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.

Situated near the center 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 should think about stopping by regardless of whether you are staying in the vicinity. Even active vacationers with jam-packed itineraries will discover advantages to finding a beach that isn't lined with high-rise hotels; relatively untouched parts of the coast like Cat Head Bay Beach might not be typical "beach scenes", but are nice and private.

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.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot.

Cat Head Bay Beach offers an idyllic and peaceful getaway, in part because the surrounding region is positioned apart from more urban areas.

What's Nearby


You'll find this beach on the East coast of Cayman Brac; the area is home to other attractions such as Spellman Mclaughlin Home, which is a mile and a half to the north.

Beaches and museums may seem an odd combination to some, but at least a few travelers find that museums like Cayman Brac Museum (positioned five miles to the west) offer a fun learning experience and a whole new side of the Cayman Islands' history.

A selection of nearby activities will ensure that you never run low on things to do. The attractions closest to this beach are listed 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


Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. There aren't many large hotels in the immediate vicinity, but it can appeal to guests from smaller lodgings in the area.

While there aren't many hotels close-by, the nearest ones are listed in the table below.

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


If you're on the beach and start to get the munchies, don't worry, you'll have a variety of choices within a few miles. One of the nearest restaurants is Blackies Restaurant. This restaurant serves both Caribbean and International menu items.

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

Restaurants near Cat Head Bay Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Blackies Restaurant (345) 948-0232 Caribbean, International -- 1.7 mi. WNW
Almond Tree Cafe -- Caribbean Very Casual 2.2 mi. N
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 if Cat Head Bay Beach doesn't sound like your type of scene, you have options.

You may also want to consider Tibbetts Turn Beach, located within a short distance.

Of course, the Cayman Islands has hundreds of natural wonders to discover, but taking a swim at Cat Head Bay Beach is certainly a fun way to enjoy the area's natural attractions.


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