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Bathtub Reef

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Address: 1585 SE MacArthur Blvd, Stuart, FL
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Beautiful beach

We loved it here. Renovations mostly completed. Unfortunately the presence of blue algae closed the beach while we were there. Before that however, the reef water was shallow... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
CeebHer
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Hollywood, Florida
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Hollywood, Florida
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved it here. Renovations mostly completed. Unfortunately the presence of blue algae closed the beach while we were there. Before that however, the reef water was shallow & crystal clear with sealife to See when snorkeling. There is also areas for dogs past the yellow & green flag on the edges of the beach. Get there early! We were... More 

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Thank CeebHer
West Palm Beach
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62 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm sharing a little known secret. If you find the Bathtub Reef, backtrack and go to the beach on the RIGHT after leaving Bathtub to the parking area known as "The Rocks". This is a surfer hangout. There are restrooms. But the view is paradise and is usually known only to the locals. It's not necessarily the best for children... More 

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Thank piratical
Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love bathtub reef beach! It is a beautiful spot. I have been many times to go snorkeling on the weekends. They have done some updates to it I'm told but I have not been there yet to see it for myself. The parking is limited so you need to go early. The water is very shallow and good for... More 

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Thank LovetheBeach2121
Stuart, Florida
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26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Bathtub Beach is a lovely place!!! At low tide one can walk the tide pools enjoying the little sea critters. However, lately, it has been closed due to toxic algae infiltrating the area due to Lake Okeechobee drainage!!!! What a shame!!! My advice--check to see what is happening before venturing there.

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1 Thank Marion Z
Stuart, Florida
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95 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Upon visiting the beach which has been closed for months due to rebuilding the beach we found it is closing again because of toxic water. This is such a tragedy because it is a terrific family beach but the water being dumped from the lake into the river had closed down several beaches in the area. One man on the... More 

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1 Thank designer109
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love this beach. It's called Bathtub because there is a reef just off shore that at lower tides creates a huge area of shallow water and little tiny sandbars where you can carry a beach chair and have your own island in the middle of the water while watching your kids play and snorkle in clear knee deep water.... More 

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2 Thank Corky M
Kent, Ohio
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wasn't overcrowded, nice Beach , I had problems with my GPS so I had trouble locating this. I was not there for low tide but was there for a high tide in the Wind we're definitely hauling lots of surfers doing their thing had a nice time I would go back

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Thank Spud500
Stuart, Florida
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17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very special beach. Because of the reef low tide is especially fun for children. The water is shallow and the little tide pools sometime have marine life to explore. This beach also has life guards for added security. Parking in the past has been horrendous, but they are working on that problem this early summer...CHECK FIRST TO... More 

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Thank KellyStuart62
Palm Harbor, Florida
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33 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

It was supposed to be reopened late May! It was not during our stay. Made us sad. It is touted as one of the best snorkeling in the area and we were not able to experience it.

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Thank Carolina R
Madison, Wisconsin
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16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

We visit the Bathtub Reef every year and it never disappoints. We snorkel to the reef and get a close up view of all the colorful life living on it. The beach itself is great for sunbathing or building sand castles. It's reassuring to know there are lifeguards on duty too.

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