Barefoot Beach

Once a popular snorkeling area, Barefoot Beach seems to have been improperly maintained for a while now, so another beach might be a better option to consider for a safe and fun day on the water.

Positioned on the eastern edge of the island of Grand Cayman, 3.3 miles east of Old Man Bay, You should consider dropping by whether or not you're staying nearby. There are advantages to visiting a beach that's a long way from the nearest major city; relatively untouched parts of the coast like Barefoot Beach make great places to spread out and relax.

How to Access The Beach

You may overlook the beach access entrance, so look carefully.

Amenities and Ambiance

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot.

Barefoot Beach offers visitors an idyllic and serene haven, since the area surrounding the beach isn't too crowded at all.

What's Nearby


Barefoot Beach is beautiful natural attraction, which you'll find on the East coast of Grand Cayman. It is close to East End Lighthouse Park, which is one of a number of attractions close-by.

If you're interested in combining some cultural exploration with your trip to the beach, you should plan a trip to National Gallery of the Cayman Islands, a lovely museum found some ways away, but, for those with a car, it is accessible, so it could be a welcomed alternative to hot afternoon activities.

If a visit to the Barefoot Beach isn't enough to keep you busy all afternoon, this beach isn't far from any of the items in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Barefoot Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
East End Lighthouse Park Historical Site 4.1 SSE Grand Cayman
Mission House Historical Site 9.6 SW Grand Cayman
Bodden Town Guardhouse Park Historical Site 10.8 WSW Grand Cayman
Pedro St. James National Historic Site Historical Site 12.3 WSW Grand Cayman
Old Savannah Schoolhouse Historical Site 12.6 WSW Grand Cayman

Cities and Towns

The nearest area of Grand Cayman to Barefoot Beach is Old Man Bay. This interesting part of Grand Cayman is only three and a half miles from the beach, so you needn't use up an entire day here. It's important to note that Georgetown isn't very urbanized, so for visitors hoping to get a better feel for the area, this region in the Cayman Islands could make for a really nice day trip.


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. Typically, you can expect to encounter quite a few other guests who are staying close by.

Although vacationers will find few accommodations in the region, those accommodation options closest to the beach can be viewed in the following list.

Accommodations near Barefoot Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Cayman Reef Hotel 2.3 E Resort
Reef Resort 2.3 E Resort
Morritt's Tortuga Club 2.5 E Resort


It's no problem if you start to get the munchies while hanging out at Barefoot Beach; there are lots of nearby options when it comes to dining. Pelican's Reef at The Reef Resort is one of the closest eateries. The restaurant serves delicious International cuisine. Many guests rave about their seafood. You could take a cab or probably walk to this restaurant as it's only a short distance away.

Some nearby restaurant options are shown in the table below.

Restaurants near Barefoot Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Pelican's Reef at The Reef Resort (345) 947-3100 International -- 2.3 mi. E
David’s Deep Blue Restaurant and Bar (345) 745-5910 Eclectic Informal 2.6 mi. E
Mimi’s Dock Bar & Restaurant (345) 947-7449 Caribbean, Fusion Very Casual 2.6 mi. E
Vivine's Kitchen (345) 947-7435 Caribbean, Cayman Informal 3.8 mi. SE
Over The Edge (345) 947-9568 Caribbean, French Very Casual 3.8 mi. W
Eagle Ray's Dive Bar & Grill (345) 640-8888 International Very Casual 3.9 mi. SE
Arlain's Restaurant (345) 947-7278 -- -- -- --
Tukka (345) 947-2700 Australian, Caribbean, Fusion Informal -- --
South Coast Bar & Grill (345) 947-2517 Caribbean, International Very Casual -- --

Other Beaches

Vacationers searching for the perfect beach will have other options if Barefoot Beach doesn't suit their tastes.

Travelers who like this beach might also enjoy Cayman Kai, situated within taxi range of the coast. The serenity and restful atmosphere of the tranquil Cayman Kai beach provides the perfect setting for your next tropical retreat. Still, if you're searching for something a little more active, you might like The Blowholes. It's found four miles to the south.

Another location you may want to try is East End, which is located two and a half miles away. The crystalline waters that lap the shores of the East End beach seem to change from different hues of blue.

There are countless experiences to enjoy in the Cayman Islands, and paying a visit to Barefoot Beach is just one way you can spend your afternoon.


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