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Catch it at low tide, and it's.....

....a nice spot for snorkeling if you're into that. At low tide, the reef provides the beach with a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kingsport, TN.
Low tide is much better than high tide for snorklers at Bathtub Beach

Our experience from Oct 14, 2017. (This was the resting part of our vacation after 5 days of Disney... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Montgomery, Alabama
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1585 SE MacArthur Blvd, Stuart, FL
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed January 25, 2017

Bathtub Beach is located on the road through Indian River Plantation, south the historic House of Refuge and just before the exclusive Sailfish Point development. Bathtub Beach is a special place for local and visiting residents. A reef protects an area of ocean refers to...More

14  Thank Marty B
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Reviewed June 3, 2014

Have visited this beach over the last few decades. Mother nature has taken its toll but it still is a fantastic beach. To get there take Ocean Ave. Stuart east, over two bridges, right at the light at the Marriott and go to the end....More

8  Thank Liamsmamo
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Reviewed 1 week ago

....a nice spot for snorkeling if you're into that. At low tide, the reef provides the beach with a nice pool of calm water. Otherwise, it's a nice, sandy, safe beach with lifeguards that can range from really clean to full of seaweed and junk...More

Thank JDHoss
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our experience from Oct 14, 2017. (This was the resting part of our vacation after 5 days of Disney World.) Snorkeling was horrible that morning after high tide but the afternoon trip closer to low tide made it a very good experience. The rocks were...More

1  Thank Gorf_1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I visited Bathtub Reef Beach today. My wife is an avid seashell collector so we timed our visit to be near low tide. We found the beach to be pretty clean although on Halloween there were only maybe a dozen or so...More

2  Thank danieloW7812SH
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went at high tide and there was nothing calm about this beach. There was a significant amount of sea vegetation in the water and sand - and when I say significant, I mean it. It was painful to stand in the water because of...More

Thank Stephanie M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was a nice visit to Bathtub Beach, however I would not recommend coming here if you enjoy swimming in the ocean. It was so rocky that my son and I were actually hurting ourselves trying to get out far enough to avoid rocks. We...More

Thank Cheryl M
Reviewed August 28, 2018

Safe beach haven, nicely kept. Nice parking lot and very safe for children. At low tide it literally is a bathtub.

Thank panther19822017
Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

This is one of the calmer beaches in the area. The waves are small and kids can play here pretty safely.

Thank Joseph B
Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

The weather was great, the beach was clean and beautiful, very relaxing. Would recommend for any day of the week.

Thank dholcomb32
Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful beach, lots of parking and restrooms nearby. Not sure who is throwing their trash and cigarettes on the beach but please stop. Lots of see weed comes on the beach at times which makes going into the water difficult. Lots of 🐚 to be...More

Thank istrainer1
Reviewed August 10, 2018

We had a great afternoon snorkeling at Bathtub Reef. Wasn't sure what we were going to see but saw a lot of parrotfish, angelfish, and wrasse. I also saw a number of snook - wasn't prepared for how large they would be! Make sure you...More

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Response from Diana T | Reviewed this property |
Sea creatures live in the sea. They have no boundaries or fences. They roam in the sea. You find them in the water. It is a big ocean.
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Response from Nativewood | Reviewed this property |
This is the county laws for our parks currently posted at the Martin County Parks and Recreation website in regards to the use of alcohol: (Glass is not permitted on the beaches). Sec. 17.12. - Consumption and sale of... More
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February 24, 2018|
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Response from Chrissie_626 | Reviewed this property |
It’s March 26th, and the beach is still closed from a county restoration project.