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

You will find several beaches to consider visiting on the island. If you are hoping to enjoy some peace and quiet, you will be happy to know that some of these beaches are fairly secluded and quiet. Just click on the beach names for a detailed article concerning that beach.

If you want to go snorkeling, a place offering that option 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. This beach has fine, soft sand and just a few villas along the shore. You might find yourself all alone here.

Pollard Bay Beach: This beach is not the pristine white shoreline that covers a lot of the Cayman Islands. It's still a nice spot with translucent blue waters, but there's a lot of seaweed washed up on the beach here and the sand is darker, though still soft.

Luckily, the area is home to quite a few other beaches to choose from on the island. To read more about beaches available, read this page.

Landmark Attractions

If the nitty gritty aspects of life by the sea interest you, you might enjoy 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 common landmark for vacationers is Cayman Brac Museum. It is located within 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: Submerge yourself in local culture from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

These are just a few of the choices you'll find. Click this link to read our extended discussion of other interesting places to visit on Cayman Brac.

Natural Attractions

Salt Water Pond is one of the local attractions that's enjoyed by many visitors. 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 option worth considering. 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 a full range options too. Visit this page dedicated to natural attractions on the island if you want to find out some more details.

 

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