Smugglers Cove Beach is tucked away on the East End and like many of our island’s beaches isn’t well marked other than a dirt road. To get there, take the East End Road and where the road bends towards Divi, stay along the coast towards Cramer’s Park and Point Udall. You will immediately see a dirt road to your left that goes down a slight hill.
During the week, the beach is often quiet and you may have it to yourself. As with any remote spot, don’t leave valuables in your car or alone on the beach.
There are no facilities at Smugglers Cove beach, so bring water and some snacks if you plan to spend the day. This is a beautiful swimming and snorkeling spot with views of Buck Island!
There’s plenty of beach to stretch out and relax with a good book and to catch some rays.
At the West end of the beach are the remnants of an old dock. This is a great spot to get in the water and snorkel to see the smaller fish that congregate around the rocks and ruins. Swim a little further out over the seagrass beds and you’ll see starfish, rays and the occasional sea turtle.
Is there a map or something that shows exactly how to get into Smugglers Cove from the road to Cramer Park & Point Udal. Also do you know what the status of Cramer Park is after hurricane Maria? Have to downed trees and downed pavilion debris been removed and park cleaned up? We were on island for both hurricanes. In October we drove into Cramer Park and walked the beach. The beach & sand were in tact & water clear and clean. Just don’t know if the pavilions and picnic area is open again. Please let us know. Thanks.
Hi Rachel – it’s pretty easy to find. After Cramer’s, take the left towards Pt Udall. It’s the very first left. A short dirt road down a hill. Both Smugglers and Cramer’s park looked great when I went by 2 weeks ago. Cheers, Cindy
Hi Cindy – is Smuggler’s Cove Beach as known by the name Long Reef Beach? Thank you, Michele
Hi Michele – I think you are thinking of the restaurant at Mill Harbor which is mid-island. Smugglers Cove Beach is right at the turn off to Cramer’s Park out East. 🙂