North Side Beach

A nice stretch of white sand shoreline, this beach is mostly populated by those renting the beach-side accommodations here.

Positioned in North Side, 2.3 miles west of Old Man Bay, this beach is on the North East edge of Grand Cayman. You might want to drop by regardless of whether you're staying particularly close by. North Side Beach stands out from other beaches because it's perfect for escaping the typical tourist haunts. Most other beaches you'll come across in the Cayman Islands may have the same pleasing, tropical setting as North Side Beach, but are usually busier because they're right around the corner from the area's major hotels and resorts.

How to Access The Beach
This beach does not provide any public parking or access. Aside from parking along the road and walking beside some of the private rentals here, there is no way on the beach. However, there are no gates or guards on duty, so it is possible to get on the beach this way.

Amenities and Ambiance

Facing the open Caribbean, these waters are warm, shallow and inviting on this beach. The sand is soft and the beach is long and wide.

Unfortunately, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location.

North Side Beach offers visitors a quiet and serene environment, especially since the location that surrounds the beach is far from urbanized.

What's Nearby


Set on the North East coast of Grand Cayman; it's located near attractions like Mission House, which is five and a half miles away.

If you want to combine a cultural experience with your visit to the beach, you might want to consider visiting National Gallery of the Cayman Islands. This museum is located 11 miles to the west, and might make a nice break from the midday sun.

If a visit to the North Side Beach isn't enough to keep you busy all afternoon, you'll find the closest ones in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near North Side Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Mission House Historical Site 5.7 SSW Grand Cayman
Bodden Town Guardhouse Park Historical Site 6.4 SW Grand Cayman
Pedro St. James National Historic Site Historical Site 7.9 SW Grand Cayman
East End Lighthouse Park Historical Site 8.0 ESE Grand Cayman
Old Savannah Schoolhouse Historical Site 8.0 SW Grand Cayman

Cities and Towns

North Side Beach is in the Bodden Town area, so walking the city is a definite option. The city of Bodden Town is close-by and is an area with plenty to do, but yet isn't overcrowded. From the shore, Bodden Town is found maybe six and a half miles (ten 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. This beach is not near many large hotels, but it can appeal to visitors from some of the area's smaller options.

You'll find a good amount of places to stay a car ride away. Some of the closest choices have been displayed in the table below.

Accommodations near North Side Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Turtle Nest Inn 5.9 SSW Hotel
Cayman Reef Hotel 7.7 E Resort
Wyndam Reef Resort Grand Cayman 7.8 E Resort


Even after a restful afternoon at the beach, the day isn't truly complete until you walk to a nearby restaurant, where you can dive into the Cayman Islands' specialty dishes, without having to stray too far. One of the nearest places to eat is Over The Edge. This restaurant serves both Caribbean and French menu items. Visitors often rave about their seafood. You'll have the option of walking or taking a cab as it's just a short distance away.

The table below provides a list of nearby dining options.

Restaurants near North Side Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Over The Edge (345) 947-9568 Caribbean, French Very Casual 1.7 mi. E
South Coast Bar & Grill (345) 947-2517 Caribbean, International Very Casual -- --
The Lighthouse Restaurant at Breakers (345) 947-2047 Italian Informal 4.1 mi. S
Rum Point Restaurant (345) 947-9412 Caribbean Informal 4.2 mi. WNW
Kaibo Beach Bar & Grill (345) 947-9975 American, Caribbean Informal 4.3 mi. W
Upstairs at Kaibo (345) 947-9975 Contemporary, International Fine Dining 4.3 mi. W
Kaibo Beach Espresso (345) 947-9975 -- -- 4.3 mi. W

Other Beaches

Vacationers searching for the perfect beach will have lots of choices besides North Side Beach.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Old Man Bay Beach, located two and a half miles to the east.

There are plenty of natural wonders to behold in the Cayman Islands, and North Side Beach is just one of many incredible attractions you can choose from.


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