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Address: 1585 SE MacArthur Blvd, Stuart, FL
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Beach is beach, this one is always beautiful especially when it's stormy

We went to walk on the beach and I was blown away by the fact that there was no longer a bath/ shower house. And the sand replacement project that has happened is kind of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2015
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Stuart, Florida
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Stuart, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

We went to walk on the beach and I was blown away by the fact that there was no longer a bath/ shower house. And the sand replacement project that has happened is kind of silly. However, there is a dock across the street on the river that lends a space to watch the sunset. Nice!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

I live 10 minutes from Bath Tub beach and have seen the decline first hand....This once pristine little gem of a beach on the southern end of Hutchinson Island is sadly, no longer pristine or a gem, except on rare occasions. Many days the beach is packed with tourists, so many that residents of Martin County cannot find a place... More 

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Sebring, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

shhhh- we need to keep this beach a secret !! i love it and the lifeguards are wonderful. maybe the parking issues will change

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Great beach for privacy and shallow water. We enjoyed the free parking and easy access onto getting on the beach.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This is an amazing beach. At low tide all the brain coral is exposed. This beach was closed for a year. Storms washed away the beach. The beach is back and looking good. A beautiful drive to Bath Tub Beach between the ocean and river. Enjoy your time there.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

As others mentioned parking is very limited.Beach is very nice for kids too. Shallow. However I went to snorkel. If you go to snorkel make sure it's high tide otherwise the view is pretty limited to a few fish and not much else.

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Stuart, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Just beautiful and feels more safe with the reef there. Better for taking kids to, waves don't knock you down as much as the other beaches. Big fish don't come in past the reef....that's what I heard anyway. I love this beach.

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asheville
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

My husband and I visited. I expected more of a lagoon for swimming. I found the surf rough until we got in front of a sandbar; between the reef and the sandbar the waves were gentler. Very shelly beach; we both had to wear water shoes. The bathrooms at the beach were smelly, hard to change clothes because of smell.... More 

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Westfield, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Great place to watch the sunrise. Because of the reef the water is calmer than most beaches. It is also very shallow which is great for kids. Good snorkeling too. Lots of marine life to explore. Parking lot fills up quickly.

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Lyons, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

This beach is protected by a reef off shore. There are some currents but the waves are much calmer than the other beaches in the Stuart area.

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