Brac Reef Beach

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Brac Reef Beach is a very special beach, with calm waters for wading in the warmth of the Caribbean sea and deep ocean reefs nearby for diving as well. Palm trees freckle the beach and boardwalks line the brilliant white sand.

Situated in West End, Brac Reef Beach is on the South West edge of Cayman Brac. You should think about stopping by whether or not you are staying particularly close by. Brac Reef Beach is a distinguishable relaxation spot because it's one of the best spots for escaping the typical tourist haunts. Other nearby beaches in the Cayman Islands may provide just as many amenities as Brac Reef Beach, but tend to be more crowded because they're frequented by tourists looking for a lively scene.

How to Access The Beach
You are welcome on the beach if you're not staying at the resort here, but there are no facilities for ease of access to visitors.

Amenities and Ambiance

The beach itself is a long, wide expanse of sugar white sand, with very shallow waters right along the beach and a huge resort dominating the inland edge of the beach.

Vacationers can take advantages of picnic tables at this beach, so your food won't get sandy.

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business.

Guests who are planning to take full advantage of the amenities and services extended at this beach, shouldn't worry; Brac Reef Beach happens to be found in an area which rarely sees much of a crowd. With that fact in mind, failing to find an unoccupied service here is something that you will not have to do when arriving at the beach, no matter what time of the day you get there.

What's Nearby


This beach is positioned on the South West coast of Cayman Brac; this area boasts other attractions such as Cayman Brac Community Park, which is a quarter mile away.

If you want to mix a little culture with your trip to the beach, you may want to consider visiting Cayman Brac Museum. This museum is located three miles away, and might make a nice break from the midday sun.

With a selection of nearby activities, you'll never run out of ways to stay busy. The attractions nearest to this beach are listed in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Brac Reef Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Cayman Brac Community Park Park 0.3 NNW Cayman Brac
Salt Water Pond Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 0.6 E Cayman Brac
Rebecca's Cave Historical Site 0.8 E Cayman Brac
Cayman Brac Museum Museum 3.0 NE Cayman Brac
Captain Charlie Kirkconnell's House Historical Site 4.9 NE Cayman Brac


The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, depending on everything from the time the sun sets to how packed the nearby hotels are. There aren't many large hotels nearby, but you may see guests from some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

Though this area doesn't sport many hotels that are within a short car ride, the nearest ones are shown in the following table.

Accommodations near Brac Reef Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Carib Sands Beach Resort 0.0 mi. NW Resort
Cayman Brac Beach Resort 1.0 mi. W Resort


If you need to grab a bite to eat around midday, the area near this beach provides some viable options, and you don't have to go far from the shore. One of the nearest places to eat is Captain's Table Restaurant. The restaurant offers both Caribbean and Continental menu items.

Nearby restaurants are shown in the following table.

Restaurants near Brac Reef Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Captain's Table Restaurant (345) 948-1418 Caribbean, Continental, European Informal 0.4 mi. E
Sherry's (345) 948-1385 -- -- -- --
Golden Jerk -- Caribbean Very Casual 0.5 mi. NW
Popo Jeb's Pizza (345) 917-0940 Chinese, Italian Very Casual 0.6 mi. NW
Brac Snack Shack (345) 948-1385 American Very Casual 0.7 mi. WNW
The Palm Restaurant (345) 948-1323 American, Continental Very Casual 1.0 mi. W
Tipsy Turtle Pub (345) 948-1323 American Very Casual 1.0 mi. W
La Esperanza (345) 948-0591 Caribbean, Cayman, International Very Casual 3.1 mi. NE
Kirkconnell’s Market Deli (345) 948-2252 Caribbean, International Very Casual 3.1 mi. NE
Tropical Delight Restaurant (345) 948-1272 Caribbean -- 4.8 mi. NE

Other Beaches

Of course, there are more fantastic beaches besides Brac Reef Beach on Cayman Brac.

You may also enjoy Buccaneer Beach, located within a couple of miles.

The Cayman Islands has plenty to offer its visitors, so visiting Brac Reef Beach is just one way you can enjoy a sunny afternoon.


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