Old Man Bay Beach

This is not an overly developed beach, with plenty of room to find your spot in the sand and enjoy the sunshine. It's a long beach, good for a stroll.

Located in Old Man Bay, this beach is on the East coast of Grand Cayman. You should consider stopping by even if you are not staying nearby. The Cayman Islands' beaches are hardly known for being secluded, but you'll find Old Man Bay Beach to be a little calmer than most, making it just the right spot for vacationers who aren't fond of huge throngs of tourists.

How to Access The Beach
This beach has a sandy path from the road for public access. It comes up quickly once you turn left to Old Robin Road from North Side Road. You can park along the road and walk right up to the beach.

Amenities and Ambiance

On the north side of Grand Cayman, Old May Bay Beach is an inviting beach, with calm cerulean waters and soft white sand.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside.

Old Man Bay Beach brings guests an angelic and tranquil experience, as the area surrounding the beach contains little build-up and is free of urbanization.

What's Nearby


You'll find this beach on the East coast of Grand Cayman. It is close to East End Lighthouse Park, which is one of a number of favorite destinations in the area.

If you're interested in mixing culture with your visit to the beach, you may want to consider visiting National Gallery of the Cayman Islands, a lovely museum found 13 and a half miles away, giving you a chance to see, and learn about, even more of the area.

The beach is one type of attraction you can visit, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The table below lists other attractions that are nearby.

Activities and Attractions Near Old Man Bay Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
East End Lighthouse Park Historical Site 5.8 SE Grand Cayman
Mission House Historical Site 6.9 SW Grand Cayman
Bodden Town Guardhouse Park Historical Site 8.0 SW Grand Cayman
Pedro St. James National Historic Site Historical Site 9.5 SW Grand Cayman
Old Savannah Schoolhouse Historical Site 9.8 SW Grand Cayman

Cities and Towns

The town of Bodden Town is close-by and is an area with plenty to do, but yet isn't overcrowded. From the coast, Bodden Town isn't out of reach at eight miles (13 kilometers) away.


Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. There aren't many major hotels in the immediate vicinity, but it's sometimes enjoyed by visitors staying at some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

Although you generally won't find very many hotels in the vicinity, those options closest to the beach can be viewed in the table that follows.

Accommodations near Old Man Bay Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Cayman Reef Hotel 5.3 E Resort
Wyndam Reef Resort Grand Cayman 5.3 E Resort
Morritt's Tortuga Club 5.5 E Resort


Although this coastal destination is not exactly the area's culinary epicenter, you can still find some interesting eateries, especially if you are prepared to venture a little out of the way. The closest places to grab a bite to eat is Over The Edge, which is three quarters of a mile to the west of it.

Nearby restaurants are shown in the following table.

Restaurants near Old Man Bay Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Over The Edge (345) 947-9568 Caribbean, French Very Casual 0.8 mi. W
South Coast Bar & Grill (345) 947-2517 Caribbean, International Very Casual -- --
The Lighthouse Restaurant at Breakers (345) 947-2047 Italian Informal 3.9 mi. SSW

Other Beaches

Visitors who are looking for the ideal beach on Grand Cayman will have lots of options besides Old Man Bay Beach.

You may also want to consider North Side Beach, which is located within a short distance.

Perhaps Old Man Bay Beach is the most convenient coastline for you to visit, but some travelers itch to explore more; in which case you should find a beach with a seclusion factor that suits you.


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