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 coast of the island, You should think about stopping by whether or not you're 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.

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

Off the beaten path, Heritage Beach and its choice of amenities and services will most likely be a good choice for visitors hoping to spend some time away from the crowded beaches, as it happens to be located in a calm area. Because of this, you will generally find all facilities open to use, not having been scooped up by others.

What's Nearby


Travelers will find Heritage Beach on the South coast of Grand Cayman; it will be near other attractions like East End Lighthouse Park, which is one of the most conveniently accessible attractions.

If you're interested in combining some cultural exploration with your trip to the beach, you should consider a trip to National Gallery of the Cayman Islands. This museum is located within reach of a taxi, giving beachgoers the chance to escape that hot midday sunshine.

A selection of nearby activities will ensure that you never run out of ways to stay busy. The following table contains a list of nearby attractions.

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

Not far away you'll find Bodden Town, a town which 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 or not you encounter many other people will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. There aren't many large hotels nearby, but you may see visitors staying at smaller accommodations in the area.

Although travelers will find just a few places to stay in the vicinity, those accommodation options closest to Heritage Beach can be seen 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


Because restaurants near the beach catch the freshest seafood and the balmiest breezes, don't miss your chance to walk to an area restaurant, where you'll be able to sample regional favorites, within just a few miles of this shoreline. One of the nearest restaurants is South Coast Bar & Grill. This restaurant offers both Caribbean and International cuisines. They are also famous for their seafood.

The table below lists dining options located near this beach.

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 sun-drenched spot to consider is Old Man Bay Beach, located reasonably close-by, so a short ride in a taxi should put you in the right spot to check out this other choice.

The Cayman Islands has a lot to offer its visitors, but Heritage Beach is both a relaxing, sunny hangout and a stunning natural feature.


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