East End

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Watersports afficianados can enjoy plenty of aquatic activities on East End beach, which has some of the best windsurfing in the region.

Positioned in Colliers, 3.5 miles north-northeast of East End, this beach is on the East edge of Grand Cayman. You should consider dropping by regardless of whether you're staying particularly close by. Need a place to stretch out and relax without all the fuss? To many, the best beach is one that is conveniently located, but allows for a certain degree of privacy; that's why somewhat secluded areas like East End make good vacation hangouts.

How to Access The Beach
This beach is on the northeast edge of the island, far from the airport but accessible by a coastal road that runs the length of the islands edge. Specific public parking and access are not available here, but some of the resorts allow you to park or you can park along the road or at a restaurant nearby.

Amenities and Ambiance

The cool tropical breezes and smooth sands of the East End beaches makes these shores a popular destination on Grand Cayman. The water is protected by an offshore reef.

If you're suddenly hungry or thirsty, the concession stand at East End is the ultimate convenience. If available, you could also try local specialties from one of the local vendors who operate at or near this spot.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun. Adventurous vacationers can take advantage of all of the watersports action available at the East End beach.

What's Nearby

Attractions

East End is always a lovely side-trip when you're in the area. Look for it on the East coast of Grand Cayman. It is near some interesting sites like East End Lighthouse Park, which is among the attractions in the region.

If you're interested in mixing 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 within driving distance, giving you a chance to see, and learn about, even more of the area.

A selection of nearby activities will ensure that you never run out of things to do. The following table contains a list of nearby attractions.

Activities and Attractions Near East End
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
East End Lighthouse Park Historical Site 3.2 S Grand Cayman
Mission House Historical Site 11.5 WSW Grand Cayman
Bodden Town Guardhouse Park Historical Site 12.7 WSW Grand Cayman
Pedro St. James National Historic Site Historical Site 14.2 WSW Grand Cayman
Old Savannah Schoolhouse Historical Site 14.6 WSW Grand Cayman

Cities and Towns

The closest region of Grand Cayman to this beach is East End. This location is only three and a half miles from the coast, so a visit doesn't need to take up the whole day. It should be noted that Georgetown is not heavily urbanized, so for those hoping to scope out the local scene, this part of the Cayman Islands might make for a rather pleasant day trip.

Hotels

Whether or not you encounter many other people will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. You can typically expect to encounter quite a few other guests who are staying close by.

While there aren't many hotels nearby, the closest ones have been listed in the following table.

Accommodations near East End
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Morritt's Tortuga Club 0.1 mi. SE Resort
Wyndam Reef Resort Grand Cayman 0.1 mi. NW Resort
Cayman Reef Hotel 0.1 mi. WNW Resort
Compass Point Dive Resort 2.8 mi. S Resort

Food

A trip to the beach isn't complete until you enjoy a meal at a nearby restaurant, where you can sample the local chefs' favorite dishes, without having to stray too far. One of the closest restaurants is Pelican's Reef Restaurant. This restaurant serves delicious International cuisine. They are also known for their conch fritters and pasta. When you start to get hungry, you won't need to wait too long to eat as it's just a little ways away.

Restaurants closest to this beach are listed below.

Restaurants near East End
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Pelican's Reef Restaurant (345) 947-3100 International -- 0.1 mi. NW
David’s Deep Blue Restaurant and Bar (345) 745-5910 Eclectic Informal 0.2 mi. SE
Mimi’s Dock Bar & Restaurant (345) 947-7449 Caribbean, Fusion Very Casual 0.2 mi. SE
Vivine's Kitchen (345) 947-7435 Caribbean, Cayman Informal 2.4 mi. S
Eagle Ray's Dive Bar & Grill (345) 640-8888 International Very Casual 2.8 mi. S
Arlain's Restaurant (345) 947-7278 -- -- -- --
Tukka (345) 947-2700 Australian, Caribbean, Fusion Informal -- --

Other Beaches

East End isn't the only beach worth checking out on Grand Cayman.

Another location you may want to try is Gun Bay Beach, which is located two miles to the south.

The Cayman Islands has some unforgettable natural wonders to explore, and East End is just one of many incredible attractions you can choose from.

 

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