Beaches in the Cayman Islands

Caribbean beaches are known for being the best in the world, and those found in the Cayman Islands are no exception.

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With three incredibly different coastlines, it's easy to understand why the beaches of the Cayman Islands draw visitors from around the globe. Whether you prefer the variety of Grand Cayman, the rocky shores of Cayman Brac, or the diving formations that surround Little Cayman, you're sure to agree that these beaches are top-notch.

Most vacationers opt to stay on Grand Cayman as it is the most developed of the "Three Sisters." Doing so will also put you within convenient distance of many beautiful and diverse beaches. Because the island is completely surrounded by the Caribbean Sea, expect the water to be calm, clear, and warm. Without a doubt, the island's most well-known beach is Seven Mile Beach, located on the western shore, and popular for both its fine white sands and its convenient location. In 2011, Seven Mile Beach was ranked number one by readers of Caribbean Travel + Life. To get away from the crowds, try Rum Point in the north, which is an ideal spot for water sports.

Cayman Brac, on the other hand, is better known for its interior wildlife than its outstanding beaches. A number of underwater "walls" make for interesting scuba diving and snorkeling, but the rocky outcrops found throughout the island may deter sunbathers. The southwestern region features a bit of sand and a protected beach just east of the island's hotels.

Although Little Cayman is the smallest of the three islands, the beaches here are highly regarded. Likewise, some of the best diving in the world can be found here. From end to end, this tiny island offers stunning beaches and ideal conditions for swimming, diving, and snorkeling. Visitors can also take an excursion to the uninhabited Owen Island; located just 200 yards offshore, it's a great destination for swimming and picnicking in private.

Beach Choices In The Area

There are a large selection of beaches to choose from in the area. Regardless of whether you're looking forward to people watching, or you prefer having more of the sand to yourself, you should find some appealing options. Click on the name of each beach for a detailed review of that particular stretch of sand.

Rum Point

Sandy Point: On a clear day you can see the nearby island of Cayman Brac from this beach. If you like privacy and seclusion, this is a great beach for you.

A second option worth considering is Smith's Cove. Located in George Town's southern suburbs, public access here is very easy. Head south on S Church Street from George Town and the beach will be on your right after you pass Thompson Drive.

Buccaneer Beach: This small stretch of beach is rocky enough the water shoes are recommended. It may not be an ideal destination for relaxing in the sand, but it is great if you pick your beaches for their snorkeling opportunities.

The chart directly below summarizes more details regarding the beaches available in the area.

Beaches In the Cayman Islands
Name Location Island Coast
Barefoot Beach 3.3 mi. East of Central Old Man Bay Grand Cayman East
Barkers National Park Beach 6.7 mi. North of Central downtown Georgetown Grand Cayman North West
Bloody Bay Beach 1.4 mi. Northwest of Central Blossom Village Little Cayman North West
Blossom Village Beach 0.2 mi. South West of Central Blossom Village Little Cayman South West
Boatswain's Beach 6.5 mi. North of Central downtown Georgetown Grand Cayman North West
Booby Point 1.8 mi. East-Northeast of Central Creek Cayman Brac North East
Brac Reef Beach 0.4 mi. South of Central West End Cayman Brac South West
Buccaneer Beach 0.5 mi. West of Central West End Cayman Brac North West
Cat Head Bay Beach 1.7 mi. South of Central Creek Cayman Brac East
Cayman Kai 0.6 mi. Northeast of Central Cayman Kai Grand Cayman North
Cemetery Beach 2.3 mi. North-Northwest of Central Seven Mile Beach Grand Cayman West
Charles Bight Beach 2.0 mi. East of Central Little Cayman Little Cayman East
Conch Point Beach 1.2 mi. Northeast of Central West Bay Grand Cayman North West
Deadman's Point 1.5 mi. West of Central Cayman Brac Cayman Brac West
East End 3.5 mi. North-Northeast of Central East End Grand Cayman East
Frank Sound Beach 4.1 mi. West of Central East End Grand Cayman East
Gun Bay Beach 1.9 mi. Northeast of Central East End Grand Cayman East
Heritage Beach 3.4 mi. West of Central East End Grand Cayman South
Jackson's Point Beach 1.9 mi. West of Central Little Cayman Little Cayman North
Meagre Bay Beach 2.8 mi. East-Northeast of Central Bodden Town Grand Cayman South East
North East Point 0.8 mi. East of Central Spot Bay Cayman Brac North East
North Side Beach 2.3 mi. West of Central Old Man Bay Grand Cayman North East
Old Man Bay Beach 0.2 mi. Northeast of Central Old Man Bay Grand Cayman East
Owen Island 0.8 mi. East of Central Blossom Village Little Cayman South West
Pollard Bay Beach 1.9 mi. East-Southeast of Central Creek Cayman Brac East
Rum Point 0.5 mi. North of Central Cayman Kai Grand Cayman North
Sandy Point 5.8 mi. West of Central West End Little Cayman East
Sea Feather Bay Beach 0.9 mi. South-Southeast of Central Cayman Brac Cayman Brac South East
Seven Mile Beach 1.2 mi. North-Northwest of Central Seven Mile Beach Grand Cayman West
Smith's Cove 1.4 mi. South-Southwest of Downtown Georgetown Grand Cayman West
South Sound Georgetown, Western part of the Cayman Islands Grand Cayman South West
Spotts Bay 2.0 mi. West-Southwest of Central Bodden Town Grand Cayman South West
The Blowholes 1.2 mi. West of Central East End Grand Cayman East
Tiara Beach 1.6 mi. East of Central West End Cayman Brac South West
Tibbetts Turn Beach 1.4 mi. West-Southwest of Central Creek Cayman Brac North East
Turtle Farm Beach 1.5 mi. West of Central West Bay Grand Cayman West
Water Cay 0.7 mi. West-Southwest of Central Cayman Kai Grand Cayman North West
West End 0.9 mi. West of Central West End Cayman Brac South West
West End Point Beach 1.6 mi. West of Central Blossom Village Little Cayman South West

Luckily, you can find a nice selection of types of attractions. Go to this article regarding even more attractions if you want to learn additional facts.

No matter what your vacation style, the beaches of the Cayman Islands are sure to please.

 

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