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. 

Beaches

Smith's Cove

You'll find an abundance of beaches to enjoy in and around the area. You can click on the beach names for a detailed review of that particular location.

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.

Another location worth considering 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.

These examples are only some of the options worth consideration To find out more about beaches available, click this link.

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 interesting landmark worth visiting is Cayman Islands National Museum. It is located in downtown Georgetown. Cayman Island's National Museum is open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday and Saturdays from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.

Fort George: Visitors will find Fort George mostly in ruins, and a tour guide may tell tale of three canons that can no longer be traced, as well as four solid walls that were only about five feet tall each. At one time, local school children would play in the sandy grounds, and it did serve as a lookout point during World War II, but has otherwise seen no action throughout its history on the island.

That's not all -- there are quite a few other sites to visit. If you want to find out more concerning other interesting landmarks in and near the area by going to this page.

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 local site you might like. 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.

Georgetown has additional natural attractions. For a more detailed look at this topic, go to this page.

 

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