Signs warning residents and visitors of the dangers of getting to close to the sea are being made for Pedro St. James Castle.
The decision comes after two young boys and their father had to be rescued from the sea after getting too close to the sea while standing on a ledge on the cliff and being swept into the water by a big wave.
‘Although most visitors that take the Pedro Castle scenic route stop in at the Pedro Castle a few do venture down to the cliff’s edge to get a panoramic view of the area,’ said Pedro Supervisor Denny Ebanks.
‘This, in most cases, is done without the knowledge of Pedro staff, he said.
‘Most of the time visitors do stop in to visit the castle attractions.
‘We are not saying that visitors have to report to the Pedro Castle before making their way to the cliffs; they are free to visit the grounds around the castle site.
‘It is just that sometimes the waters around the castle can get very rough at times and it is very dangerous to venture too close.’
Although the Pedro Castle is listed as a major tourist attraction, some web blogs describe it as a place to go to see the bluff.
The following was posted on the website www.bust.com: ‘Pedro Castle….walk along the trail leading behind the castle and you will find amazing pools made from volcanic rock that you can swim in while huge surges break over you.’
Grand Cayman Cruise Shore Excursions posted: ‘This secluded area is a first time experience to all visitors, yet another visit to one of our secret locations on our voyage. The Bluff is truly majestic, overlooking the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean, this area is a legend in its own rights, and tales speak of the Bluff being the true hideaway of many pirates and the area of choice for their hidden treasures. Due to the landscape, caverns and hidden passages from the ocean to land, the story might hold more truth than fiction. Nearby Pedro’s Castle is perhaps one of the most historical buildings in Grand Cayman.’