvd, Stuart, FL
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Gentle surf, great for kids

Near Sailfish Point, this beach features a natural worm reef that, opposing the shore, forms a bathtub shaped basin of warm, calm, clear water with a sandy bottom that is about... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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Beverly, Massachusetts
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Beverly, Massachusetts
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Near Sailfish Point, this beach features a natural worm reef that, opposing the shore, forms a bathtub shaped basin of warm, calm, clear water with a sandy bottom that is about 100 feet across at its widest. Beyond the reef is fine for snorkling--schooling fish, cobia, and even sluggish nurse sharks are common. Parking lot is small...rest rooms at south... More 

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Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

It's a great beach and the drive to it is fabulous between the river and the ocean. Sand is clean, lots of shells and the water is wonderful. Shallow a long way out to the reef and warm. If you're in the area, make this a must visit.

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Stuart, Florida, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Safe for kids and awesome place to swim and snorkel...go there all the time to swim and if you like surfing you can go over 1 beach to go surfing. The reef is loaded with fish and if adventurous you can swim out on the other side to see bigger fish and sharks.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Nice beach, lots of pretty fish to see snorkeling! Good for all ages, many shallow areas and tide pools for kids when tide goes out!

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Stuart, Florida, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

With ever changing views and abundant wildlife, Bathtub Reef Beach is worth a visit if just to sit on your beach chair and gaze out at the ocean. It's a short walk from the parking lot and the facilities are clean and adequate. The term bathtub comes from the protected are of water, a few acres in size just in... More 

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Stuart
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a beautiful beach. Reef and shallow water for small children, not crowded. Good for sun bums or if you want to snorkel bring your sunscreen and enjoy our good nature.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

This is a lovely, safe, clean, big beach ~ perfect for a picnic or afternoon with little ones. A lovely big deck area with picnic tables and a gazebo. On the southern tip of Hutchinson Island, just south of the House of Refuge. A must do~!

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Picton, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

This beach is somewhat calmer then the other beaches on Hutchison Island. Certain times there are excellent opportunities for shelling. There Is an observation deck and primitive washrooms.

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Liverpool, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Significant erosion so the size of the sandy beach can be tight. I was there right after a storm and found a huge shell. Nice viewing platform by the parking lot. The bathrooms were in a trailer in the parking lot.

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Hodgdon, ME
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We sought out this beach to snorkel, but it is rarely calm enough for that. There is a coral reef not too far out from shore and we have seen some good-sized sharks caught there from the shore. This made us wary of swimming out there! We do like to hike the beach down to the inlet and have found... More 

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