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If you love snorkeling you must visit Smith's Reef/Provo/Turks and Caicos. My wife and I spent a week and stayed right in Turtle cove at a beautiful Air B&B. Thanks to Jaky "View from the Top” for such wonderful accommodations. (Awesome) SO... back to the...More
Smith’s Reef is the best place to shore snorkel in central Provo! It is more challenging than the reef at Bight Beach (rougher water and more current) but well worth it! The reef is virtually all natural, and there are 3 separate areas that can...More
We did some snorkelling here just near to the rocks, where the water is quite shallow and you can stand up in places. There was some coral and the fish were quite pretty and colourful, saw a stoplight parrotfish, blue tangs, sergeant majors (?), yellowtail...More
Reef did have a reasonably good variety of smaller fish : blue tang, damselfish, yellow tail snapper, school master, yellow goatfish, small mouth grunt, stoplight parrotfish. Choppy water and strong tide made snorkeling challenging - not best for novice snorkelers or weak swimmers.
Smith's Reef was a little hard to find but SO worth it. It covers a large area mixed in with the seagrass.But keep swimming when you think you have reached the end ... there is more. We found a beautiful section out past a deep...More
This place is hard to find! As others mentioned, there is a short path to the beach from the roundabout which dead ends at some expensive homes, but at the end of the path there is no map as I believe we were on the...More
Our first time here, we walked to the little sandy parking lot where Coconut Rd. ends and says "Beach Access". (We were staying right across the main street at La Vista Azul condo) There's a nice little beach area and the marina.
Next day, we...More
This secluded beach is beautiful. It is rocky so I reccommend beach/water shoes. We saw a stingray and a variety of coral and fish. It is so secluded we were the only ones there. I would reccommend renting a car and driving to all the...More
Access point at Smith's Reef blocked off?? (7 Replies)
I just read on a FB page that I follow that the access point/parking area at Smith's Reef has been cut off with large rocks. There are two photos posted but tough to see if it's actually all cut off or just a part of it. This is what it says above the photos: "This info is for everyones attention: This is Smith Reef beach at the end of Coconut Road in Turtle Cove which is PUBLIC BEACH ACCESS blocked off from us using it. " Can anyone confirm if this is true?
July 20, 2015|
Muylinda, I can't answer your question, but I did read that someone was building down around there and there was some blocking....I think it was Paul our resident weatherman that posted on it. There is ( or was) a public path on the other side of AOBV where you could still access the beach.
I was wondering how far it is to Smith's Reef from the last Gecko stop down by Turtle Cove Marina / Central square? Is it walkable? Also, anyone know how much the OCW shuttle is from the airport or is it complementary? Thanks!
April 27, 2006|
Yes, Smith's Reef is walkable from The Gecko Shuttle Stop, just ask to get out at The Sharkbite or Baci Stop. The Hotel Shuttles are complimentary if you have booked through the hotel rather then privately with an owner.
If you had to choose... (6 Replies)
Bight Reef or Smith Reef? And why?
August 26, 2012|
I love snorkeling both, however mostly go to the bight reef for convenience. The sea life is always changing during the day, and I like to go out many times. Usually stay nearby as well. If I was staying in the turtle cove area I would be at smiths most of the time. Keep in mind Smith's is near the opening to the marina and sometimes the currents are a little stronger there.