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 edge of Grand Cayman. You might want to drop by regardless of whether you're staying in the vicinity. You will generally find plenty of places to set up shop, since the beach and its surrounding area is not extremely crowded.

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, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business.

If you usually desire shores that bring visitors a serene experience, then you should enjoy Old Man Bay Beach; it's tucked away in a much quieter section of Grand Cayman.

What's Nearby


Visitors will find this beach on the East coast of Grand Cayman. It's located near East End Lighthouse Park, which is among the local attractions.

Beaches and museums may seem an unlikely combination to some, but a quite a few vacationers find that museums like National Gallery of the Cayman Islands (positioned within the range of a taxi) offer an entertaining diversion and a new way to experience the Cayman Islands' culture.

The beach is one type of attraction you can visit, but there's even more to see during your stay. The following chart includes some other attractions close-by.

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

Old Man Bay Beach is in the Bodden Town area, so walking the city is a definite option. The closest town is Bodden Town, which is in an area with interesting things to do and see, but isn't as sprawling and crowded as some other areas. From the shore, Bodden Town is located roughly eight miles (13 kilometers) away.


The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, depending on time of day, season, and how many of the nearby hotel rooms have been booked. The area is not home to many major hotels, but you may see guests staying at smaller lodgings in the area.

While there aren't many hotels within a several miles, the ones found nearest to the water have been listed in the following table.

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


While there aren't many widely-known restaurants nearby, you can still find some interesting eateries, particularly if you are willing to venture a little farther away. Over The Edge is one of the closest eateries, which is just a short distance away.

Some nearby restaurant options are listed 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

Old Man Bay Beach isn't the only beach worth checking out on Grand Cayman.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is North Side Beach, which is located two and a half miles to the west.

There are plenty of natural wonders to behold in the Cayman Islands, and paying a visit to Old Man Bay Beach is just one way you can spend your afternoon.


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