Cat Head Bay Beach

A rocky coastline with choppy waters, this is not the most inviting beach for swimming or water sports. It's an isolated spot, you'll likely be the only one on this beach if you choose to visit.

Located on the island of Cayman Brac, 1.7 miles south of Creek, Cat Head Bay Beach is on the East edge of the island, You should think about stopping by whether or not you are staying in the vicinity. When you need to spend the afternoon away from tourist-filled hotspots, you should consider going off the beaten path to Cat Head Bay Beach.

How to Access The Beach
This beach is on the southeast side of the island, a very quiet part of Cayman Brac. The coastal road of the island runs alongside this beach.

Amenities and Ambiance

The sand is tan and littered with rocks, but the beach is long and visually stunning, good for a stroll or a picnic. The water gets deep just offshore and the current can be strong.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location.

If you usually choose beach days that provide a tranquil experience, then maybe head on over to Cat Head Bay Beach; it is hidden away within a more rural part of Cayman Brac.

What's Nearby


Visitors will find this beach on the East coast of Cayman Brac. It is near some interesting sites like Spellman Mclaughlin Home, which is situated a mile and a half to the north, and it is among the the area's interesting attractions.

Beaches and museums may seem an odd combination to some, but many travelers find that museums like Cayman Brac Museum (found easily within taxi range) offer rare insight into Caribbean life and a whole new perspective of the Cayman Islands.

With a selection of nearby activities, you'll never run out of things to do. The closest attractions are found in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Cat Head Bay Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Spellman Mclaughlin Home Historical Site 1.8 mi. N Cayman Brac
Heritage House Historical Site 2.1 mi. N Cayman Brac
Christopher Columbus Gardens Botanical Garden 2.5 mi. W Cayman Brac
Spot Bay Community Park Park 2.9 mi. NNE Cayman Brac
Lighthouse Steps Historical Site 3.1 mi. NE Cayman Brac
Cayman Brac Lighthouse Lighthouse 3.2 mi. NE Cayman Brac
Captain Charlie Kirkconnell's House Historical Site 3.4 mi. W Cayman Brac
Cayman Brac Museum Museum 4.9 mi. W Cayman Brac
Rebecca's Cave Historical Site 6.9 mi. WSW Cayman Brac
Salt Water Pond Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 7.1 mi. WSW Cayman Brac
Cayman Brac Community Park Park 7.7 mi. W Cayman Brac


The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, it depends on several things: the season, the weather, even how full the nearby hotels are. Cat Head Bay Beach is not near very many major hotels, but it can appeal to guests staying at some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

Though this area doesn't sport many hotels nearby, the nearest ones have been listed in the following table.

Accommodations near Cat Head Bay Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Carib Sands Beach Resort 7.7 mi. WSW Resort
Cayman Brac Beach Resort 8.6 mi. W Resort


While you'll be hard-pressed to find many dining options nearby, you can still satisfy your hunger, especially if you are willing to venture a little out of the way. One of the nearest places to eat is Tropical Delight Restaurant, which is a delicious choice during or after a day at the beach.

The table below provides a list of places to eat near this beach.

Restaurants near Cat Head Bay Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Tropical Delight Restaurant (345) 948-1272 Caribbean -- 3.4 mi. W
Kirkconnell’s Market Deli (345) 948-2252 Caribbean, International Very Casual 4.8 mi. W

Other Beaches

Of course, you'll find plenty of other beaches on Cayman Brac, so if Cat Head Bay Beach doesn't suit you, you can still find a great spot.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Tibbetts Turn Beach, located two miles away.

There are plenty of natural wonders to behold in the Cayman Islands, and paying a visit to Cat Head Bay Beach is just one way you can spend your afternoon.


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