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.

Situated 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 to drop by even if you aren't staying very close.

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.

There are public restrooms at this beach——something you'll appreciate if you bring the kids along.

Hidden away, Heritage Beach plus its choice of comforts will likely be a popular choice among travelers that hope to escape the busy beaches and crowded shores since it happens to be hiding inside a laid-back area. As such, failing to find an unoccupied amenity or service while at the beach is not something you will have to go through often, in spite of what the time is when you get there.

What's Nearby


This pleasant stretch of sand known as Heritage Beach is on the South coast of Grand Cayman; it's located near attractions like East End Lighthouse Park, which is one of the closest attractions.

If you want to mix culture with your visit to the beach, you might want to consider visiting National Gallery of the Cayman Islands. This museum is located 14 miles to the west, so it would be an easy side trip to take after some time in the sun.

If you're looking for plenty of activities to keep you or your family busy, the beach is located near the attractions 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 town of Bodden Town is close-by and is a neat region that strikes a balance between island tranquility and urbanization. From Heritage Beach , Bodden Town is a car ride off, about seven and a half miles (11 and a half kilometers) away.


Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. There aren't many major hotels nearby, but it can attract guests staying at smaller lodgings in the area.

While there aren't many hotels within a several miles, the nearest ones are shown 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
Wyndam Reef Resort Grand Cayman 5.7 NE Resort


When you get hungry for an afternoon snack, the area near this beach provides some viable options, so you won't have to wander too far from the sea. South Coast Bar & Grill is one of the closest eateries. The restaurant has both Caribbean and International dishes on the menu. They also specialize in seafood.

Some nearby restaurant options are included in the following table.

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, you'll find other beaches besides Heritage Beach on Grand Cayman.

Another location you may want to try is Old Man Bay Beach, located fairly close-by, so a short cab ride should put you in the right spot to check out this other choice.

Of course, there are lots of other things to do and see in the Cayman Islands; then again, Heritage Beach is both a relaxing, sunny hangout and a stunning natural feature.


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