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Excellent snorkeling

Smith Barcadere was very busy, but the water was gorgeous and it was great for snorkeling... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Medfield, Massachusetts
A private beach

We were on a cruise and docked at 7 am so we walked the probably 2 miles to here. The beach is... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Fredericton, Canada
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Located on the southwest part of Grand Cayman, this is a good bathing spot.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“outdoor shower” (16 reviews)
“fish” (122 reviews)
“beautiful cove” (14 reviews)
South Sound Road, Grand Cayman

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Smith Barcadere was very busy, but the water was gorgeous and it was great for snorkeling. Bathrooms/showers and free parking - I think it's a must do when you visit Grand Cayman!

Thank erinkeysor
Reviewed 5 days ago

We were on a cruise and docked at 7 am so we walked the probably 2 miles to here. The beach is small but nice snorkelling. A bit of undertow so beware. Has an outside shower and flush toilets

Thank treetrippers
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an interesting and different type of beach. The snorkeling was better at cemetery beach but we still saw a good deal of fish.

Thank Annie7216
Reviewed 1 week ago

biked to Smiths based upon other recommendations with my 10 year old. Fun little drop jump off of the coral formations. Its a small area so not too crowded and had a bathroom and shower. The snorkeling is ok but Spotts around the bend is...More

Thank brettrosynek
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were here the second week of December and the conditions were not good for snorkeling. Rough waves and the water was really churned up. The water is relatively deep so even in good conditions I can't imagine it being all that great for snorkeling....More

Thank DavidandJean69
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved this quiet little beach! Rocky “cliffs” and sandy bays; plenty of space in either the sun or shade. Bring your own beach chairs ... there is a restroom there but nothing else, although an ice cream truck came by for at least two hours...More

Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

nice place to get some tan and have a picnic.people are really friendly and arent annoying. clean and clear beach.

Thank Steph O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited smith cove because it is close to where I live and has restroom facilities. I haven't been there in quite some time and was very surprised that there are great tables there now and trash cans. The beach was also very clean! Will...More

Thank texasjudye
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Smiths Cove or Smiths Barcadere as it says on the sign is a different type of snorkeling than most of the places on Grand Cayman. You are surrounded by "iron Shore" which the fish love as it causes the water to be deeper but gives...More

1  Thank Spanish B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Heard nothing but good things about this place but it was crazy crowded and the water was really murky. I can see if being a great spot but can’t attest to it. People were friendly. Could be difficult entry depending on waves.

Thank Ben R
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Chris M
25 April 2017|
Response from Kcabrera74 | Reviewed this property |
There is a small motel-type place less than a mile north of Smith Cove. I stayed there last year. The name is Riviera Grand Cayman. Very basic, no frills place. It was up for sale so I don't know if it still exists. The... More
Chris M
25 April 2017|
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Response from | Reviewed this property |
Sorry none within walking distance sorry! Miss read your question
Misty S
4 December 2016|
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Response from Kcabrera74 | Reviewed this property |
It is about 2 miles from where the cruise ship docks to the cove. No sidewalks (most of the way).