Barkers National Park Beach

The shoreline on this long, clean beach is bordered by mangroves and greenery. During the week, there are very few visitors so if you like isolated beach experiences, this is the spot for you.

Positioned along the northeastern outskirts of West Bay, Barkers National Park Beach is on the North West coast of Grand Cayman. You might want to drop by whether or not you are staying in the vicinity. Barkers National Park Beach is a distinguishable relaxation spot because it's one of the best spots for escaping the hustle of the Cayman Islands' urban areas. Other nearby beaches you'll come across in the Cayman Islands may have the same pleasing, tropical setting as Barkers National Park Beach, but are usually more cramped because they're frequented by tourists looking for a lively scene.

How to Access The Beach
The road to get here has signage for Pappagallo's restaurant which is just outside the park entrance. Four wheel drive is necessary because the potholes are huge on the dirt road that provides park access.

Amenities and Ambiance

Perfect for nature enthusiasts, Barkers National Park Beach is a pristine stretch of white sand that meets crystal clear shallow waters for miles down an empty stretch of coastline. The further you go down into the park, the cleaner and more isolated the surroundings will feel.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business.

What's Nearby

Attractions

This beach is positioned on the North West coast of Grand Cayman. It is close to Barker's National Park, which is close enough that guests will have the choice to walk or take a cab, and it is one of the attractions in the region.

If you're interested in mixing culture with your visit to the beach, you should consider a trip to National Gallery of the Cayman Islands. This museum is located five and a half miles to the south, giving beachgoers the chance to escape that hot midday sunshine.

Beaches are a great attraction to visit, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The table below lists other attractions that are nearby.

Activities and Attractions Near Barkers National Park Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Barker's National Park Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 0.3 mi. W Grand Cayman
Garvin Park Park 1.4 mi. S Grand Cayman
Dolphin Cove Dolphin Encounter Service 1.5 mi. SW Grand Cayman
Trafalgar Square Park 3.1 mi. S Grand Cayman
Chamber of Commerce Chambers of Commerce and Business Associations 3.5 mi. S Grand Cayman
North Sound Golf Club Golf Course 3.6 mi. S Grand Cayman
Blue Tip Golf Course Golf Course 3.9 mi. S Grand Cayman
Britannia Golf Course Golf Course 4.5 mi. S Grand Cayman
Kennedy Gallery/Cayman Fine Art Art Gallery 4.9 mi. S Grand Cayman
FJ Harquail Cultural Centre Dinner Show and Theater 5.1 mi. S Grand Cayman
National Gallery of the Cayman Islands Museum 5.3 mi. S Grand Cayman
Fort George Historical Site 6.6 mi. S Grand Cayman

Cities and Towns

Barkers National Park Beach is very close to West Bay, so a trip into the city——for snacks, drinks, and other attractions——is a convenient option. Tourists at Barkers National Park Beach who are hoping to find further attractions will want to think about heading to West Bay, because it's nearby and is an especially active area of the Cayman Islands.

Hotels

The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, it depends mainly on when you visit, and how full nearby hotel rooms are. You can typically expect to encounter quite a few vacationers who are staying in the area.

Visitors will find a pretty good variety of hotel and resort options to choose from in the area surrounding Barkers National Park Beach. The most accessible of which are shown in the following table.

Accommodations near Barkers National Park Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Cobalt Coast Resort & Suites 2.0 mi. W Resort
Aqua Bay Club 2.2 mi. SW Hotel
Kimpton Seafire Resort & Spa 2.8 mi. S Resort
Courtyard by Marriott Grand Cayman 2.9 mi. S Resort
Holiday Inn Resort Grand Cayman 3.3 mi. S Resort
The Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa 3.6 mi. S Resort
Sunshine Suites Resort 3.7 mi. S Resort
Ritz Carlton Grand Cayman 3.8 mi. S Resort
7 Mile Resort & Clubs 4.3 mi. S Resort
Annie's Place 4.4 mi. S Guest house

Food

Don't worry if your stomach starts rumbling while sunbathing at Barkers National Park Beach; you'll have a variety of choices within a few miles. One of the nearest restaurants is Ristorante Pappagallo. The restaurant offers both International and Italian menu items. Many guests rave about their seafood. You'll have the option of walking or taking a cab as it's just a short distance away.

The following table provides a list of nearby restaurants.

Restaurants near Barkers National Park Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Ristorante Pappagallo (345) 949-1119 International, Italian Informal 0.7 mi. WNW
Osetra Bay Restaurant (345) 325-5000 Caribbean Very Casual 1.1 mi. SSW
Calypso Grill (345) 949-3948 Cayman Very Casual 1.1 mi. SSW
Alfresco Restaurant (345) 947-2525 Caribbean -- -- --
Asian Express Restaurant (345) 946-0303 Asian -- -- --
Azzurro (345) 946-7745 -- -- -- --
Schooner's Bar & Grill (345) 949-3894 -- -- -- --
Domino's West Bay (345) 949-6633 Italian Very Casual 1.8 mi. WSW
Cobalt Coast Restaurant (345) 946-5656 Caribbean Very Casual 2.0 mi. W
The Heritage Cafe (345) 945-6565 Cayman Very Casual -- --
Liberty's (345) 949-3226 Caribbean Very Casual -- --
Heritage Kitchen by the Sea (345) 916-0444 Caribbean Very Casual 2.3 mi. SW

Other Beaches

Visitors looking for a beach that's right for them will have lots of choices besides Barkers National Park Beach.

Another location you might enjoy is Cemetery Beach, located only a short distance away. If you're on the lookout for more active and social, you might find that Conch Point Beach is just right.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Boatswain's Beach, located only a short distance away.

There's plenty to see and do in the Cayman Islands, and Barkers National Park Beach offers just one way to spend time outdoors.

 

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