Beach Bay Snorkeling

The 18th most popular snorkel dive spot in Grand Cayman.

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East of Georgetown and southwest of Bodden Town, the snorkelling at Beach Bay is ideal for beginners inside a protected man-made lagoon. The best reef is located about 60 feet offshore in water from 5 to 40 feet deep, and it is quite dramatic. During Beach Bay snorkeling, you may encounter damselfish, snapper, stingrays and sea turtles.

After a long day of snorkeling at Beach Bay, you might want to grab a cool, refreshing drink at Bar Jack or Tiki Beach.

To reach the snorkeling on Grand Cayman Island by air, you will fly into the Owen Roberts International Airport (GCM). There are regular flights from Houston, Dallas and Miami. Once on Grand Cayman Island, the snorkeling dive sites are easily accessed by renting either a scooter or jeep, both of which are common means of transportation on the island. There is also a public bus that covers most regions of the island. When departing the Cayman Islands, there is a departure tax of $37.50USD. This tax may be included in the airline ticket, but you will want to verify in advance.

To access Beach Bay snorkeling from Georgetown, head southeast on Shamrock Road to Beach Bay Road. Turn right heading south on Beach Bay Road to the end. There is a parking area and large beach.

Overall, Beach Bay is the 18th most popular snorkel dive spot of all 25 snorkeling dives in Grand Cayman.

Grand Cayman Snorkeling (Photo: Lawson Wood)

Grand Cayman Snorkeling (Photo: Lawson Wood)

Beach Bay Snorkeling Map



Local Contact(s):  Cayman Islands Tourism (345) 949-0623; Cayman Turtle Divers (345) 938-0184; Ambassador Divers (345) 949-8839; Bob Soto Reef Divers (345) 949-2022

Recommended Book:  "Snorkeling Cayman Islands" from Lonely Planet

Recommended Map:  "Cayman Islands Dive Map" from Franko Maps

Best Season:  Dec. - May

Average Difficulty:  Easy

Base Camp:  Sunset House (800) 854-4767; Cayman Diving Lodge (345) 947-7555; Eldemires Tropical Island Inn

Luxury Loding:  Westin Casuarina Resort (345) 945-3800; Margaritaville Beach Resort; Marriott Resort

Reference Source:  click here

GPS:  19.263742, -81.274855

Date Published:  10/13/2013

Date Updated:  1/28/2018

ID:  24932

Beach Bay Snorkeling Map


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