Heritage Beach

When the people of the Cayman Islands realized the potential the tourism industry had was largely effected by the quality of the beaches, they worked hard on the landscaping and atmosphere of each beach on the island. Often, this included importing coastal flora, many times from Australia. It is because of this that Heritage Beach is such an important natural site in the Cayman Islands -- it is one of the few beaches with all natural, indigenous landscaping.

Although it has not yet been designated as a conservation area, the National Trust of the Cayman Islands expects that it will be soon. The unique plant life found here may even have placards explaining their heritage.

Guests should note that this beach is not a swimmers beach, but it does make for a great picnic spot.

Location

Heritage Beach is found on the island of Grand Cayman, 3.4 miles west of East End; it is 7.3 miles to the east of Bodden Town.

Nearby Restaurants

Of course, one of the most exciting possibilities while spending a few hours exploring the area could be enjoying a meal at a restaurant within traveling distance of this wildlife reservation. South Coast Bar & Grill, which has a menu full of Caribbean dishes, is very close-by, making it a great option for nature preserve visitors. The Lighthouse Restaurant at Breakers and Arlain's Restaurant are some of the additional restaurant choices nearby where you will be able to try something different in the Cayman Islands.

Nearby Attractions

Visitors that like wildlife reservations, and have the energy to view some others, should consider going to East End Marshland Natural Habitat and Mastic Reserve; the first and closest of which is 1.1 miles to the northeast of this page's attraction. You'll find other attractions in the area, including Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park, which is a mile and a half away Grand Cayman. You might want to also think about heading to East End Lighthouse Park, which is another nearby attraction.

If you can't wait to see as many of the Cayman Islands' attractions as possible, the most nearby attractions are in the following table.

Attractions Near Heritage Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park -- 1.4 mi. (11.5 km) NNW 7.2 mi. East-Northeast of Bodden Town
East End Lighthouse Park Historic Site 4.0 mi. (18.1 km) E 11.2 mi. East of Bodden Town
Mastic Trail GeoFeature 4.1 mi. (9.5 km) NW 5.9 mi. Northeast of Bodden Town
Mission House Historic Site 6.0 mi. (2.1 km) W 1.3 mi. East of Bodden Town

More Information

Policies

This beach is free and open to the public at all times.

Location: Grand Cayman

Phone

(345) 749-1121

(345) 749-1129

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.ky/index.php/info-sheets/heritage-beach

Email

info@nationaltrust.org.ky

 

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