Attractions in Georgetown

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Georgetown is not a popular cruise destination for nothing.  The area attraction are what brings ships here in droves, dropping guests off to explore everything from the gorgeous area beaches to historic landmarks, and even natural sites which range from a turtle farm to a shipwreck. 


Smith's Cove

There are an abundance of beaches to choose from in and around the area. Click on the name of the beach to get additional information about that particular stretch of sand.

Smith's Cove: Extraordinary snorkeling opportunities are available at Smith's Cove and trees line the small beach, providing large pockets of shade. It's sometimes populated with Cayman locals.

A second alternative for beach-goers to consider is South Sound. The access road for this beach is aptly named South Sound Road.Look for the cemetery along the road and you'll know this beach is just beyond it.

Seven Mile Beach: Miles north of George Town, this beach is one of the most popular destinations on the island. There are no public access issues.

Georgetown and the surrounding areas offer several other beach choices. To visit our page about beaches, go to this page.

Landmark Attractions

Cayman Islands National Museum

National Trust Visitor Center is a museum The Centre is open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Another common landmark for vacationers is Cayman Islands National Museum. It is located in downtown Georgetown. This national museum has diverse collections and features exhibits on various topics, from a collection of Cayman artwork to a natural history collection full of fossils of sea critters.

Fort George: Although landlocked and mostly in ruins, Fort George stands as an important historical landmark that tells the tale of a Cayman Islands once protected from this very spot by the local militia. The fort was built by locals using limestone and coral, though nobody can be sure exactly when, and after many years of little to no use, it was handed over to the National Trust.

Of course, the area offers a more extensive set of sites to visit. Visit this extended discussion which is all about other interesting places to visit in and near the area if you want to find out some more information.

Natural Attractions

Governor Gore's Bird Sanctuary

Governor Gore's Bird Sanctuary is one of the better known natural attractions. With over 200 different species of bird, Governor Gore's Bird Sanctuary is a destination of choice for birdwatchers that find themselves in the Cayman Islands.

Kittiwake Shipwreck And Artificial Reef is another site you might enjoy. Kittiwake Shipwreck and Artificial Reef is the remains of the sunken ship Kittiwake, which is now developing into an artificial reef. With the assistance of licensed diver operators, tourists are invited to snorkel and scuba dive around the wreck.

These examples are only a few of your choices. To learn more about natural attractions near Georgetown, navigate to this page.


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