Barker's National Park

Barker's National Park, West Bay: Address, Barker's National Park Reviews: 4/5

Barker's National Park
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KeepRocks
Silver Spring, Maryland232 contributions
Nature at its best!
Jan 2020
The beachscape in the Cayman Islands is lush and beautiful. There are seagrapes growing along the shore, the beach is white and soft and the water is crystal clear. Very picturesque!
Written 31 March 2020
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Steamer69
Port Moody, Canada18 contributions
Hidden Gem of Cayman
Feb 2020 • Friends
This is a hidden gem of the Cayman Islands. By far the least visited place we went to on our trip. Off the beaten track as the roads were dirt and a little bumpy. The beach and water though was amazing. If we had more time we would have gone out there again as it was well worth the trip.
Written 27 February 2020
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Gabriel B
Boston, MA101 contributions
just us and the a couple of chickens
Jan 2020
just us and the a couple of chickens. By far the quietest and most secluded loveliest beach of the trip. Great shade possible at nearly every private/separate turn-in. Good beach for sitting and floating, not good for snorkeling or playing because of all the small coral that should not be trampled on and rather shallow waters. Calm clear waters. No jellyfish. We did snorkel and saw two huge fish and a dozen or so small fish and varied mini-coral. In almost a full day we say 2 horse tours, one Jeep tour and 2 other couples walk by. Great breezes. No services of facilities. Down a l-o-n-g dirt road from the nearest house. Maybe saw 6 boats go past toward stingray point which is off to the right. Schrewd move is to sit near the kite-surfer port-a-potty and somehow figure out the high security lock combo for a clean bathroom. No showers.
Written 11 February 2020
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Mare524
Windsor, Canada226 contributions
Great picnic spot, to sit and watch the kite surfers
Nov 2019
We visited Barkers in February 2019, and the road in was horrible. It was so full of ruts and pot holes that our kids got car sick and we had to pull over to throw up. This time, we packed some buckets for the ride, just in case but we’re pleasantly surprised that they had fixed the roads. This makes the drive in quite pleasant and much more timely. Both times, we enjoyed sitting at the picnic tables watching the kite surfers practice. This time we even got to see the horse tours take their horses out in the ocean. This is a really nice spot to sit and relax and enjoy the breeze and the view, and highly recommended now that the road has been fixed!
Written 17 November 2019
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Steven Mlodinow
Longmont, CO42 contributions
Great Spot to Escape
Apr 2019
I loved Barker's. The western part of the island is pretty crowded, but Barker's is an area of beach, Caribbean coppice and mangroves that can get you to real nature or simply a bit of seclusion. There is also kite-sailing (I probably don't have that quite right) available, for those wanting more action. If you are seeking nature, this is a great place to find local birds and lizards. And, it is soothingly quiet
Written 3 October 2019
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Chucky
7 contributions
Interesting Kitesurfing spot in a barren wasteland.
Aug 2019
This so called "Park" is a travesty. I blame the British Royal Family. There isn't even a park entrance or sign. Its a maze of unpaved crisscrossing roads with scrub brush and burnt out cars like something out of Mad Max. No trails. No wayfinding system. Bad drainage. The only reason you will want to come here is to Kitesurf or watch the Kitesurfers. Trust me, there is nothing else here for you.
Written 22 September 2019
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ijustneedglitter
George Town, Grand Cayman121 contributions
Nice beach walk
May 2019
Very quiet little hideaway. More of a local spot to just get away. Not many tourists come because the water is not really for swimming. Rocky and lots of seaweed.
Written 6 August 2019
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Tracey P
36 contributions
The beach all to yourself
Jul 2019 • Solo
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 relaxing way to spend your beach day!
Written 2 July 2019
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MsNance-TX
Houston, TX322 contributions
Quiet Park
May 2019 • Couples
Great to see mangrove trees and lots of undeveloped land, very few other people around so hard the beach to ourselves. Peaceful!
Written 1 May 2019
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Maria H
Kennesaw, GA7 contributions
Great spot to watch the kite surfers!
Mar 2019 • Couples
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 be on a little beach. It appears eachof these little driveways leads to an area where people camp or party at night. There is a kite surfing school along there and we loved being able to see these surfers speed across the waves. Also, it looked like there were horseback riding excursions happening in the area. The farther you go, the more isolated it gets and you end up driving on a one lane dirt road surrounded by water filled ditches and mangroves. We had gps but it was still a little scary getting back to civilization.
Written 17 March 2019
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