Boatswain's Beach is located on the northwest coast of Grand Cayman Island. It is a government run marine park and turtle farm where visitors can learn about island marine life and conservation as well as encounter such animals as turtles, sharks, and exotic birds.
Located in the western outskirts of West Bay, Boatswain's Beach is on the North West edge of Grand Cayman. You might want to drop by regardless of whether you are staying in the immediate vicinity. Seeking a beach that best suits your style of relaxation? Some prefer to choose one that is within easy reach of hotels, but far enough from the noisy crowds; a somewhat secluded part of the coast called Boatswain's Beach usually offers the right balance.
Boatswain's Beach is accessible via NW Point Road. Parking is available directly across from the Turtle Farm, and is free.
Boatswain's Beach features several individual exhibits including a breeding ground, a few lagoons where you can swim with sea life, a turtle tank, and an iguana exhibit.
Please note that public restrooms are not available, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business.
Positioned on the North West coast of Grand Cayman; it will be near other attractions like Dolphin Cove, which is one of the closest attractions to visit.
To some, beaches and museums may see like an unlikely combination, but plenty of visitors find that museums like National Gallery of the Cayman Islands (located five and a half miles away) offer an entertaining diversion and a whole new perspective of the Cayman Islands.
If a visit to the Boatswain's Beach isn't enough to keep you busy all afternoon, this beach isn't far from any of the items in the following table.
|Dolphin Cove||Dolphin Encounter Service||1.5 mi.||ESE||Grand Cayman|
|Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve||2.1 mi.||E||Grand Cayman|
|Park||2.2 mi.||ESE||Grand Cayman|
|Park||3.4 mi.||SE||Grand Cayman|
|Chambers of Commerce and Business Associations||3.7 mi.||SE||Grand Cayman|
|North Sound Golf Club||Golf Course||4.0 mi.||SE||Grand Cayman|
|Blue Tip Golf Course||Golf Course||4.4 mi.||SE||Grand Cayman|
|Britannia Golf Course||Golf Course||4.7 mi.||SSE||Grand Cayman|
|Dinner Show and Theater||5.2 mi.||SSE||Grand Cayman|
|National Gallery of the Cayman Islands||Museum||5.3 mi.||SSE||Grand Cayman|
|Fort George||Historical Site||6.5 mi.||S||Grand Cayman|
|Cayman Islands National Museum||Museum||6.6 mi.||S||Grand Cayman|
Boatswain's Beach guests looking for other interesting places to see will want to think about heading to, which is close-by and is an active, busy area.
The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. Typically, you can expect to encounter a fair number of vacationers who are staying in the area.
You'll find a pretty nice selection of accommodation options to pick from in the area that surrounds the beach. The closest of which can be viewed in the following table.
|Cobalt Coast Resort & Suites||0.5 mi.||ENE||Resort|
|Aqua Bay Club||2.0 mi.||SE||Hotel|
|Courtyard by Marriott Grand Cayman||3.0 mi.||SE||Resort|
|Westin Casuarina Resort & Spa||3.8 mi.||SE||Resort|
|Sunshine Suites Resort||3.9 mi.||SE||Resort|
|Ritz Carlton Grand Cayman||4.0 mi.||SSE||Resort|
|Holiday Inn Resort Grand Cayman||4.2 mi.||SE||Resort|
|7 Mile Resort & Clubs||4.4 mi.||SSE||Resort|
|4.8 mi.||SE||B & B|
If you need to grab a bite to eat around midday, the area around this beach has plenty to offer, so you won't have to wander too far from the shore. One of the nearest places to eat is Cracked Conch by the Sea. The restaurant serves both Caribbean and eclectic menu items. Visitors often rave about their seafood. When you start to get hungry, you won't need to wait too long to eat as it's just a short distance away.
The table below provides a list of restaurant options near this shoreline.
|Cracked Conch by the Sea||(345) 945-5217||Caribbean, Eclectic, International||Informal||0.4 mi.||SW|
|Cobalt Coast Restaurant||(345) 946-5656||Caribbean||Very Casual||0.5 mi.||ENE|
|(345) 949-6633||Italian||Very Casual||1.0 mi.||SE|
|Chef John's BBQ & Catering||(345) 929-1147||Cayman||Very Casual||1.2 mi.||SSE|
|Liberty's||(345) 949-3226||Caribbean||Very Casual||--||--|
|The Heritage Cafe||(345) 945-6565||Cayman||Very Casual||--||--|
|Asian Express Restaurant||(345) 946-0303||Asian||--||--||--|
|Alfresco Restaurant||(345) 947-2525||Caribbean||--||--||--|
|Ristorante Pappagallo||(345) 949-1119||International, Italian||Informal||1.8 mi.||ENE|
|Osetra Bay Restaurant||(345) 325-5000||Caribbean||Very Casual||2.0 mi.||ESE|
There are plenty of beautiful beach locations to choose from on Grand Cayman, so Boatswain's Beach is not your only option.
Vacationers may also want to visit Turtle Farm Beach, which is located a quarter mile to the west-southwest.
There are countless experiences to enjoy in the Cayman Islands, and paying a visit to Boatswain's Beach is just one way you can spend your afternoon.
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