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Bathtub Reef

1585 SE MacArthur Blvd, Stuart, FL
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Ranked #4 of 15 Attractions in Stuart
Type: Beaches
Traveler Description: Bathtub reef is a must see for anyone visiting South Florida. It is one of the safest beaches for children anywhere. The natural reef allows you to... more »
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New Jersey
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Tight for parking but if you have children this is a great beach when the tide is out. Snorkeling and low surf and water levels make it great for kids. Not easy to find but worth the trip. Just make sure you go early to find a parking place.

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Stuart, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

great beach lots of parking good place for kids to swim and snorkel. nice clean beach and nice walk to inlet

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Stuart, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I go to this beach quite frequently to snorkel. It is a beautiful beach and the snorkeling is great. Try to get there early, because the parking lot fills up quick.

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Stuart, Florida, United States
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88 reviews 88 reviews
12 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This is a beautiful beach with a small pavilion with benches and few picnic tables. Low surf which makes it nice for children. But because of erosion, they had to build up sand dunes and lost some of their parking lot. So parking is limited and it's best to go there early.

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Philadelphia, PA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This is a worm hole reef located close to the shore in shallow water. The reef is two miles long with many sights to see from many juvenile fish to interesting coral like formations.

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Stuart, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Bathtub reef at the end of a peninsula, beautifully located is a perfect beach, specially for children. Secluded, but close to Stuart. The only drawback is no shade, bring your own. This is however irrelevant if you go late afternoon (4pm or later) then the sun moves further west and sets. Look it up on Martin County and watch their... More

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Buffalo, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We found this to be very cozy. Would tell all our friends about it Great beach. Good times Good beach

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Spartanburg, South Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Absolutely loved this beach! Love the shallow, clear water. Super safe..didn't have to worry about my boys going out too deep or being knocked over by large waves. Had a great time snorkeling. The parking lot gets full fast so get there early. Wish this beach was located in SC.

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Vale
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We had never been snorkeling and loved collecting shells. This was so awesome I've never seen so much underwater and felt extremely safe and lifeguard on duty. Very shallow water really safe for kids. Soft sand but firm. My dad is disabled has a hard time walking but beach was right there so no long walk plus huge wooden gazebo... More

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Jensen Beach, Florida
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Neat beach with gorgeous views and neat history. Restroom isn't the best scenario. I have been there when there has been no restroom and when there is a port a potty. No food. No life guard unless it is announced there will be one. Usually there is work on the sand. Parking is hard and limited.

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