Coral Gardens Reef, Providenciales

4.0
#5 of 48 in Parks in Turks and Caicos
Head out to explore Coral Gardens Reef, a biologically rich coral reef popular with snorkelers. Located in a national park, the reef stretches out 32.5 m (350 ft) from the coast and can be easily accessed from the eastern end of the main beach. The reef supports a large array of small fish and a few heftier sea creatures, such as turtles, rays, and barracudas. The actions of some snorkelers have forced a decline in the delicate ecosystem in recent years; make sure to leave everything where it is and don't touch the coral or fish. Put Coral Gardens Reef at the forefront of your travel plans using our Providenciales road trip planner .
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  • It wasn't as great as Smiths Reef, just up the beach, but it was easy access. Park in the parking lot where they have Fish Fry on Thursdays. (Children's Park) We walked straight out to the beach and s...  more »
  • Nice beach access reef that is great for a beginners or just anyone who wants to jump in and take a swim with the fishes. The area of reef is actually restricted and roped off. You swim around the rop...  more »
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  • Excellent location on Grace Bay. Somewhere Cafe very good. Reef for snorkelling in front of resort. All staff are professional and very helpful.
  • A great "family friendly" reef; there's plenty of wildlife to see in a relatively small area, making it very easy for children to do without wearing themselves out. It's in a great location to where once you're done with the reef, you can still enjoy a prestine beach.
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