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 enjoy spending time outside? You can experience several different hiking trails and some nature preserves on the island.

Salt Water Pond is a popular nature preserve situated 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.

Those wanting to find a another great natural attraction will enjoy exploring sites like Brac Parrot Reserve. When a rare species of Parrot was wiped out in 1932, the people of the Cayman Islands knew they had to do something to preserve the remaining parrots for future generations, but what? It wasn't until 1991 when the National Trust acquired the perfect parcel of land to create this natural attraction: the Brac Parrot Reserve.

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.

Take a look at this table to find out more about nature preserves and hiking spots.

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 vacationers are attracted by the beautiful coastline, those aren't the only way to experience the natural beauty of the land. Cayman Brac offers some interesting choices, including 3 caves.

You should consider visiting Bat Cave, which is located in 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.

A second available option is Peter's Cave. It is Spot Bay, in eastern Cayman Brac. Great from both a historical and natural perspective, Peter's Cave is a great hiking destination, the end point of a scenic drive, one of the island's top North Wall dive spots, and a past hurricane and flood shelter for islanders.

The table directly below has more details regarding 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

Visitors can enjoy a couple of parks, or a botanical garden on Cayman Brac.

The parks and gardens worth looking into are shown down 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
Spot Bay Community Park Park 2.0 mi. East-Northeast of Central Creek

Land Formations

Another fun idea is to go see some of the more interesting naturally occurring land formations. Fully natural attractions like these on Cayman Brac can be seen 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

If you are looking for a wider variety of points of interest beyond just these, you can look farther afield. For more information on other attractions for Cayman Brac, go to this page.

 

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