Bathtub Reef Beach
Bathtub Reef Beach
4.5

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Jan P
10 contributions
Jun 2022
This beach is the best! It’s perfect for anyone - families, small children, for anyone who likes sun, sand and water! I’ve found some beautiful sea shells there that are worth collecting. It’s got a huge area with shallow water perfect for the little ones. It is a clean beach. Lifeguards are attentive. It’s my favorite beach in Martin County!
Written July 16, 2022
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Jeff M
2 contributions
Jul 2022 • Family
Amazing place with super clear water. Check before you go that the tide will be going out while you are there. That is the only way you get the “bathtub effect” this place is known for.
Written July 14, 2022
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Jennifer B
Idaho820 contributions
Mar 2022
We were intending on swimming in the ocean but the purple flag warning was out. The water was so super clear. Despite the flag and ran in for a quick cool down. The information on how the reef is formed is interesting.
Written March 27, 2022
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G95030
Los Gatos, CA118 contributions
Aug 2021
Bathtub Beach is a mixed bag. I am writing this review as someone who worked adjacent to the beach so was there 7 days a week, year around. First, it is frequently closed due to erosion or other repair issues. They call it Bathtub because it is "protected" by the reef. You should also know that, in the past few years, there have been at least 2 shark attacks. It is a beautiful spot and nice amenities such as restrooms but just be aware of your surroundings.
Written August 12, 2021
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DiverM
Jupiter, FL576 contributions
May 2021
We enjoyed our short visit here. There is a nice beach and also a walk across the street along the mangroves. We really enjoyed visiting the Eliott Museum nearby which has lots of old cars.
Written May 31, 2021
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Pam H
Palm Beach Gardens, FL2 contributions
May 2021 • Friends
Absolutely beautiful. Life guard protected, which is a good thing, shark was spotted, life guards had everyone stay out the water until the shark was gone. Nice bathrooms. Limited parking. Shallow areas for young ones to play in the water
Written May 29, 2021
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SALeeReview
Commerce Township, MI65 contributions
Mar 2021
I wanted to write a review on this beach for the month of March of 2021 because the beach is closed. It is under construction due to a storm and the parking is closed. You can access the beach from a walkway further north, but it has a very small parking lot and no street parking. As for snorkeling, it was so windy and wavy that it would have been impossible to see anything. We asked an employee of the Refuge Museum (just north of the beach) when it's good to snorkel there and he said about 15 days a year it's calm and clear enough to snorkel. At low tide it's a good area for children to swim in, but I would check to see if and when the beach is open for visitors before I drove there.
Written April 11, 2021
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Vicki C
Deerfield Beach, FL390 contributions
Sep 2020 • Solo
I was expecting a nicer beach - the color of the water and sand is nicer closer to Jensen beach, also tough to get parking if you don’t go early.
Written September 27, 2020
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Randy T
Palm Bay, FL2,076 contributions
Sep 2020 • Couples
Highly recommended to all you sand crabs. Enjoyed the quiet beach and close reef location. You won’t want to leave. Bring the kids.
Written September 24, 2020
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FLGIRL
The Villages, FL553 contributions
Jul 2020
Perfect for small children. The rocks break the waves and create like a pool of shallow water. It is absolutely perfect for young children to play in less than a foot of water. For adults that wish to snorkel or dive, go out beyond the ‘breakers’. If I had a raft, I would have laid out in this calm water for the day, and probably fried. There are lifeguards. This location has restrooms. Free too, no parking meters.
Written July 30, 2020
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