Heritage Beach, though not recommended for swimming, is a popular family beach. The amenities, including a collection of picnic benches, draw crowds on a regular basis who are content to simply have lunch and watch the tide roll in.
Positioned on the island of Grand Cayman, 3.4 miles west of East End, Heritage Beach is on the South edge of the island, You might want even if you aren't staying in the vicinity.
Heritage Beach, set on the south coast of Grand Cayman, is easily accessed off Seaview Road. Slow down as you approach the signs for Heritage Beach, and you'll be able to pull right onto the sand and park right before hitting the shoreline.
Heritage Beach is especially known for its landscape because it is one of the few beaches in the Cayman Islands the retains its natural, rustic flora. Soft, white and tan sands edge the deep blue waters that at times appear to be green, on a beach that is backed by small tufts of sea grass and Casuarina trees. Although most of the sea grapes were cleared away years ago, small groupings still remain.
This beach has public restrooms——something you'll appreciate if you spend more than a couple of hours here.
Tourist that are hoping to use the amenities and services offered here, will be thankful; Heritage Beach happens to be situated in an area which is generally considered off the beaten path. Because of this, the availability of certain amenities likely won't be decreased.
This spot is on the South coast of Grand Cayman. It is near some interesting sites like East End Lighthouse Park, which is one of a few attractions in the vicinity.
If you want to combine a cultural experience with your visit to the beach, you should plan a trip to National Gallery of the Cayman Islands, a lovely museum found a relatively quick cab ride away, and might make a nice break from the midday sun.
With the choice of exciting activities nearby, you'll never get bored. The attractions nearest to this beach are listed in the following table.
|East End Lighthouse Park||Historical Site||4.0||E||Grand Cayman|
|Mission House||Historical Site||6.0||W||Grand Cayman|
|Bodden Town Guardhouse Park||Historical Site||7.3||W||Grand Cayman|
|Pedro St. James National Historic Site||Historical Site||8.7||W||Grand Cayman|
|Old Savannah Schoolhouse||Historical Site||9.2||W||Grand Cayman|
The nearby town of Bodden Town is in an area with interesting things to do and see, but isn't as sprawling and crowded as some other areas. From the coast, Bodden Town is about seven and a half miles (11 and a half kilometers) away.
The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, depending on everything from the time of day to how many people have booked rooms nearby. This spot is not near many large hotels, but it's often visited by guests from smaller accommodations in the area.
While there aren't many hotels within driving distance, the closest ones have been listed in the following table.
|Compass Point Dive Resort||4.5||E||Resort|
|Cayman Reef Hotel||5.7||NE||Resort|
If you visit the beach around lunchtime the area around this beach has plenty to offer, and you won't have to look too far from the shore. South Coast Bar & Grill is one of the closest eateries. The restaurant has both Caribbean and International dishes on the menu. They are also known for their seafood.
Some nearby restaurant options are listed below.
|South Coast Bar & Grill||(345) 947-2517||Caribbean, International||Very Casual||--||--|
|The Lighthouse Restaurant at Breakers||(345) 947-2047||Italian||Informal||2.2 mi.||W|
|Tukka||(345) 947-2700||Australian, Caribbean, Fusion||Informal||--||--|
|Over The Edge||(345) 947-9568||Caribbean, French||Very Casual||3.6 mi.||NNW|
|Eagle Ray's Dive Bar & Grill||(345) 640-8888||International||Very Casual||4.5 mi.||E|
|Vivine's Kitchen||(345) 947-7435||Caribbean, Cayman||Informal||4.7 mi.||E|
Of course, Heritage Beach is just one of many beaches you might like on Grand Cayman.
Another option worth considering is Old Man Bay Beach, located three and a half miles away.
Heritage Beach could be the ideal stretch of sand, but it is possible that it may not be the best choice for your family; if so, the Cayman Islands offers a variety of beaches for travelers who wish to try elsewhere.
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