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Review of Bathtub Reef Beach

Bathtub Reef Beach
Ranked #5 of 36 things to do in Stuart
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 28 June 2018

This is one of those attractions that has to be rebuilt after a storm goes by. We went last to Bathtub Reef in early December and there really wasn't much there, except for a reef . . . no sand to speak of. Later I found out that they had suffered a lot of damage from Hurricane Matthew the year before but had not done any repairs.

It's a pretty neat place I guess right after the county rebuilds it but seriously, if you have to spend in excess of $3 million you have to wonder if it is really worth it.

There are many more beachs that were fine after Irma so I doubt we will be heading back.

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank Guy A
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Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

Hey f you love taking you’re pooch to the beach, this s not to missed. Fewer and fewer places exist to do this so take advantage of it

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Chris B
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Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

We planned to come snorkeling at Bathtub Beach for the day. Unfortunately, the water was nasty. It looked like river water. Because of all the rain in Okeechobee, the Okeechobee was to full. They drained it into the water and it ended up in the Treasure Coast ocean. Five years ago, it was drained into the Everglades or overflowed in Okeechobee. This water will probably be nasty for at least another month. Hopefully they won't release water again this summer.

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank Debra R
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Reviewed 18 June 2018

This little beach is not as big, or as well travelled/visited as Stuart and Jensen Beaches, but if you want a place with less of a crowd, this is a wonderful little beach.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank BillB3144
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Reviewed 16 June 2018

Don't come during Lake Okeechobee discharges into the St Lucie River as it brings toxic blue green algae to this beach as it is next to the inlet. Once a thriving unique reef is now dead due to the pollution from excess agriculture runoff water. Google 2016 Bathtub Reef Beach green algae. 2018 looks like it's going to be the same, with polluted water black in color and toxic algae making it to the beach.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank surfcrazy1
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