Heritage Beach

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.

How to Access The Beach

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.

Amenities and Ambiance

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.

What's Nearby


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.

Activities and Attractions Near Heritage Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
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

Cities and Towns

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.

Accommodations near Heritage Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Compass Point Dive Resort 4.5 E Resort
Cayman Reef Hotel 5.7 NE Resort
Reef Resort 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.

Restaurants near Heritage Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
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
Arlain's Restaurant (345) 947-7278 -- -- -- --
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

Other Beaches

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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