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.

Located on the eastern side of the island of Grand Cayman, 3.3 miles east of Old Man Bay, You should consider stopping by even if you are not staying in the immediate vicinity. Travelers in search of a tranquil, secluded setting should check out Barefoot Beach, a pretty, but less popular part of the coast.

How to Access The Beach
You may overlook the beach access entrance, so look carefully.

Amenities and Ambiance

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site.

If you tend to favor beaches which grant a relaxing place to escape, then you should enjoy Barefoot Beach; it's hidden away within a more natural sector of the region.

What's Nearby


This spot is on the East coast of Grand Cayman; the area hosts attractions such as East End Lighthouse Park, which is one of the closest attractions.

If you're interested in mixing a cultural experience with your visit to the beach, you should consider a trip to National Gallery of the Cayman Islands, a lovely museum found some ways off, but, if you've got a car, it's not a bad trip, so it would be an easy side trip to take after the beach.

If your taste for travel keeps you looking for new activity and attraction options, the beach is located near the attractions 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 region of Grand Cayman to Barefoot Beach is Old Man Bay. This destination is only three and a half miles from the beach, so a visit doesn't need to take up the whole day. It's important to note that Georgetown isn't heavily urbanized, so for guests looking to scope out the local scene, Old Man Bay should provide an interesting experience.


The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, it depends on several things: the season, the weather, even how many people have booked nearby hotels. At this beach, you can expect to see a fair amount of visitors from lodgings in the area.

Though this area doesn't sport many hotels within a several miles, the nearest ones have been listed in the table below.

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


A trip to the beach isn't complete until you dine at a nearby restaurant, where you'll be able to sample regional favorites, without straying too far from your current location. One of the nearest restaurants is Pelican's Reef Restaurant. The restaurant serves delicious International cuisine. They're also renowned for their conch fritters and pasta. You'll have the option of walking or taking a cab as it's not far off the beach at all.

Nearby restaurant options are shown in the table below.

Restaurants near Barefoot Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Pelican's Reef Restaurant (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

Of course, there are lots of other spots along the coast of Grand Cayman, so Barefoot Beach is just one of your options.

Another location you might enjoy is Cayman Kai, found only a cab ride away from 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 sun-drenched spot to consider is East End, which is located only a short distance away. The crystalline waters that lap the shores of the East End beach seem to change from different hues of blue.

Of course, there is much more to do besides lounge on the sand in the Cayman Islands, but Barefoot Beach is both a refreshing place to relax, and a beautiful natural attraction.


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