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 near the heart of the island of Cayman Brac, 1.7 miles south of Creek, Cat Head Bay Beach is on the East coast of the island, You might think about stopping by even if you aren't staying nearby. There are plenty of advantages to visiting a beach that's a long way from the nearest major city; the lovely, less-traveled shores of beaches like Cat Head Bay Beach allow you much more room to spread out and feel comfortable.

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.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site.

Cat Head Bay Beach offers visitors an idyllic and peaceful getaway, due to the fact that the region surrounding the beach is far from urbanized.

What's Nearby


Cat Head Bay Beach is always a lovely side-trip when you're in the area. Look for it on the East coast of Cayman Brac; it will be near other attractions like Spellman Mclaughlin Home, which is a mile and a half away.

If you're interested in mixing some cultural exploration with your trip to the beach, you might want to consider visiting Cayman Brac Museum, a lovely museum found easily within taxi range, so it could be a welcomed alternative to hot afternoon activities.

If you're looking for other nearby attractions or activity options, you'll find the closest ones 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 crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, depending on when you visit, and how full nearby hotel rooms are. This spot is not near many large hotels, but it's sometimes enjoyed by guests staying at smaller accommodations in the area.

Although travelers generally won't find many accommodations withing driving distance, those accommodations closest to Cat Head Bay Beach can be seen below.

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


Though there aren't many widely-known restaurants nearby, you can still satisfy your hunger, especially if you're willing to drive or bike a few miles. The closest places to grab a bite to eat is Tropical Delight Restaurant, which is a delicious choice during or after a day at the beach.

The following table provides a list of nearby dining options.

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
La Esperanza (345) 948-0591 Caribbean, Cayman, International Very Casual 4.9 mi. W

Other Beaches

There are multiple beaches to discover on Cayman Brac, of course, so Cat Head Bay Beach is not your only option.

You may also enjoy Tibbetts Turn Beach, which is located two miles away.

Maybe Cat Head Bay Beach is a perfect spot for you to kick back, and at the same time perhaps not the the ideal fit; if so, there are other beaches and natural attractions in the Cayman Islands you might like.


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