South Sound

The southwestern-most point of Grand Cayman, South Sand Beach is a pink beach with clear, calm waters. A unique feature of this beach is its proximity to a cemetery.

Situated toward the outskirts of Georgetown, a mile and a half south of "downtown," South Sound is on the South West edge of Grand Cayman. You might want to drop by even if you aren't staying nearby. Social beachgoers may particularly enjoy this beach because of its urban location. In fact, South Sound is probably a great fit for guests of nearby hotels, and those who don't mind large groups of people.

How to Access The Beach
The access road for this beach is aptly named South Sound Road.Look for the cemetery along the road and you'll know this beach is just beyond it.

Amenities and Ambiance

The stretch of sand here is wide and clear, you'll find a perfect spot in the sun. The ocean floor is clear for swimming and wading, but sometimes boats hover just offshore.

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun.

Bear in mind that South Sound's immediate surroundings are an urban area, so plan accordingly.

What's Nearby

Attractions

This beach is positioned on the South West coast of Grand Cayman. It is near Field Of Dreams, which is only a short distance away. Visitors will have the option to take a taxi or to walk, and it is one of the favorite local destinations.

History-focused attractions such as Dr. Roy's Ironshore are a wonderful compliment to the scenery of South Sound, plus they allow vacationers to learn more about the Cayman Islands, without having to leave the coast.

With the choice of exciting activities nearby, you'll never get bored. The following table contains a list of nearby attractions.

Activities and Attractions Near South Sound
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Field Of Dreams Sporting Event Venue 0.6 mi. N Grand Cayman
Truman Bodden Sports Complex Sporting Event Venue 0.9 mi. N Grand Cayman
National Trust Visitor Center Museum 1.4 mi. NNW Grand Cayman
Cathy Church Underwater Photo Gallery Art Gallery 1.5 mi. NNW Grand Cayman
Dr. Roy's Ironshore Historical Site 1.5 mi. N Grand Cayman
Esteban Gallery Art Gallery 1.5 mi. N Grand Cayman
Harquail Theatre Dinner Show and Theater 1.5 mi. N Grand Cayman
Sandstrom Creations Art Gallery 1.5 mi. N Grand Cayman
Waterford & Wedgwood Gallery Art Gallery 1.5 mi. N Grand Cayman
Cayman Islands National Museum Museum 1.9 mi. N Grand Cayman
Fort George Historical Site 2.1 mi. N Grand Cayman

Cities and Towns

South Sound is very close to Georgetown, so a trip into the city is a definite option. Guests visiting South Sound who are seeking other interesting places to see should consider heading over to Georgetown, since it's in the vicinity and is an especially active area of the Cayman Islands. From the beach, Georgetown is a fairly short distance away, about a mile and a half (two and a half kilometers).

Hotels

Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. This spot is not near many large hotels, but it can attract guests staying at some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

Food

When you get hungry for an afternoon snack, the area around this beach has plenty to offer, and you don't have to go far away. Grand Old House is one of the closest eateries. Some guests will choose to take a cab here, while others will want to walk since it's just a little ways away.

Restaurants closest to this beach are shown in the table below.

Restaurants near South Sound
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Grand Old House (345) 949-9333 -- -- 1.1 mi. NW
Cafe Tortuga (345) 949-7701 -- -- 1.1 mi. NNW
Season to the Bone (345) 326-6094 Jamaican Very Casual 1.3 mi. N
SeaHarvest Restaurant (345) 945-1383 Caribbean, International Very Casual 1.5 mi. NNW
My Bar (345) 945-1383 American Very Casual 1.5 mi. NNW
Amelia's Kitchen (345) 949-5522 Cayman Very Casual -- --
Bananas Restaurant (345) 949-0859 -- -- -- --
Bus-Side Buffet (345) 945-7965 Caribbean Very Casual -- --
Button Wood Club & Restaurant (345) 945-4243 -- -- -- --
Coffee & Bites (345) 945-4892 Café Very Casual -- --
Dada's Grill (345) 945-3232 -- -- -- --
Domino's George Town -- Italian Very Casual -- --

Other Beaches

South Sound is just one of many beaches you can visit on Grand Cayman.

Another location you may want to try is Spotts Bay, which is located not too far away, so a short cab ride is a solid choice.

Perhaps South Sound is the most convenient coastline for you to visit, but some travelers itch to explore more; if so, there are other beaches and natural attractions in the Cayman Islands you might like.

 

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