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Starfish Beach

Tallahassee, Florida
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26 posts
17 reviews
Starfish Beach

The info on trip advisor is a little limited so I was wondering if any one could tell me a little more about where it is and what's there. We will be taking our first trip to Cayman at the beginning of June and are staying at Tamarind Bay. We are not certified divers and are traveling as a family of four with two teenagers.

chicago suburbs
Destination Expert
for Grand Cayman
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4,285 posts
20 reviews
1. Re: Starfish Beach

Starfish Beach is a beautiful piece of property with no buildings on it. However, it is privately owned now and sometimes there is a closed gate so that if you want to access the beach you have to go around and enter on the left and walk along the beach. Sometimes there are a number of starfish to be seen from land and sometimes you might have to snorkel out. There are no facilities, but it is a gorgeous view.

It is located down the road from Kaibo Yacht Club on Water Cay Road.

Trophy Club, Texas
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for Cayman Islands
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7,219 posts
24 reviews
2. Re: Starfish Beach

Here is some info that may be useful regarding finding and visiting Starfish Beach:

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Grand Cayman
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for Grand Cayman
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10,964 posts
81 reviews
3. Re: Starfish Beach

There are lots of things your famiy can enjoy aside from diving, but if you are interested you might like to do a Resort or Discover Scuba course .... even if you would rather chill, your teens might really enjoy it.

Starfish is a lovely spot, the water is very shallow, but It is not necessarily an all day outing. Put it together with a trip to Rum Point, Kaibo, etc., and it will be a lovely day!

Tallahassee, Florida
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26 posts
17 reviews
4. Re: Starfish Beach

Thanks, I think we want to do Rum Point too, so that'll be a fun day.

Grand Cayman
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57 reviews
5. Re: Starfish Beach

Starfish is now privately owned and access is restricted but another great option for your family is Rum Point. You can enjoy the day there (they have a restaurant and red sail sports is on property so the kids can enjoy the water motorized equipment such as jet skis or non-motorized equipment).

Virginia
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258 posts
58 reviews
6. Re: Starfish Beach

I don't know if this would interest you, but we are going in May and are taking a Native Way Watersports excursion that goes to Stingray City, Coral Gardens and a spot where you are supposed to be able to see lots of starfish.

Buffalo, NY
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103 posts
5 reviews
7. Re: Starfish Beach

Hi Karen - I know this is late, but we are just researching GC now and I wanted to thank you for the recc of Native WAy Watersports for Stingrays & Starfish. They appear to be the same company that the Disney cruiseline uses - which means they must be excellent! How did you like it? Thanks!

Virginia
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258 posts
58 reviews
8. Re: Starfish Beach

Hi SugarKristals. We found them to be friendly and it was a great experience for us. We were the only two guests on their boat that day. They could have easily cancelled, but they didn't. They picker us up at our hotel just when they said they would and took us back as well. Stingray City was a definite experience. What a thrill to be so close to the stingrays. The starfish part of the excursion was a bit disappointing--a few cushion sea stars at the bottom of the water, pretty far down. However, our guide dove down and picked one up and brought it up to us so we could see it up close. (I felt bad for the starfish.) However, if you are going and if you like snorkeling, I suggest skipping the starfish and DEFINITELY doing their barrier reef excursion. We saw so many fish. Here is a link to the trip report I wrote:

tripadvisor.com/…41341513

Chicago
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for Seven Mile Beach, East End
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9. Re: Starfish Beach

Go to Rum Point in the morning and snorkel. Hang out until it gets too crowded with cruise ship people and then head over to Starfish beach. That is usually our plan. Remember not to take the starfish out of the water.

B.

chicago suburbs
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for Grand Cayman
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4,285 posts
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10. Re: Starfish Beach

And then go to Kaibo for lunch....or do lunch first and then starfish beach. I have occasionally seen starfish right off the dock at Kaibo. And this year saw Stinky the dolphin very close to the Kaibo dock.

Edited: 9:16 am, February 18, 2013