Natural Attractions on Cayman Brac

Known for having some of the most picturesque vistas of the Caymans, Cayman Brac has a lot to offer in just 15 square miles of land.  One of the most popular natural attractions is a massive limestone outcrop called The Bluff which is 140 feet tall in some places. “Brac” means “bluff” in Gaelic, and is what the island was named for.  Other sites that must be seen include a parrot preserve and several caves. 

Nature Preserves and Hiking

Do you like spending time outside? You can choose from a few different hiking trails and some nature preserves on Cayman Brac.

Salt Water Pond is a nature preserve located in West End, Cayman Brac. Once designated as an Animal Sanctuary, Saltwater Pond was stripped of that recognition in 2012. Even so, it remains a tranquil spot to check out on your tour of Cayman Brac's south coast.

Vacationers wanting to find a another great natural attraction will enjoy exploring choices like Brac Parrot Reserve. In order for the people of the Caymans, and their visitors, to truly benefit from the Bac Parrot Reserve, a nature trail is available through the reserve. The trail loops through a varied terrain including a mango garden on red soil, old farm lands, and a full forest.

Deadman's Point Bluff Road: A site singled out by the Board of Tourism for hikers and nature explorers, Deadman's Bluff Road features a gorgeous view of the Marshes Herbaceous Wetlands and a number of interesting bird species abound as well.

You can look through the table below if you want more information.

Nature Preserves and Hiking On Cayman Brac
Name Type Location
Bight Road Trail Hiking Trail Central Cayman Brac
Brac Parrot Reserve Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve Central Cayman Brac
Deadman's Point Bluff Road Hiking Trail Central Cayman Brac
Hemmington Road Trail Hiking Trail Central Cayman Brac
Salt Water Pond Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 0.7 mi. East-Southeast of Central West End
The Splits Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve Central Cayman Brac

Caves

Although most people visiting the area are drawn by the beautiful coastline, those aren't the only way to experience the natural beauty of the land. Cayman Brac offers some great options, including 3 caves.

You should consider visiting Bat Cave, which is located within central Cayman Brac. Although it looks like a bat cave on the exterior, Bat Cave does not, in fact, have any bats inside. It is, however, accessible by an easy 20 minute bike ride or slightly longer hike with great views and an interesting site to explore.

An additional place worth considering is Peter's Cave. It is Spot Bay, in eastern Cayman Brac. Peter's Cave is accessible via a rocky hike, but you can drive there as well. Many people visit because of the unique history, which is that many islanders have used this cave as a hideout during hurricanes and floods since it was first discovered.

The chart directly below lists more information on the caves.

Caves On Cayman Brac
Name Type Location
Bat Cave Cave Central Cayman Brac
Half Way Ground Cave Cave Central Cayman Brac
Peter's Cave Cave 1.7 mi. East-Northeast of Central Creek

Parks and Botanical Gardens

Travelers can enjoy the local park, or a botanical garden on Cayman Brac.

The parks and gardens you'll be able to find are summarized right below.

Parks and Gardens On Cayman Brac
Name Type Location
Cayman Brac Community Park Park 0.1 mi. South-Southwest of Central West End
Christopher Columbus Gardens Botanical Garden Central Cayman Brac

Land Formations

Another fun idea is to visit some of the more interesting naturally occurring land formations. Other types of natural attractions on Cayman Brac are provided in the chart below.

Land Formations On Cayman Brac
Name Type Location
Bamboo Bay Bay Central Cayman Brac
Bobby Point Point 1.8 mi. East-Northeast of Central Creek
Cat Head Bay Bay 2.0 mi. Southeast of Central Creek
Channel Bay Bay 1.1 mi. South West of Central West End
Cotton Tree Bay Bay 1.1 mi. Northeast of Central West End
Dennis Point Point 0.8 mi. South West of Central West End
Dick Sesinger's Bay Bay 0.8 mi. South West of Central West End
Goat Bay Bay 2.0 mi. South-Southeast of Central Creek
Hawksbill Bay Bay Central Cayman Brac
North East Bay Bay 0.8 mi. North of Central Creek
North East Point Point 1.7 mi. East of Central Spot Bay
Pollard Bay Bay 1.8 mi. Southeast of Central Spot Bay
Sea Feather Bay Bay Central Cayman Brac
South East Bay Bay 1.8 mi. East of Central West End
Spot Bay Bay 1.8 mi. Northeast of Central Creek
Stake Bay Bay 2.2 mi. Northeast of Central West End
Tom Jennett's Bay Bay 1.4 mi. South-Southeast of Central Tibbetts Turn
West End Point Outlook Point 1.3 mi. West-Southwest of Central West End
Westerly Ponds Pond 1.1 mi. West-Southwest of Central West End
White Bay Bay 0.5 mi. North of Central West End

Needless to say, there are other attraction types available too. To get more information about other attractions, click here.

 

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