The Blowholes

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The blowholes is a thin stretch of beach on Grand Cayman's less popular south shore. If you're looking for a beach trip with a more culturally distinct island experience, head to the more urban beaches near George Town.

Located on the eastern edge of the island of Grand Cayman, 1.2 miles west of East End, You might think about stopping by whether or not you're staying particularly close by. This beach is not just another pleasant piece of the coast, it also has a private beach feel——a unique quailty in a touristy place like the Cayman Islands. While The Blowholes may be a little more difficult to reach, it permits unparalleled relaxation opportunities.

How to Access The Beach
This beach is easy to find and access, just steps from Sea View Road, in south central Grand Cayman.

Amenities and Ambiance

The beach is tan, with seaweed and vegetation sprawled out on the sand. There is no development here and there's likely to be no one around. The water can be fairly rough, so be cautious when swimming.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business.

If you usually like coasts that grant an angelic place to escape, then think about trying out The Blowholes; it is found in a less urbanized area of Grand Cayman.

What's Nearby


The Blowholes is always a lovely side-trip when you're in the area. Look for it on the East coast of Grand Cayman; the area is home to other attractions such as East End Lighthouse Park, which is two miles away.

To some, beaches and museums may seem an odd combination, but many travelers find that museums like National Gallery of the Cayman Islands (found within the range of a taxi) offer an entertaining diversion and a whole new perspective of the Cayman Islands.

Beaches are nice for a few hours here and there, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The following table includes the closest attractions.

Activities and Attractions Near The Blowholes
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
East End Lighthouse Park Historical Site 1.9 E Grand Cayman
Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park Botanical Garden 3.1 NW Grand Cayman
Mission House Historical Site 8.1 W Grand Cayman
Bodden Town Guardhouse Park Historical Site 9.4 W Grand Cayman
Pedro St. James National Historic Site Historical Site 10.8 W Grand Cayman

Cities and Towns

The Blowholes is very close to Bodden Town, so you can explore the city after your visit to the beach. The closest town is Bodden Town, which is an area with plenty to do, but yet isn't overcrowded. From the coast, Bodden Town is a car ride off, about nine and a half miles (15 kilometers) away.


Whether or not you encounter many other people will vary depending on the time of day, particularly in the high season when hotels overflow with tourists. The beach is not located close to many large hotels, but you may encounter visitors from some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

Though you won't find very many places to stay in the surrounding areas, those accommodations closest to the beach can be seen in the following list.

Accommodations near The Blowholes
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Compass Point Dive Resort 2.4 ENE Resort
Morrit's Grand Resort 4.3 NE Villa complex
Morritt's Tortuga Club 4.4 NE Resort


When lunchtime rolls around and you start getting hungry, you'll have some great cuisine to choose from, and you won't have to look too far away. One of the closest restaurants is Tukka. The restaurant has both Australian and Caribbean menu items.

Restaurants closest to this beach are listed below.

Restaurants near The Blowholes
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Tukka (345) 947-2700 Australian, Caribbean, Fusion Informal -- --
Eagle Ray's Dive Bar & Grill (345) 640-8888 International Very Casual 2.4 mi. ENE
South Coast Bar & Grill (345) 947-2517 Caribbean, International Very Casual -- --
David’s Deep Blue Restaurant and Bar (345) 745-5910 Eclectic Informal 4.3 mi. NE
Mimi’s Dock Bar & Restaurant (345) 947-7449 Caribbean, Fusion Very Casual 4.3 mi. NE
Tides Restaurant (345) 947-3100 International -- 4.4 mi. NE
The Lighthouse Restaurant at Breakers (345) 947-2047 Italian Informal 4.4 mi. W

Other Beaches

There are other beaches on Grand Cayman you might like besides The Blowholes.

If you like the ambiance at this beach, you might also like Cayman Kai, situated within cab range of the beach. The serenity and restful atmosphere of the tranquil Cayman Kai beach provides the perfect setting for your next tropical retreat. If you're looking for a more active beach scene, Frank Sound Beach may be just what you're looking for. It's located three miles to the west.

You might also want to visit Gun Bay Beach, which is located three miles to the northeast.

While the area offers plenty of picturesque views and exciting attractions, The Blowholes is both a relaxing, sunny hangout and a stunning natural feature.


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