Beach Bay Snorkeling
The 18th most popular snorkel dive spot in Grand Cayman.
Sunday 28 January 2018 06:55 GMT
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 24 snorkeling dives in Grand Cayman.