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.

Situated in Colliers, 3.5 miles north-northeast of East End, this beach is on the East coast of Grand Cayman. You might want whether or not you are staying in the immediate vicinity. Finding the best beach in the Cayman Islands is easy if you seek the right balance. You may want one that is far away from the crowds, but still near many of the major hotels and restaurants; that's why East End is an ideal choice for many travelers.

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.

There is also a concession stand available. If available, you could also order some food from one of the local vendors who typically set up shop here.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location. Adventurous vacationers can take advantage of all of the watersports action available at the East End beach.

What's Nearby


East End is beautiful natural site, which you'll find on the East coast of Grand Cayman; this area boasts other attractions such as East End Lighthouse Park, which is one of the most conveniently accessible attractions.

If you're interested in mixing some cultural exploration with your trip to the beach, you may want to consider visiting 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, giving you a chance to see, and learn about, even more of the area.

With a selection of nearby activities, you'll never run out of ways to stay busy. Attractions close to this beach can be found in the following table.

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 nearest part of Grand Cayman to this beach is East End. This destination is just three and a half miles from the coast, which means it shouldn't take too long to make a visit. Keep in mind that Georgetown is not very crowded, so for those looking to see more of the area, East End might be a place you consider spending some time in.


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 rooms nearby. At this beach, you can expect to share the sand with more than a few visitors from lodgings in the area.

While there aren't many hotels that are within a short car ride, the closest ones are listed in the table below.

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


If someone in your group starts to get a little hungry at the beach, it's alright because you'll have a variety of choices within a few miles. One of the nearest restaurants is Pelican's Reef at The Reef Resort. This restaurant serves delicious International food. They're perhaps most famous, though, for their seafood. You and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes since it's just a little ways away.

The table below provides a list of places to eat near this beach.

Restaurants near East End
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Pelican's Reef at The Reef Resort (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

Of course, there are more fantastic beaches besides East End on Grand Cayman.

You might also want to visit Gun Bay Beach, located two miles away.

Of course, there is much more to do besides lounge on the sand in the Cayman Islands, but visiting East End or the other beautiful beaches in the area can make your time in the Cayman Islands even more memorable.


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