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Smith Cove

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Address: Grand Cayman

Located on the southwest part of Grand Cayman, this is a good bathing spot....

Located on the southwest part of Grand Cayman, this is a good bathing spot.

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One of my favorite places on the island

We'd been to Smith Cove on our last trip, but this time it was like no other. We had the confidence to explore a little further long the Cove and around the coral and got to see... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Hastings, Minnesota

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Hastings, Minnesota
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We'd been to Smith Cove on our last trip, but this time it was like no other. We had the confidence to explore a little further long the Cove and around the coral and got to see some amazing schools of fish as well as squid! I'd never seen them in person before. Absolutely amazing. Such a gorgeous place to... More 

Thank brattykid
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We rode bikes to Smith Cove and arrived early in the morning. There were only a few other people there when we arrived, but it started getting more crowded as the time went by. The beach is pretty small buy has a unique grotto feel to it. Good place to spend some time when the crowds are low.

Thank ERL972
Springfield, Illinois
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Love this place, my family went here for 2 hours during our cruise. Very beautiful ,nice cove lots of fishes. I'm almost hesitant to write this review because I want this place to stay serene as possible.

Thank kfsvc78
Reading, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I and another couple had visited 10 beaches while on the island . Smith Cove was the best ! We love to snorkel and we seen a lot at this beach including a 4 foot barracuda ! We found out about this beach through another person we were sitting beside for dinner he visited that beach three... More 

Thank szechman4
Atlanta, Georgia
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15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a day where we could just drive the island and we started out at Hell, went to Governer's Beach and then after lunch, hit Smith Cove. It was a Sunday, and we found lots of locals there, having barbecues, spending time with family, and just enjoying the day. The water was a bit rough, so the snorkeling wasn't... More 

Thank Season101
Carlsbad, California
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57 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beside the super quaint setting with the beautiful cove, this spot has some wonderful snorkeling that is easy for kids. Just a very short swim to the reefs and lots of beautiful fish.

Thank Jill T
Ebbw Vale, United Kingdom
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130 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

About 2 miles south of George Town this is a great little area. Plenty of parking and easy access to the beach. Shade under the trees at the back of beach. Facilities include a WC block, Fresh water shower, BBQ areas and benches and tables. Access to the sea is through 3 small sandy coves between 5 and 15 yards... More 

Thank Phil W
Vienna, Virginia
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30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While the actual sand part of the beach is not huge in size if you are interested in snorkeling, swimming or jumping off the rocks this is the place to do it. This is a great public beach with parking. There are amazing fish to see when snorkeling off the beach and you can jump off the rock formations (about... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Smith cove is a small public beach with good parking, lots of shade, and great snorkeling. Fantastic spot that feels like a hidden gem.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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147 reviews
88 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The beach was a lot smaller than we thought but was not over crowded - very rocky and there was a need for beach shoes

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