Barker's National Park, West Bay

3.9
#7 of 16 in Nature in Grand Cayman
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  • I love Barkers beach. I take my dog there, its not a tourist spot. You can be there all by yourself and not see anyone or watch the kite surfers from the shore. Its pet friendly and a nice quiet and r...  more »
  • Great to see mangrove trees and lots of undeveloped land, very few other people around so hard the beach to ourselves. Peaceful!  more »
  • You definitely need a car to visit. As you drive along a dirt road with lots of potholes, you see small driveways to the left that go up to the dunes...take one and in a very short distance, you will ...  more »
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  • Beautiful place if you want to get away from the big crowds and just enjoy nature with your group. It may be a bit hard to get to if there's rain, but that could be an additional advantage.
  • Wife and I went birdwatching here early February 2019. Tip: Google Maps doesn't have roads that lead to where we parked (indicated on map), so put your destination at the entrance to the park to the northwest. We walked 1.3 miles around Palmetto Lake, and saw the following birds: Blue-winged teal, Black-necked stilt (lots), Osprey, Little Blue Heron, Reddish Egret, Northern Flicker, WIllet, Yellow Warbler, Least Sandpiper, Ruddy Turnstone, Great Egret, Royal Tern, Magnificant Frigatebird, Bananaquit, Brown Pelican, Green Heron, Tricolored Heron, and Belted Kingfisher. The lake is very shallow and the water level depends on recent rains, but it is full of birds and snags. The ditches along the west side of our route contain fish, and may have herons and other birds. All-in-all a great place to birdwatch on Grand Cayman; the other places I'd recommend are the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park and Governor Gore's Bird Sanctuary.
  • It's a nice area, however a bit lonely. Not alot of people there on a day to day basis. Also, you can get lost pretty easy.
  • Quiet park. Nice for to walk and relaxing at the beach.
  • Great place to hike, practice kite surf and chill by the beach. Quiet and full of life. Great for bird observation and snorkeling. No parking but you can leave the car by the road what is pretty safe. At night you can spot white owls and other kind of birds. I am no quite sure if there is crocs around but better not to find it out.
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