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Nice area to snorkel.

We found this by driving to end of road by beach access and didn't realize that it was just up from... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Bee W
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Decent Shore Snorkeling

We would park at the end of Coconut Road and walk the 300 yards down the beach until you get to the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
BamaNC
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
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“sea grass” (19 reviews)
“bridge road” (12 reviews)
“coconut road” (11 reviews)
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near Turtle Cove Marina

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Reviewed 5 days ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 31 July 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 28 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 23 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 22 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
Reviewed 9 July 2017

One of our main criteria for picking an island destination is snorkeling. TCI has been on our list for a while and we were excited by the two reefs advertised, Bight and Smith. We walked to Bight from our hotel the first afternoon (I know...More

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Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

This was by far the best snorkelling from the shore that i saw in TCI. You definitely have to swim around to find the reefs. I found at least 3 different reefs. If you swim out from the wooden deck/platform you will find one and...More

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Paul M
22 May 2017|
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Response from mariz848 | Reviewed this property |
I suggest bringing your own gear or buying in a shop there. Not sure if they rent. The reef is not that far out from the beach, the area is marked so you can see until what point you can swim before going to open sea and... More
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Liane729
10 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
10 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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