Meagre Bay Beach

This beach offers little shade, but a wide expanse of sand and calm sea. This a very clean and quiet beach. You can see the ocean floor through the crystal clear waters.

Situated on the southeastern side of the island of Grand Cayman, You should think about stopping by even if you aren't staying particularly close by. Visitors should keep in mind that, while Meagre Bay Beach is certainly not secluded, it's not the most crowded beach in the Cayman Islands either. This makes it an excellent choice for travelers who want to make the most of their trip to the beach without getting stuck in the most crowded parts of town.

How to Access The Beach

Meagre Bay Beach is across from a animal sanctuary and pond of the same name, on Bodden Town Road. You can park your car along the road and walk right up on the beach, there is no access restriction here.

Amenities and Ambiance

The sand here is blindingly white and soft, perfect for squishing your toes into. The water is warm and clear, ideal for swimming and splashing around.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location.

Meagre Bay Beach offers an angelic and peaceful enclave, thanks to the fact that the surrounding region is far from urbanized.

What's Nearby


You'll find this beach on the South East coast of Grand Cayman. It's located near Mission House, which is seen a mile and a half to the south west, and it is one of a few attractions in the region.

With the choice of exciting activities nearby, you'll never run out of things to do. Attractions close to this beach can be found in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Meagre Bay Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Mission House Historical Site 1.6 mi. SW Grand Cayman
Bodden Town Guardhouse Park Historical Site 2.8 mi. WSW Grand Cayman
Pedro St. James National Historic Site Historical Site 4.3 mi. WSW Grand Cayman
Old Savannah Schoolhouse Historical Site 4.7 mi. W Grand Cayman

Cities and Towns

Meagre Bay Beach is close to Bodden Town, so walking the city is a definite option. The city of Bodden Town is close-by and is in an area with plenty of worthwhile sites, while still remaining less developed and congested as some other places. From the shore, Bodden Town is just up the road, about three miles (four and a half kilometers).


Whether or not you encounter many other people will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. There aren't many large hotels nearby, but it's sometimes enjoyed by visitors staying at smaller accommodations in the area.


If you're looking for a place to eat after, or even during, your visit to the beach, you'll have many local dishes to choose from at nearby establishments. One of the closest restaurants is The Lighthouse Restaurant at Breakers. The restaurant features Italian food. They also specialize in pizza and seafood.

The table below provides a list of dining options located near this beach.

Restaurants near Meagre Bay Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
The Lighthouse Restaurant at Breakers (345) 947-2047 Italian Informal 2.3 mi. E
Arthur Treacher's Fish & Chips (345) 947-2832 -- -- -- --
Chester's 939- Cayman, Jamaican Very Casual -- --
South Coast Bar & Grill (345) 947-2517 Caribbean, International Very Casual -- --
Wendy's Bodden Town (345) 947-7444 American Very Casual 4.6 mi. W
Domino's Savannah (345) 947-1188 Italian Very Casual -- --
Dragon Garden Restaurant (345) 947-1166 Chinese -- -- --
Over The Edge (345) 947-9568 Caribbean, French Very Casual 4.8 mi. NE

Other Beaches

Travelers who are looking for the ideal beach will have plenty of other choices on Grand Cayman besides Meagre Bay Beach.

Vacationers may also want to visit North Side Beach, which is located not too far away, which means a quick cab ride will get you here pretty easily.

The Cayman Islands has a lot to offer its visitors, but Meagre Bay Beach is both a beautiful natural attraction, and a fun hangout spot.


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