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 should think about stopping by even if you aren't staying particularly close by. If you're looking for a quiet part of the coast, away from crowded tourist attractions, you might really enjoy an afternoon at Barkers National Park Beach.

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.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business.

What's Nearby

Attractions

You'll find this beach on the North West coast of Grand Cayman; the area hosts attractions such as Barker's National Park, which is pretty close, so some guests will want to walk to this attraction, while others will choose to take a cab.

If you want to mix a cultural experience with your visit to the beach, you may want to consider visiting National Gallery of the Cayman Islands. This museum is located easily within taxi range, giving you a chance to see, and learn about, even more of the area.

A selection of nearby activities will ensure that you never get bored. The closest attractions are found in the following table.

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 tourists looking for additional places to explore might consider heading to West Bay, since it's nearby and is a particularly busy area of the Cayman Islands.

Hotels

The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, it depends on many factors: the time of sundown, happy hour, even how many people have booked nearby hotels. Typically, you can expect to encounter a fair number of other guests who are staying close by.

You'll find a good number of hotel rooms which can be reached in the car. A list of the closest choices can be viewed 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

A hot day at the beach will have you craving more than just a cocktail; no beach day is complete until you try an area restaurant, where you can sample the local chefs' favorite dishes, within a reachable distance. One of the closest restaurants is Ristorante Pappagallo. This restaurant serves both International and Italian menu items. They're also renowned for their seafood. When you start to get hungry, you won't need to wait too long to eat as it's not far off the beach at all.

A few nearby dining options are provided in the following table.

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 -- --
Chef John's BBQ & Catering (345) 323-9125 Cayman Very Casual 2.4 mi. SW

Other Beaches

Grand Cayman has many beaches, and Barkers National Park Beach is just one option.

You might also enjoy Cemetery Beach, situated only a short distance away. If you're on the lookout for more active and social, you might enjoy people watching at Conch Point Beach.

You may also enjoy Boatswain's Beach, located two and a half miles away.

Of course, the Cayman Islands has hundreds of natural wonders to discover, but visiting Barkers National Park Beach or the other beautiful beaches in the area can make your time in the Cayman Islands even more memorable.

 

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