The many beaches of Grand Cayman all have their particular charms, and the experience at Thomas Russell Beach in Bodden Town is one of peace and tranquility.
The beach is named after one of Cayman’s most popular governors, Thomas Russell, who held that position from 1974 to 1981.
He oversaw a period of rapid economic and social growth in the Islands, and developed strong ties with Cayman and its people. After leaving his post, he established the Cayman Islands Government Office in London, serving for eight years as the first Cayman Islands Representative in the U.K., from 1982 to 1990.
Featuring excellent snorkeling, the beach, which lies east of the Coe Wood Public Beach, has new picnic benches for public use.
The benches were donated and paid for by the Savannah/Newlands Community Development Action Committee and the Bodden Town Heritage Committee, which commissioned Wood Works to do the job.
Continuing with the upkeep of the beach, the action committee also donated some fill to fix a wall by the beach.