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.

Located on the outer parts of Georgetown, a mile and a half south of the "downtown" area, South Sound is on the South West coast of Grand Cayman. You might want even if you are not staying in the vicinity. Although planning a vacation means you'll make lots of choices, picking the right beach can mean the difference between a stressful and a relaxing afternoon. You will find that beaches like South Sound are some of the best options in the Cayman Islands.

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.

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

Remember to take into account that South Sound's location is a popular spot, so factor that into your plans.

What's Nearby


Found on the South West coast of Grand Cayman; this area boasts other attractions such as Field Of Dreams, which is a half mile away.

If you want to mix some cultural exploration with your trip to the beach, you should consider a trip to National Trust Visitor Center. This museum is relatively near South Sound, giving beachgoers the chance to escape that hot midday sunshine.

If you're looking for other nearby attractions or activity options, the beach is located near the attractions in the following table.

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
Island Glass Blowing Studios Ltd Art Gallery 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 near Georgetown, so you can explore the city as part of your day at the beach. South Sound visitors hoping to find further attractions might think about going to Georgetown, because it's close-by and is a particularly bustling part 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).


Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will vary depending on the time of day, particularly in the high season when hotels overflow with tourists. There aren't many major hotels in the immediate vicinity, but it can appeal to guests staying at smaller lodgings in the area.


If someone in your group starts to get a little hungry at the beach, it's alright because you'll have many local dishes to choose from at nearby establishments. One of the nearest restaurants is Grand Old House. This restaurant serves both Caribbean and European dishes on the menu. You and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes as it's only a short distance away.

Restaurants closest to this beach are included in the following table.

Restaurants near South Sound
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Grand Old House (345) 949-9333 Caribbean, European, Pan Asian / Pacific Rim Informal 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 -- --
Arbutus Galley (345) 943-1100 American, Caribbean 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 -- -- -- --

Other Beaches

Travelers in search of the perfect beach will have plenty of other choices on Grand Cayman besides South Sound.

Travelers may also want to consider Spotts Bay, which is located five and a half miles to the east.

The Cayman Islands has some unforgettable natural wonders to explore, and South Sound is just one of many incredible attractions you can choose from.


Help us improve! We welcome your corrections and suggestions.