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 discover an abundance of beaches to consider visiting in and around the area. Click on each beach name for detailed information about that particular location.

Smith's Cove: Located in George Town's southern suburbs, public access here is very easy. Head south on S Church Street from George Town and the beach will be on your right after you pass Thompson Drive.

A second option to consider is South Sound. The southwestern-most point of Grand Cayman, South Sand Beach is a pink beach with clear, calm waters. A unique feature of this beach is its proximity to a cemetery.

Seven Mile Beach: Seven Mile Beach is one of the largest and most popular beaches on Grand Cayman. Visitors can engage in all sorts of water sports but swimming and snorkeling are the favorites in these calm waters.

Of course, the area has plenty of additional beaches in and around the area. You can read this extended discussion if you want to discover more information.

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 situated 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: 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.

That's not all -- you can find plenty of other choices as well. If interested, you can obtain more information concerning other sites worth visiting in and near Georgetown here.

Natural Attractions

Governor Gore's Bird Sanctuary

Tourists who enjoy spending time outdoors will frequently have fun visiting Governor Gore's Bird Sanctuary. <p>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.</p>

Another place you might enjoy is Kittiwake Shipwreck And Artificial Reef. <p>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.</p>

Georgetown has a nice selection of natural attractions. To reach our detailed page about natural attractions nearby, click this link.

 

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