Public Beach

Smith's Barcadere

Smith cove snorkelling
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Smith's Barcadere, also known as Smith's Cove, is loved by both locals and tourists. A picturesque beach with crystal-clear waters. Visit at the right time on non-cruise ship weekdays and it’s close to perfect for a relaxing and tranquil swim and sunbathe. The cove is dotted with natural rock formations, creating a stunning backdrop for swimming, snorkelling, and even cliff (rock) jumping! There’s well-maintained facilities including restrooms and showers and several shaded picnic tables, Smith's Barcadere is a must-visit spot and charmingly different from 7MB.

Beach Amenities



  • Excellent Snorkelling
  • Good Parking Facilities
  • Rock Jumping
  • Plenty of Natural Shade

Additional Information


One of the standout features of Smith's Barcadere is its exceptional snorkelling opportunities. The clear and calm waters near the shore offer a glimpse into the vibrant marine life of Grand Cayman. From colourful fish to coral formations, it’s great for both beginners and experienced snorkellers. Safety-wise, not a lot of other watersports take place here and there's little to no boating. The area is not marked with any buoys. Kids can snorkel close to shore and are likely to see marine life immediately. Adults can swim out deeper into the rock formations and it is not uncommon to see an octopus.


Definitely a laid-back family-friendly location and depending on the time of your visit, you may find yourself sharing the beach with vary few others. Loud music is not permitted.


For sun worshippers, there are some comfortable spots to just lay down a beach towel and soak it all in. There's also a considerable amount of tree-lined nooks and shaded areas for a little privacy. It can get quite rough during Norwesters, but then you might spot a surfer or two.


S Church St
George Town, Grand Cayman

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