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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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Stuart, Florida, United States
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84 reviews 84 reviews
11 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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Stuart, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Just amazing that we have such a great snorkeling venue this close. Bring your snorkeling gear and get there early because parking is limited. Please do not walk on the reef! I wish that this was advertised/enforced. If you are a strong/confident swimmer, go beyond the breaking waves on the reef. Much to see on the far side. Saw a... More

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Vero Beach, Florida
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42 reviews 42 reviews
20 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

I love Bathtub Reef, it is very nice here and a scenic little drive coming down from the North on A1A. Parking is hell and there are no bathrooms on site. This place gets super crowded sometimes and people walk all over the reef. DON'T DO THAT! You're killing the reef, it is alive! The road in and out is... More

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Miami, Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This beach is beautiful, wish i could have had more time to spend here. It is so low and clear that make sit ideal for kids and babies. For the rest of us, it is just marvelous and we could talk while sitting in the water, it is simply awesome! You can bring your coolers and food, just make sure... More

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