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 just outside the heart of 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 even if you aren't staying in the immediate vicinity. Not looking forward to staking out a spot at a busy beach? All the more reason you should find a beach that isn't surrounded by thousands of hotel rooms; beaches less-traveled like Cat Head Bay Beach make great places to spread out and relax.

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.

If you happen to go for shores that provide an idyllic place to escape, then you will want to try Cat Head Bay Beach; it is found within a less urban section of Cayman Brac.

What's Nearby


Visitors will find this beach on the East coast of Cayman Brac; this area boasts other attractions such as Spellman Mclaughlin Home, which is only a short distance away, so visitors have the option to walk or to take a cab.

Some may think that beaches and museums are an odd combination, but plenty of visitors find that museums like Cayman Brac Museum (found five miles away) offer an entertaining diversion and help visitors understand the Cayman Islands' interesting past.

The beach is one type of attraction you can visit, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The following chart includes some other attractions close-by.

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 2.2 mi. N Cayman Brac
Christopher Columbus Gardens Botanical Garden 2.5 mi. W 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


Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. There are not many major hotels nearby, but it's often visited by guests staying at smaller accommodations in the area.

Though there aren't many places to stay within driving distance, the nearest ones are listed in the table below.

Accommodations near Cat Head Bay Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
The Cayman Breakers 1.3 mi. NE Villa complex
Brac Caribbean Beach Village 7.6 mi. WSW Villa complex
Carib Sands Beach Resort 7.7 mi. WSW Resort
Cayman Brac Beach Resort 8.6 mi. W Resort


Though the area surrounding Cat Head Bay Beach isn't exactly a culinary hot spot, you'll still have some choices, particularly if you are willing to venture a little out of the way. One of the nearest restaurants is Kirkconnell’s Market Deli, which is a brief car or taxi trip away.

A list of nearby restaurants is provided in the following table.

Restaurants near Cat Head Bay Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Distance Direction Island
Kirkconnell’s Market Deli (345) 948-2252 Caribbean, International 4.9 mi. W Cayman Brac

Other Beaches

Travelers who are looking for the ideal beach will have lots of choices besides Cat Head Bay Beach.

Vacationers may also want to visit Tibbetts Turn Beach, which is located within a couple of miles.

Perhaps Cat Head Bay Beach is the most convenient coastline for you to visit, but some travelers itch to explore more; in which case you should find a beach with a seclusion factor that suits you.


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