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“Beautiful Beach”
Review of Smith Cove

Smith Cove
Ranked #9 of 176 things to do in Grand Cayman
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Owner description: Located on the southwest part of Grand Cayman, this is a good bathing spot.
Reviewed March 16, 2013

Beautiful little beach! Never too over crowded. Good for a little swimming, sightseeing and tanning.

Thank Tarah L
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Reviewed March 12, 2013

Stopped off here in late afternoon one day to snorkel on way back from south shore. Great beach and not crowded at all when we were there but it was late and any cruise ship passengers would already have left. Had heard that it was a nice place to snorkel but I didn't see much. Maybe I wasn't out far enough or something - but nice beach!

Thank Thon
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Reviewed March 6, 2013

This is a wonderful little beach a bit off the beaten path. Very pretty scenery and awesome water. Lava cliffs surround the cove although the actual beach has very soft sand.

The only reason I don't give it 5 stars is that it's kind of small and could be a bit crowded. I highly recommend checking out this beach though if you want a change of pace from seven mile beach.

Thank caad4rep
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Reviewed March 4, 2013

Smith Cove is a very pretty area for sunbathing or for a picnic. It has several picnic tables, some nice shady tree areas, and restrooms. We visited here primarily to snorkel and for that purpose I would NOT recommend it. Though there is a beach area to enter, the slope is pretty steep, there were several rocks and the waves crashed in (on a calm day). We ventured out and found very little to see. There were some rocks on the right and left side outside of the cove but with the wave action it seemed treacherous to get close enough to see anything. One of our group who is a very good swimmer, an experienced snorkeler and a diver, found herself caught in a current and barely made it back to shore. Two men, one from our group and another on the beach who also recognized her struggles, had to pull her in. She was very shaken, as were we. The rest of us meandered along the rocks before coming in, so didn't fight that current all the way in. I had researched this site some beforehand and wasn't aware of the current. I had also read that it was good snorkeling... if it was we didn't find it.
If you want to picnic or sunbathe its a great spot. If you are looking for a snorkel spot, visit Eden Rock instead.

2  Thank Karen B
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

This is a small and unusual beach on Grand Cayman. It has a sand beach and 2 very nice sandy entry points, but is surrounded on 2 sides by low lava cliffs (iron shore). We went there twice and it was not crowded either time. Plenty of parking across the street, wash rooms for men & women. The snorkeling was just ok for me, this was following a storm that stirred up the water. Lots of rock cliffs to snorkel around.

1  Thank Phsykes
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