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Half Moon Bay

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Address: Akumal, Mexico

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Beautiful and not your typical beach

This is a very different place to visit than the sandy beaches that you would normally think about when you go to the ocean. It's mostly rocky upon entering, but if you get out... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
KDubBethelHeights_AR
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Bethel Heights, Ar

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Bethel Heights, Ar
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51 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very different place to visit than the sandy beaches that you would normally think about when you go to the ocean. It's mostly rocky upon entering, but if you get out far enough, there is a ton of marine life. The current is rather tricky though, and I would never swim when it wasn't calm. Great place... More 

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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did some of our best snorkeling here. We did both sides and seen such a variety of sea life including turtles, sea urchins, and the biggest variety of fish then anywhere else we went. We will be back!

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Thank Julien B
Canada
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Small sheltered beach with several restaurants on site. Fun for a short visit! Not the greatest for snorkeling, but the waters are clear and warm.

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Big Sky, Montana
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved this place. It's off the beaten path and there is a manned gate to keep a lot of traffic out. 3 restaurants. The snorkeling and diving are great

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Longview, Texas
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21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a beautiful location with tons of snorkeling, and people just hanging out and enjoying the beauty. This is where the restaurants, bars and shopping begin.

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Calgary, Canada
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25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2017

We came to half moon bay to snorkel for the day. We had our own gear. The first 2 hours we had so much fun in the water we saw so many turtles eating the seaweed from the ocean floor it was great. After that we had a guide show us the best spots to see all kinds of fish... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Half Moon Bay is a beautiful place to stay. The water in the bay is shallow, and the coral reef encloses the half moon bay, which makes it a great place to go snorkeling.

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Casper, Wyoming
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 April 2017

We rented a house on this bay. Found a trail to the beach and there were locals there trying to rent life vests even tho we had our own. Don't know if they were assigned by the government to be there, or if they were just trying to make a buck. If they are working for the government they would... More 

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New York City, New York
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43 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

I had been here three years ago and it was great, not so now. You are no longer allowed to use your fins while snorkeling making it more difficult and less enjoyable. The reef has also died significantly since I was last here. I hardly saw any wildlife when previously I saw tons of turtles, very sad. I don't know... More 

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Wis. Rapids, Wi
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134 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

We love staying on Half Moon Bay. It is usually very peaceful with few people around. The snorkeling is excellent but it is rocky at the beach so water shoes are a must. Lots of new coral and many kinds of fish. Our biggest complaint is the groups that are being brought in. They set their things right by our... More 

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