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Address: Grand Cayman
Activities: Snorkeling, Swimming
Description: Located on the southwest part of Grand Cayman, this is a good bathing spot.
Located on the southwest part of Grand Cayman, this is a good bathing spot.
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A nice change from Seven Mile Beach

Much smaller beach area and quieter than SMB. Great for a picnic with wooden picnic tables. WC also located on the beach. This is a great spot for snorkelling too! A must visit

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Devon, UK
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Devon, UK
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Much smaller beach area and quieter than SMB. Great for a picnic with wooden picnic tables. WC also located on the beach. This is a great spot for snorkelling too! A must visit

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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42 reviews 42 reviews
17 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 via mobile

We just randomly stopped at this beach on the way back to rum point from SMB. Best decision of the day! We were there with two families and 4 kids 4-7. There was plenty of parking across the street and lots of shade trees. The rocks and clue water was amazing! Bring water shoes as it is rocky but the... More 

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Zimmerman, Minnesota
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50 reviews 50 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

I love this beach. Lots of parking across the street. Nice sanding beach to enter the water. Great snorkeling right off the beach. There is plenty of shade for anyone not going into the water. A good place to view the sunset. Best to bring your own chairs as there are only a few picnic tables.

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Oley, PA
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45 reviews 45 reviews
18 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Beautiful picturesque beach. Sandy entry surrounded by giant rock formations. Amazing water colors and mini ocean pools. Lots of shady spots to rest under. Water shoes a must to climb the rocky areas. Plenty of parking. No food vendors, pack a lunch.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Good parking just across the road from Smith Cove. Lots of shade near the cove to rest or place stuff while one snorkels. Relatively easy to find along the main road on the South end of George Town. Shower to rinse off and bathrooms also available. Overall one of the better places on the island to snorkel and swim. easy... More 

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Aurora, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Water was very choppy, snorkeling not very good, stranded by the bus driver, kind locals drove us back

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Cayman Islands
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

It is by far the best little beach in Cayman Wonderful cove with little cliffs too jump off of. Not very big perfect for lunch or a quick dip nice corals to swim around and enjoy Must bring your mask. bathroom and shower available

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Portland, Maine
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Good parking right across the street, great space to enjoy the sun as well as enjoy the best snorkel place on the island (that you do not have to swim out or take a boat to). You will not be disappointed!

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Traverse City
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

An easy in and out of the water for snorkeing due to the sandy bottom. If you go in between the rock walls, be aware that there are strong currents. Location is not far from George Town. It became very busy around 11 a.m., so I would suggest an early morning visit to this snorkeling site. There are public bathrooms... More 

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Wiltshire, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

We were advised by our hotel concierge that this was a great spot for snorkelling and it didn't disappoint. We visited twice,once during the Easter holiday when the locals had descended apon the beach to camp and a couple of days later. The water was clear and calm and we saw all sorts of beautiful colourful fish, especially heading out... More 

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