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.

Situated in Tibbetts Turn, 1.4 miles west-southwest of Creek, this beach is on the North East edge of Cayman Brac. You should consider dropping by whether or not you're staying particularly close by. Families and groups of friends who decide to check out this beach can have a relaxing time without missing an opportunity to meet new people.

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.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside.

If you prefer beaches that bring visitors a tranquil haven, then you may want to try Tibbetts Turn Beach; it's back in a more natural section of Cayman Brac.

What's Nearby


Tibbetts Turn Beach is on the North East coast of Cayman Brac. It is near some interesting sites like Christopher Columbus Gardens, which is one of a few favorite destinations in the area.

If you're interested in mixing a cultural experience with your visit to the beach, you should consider a trip to Cayman Brac Museum. This museum is located only a short taxi ride away, so it would be an easy side trip to take after some time in the sun.

Beaches are one type of attraction you can visit, but there's even more to see during your stay. The following chart includes some other attractions close-by.

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


The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. This spot is not near many large hotels, but it can attract visitors from the few small lodgings in the area.

Though vacationers will not find very many accommodations withing driving distance, those accommodations closest to Tibbetts Turn Beach are shown in the list that follows.

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


While this location isn't located in the culinary epicenter of the area, you'll probably still spot a few places to try, particularly if you're prepared to venture a little out of the way. The closest places to grab a bite to eat is Tropical Delight Restaurant, which is a delicious choice during or after a day at the beach.

The following table lists dining options located near this beach.

Restaurants near Tibbetts Turn Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Tropical Delight Restaurant (345) 948-1272 Caribbean -- 1.8 mi. WSW
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

There are plenty of beautiful beach locations to choose from on Cayman Brac, so perhaps you can explore more than one.

Another option worth considering is Sea Feather Bay Beach, located within a couple of miles.

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


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