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Bathtub Reef

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Address: 1585 SE MacArthur Blvd, Stuart, FL
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Great beach.

This beach is nicely landscraped and guarded. It is shallow with rocks which protrude during low tide. It's a great place to gather shells but be careful Nd watch where you walk... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Vickie C
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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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166 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This beach is nicely landscraped and guarded. It is shallow with rocks which protrude during low tide. It's a great place to gather shells but be careful Nd watch where you walk. The reef does allow critters to get trapped inside when tides go out. We saw 3 sharks inside the reef and the swimming was closed. Have fun and... More 

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Palm City, Florida
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11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Bring your fins and mask all ages and enjoy seeing all kinds of fish. I have seen snook and sharks often! Very exciting and shallow! Go early. Not a lot of parking!

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Thank Jan D
Stuart, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This beach is perfect for snorkeling or any activity with little ones. If you want to just float around, build sand castles, it's perfect. Lots of deep sand to shore beach

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Most beaches on Hutchinson Island are a bit narrow but Bathtub has a nice wide beach area. Families congregate on the weekends so it gets busy and they still do not have facilities--have porta potties and hoses to rinse off the sand. I assume facilities are coming? Beautiful beach.

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Palm Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Coral rising above the surface forms what appears to be a large swimming pool as it holds back the entire North Atlantic Ocean. That's a stretch, but it is a neat place to visit while in Stuart, Florida.

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Stuart, Florida
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having intimate knowledge of the goings-on and the ups and downs that have plagued this beach in the past, I can attest as to how faithfully committed Martin County has been to this beach and its environs. Despite previous erosion (and other) issues, Martin County has been steadfast in their effort to make this the great beach that it is.... More 

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Thank Xavier M
Stuart, Florida
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bathtub Reef is very appropriately named. A natural rock reef creates a pool like area which is great for the little ones. Took two of my grandchildren (5&7) there this past weekend and we had a great time. If you try to get there when the tide is low the consistent shallow area allows the children to play without worry.... More 

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Harrington, Delaware
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is such a beautiful place to snorkel, find shells, or just enjoy the beach. It is like you stepped onto a caribbean island for the day, it is gorgeous and the water is crystal clear. Such a hidden gem.

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Thank GarlickL
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beach was open for first time after renovations. Not much parking and no public rest rooms. Not a very big beach but was nice.

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Pinckney, Michigan, United States
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24 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was under construction when we were there with no signs of workers...It is called bathtub reef because it is shaped like a bathtub. It has nice sand and is sort of secluded.

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