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Great Place to Snorkel

Just got back from Provo. Went snorkeling here two days in a row. We entered the beach from the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
craverconstruction
,
Winston Salem, North Carolina
Could pass

Hard to locate the opening with Google Maps, we ended up driving and driving until we saw a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
tchin1180
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New York City, New York
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“sea grass” (19 reviews)
“bridge road” (12 reviews)
“beach access” (18 reviews)
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near Turtle Cove Marina

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just got back from Provo. Went snorkeling here two days in a row. We entered the beach from the eastern end of the beach road. It was mainly grassy immediately in front of the access(no fish) but found a reef with lots of fish about...More

Thank craverconstruction
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hard to locate the opening with Google Maps, we ended up driving and driving until we saw a roundabout parking lot and just parked. The sign to the reef was hidden around the corner. I don't know if they planned to not have people find...More

Thank tchin1180
Reviewed 11 December 2017 via mobile

We found this by driving to end of road by beach access and didn't realize that it was just up from our rental. When weather is calm the snorkeling is really good and nice beach area to set up for the day. Visability was good...More

Thank Bee W
Reviewed 18 November 2017

We would park at the end of Coconut Road and walk the 300 yards down the beach until you get to the white houses. The house with the red umbrellas was a good marker of where to get in the water and drift snorkel down....More

Thank BamaNC
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

There are sections of reef between some Grass areas. looks like a deserted area with some stragglers trying to still make to a home or spot (yes i am speaking about the sea life underwater not the high end home at beach). The map at...More

Thank get2c
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

We walked down the beach from the Gansevoort to Smith Reef. It was a nice 15-20 minute walk (one-way). We dropped our things along the beach, consulted the one sign we could find, and dove right in. Note: it was free of charge. We swam...More

Thank Hilary H
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

We spent the good part of a day hanging out & exploring one area (the biggest of the 3). We parked in the sandy lot at the end of Bridge Road in Turtle Cove (on left at intersection) & walked about 1/4 mile till we...More

Thank Peg P
Reviewed 28 July 2017

We drove to Smith's Reef from the other end of the island to check out the snorkeling. I love to snorkel and have done it in many places, but I'm a lazy snorkeler - I want to see a lot of marine life without swimming...More

Thank cindy_louGA
Reviewed 24 July 2017

Unfortunately, Smith's reef is dying. I was there 5 years ago and it was beautiful. This past July it was sadly in very poor shape. Most of the coral was dead or dying. Consequently, less fish, nothing interesting, and depressing to see. Take a private...More

Thank Catito C
Reviewed 23 July 2017

I won't repeat what so many others have said other than try to plan your route around Smith's reef before entering. You'll have a much better experience. I am not a strong swimmer but could still mange here, although I'd recommend a vest or other...More

Thank sushuff
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Paul M
22 May 2017|
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Response from Bee W | Reviewed this property |
Bring your own.
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Liane729
11 December 2016|
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Response from Coopermomma | Reviewed this property |
I think you would be very hard pressed to travel from Grand Turk to Provo, where Smith's reef is located, and still have enough time to snorkel.
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Liane729
11 December 2016|
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Response from Cece V | Reviewed this property |
I have never been to Grand Turk and yeah you get on a cruise ship to go to that Island
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