If you're looking for a nice quiet beach spot where you can build yourself a sand castle and wade in warm waters, this is a good spot. It's sure to feel isolated, though this isn't the calmest shore on Cayman Brac.
Situated on the eastern edge of the island of Cayman Brac, 1.9 miles east-southeast of Creek, You should consider stopping by even if you aren't staying nearby. It's often said that Pollard Bay Beach is the ideal location for getting away from vacation stresses, like overly crowded restaurants and attractions. Most other beaches you'll come across in the Cayman Islands may be just as pretty, but tend to be busier since they're near some of the most popular hotels.
There's a few access points from the road but most of them are the private driveways of the beachfront villas here, so be careful how you get on the beach, lest you disturb someone's privacy. Just drive east on the road that runs along the islands south coast and as you near the island's edge, look for access paths that aren't next to residences.
This beach is not the pristine white shoreline that covers a lot of the Cayman Islands. It's still a nice spot with translucent blue waters, but there's a lot of seaweed washed up on the beach here and the sand is darker, though still soft.
Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun.
Pollard Bay Beach offers an idyllic and serene getaway, as the surrounding region won't be overly crowded.
Travelers will find Pollard Bay Beach on the East coast of Cayman Brac. It is near Lighthouse Steps, which is one of the attractions in the area.
If you want to combine a little culture with your trip to the beach, you may want to consider visiting Cayman Brac Museum. This museum is located six and a half miles to the west, so it would be an easy side trip to take after some time in the sun.
If you're looking for plenty of activities to keep you or your family busy, this beach isn't far from any of the items in the following table.
|Lighthouse Steps||Historical Site||1.7 mi.||NNE||Cayman Brac|
|Park||1.7 mi.||N||Cayman Brac|
|Cayman Brac Lighthouse||Lighthouse||1.7 mi.||NE||Cayman Brac|
|Heritage House||Historical Site||1.8 mi.||NW||Cayman Brac|
|Spellman Mclaughlin Home||Historical Site||1.9 mi.||WNW||Cayman Brac|
|Botanical Garden||3.8 mi.||W||Cayman Brac|
|Captain Charlie Kirkconnell's House||Historical Site||4.7 mi.||W||Cayman Brac|
|Cayman Brac Museum||Museum||6.3 mi.||W||Cayman Brac|
|Rebecca's Cave||Historical Site||8.4 mi.||WSW||Cayman Brac|
|Salt Water Pond||Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve||8.6 mi.||WSW||Cayman Brac|
|Park||9.2 mi.||WSW||Cayman Brac|
The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, it depends on many factors: the time of sundown, happy hour, even how many hotel rooms have been booked nearby. There are not many major hotels nearby, but it's sometimes enjoyed by visitors staying at some of the area's smaller options.
Although the area surrounding Pollard Bay Beach isn't exactly a culinary hot spot, you can still find some interesting eateries, especially if you're willing to venture a little farther away. One of the nearest restaurants is, which is a delicious choice during or after a day at the beach.
Restaurants closest to this beach are shown in the table below.
|--||Caribbean||Very Casual||1.7 mi.||NW|
|(345) 948-0232||Caribbean, International||--||2.8 mi.||W|
|Tropical Delight Restaurant||(345) 948-1272||Caribbean||--||4.7 mi.||W|
Cayman Brac has many beaches, so if Pollard Bay Beach doesn't suit you, you can still find a great spot.
Vacationers may also want to visit Booby Point, located within a couple of miles.
Perhaps Pollard 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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