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Address: Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman
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Shore access to great snorkel area

If you are going to snorkel and do not want to pay for a guide, or a boat this is a great reef to see a large variety and large schools of fish. Governor's Beach is a beautiful... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Carolyn Swartz S
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Greenwood Village, Colorado, United States

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Greenwood Village, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you are going to snorkel and do not want to pay for a guide, or a boat this is a great reef to see a large variety and large schools of fish. Governor's Beach is a beautiful stretch of 7 Mile Beach, located next to the Westin Hotel. Public parking and access.

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Coppell, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Yep, my Daddy's Beach. The Governor's Beach sits to the right of the Governor's house. It is a public beach, free parking and beach front access. If you need restrooms, you can walk from the Governor's Beach to the Public Beach Site through the sandy scenic 7 mile beach. Locals park here for their lunch break and to enjoy the... More 

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Eureka, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Plenty of parking, all the amenities you need, well maintained. The water is crystal clear and offers great snorkeling.

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Rienzi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have to be there to truly appreciate the Culture and Beauty of the island . Great Solo or Family Vacation!!! Would also be a Very Nice Honeymoon trip, there is lots of privacy to be found on the island . There is some potential for real estate investment.

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Apex, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want to relax and get away from people for a little bit this is the place. I normally bring my sand chair and a cooler of beer to watch the sunset with my wife. It is very quiet without any brats ruining your buzz.

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Tulsa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Governor's beach is a very gorgeous area but you won't find any facilities here. There are no chairs to rent, or any shower or restrooms so be prepared. We went here just to swim a bit before heading back to our cruise ship. It was very peaceful and we even got to see a beach wedding take place. After swimming,... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Husband and I headed out for snorkeling just down the beach from our hotel. Wasn't expecting much, but were pleasantly surprised. About 300-500 feet from shore, nice reef with lots and lots of fish. Also saw a barracuda (yikes!) right at the edge of the reef, and sea turtles and a huge ray in the sand flats. Really nice. The... More 

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Vienna, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just past the Governor's Mansion you'll find the best spot to swim or snorkel out to Governor's Reef. Drop your bags at the end of the mansion's picket fence and head straight into the beautiful crystal clear waters on Seven Mile Beach (aka "SMB"). Swim out about 50 yards. We enjoyed a gorgeous swim with curious Bermuda Chub, Sergeant Fish,... More 

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Cayman Brac
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One on the best beaches on Grand Cayman. Beautiful waters, good swimming and snorkeling. Not too crowded, some days :-)

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Poughquag, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited this beach by bike one day. Safe island, locals were there also. Trees for shade. Can park a car if need be.

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