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Smith's Cove

  • Off S. Church St. Map It
  • George Town
  • Beach–Sight

Updated 03/09/2015

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South of the Grand Old House, this tiny but popular protected swimming and snorkeling spot makes a wonderful beach wedding location. The bottom drops off quickly enough to allow you to swim and play close to shore. Although slightly rocky (its pitted limestone boulders resemble Moore sculptures), there's little debris and few coral heads, plenty of shade, picnic tables, restrooms, and parking. Surfers will find decent swells just to the south. Note the curious obelisk cenotaph "In memory of James Samuel Webster and his wife Arabella Antoinette (née Eden)," with assorted quotes from Confucius to John Donne. Amenities : parking (no fee); toilets. Best for : snorkeling; sunset; swimming.

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Off S. Church St., George Town, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

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Updated 03/09/2015


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Jan 17, 2010

Smith's Cove Review

Smith's Cove is one of my favorite places in Grand Cayman, for which I've been to seven times. It is a great place to get away from the crowds on Seven Mile Beach. It has trees for shade, restroom facilities, and showers. It's a beautiful place for a picnic, wedding,snorkeling, swimming, and watching a sunset. On a Sunday, you may see a local being baptized, as I have. Being a photographer, I've done photo shoots here, as it provides excellent backgrounds.

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