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Address: 1585 SE MacArthur Blvd, Stuart, FL
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A great place to swim

This is a super place to swim the Atlantic. Sheltered but open. When we went it was to windy & cold but I really wanted to get in the water. I will return in warmer times.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
FairWind77
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Massachusetts
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Massachusetts
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67 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a super place to swim the Atlantic. Sheltered but open. When we went it was to windy & cold but I really wanted to get in the water. I will return in warmer times.

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Victoria, Texas
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75 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We drove all the way down the island to get here and then we really couldn't see much of the reef so we figure it must have been high tide. There were quite a few people out the evening we went because they were there to watch the full moon rise over the Atlantic Ocean, really pretty.

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Thank steno225
Milwaukee, WI
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33 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The unique reef allows beachcombers to walk out over 300 feet in shallow water. Perfect for everyone...especially families with small children. The beach is undergoing a complete restoration and will reopen for the summer season. Beautiful, clean, well kept beach. A 'must' for locals & visitors!

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1 Thank lfinn414
Montreal, Canada
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129 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a perfect beach for kids but the only problem...the parking is horrible and summer no parking available.

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Thank Lucie M
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32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great spot to walk the dog. Beer friendly. Open 24/7. Nice pavilion for sunrise ops. Parking is limited, so go early morning or late afternoon. Great for kids to swim safely inside the reef.

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Cape Town
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43 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with family. Close parking available. Life guards were on duty on Sunday. Safe beach for kids due to the reef giving protection. Enjoy and wear sunscreen.

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Pembroke Pines, Florida
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Dirtiest beach I've ever seen. I don't know if it's always like that or because of the strange change of tides at that time, bringing in the trash from the sea. We had 2 plastic bags supposedly for shells but ended up filling them with all kinds of plastic trash. I tried ignoring them at first but eventually had to... More 

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Thank Eaglew007
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I LOVE bathtun Reef! I have been taking my child there since she was an infant! Its so beauitful there!

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Thank Chas S
Fernandina Beach, Florida
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134 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is called the bathtub because the coral reef creates a natural lagoon especially during low tide. It is now a county park as it is a very popular place to go. It is a great place to go and experience a coral reef, tidal pools and a beautiful beach

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Orlando, Florida, USA
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36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Scenic drive down to this little cove. Nice place to snorkel for beginners, when tide is in and great for kids to play with tide is out. The reef helps break the waves so that the little ones can play.

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