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Lovely park with great facilities for the disabled.

It was windy when we visited, but beautiful, handicapped ramo, gazebo with picnic tables, beautiful... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Puerto Lindo, Panama
Best beach in the US

You have to make time to visit this gem. It’s off the beaten path but do make the time to visit... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Stuart, Florida
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Reviewed 4 days ago

It was windy when we visited, but beautiful, handicapped ramo, gazebo with picnic tables, beautiful clear water.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Panamaannie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You have to make time to visit this gem. It’s off the beaten path but do make the time to visit. It’s very different than any other place.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank pgolden1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice place to stop. The beach is not so wide, but very nice. wade out a bit - warm brackish water. the mini museum is nice also

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank LakeTahoeMike
Reviewed November 6, 2018

....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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank JDHoss
Reviewed November 3, 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Gorf_1
Reviewed October 31, 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank danieloW7812SH
Reviewed October 18, 2018 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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Stephanie M
Reviewed October 14, 2018 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

Date of experience: July 2018
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.

Date of experience: May 2018
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.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Joseph B
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November 7, 2018|
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Response from 211dianat | 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.
William P
July 4, 2018|
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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
Lauren S
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.