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

Located just outside the heart of the island of Grand Cayman, 3.4 miles west of East End, Heritage Beach welcomes travelers who are rooming on this part of the island or close by. Even if you are not staying in the vicinity, you are free to stop by to check it out. If you're wondering, Bodden Town is seven and a half miles (11 and a half kilometers) to the west.

Nearby Restaurants

After spending some time at the nature preserve you find your stomach stomach growling, there's any easy solution -- you can find a plentiful supply of local dining spots within traveling distance. The closest restaurant to Heritage Beach is South Coast Bar & Grill, which dishes out Caribbean fare. The Lighthouse Restaurant at Breakers and Arlain's Restaurant are some of the additional dining options close-by where you could give your taste buds a treat and enjoy the Cayman Islands scene.

Nearby Attractions

Vacationers that are a fan of nature preserves, and would like to see others, ought to think about East End Marshland Natural Habitat and Mastic Reserve; the first of which is 1.1 miles away from this page's attraction. There are some additional places of interest nearby, including Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park, which is a mile and a half away Grand Cayman. You might also want to consider heading to East End Lighthouse Park, which is another attraction in the vicinity.

Wildlife reservations are nice for a few hours here and there, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The following chart includes some other attractions closest to Heritage Beach.

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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