Spotts Beach
Spotts Beach
4.5
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  • Heather M
    Oil City, Pennsylvania70 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good snorkeling
    We went here two different days hoping to see the sea turtles although we didn’t see any we did see quite a few good fish snorkeling. We had a picnic at the picnic tables after we snorkeled. It was a good spot to go.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 3, 2023
  • Rene A
    Montreal, Canada4 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great place to snorkel
    We just spend 2 weeks in the Caymans. Spotts beach was great, it is a public beach so it doesn’t cost anything. The wharf is a very nice addition. Me and my 3 sons are experienced swimmers so we went past the reef about 75 yards where the water gets a little deeper …….10 to 15 feet. We were fortunate the weather was nice and the wind was down. A lot of people saw turtles and rays just off shore. We were not as lucky. You need a car to get there.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written January 5, 2024
  • Mark H
    St. Albans, United Kingdom277 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great place to start snorkelling.
    Great place to snorkle. Protected by an offshore reef so little wave activity. Largely only 5-6 feet deep. A mixture os sand & seagrass with coral heads. Saw loads of different fish.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 22, 2024
  • DLB6584
    New York City, New York48 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    See Sea Turtles
    Within 5 minutes we spotted a sea turtle feeding in the seagrass with remora fish hanging on for the ride. Followed behind it for around 20 minutes as it fed off the bottom. Amazing experience. One thing to keep in mind is the waters were not calm in this location, there was a current, so you should be comfortable in the water.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 25, 2024
  • tampabaymom5
    Tampa, Florida96 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very nice quiet beach for swimming with turtles
    This is the best beach to see turtles. They feed on the grasses there but get there early in the morning. You will need a car to visit here because it’s off the tourist routes. Bring a picnic and cooler. There is one outhouse provided. You can snorkel off the wooden pier.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 27, 2024
  • Scenic37306627917
    42 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Relaxing beach with sea turtles!
    We visited on 3 separate days and saw sea turtles each time! We saw a small one just off shore around 5:30pm when the water was very calm, another two further out (one large and one small) 3 days later around 6:30am when the water was more choppy, and another two in the same location (one very large and one medium) the following day around 10am when the water was also more choppy. We stayed out snorkelling in the water for a good hour, sometimes more, so you may need to be patient to find them. When we visited, the beach was very quiet with only 4-5 other people there (they said they saw turtles too). It seemed most of the turtles stayed about 50-70 meters off shore, just past the clumps of sea grass and about 45 degrees left or right off the end off the dock. We thought we would find them in the grassy areas but they tended to stay where it was more sandy and there were a few small tufts of grass. The beach is easy to miss as the entrance is right next to the cemetery. There’s free parking and tables. There’s not much shade on the beach by the water and the cockerels might try and steal your food but otherwise, fine to put your bags down and leave them.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 1, 2024
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Shtegtar
Washington DC, DC21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
I went only once here but it was after a rainy night and the water was gorgeous and calm. There are strong currents but only if you swim beyond the designated area and there are warnings about not doing it. The beach provides a big enough area for snorkeling. Just do lovely to see a different ecosystem. The waters are shallow and safe for not confident swimmers or kids. My favorite snorkeling spot in the entire island - not because it has the biggest diversity in fish but it is cool to see squids, turtles, a stingray and other fish.
Written January 5, 2020
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Keith
Seymour, TN43 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
This is a popular local public beach for spotting sea turtles. There is a small dock but the only restroom is a port-a-potty. There are some covered areas and several trees which people would hang out for shade. There is plenty of parking and the area is easy to access. The water is not too deep until you get way our toward the breakers. With water about 6-12 feet deep with a grass bottom the area is prime for turtles, however the day we were there we saw no turtles or anything. There was a couple there that said they swam with a turtle for about two hours the previous day, so it is a hit or miss with no guarantee of seeing turtles. If you are there it is worth a quick stop.
Written September 11, 2022
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tampabaymom5
Tampa, FL96 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
This is the best beach to see turtles. They feed on the grasses there but get there early in the morning. You will need a car to visit here because it’s off the tourist routes. Bring a picnic and cooler. There is one outhouse provided. You can snorkel off the wooden pier.
Written February 27, 2024
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KendraB77
Gypsum, CO21 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Family
Absolutely a (mostly) beautiful part of the beach and ocean to enjoy. We have been twice (November 2018 and October 2022) and were able to snorkle and see turtles and rays both times (rays were fast, so barely sighted the 2nd visit). The beach has some shade from trees and a few man made canopy type shelters, but it is dirty, dirty back by the shelters! Obviously people party there and don't clean up. It's a huge turnoff to an otherwise great little hidden beach with snorkeling opportunities all over! The water is a little rougher than others and it is harder to maneuver in the water. Hopefully the trash issue is resolved soon (i.e. people start using the cans provided!!)
Written October 14, 2022
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Radbike
Fort Mill, SC8 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 • Friends
Beautiful beach. It was pretty quiet the day we were there. My wife and a couple of friends hung out under the palm trees while I went to look for turtles. I headed out to the left as many had recommended. I had gone a couple hundred yards that way and hadn’t seen any turtles. I found some coral formations which began following toward the waves. I was aware that there were strong currents and intended to not go beyond the waves break, which was well in front of the buoys. Before I knew it, I got pulled into and nearly beyond the waves. I knew to relax and not fight against the current and tried swimming parallel to the shore, but the currents were strong. I luckily got into the waves pushing back towards the shore and somehow avoided being cut by the coral as the waves crashed on me. I feel lucky I made it out. I am a strong swimmer and had fins, but it really tested me. I hope this will help others to be smarter and use a pfd. I was fooled by the shallow waters. As I made my way back I did see a large ray and a turtle. So it is a pretty cool place if you are smart and safe.
Written February 23, 2022
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Erika S
Swift Current, Canada8 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Family
Not quite what we expected based on reviews. The dock is broken and you cannot walk down it, there were not turtles when we went and the water is not calm at all. Snorkeling was ok, but nothing amazing. We did find a conch shell though, so that was neat. Also, a lot of people had dogs with them and some barked nonstop…not so peaceful.
Written December 18, 2022
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KB-TTU
New Braunfels, TX35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
We spent several hours snorkeling here and saw 2 sea turtles, lots of fish and a sting ray. We spent the rest of the time just playing on the beach and pier. My entire family had an incredible time. We also got to witness conservationists attempting to release a young sea turtles. Definitely worth a visit
Written August 18, 2022
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Rene A
Montreal, Canada4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
We just spend 2 weeks in the Caymans. Spotts beach was great, it is a public beach so it doesn’t cost anything. The wharf is a very nice addition. Me and my 3 sons are experienced swimmers so we went past the reef about 75 yards where the water gets a little deeper …….10 to 15 feet. We were fortunate the weather was nice and the wind was down. A lot of people saw turtles and rays just off shore. We were not as lucky. You need a car to get there.
Written January 5, 2024
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Georgeanna W
Austin, MN32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Family
Great! We got to the area about 9:30 am and within 10 mins. Saw a sea turtle who stay in the area approximately 20 mins. Also saw a stingray, lots of beautiful colored fish, a lion fish, and a school of silver fish approximately 2 feet long by 1 foot tall. It was a fabulous day!
Written June 5, 2023
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Heather M
Oil City, PA70 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
We went here two different days hoping to see the sea turtles although we didn’t see any we did see quite a few good fish snorkeling. We had a picnic at the picnic tables after we snorkeled. It was a good spot to go.
Written July 3, 2023
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