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. 

Beaches

Brac Reef Beach

There are several beaches to consider visiting on the island. If you are hoping to enjoy some peace and quiet, you're likely to be pleased, since several of these beaches are fairly secluded and free from development. You can click on the name of each beach for a detailed guide to that individual beach.

A nice beach that's good for 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.

A second option to 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: If you're looking for a nice quiet beach spot where you can build yourself a sand castle and wade in warm waters, this is a good spot. It's sure to feel isolated, though this isn't the calmest shore on Cayman Brac.

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Landmark Attractions

If the nitty gritty aspects of life by the sea interest 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 situated in central Cayman Brac. Before the Cayman Brac Museum was a museum it stood as a bank, customs office, treasury, and then a post office. The front room of the museum pays homage to the building's past lives with reconstructions of the once-facilities.

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.

But that's not all -- you'll find plenty of other options as well. To navigate to our complete page about other interesting landmarks on Cayman Brac, read this page.

Natural Attractions

Salt Water Pond is one of the natural attractions you might enjoy visiting. 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.

Brac Parrot Reserve is a second attraction to consider visiting. 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.

Needless to say, there are plenty of additional choices. To get more information about this topic, go to this article.

 

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