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 might think about stopping by even if you aren't staying in the immediate vicinity. Travelers who make a stop at this beach can have a relaxing time without having to wander too far from civilization.

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.

Perhaps the most convenient amenity here: picnic tables.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot.

Hidden away, Brac Reef Beach as well as its availability of conveniences will most likely be a hit among visitors wishing to be free from the busy beaches, since it happens to be found in a laid-back area. What this means is that failing to find an available comfort at the beach is something that you will not have to go through when coming to the beach, in spite of what time of the day you get there.

What's Nearby


This spot is on the South West coast of Cayman Brac; the area is home to other attractions such as Cayman Brac Community Park, which is a quarter mile away.

If you're interested in mixing culture with your visit to the beach, you might want to consider visiting Cayman Brac Museum, a lovely museum found easily within taxi range, giving beachgoers the chance to escape that hot midday sunshine.

Being able to choose from some activities besides the beach will ensure you won't get bored. The attractions closest 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


How many other people you encounter at Brac Reef Beach will vary depending on the time of day, particularly in the high season when hotels overflow with tourists. The area is not home to many major hotels, but you may meet guests staying at some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

While travelers generally won't find very many places to stay in the region, those accommodations closest to the beach can be viewed below.

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


Even after a restful afternoon at the beach, the day isn't truly complete until you visit an area restaurant, where you can dive into the Cayman Islands' specialty dishes, without having to go far. Captain's Table Restaurant is one of the closest eateries. The restaurant has both Caribbean and Continental cuisines.

The following table provides a list of nearby restaurant options.

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
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

Vacationers looking for a beach that's right for them will have lots of choices besides Brac Reef Beach.

Another location you may want to try is Buccaneer Beach, located three quarters of a mile to the northwest.

Perhaps Brac Reef Beach is the most convenient coastline for you to visit, but some travelers itch to explore more; if so, the Cayman Islands offers a variety of beaches for travelers who wish to try elsewhere.


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