Attractions on Cayman Brac

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Many tourists head to Cayman Brac dreaming of a peaceful getaway in which there is little more to do than relax on the beach.  While this is certainly a possibility thanks to the near-perfect, often shallow shore-fronts.  Within the 14 square miles of land also exists the oldest museum in the Cayman Islands, a nature reserve, and a historic home that is open to the public. 


Brac Reef Beach

You'll discover a large selection of beaches to choose from on the island. If you're looking for a quiet getaway, you will be pleased to know that some of these beaches are fairly secluded and free from development. You can click on the beach names for a detailed article concerning that particular stretch of sand.

A beach scene where you can go snorkeling is Buccaneer Beach. This small stretch of beach is rocky enough the water shoes are recommended. It may not be an ideal destination for relaxing in the sand, but it is great if you pick your beaches for their snorkeling opportunities.

Another location that beach-goers can consider is Sea Feather Bay Beach. The public can access this beach easily. There is a sandy path leading right to the shore from the coastal road.

Pollard Bay Beach: There's a few access points from the road but most of them are the private driveways of the beachfront villas here, so be careful how you get on the beach, lest you disturb someone's privacy. Just drive east on the road that runs along the islands south coast and as you near the island's edge, look for access paths that aren't next to residences.

Needless to say, you'll find quite a few other beaches to choose from on the island. To learn about more beaches available, visit this page.

Landmark Attractions

If the more functional aspects of life by the sea intrigue you, you should think about seeing Cayman Brac Lighthouse. Cayman Brac Lighthouse isn't the most elaborate of its kind, but it is definitely worth a visit for the views and photo opportunities alone.

Another interesting landmark worth visiting is Cayman Brac Museum. It is located in central Cayman Brac. The oldest museum in the Cayman Islands is Cayman Brac Museum, a small structure that was originally built in 1933 and now houses an impressive collection of artifacts that tells the tale of how life has progressed throughout the islands through the years.

Heritage House: Although located on Cayman Brac, the Cayman Brac Heritage House is actually a historic and interpretive center for both this island and Little Cayman. At this location, visitors learn all about local culture and heritage in a way that is both fun and informative.

That's not all -- you will find many other choices as well. Click to find our page regarding landmarks on Cayman Brac.

Natural Attractions

One of the worthwhile local attractions is Salt Water Pond. <p>Once designated as an Animal Sanctuary, Saltwater Pond was stripped of that recognition in 2012. Even so, it remains a tranquil spot to check out on your tour of Cayman Brac's south coast.</p>

Brac Parrot Reserve is another place worth a visit. <p>When a rare species of Parrot was wiped out in 1932, the people of the Cayman Islands knew they had to do something to preserve the remaining parrots for future generations, but what? It wasn't until 1991 when the National Trust acquired the perfect parcel of land to create this natural attraction: the Brac Parrot Reserve.</p>

Cayman Brac includes plenty of other choices too. To read our full guide to natural attractions on Cayman Brac, click here.


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