Tibbetts Turn Beach

An isolated spot on Cayman Brac, this is a beach for those who prioritize scenery and isolation on their beach trips, rather than soft white sand.

Located in Tibbetts Turn, 1.4 miles west-southwest of Creek, this beach is on the North East coast of Cayman Brac. You should consider stopping by even if you aren't staying in the immediate vicinity. The surrounding area isn't very urbanized, but there is still plenty to do here.

How to Access The Beach

This beach is on Cayman Brac, about 60 miles of Caribbean sea away from Grand Cayman. It's on Brac's north central shore.

Amenities and Ambiance

Tibbetts Turn Beach is surrounded by dense foliage. It's a lush beach, with just a thin line of sand between foliage and deep blue ocean. The water is calm and clear and the scenery is lovely, but it's not the idyllic image of a coastline visitors tend to picture when thinking about Cayman beaches.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business.

Tibbetts Turn Beach offers a quiet and serene experience, thanks to the fact that the location that surrounds the beach isn't too crowded at all.

What's Nearby


This beach is positioned on the North East coast of Cayman Brac. It's located near Christopher Columbus Gardens, which is one of a few attractions in the region.

Historic attractions, including Spellman Mclaughlin Home, offer a wonderful compliment to the scenery of Tibbetts Turn Beach, plus they allow vacationers to learn more about the Cayman Islands, without venturing too far from the coast. In fact, this shore is a mile and a half to the northeast of this site of historical significance.

Being able to choose from some activities besides the beach will ensure you won't run out of things to do. The attractions closest to this beach are listed in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Tibbetts Turn Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Christopher Columbus Gardens Botanical Garden 1.1 mi. SW Cayman Brac
Spellman Mclaughlin Home Historical Site 1.5 mi. NE Cayman Brac
Captain Charlie Kirkconnell's House Historical Site 1.8 mi. W Cayman Brac
Heritage House Historical Site 2.0 mi. NE Cayman Brac
Spot Bay Community Park Park 3.4 mi. ENE Cayman Brac
Cayman Brac Museum Museum 3.6 mi. WSW Cayman Brac
Lighthouse Steps Historical Site 4.0 mi. ENE Cayman Brac
Cayman Brac Lighthouse Lighthouse 4.2 mi. E Cayman Brac
Rebecca's Cave Historical Site 5.8 mi. SW Cayman Brac
Salt Water Pond Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 6.0 mi. SW Cayman Brac
Cayman Brac Community Park Park 6.5 mi. WSW Cayman Brac


Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. The area does not have very many large hotels, but you may meet guests from smaller lodgings in the area.

While there aren't many hotels close-by, the ones found nearest to the water are shown in the table below.

Accommodations near Tibbetts Turn Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Carib Sands Beach Resort 6.6 mi. SW Resort
Brac Reef Beach Resort 7.5 mi. WSW Resort


When you start craving an afternoon snack, the area near this beach provides some viable options, and you won't have to look too far from these sands. One of the closest places to eat is Blackies Restaurant. This restaurant has both Caribbean and International cuisines.

Nearby dining options are shown in the table below.

Restaurants near Tibbetts Turn Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Blackies Restaurant (345) 948-0232 Caribbean, International -- 0.2 mi. SE
Tropical Delight Restaurant (345) 948-1272 Caribbean -- 1.8 mi. WSW
Almond Tree Cafe -- Caribbean Very Casual 2.3 mi. NE
Kirkconnell’s Market Deli (345) 948-2252 Caribbean, International Very Casual 3.4 mi. WSW
La Esperanza (345) 948-0591 Caribbean, Cayman, International Very Casual 3.5 mi. WSW

Other Beaches

Of course, you'll find plenty of other beaches on Cayman Brac, so perhaps you can explore more than one.

Vacationers may also want to visit Sea Feather Bay Beach, located two miles away.

Perhaps Tibbetts Turn Beach is the most convenient coastline for you to visit, but some travelers itch to explore more; in which case you should keep looking for a beach or natural attraction that suits your vacation style.


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