Bodden Town Attractions

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Pirates are a big deal in Bodden Town where a graveyard said to hold the remains of a few known pirates and a natural cave which is set up to appear as though it is a hiding spot for the famed thieves are popular attractions.   Beaches, nature preserves, and a few other historic sites are worth a look as well.  

Beaches

Cayman Kai

You will find a large number of beaches to enjoy in and around the area. You can click on the name of the beach for detailed information about that individual beach.

Meagre Bay Beach: Meagre Bay Beach is across from a animal sanctuary and pond of the same name, on Bodden Town Road. You can park your car along the road and walk right up on the beach, there is no access restriction here.

Another alternative that beach-goers can consider is Spotts Bay. Though the waters are crystal clear and the shoreline is fairly isolated here, this beach is not very popular with tourists.

Frank Sound Beach: This is a good spot to take a break if you're on your way from George Town to East End. It's a beautiful spot and there won't be a crowd.

Needless to say, the area has a nice selection of beaches in and around the area. Click to view our article concerning beaches for Bodden Town.

Landmark Attractions

Mission House

An interesting landmark worth visiting is Old Savannah Schoolhouse. It is found in western Bodden Town. Education on the Cayman Islands was a task typically undertaken by mothers and sometimes the local churches. It wasn't until the 1940s when the Savannah Schoolhouse first opened its doors that education became a more formal affair.

Another interesting landmark worth visiting is Mission House. It is located in the heart of Bodden Town. Mission House hours are 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Bodden Town Guardhouse Park: Once a prominent town on Grand Cayman Islands, Bodden Town Guard House Park has always been held in high regard amongst locals, many of whom grew up hearing tales of how the people of Bodden Town stood guard over the island and were prepared to protect the area should something like a pirate attack occur. Evidence of this is in the two replica cannons on the grounds.

But that's not all -- you'll be able to find other sites to visit. To visit our detailed guide to other sites worth seeing in and around the area, go to this article.

Natural Attractions

Governor Gore's Bird Sanctuary

Mastic Reserve is one of the outdoor attractions that's popular with visitors. Many years of deforestation for logging purposes during the 18th and 19th centuries led to a loss of one of the Cayman Islands important eco-zones, the dry forest. Mastic Reserve is one of the few remaining dry forests throughout the islands.

Another site to consider is Meagre Bay Pond Animal Sanctuary. The small protected area of Meagre Bay Pond is home to a large number of waterfowl that use the shallow salt water to hunt and wade, especially waterfowl like ducks.

Bodden Town has plenty of additional choices too. If you'd like to find more details concerning natural attractions in and near the area, can do so by clicking on this link.

 

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