Smith Barcadere

S Church St, George Town, Cayman Islands

While convenience isn’t necessarily the first attribute you look for in a Caribbean beach, the fact that Smith Barcadere happens to be super close to the port makes an already great spot even more appealing. Thanks to the protected position of this beloved local cove, good snorkel conditions are all but guaranteed, so you’ll likely find large schools of multicolored fish among the resident corals. Back on land, showers, restrooms and picnic tables await.

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Crystal-Clear Waters at Smith Barcadere

Located just south of George Town, Smith Barcadere is a wonderful beach that offers top-notch snorkeling and diving just off the shore. The water is crystal clear, allowing the observation of colorful sponges, sea fans, coral reefs, and a wide array of tropical fish. This location is also the perfect place for a family picnic, as there are tables and facilities available.

Smiths Cove

If you’re looking for a small, secluded, off-the-beaten-path beach that is perfect for snorkeling, Smiths Cove is the place. It’s hard to find but well worth the search. Take South Sound Road, park at the plantation, and head across the street.

iPhone Fiasco

Got off the carnival paradise in Georgetown with no plans. Decided to walk south on the narrow road and see what we could find. Got a tip from the dive shop employee to keep walking and find smiths cove. We did and it was amazing. So amazing in fact that I plopped my butt down in the crystal clear water with my two week old iPhone in my pocket. My wife wasn’t too happy with me. However, we made a great day of this place. There was a local man there who rented us snorkel gear for five bucks. The water and the sea life were fantastic. And only cost us five dollars...ahem I mean 255 after the iPhone replacement. Great stop on grand cayman.

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