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“Best Beach”
Review of Smuggler's Cove

Smuggler's Cove
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US$105.00*
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Half-Day Tortola Rum Tasting and Snorkel Tour
Ranked #2 of 65 things to do in Tortola
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: This Tortola cove offers excellent snorkeling opportunities.
Marblehead, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Best Beach”
Reviewed 29 May 2014

Tricky Drive to get there, but worth it. Beautiful beach with views of Jost. Water is beautiful and it was empty when I was there

Visited June 2013
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Chester, Maryland
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“Best beach on Tortola.”
Reviewed 26 May 2014

We rented a house in the Belmont area just above smugglers cove beach. After we got settled we drove down to this beach. The road is not paved and is very hilly and full of potholes so go slow. Once we got there it took our breath away. Beautiful clear blue water, draping palms, and soft white sand. The beach never got crowded and there are plenty of places to sit in the shade. My husband and friends went snorkeling and said it was great. There was on out house in the parking lot but no other facilities and no bars.

Visited March 2014
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Colorado
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40 reviews
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“Nice clean beautiful beach”
Reviewed 7 May 2014

A relaxing beach where pelicans are diving in all around you to eat. Variety of fish to see when snorkeling in the clear beautiful water. Plenty of parking and trees for shade.

Visited April 2014
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Portland, OR
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52 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Paradise!”
Reviewed 5 May 2014

No facilities at this beach but that is what keeps it a nice, quiet place to relax, swim and snorkel. There is plenty of shade to escape the heat.

The road to reach it is unpaved but if you go slow and keep your eyes peeled for potholes, it can easily be done in a regular car. To get to this unpaved road, you drive the road along Long Bay. Once you reach the end along this stretch, the road curves to the left away from the beach and then you take an immediate right over a steep little hill. Follow that road for maybe a mile until you reach the end.

Visited April 2014
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Boston Ma
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67 reviews
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“Good local beach for snorkeling”
Reviewed 3 May 2014

As other reviewers have said, it's an adventure to get to Smugglers Cove. But that has it's advantages as is doesn't get too crowded. The cove is perfect for snorkeling..protected from the strong tide, calm, crystal clear water and coral close to the shore. It's not as visually impressive as The Baths on VG, but it is definitely worth a visit.

Visited April 2014
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