Peter's Cave


Useful Information

Location: Cayman Brac, Spot Bay. Little Lighthouse Road, 200m west of NIM Things in Spot Bay.
Open: No restrictions.
[2011]
Fee: free.
[2011]
Classification:  Karst cave
Light: bring torch
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Bibliography: Skip Harper (2002): Adventuring on Cayman Brac, A Guide to Great Adventures on this Small Caribbean Gem. Heel & Toe Pub, November 2002, paperback, 190pp., ISBN: 0964064529. p120ff.  amazon.com
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History

 
1932many residents save their lives by sheltering in the cave during the hurricane.
1997concrete steps to the cave built.

Description

Peter's Cave is located at the north coast, near to the top of the bluff. From the entrance it provides a nice view on the south side bluffs. It is more or less a single big chamber, containing several formations. This is the only part of the cave were visitors can stand upright. Of course there are some crawls to explore. The cave is home to bats and Brown Booby, a sea bird.

The cave is renowned as a hurricane refuge, as it is said to fit 100 people. The locals are used to hide in this cave for centuries, and because of its elevation and the massive rock cover it is very safe. They eveb equipped it with a portable toilet. But as it is not recognized as an official shelter by the government, there is no police presence during a storm. This means people sometimes bring in liquor and beer and get drunk and unruly. So many locals fight to get the cave officially recognized as a shelter.


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