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Columbus Landfall National Park

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Address: Grand Turk
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Underwater park great for scuba diving, populated by lots of beautiful and...

Underwater park great for scuba diving, populated by lots of beautiful and exotic fish.

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Nice, quiet beach away from the crowds

The beaches near the cruise terminal are packed with people, grab some people, rent a taxi and relax in a quiet setting where you can actually see sand instead of just people!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 March 2016
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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Bonita Springs, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Folklore has it that Columbus landed at this spot on Grand Turk. Perhaps he did, perhaps he didn't. It is still a national park but one in need of repair. The wharf has been closed due to deterioration. The view and the beach are spectacular.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

I have never seen water this blue in my entire life! Gorgeous place all around! I cant wait for my nest visit!

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Thank Jacqui B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

Spectacular beach, secluded, shaded with wooden benches to sit on, crystal clear water, even had a stingray swim past me in the water! Watch the Passenger ships arrive and leave Port.

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Wolcott, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

Great place - also called Governor's Beach - to collect sea glass and shells. There is an old abandoned ship on site too.

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016

We were looking to have a nice relaxing beach day and most everyone gets off the ship and heads to the beach and pool offered at the nearby Margaritaville. With two cruise ships in port, it was extremely busy and loud so we went for a walk and ended up at the Columbus Landfall National park where there is a... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016

The beaches near the cruise terminal are packed with people, grab some people, rent a taxi and relax in a quiet setting where you can actually see sand instead of just people!

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1 Thank Les L
Moneta, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2016

This was by far the best part of our trip. There was a gentleman, Trevor, who was selling beach loungers and umbrellas. My sister and I rented one and took turns walking the beach. We each found empty conch shells and sea glass. Humpback whales were frolicking out at see, too. The water was gorgeous and was a wonderful way... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2015

Even for the beach, it's not worth the taxi drive. STAY NEAR THE CRUISE TERMNINAL you'll save the taxi bill. The beach are much more clean and anyway there is absolutly nothing to see in "town".

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Columbia, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2015

nice beach located near town. if you want a quieter beach, away from the cruise terminal=come here. I do recommend water shoes-rocky and rough spots on feet. the water here is crystal clear. restaurants and shops are nearby.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2015

Most of the cruise passengers hang out at the beach right next to the cruise ships. There are plenty of restaurants & shops in that area. There is also Pop & Island music blaring the whole time too. I wasn’t in the mood for partying so I decided to go for a run. I came across Governor’s beach first (approximately... More 

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