Turtle Farm Beach

This beach is named after the popular Turtle Farm attraction, which is close by. Although the beach is not particularly picturesque, a lot of visitors come here for the snorkeling.

Set in the western outskirts of West Bay, Turtle Farm Beach is on the West edge of Grand Cayman. You should think about stopping by even if you aren't staying particularly close by. Those of you who might prefer a beach that's a little less crowded, but still fun and active, should give Turtle Farm Beach a try. It's not the type of beach that gets packed every day, but it's not quiet or boring either.

How to Access The Beach
This is in a very popular area of Grand Cayman, almost the northernmost point of the island. The area is best known for the Turtle Farm next door, so look for signage for that attraction as you head North from George Town.

Amenities and Ambiance

A jagged, rocky coastline, I wouldn't prepare to lay out in the sand if you come here. Instead, bring your snorkel and fins.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Visitors will find this beach on the West coast of Grand Cayman; the area hosts attractions such as Dolphin Cove, which is one of the closest attractions to visit.

Beaches and museums may seem an unlikely combination to some, but at least a few travelers find that museums like National Gallery of the Cayman Islands (located five and a half miles away) offer an entertaining diversion and a whole new perspective of the Cayman Islands.

There are options for close-by activities so you won't run low on things to do. The following table contains a list of the closest attractions.

Activities and Attractions Near Turtle Farm Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Dolphin Cove Dolphin Encounter Service 1.7 mi. ESE Grand Cayman
Barker's National Park Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 2.4 mi. E Grand Cayman
Garvin Park Park 2.4 mi. ESE Grand Cayman
Trafalgar Square Park 3.4 mi. SE Grand Cayman
Chamber of Commerce Chambers of Commerce and Business Associations 3.8 mi. SE Grand Cayman
North Sound Golf Club Golf Course 4.1 mi. SE Grand Cayman
Blue Tip Golf Course Golf Course 4.4 mi. SE Grand Cayman
Britannia Golf Course Golf Course 4.8 mi. SE Grand Cayman
Kennedy Gallery/Cayman Fine Art Art Gallery 4.9 mi. SSE Grand Cayman
FJ Harquail Cultural Centre Dinner Show and Theater 5.2 mi. SSE Grand Cayman
National Gallery of the Cayman Islands Museum 5.4 mi. SSE Grand Cayman
Fort George Historical Site 6.5 mi. SSE Grand Cayman

Cities and Towns

Guests visiting Turtle Farm Beach who are seeking further attractions will want to consider going to West Bay, which is nearby and is a particularly busy area of the Cayman Islands.

Hotels

The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, depending on time of day, season, and how many people have booked rooms nearby. There aren't many large hotels nearby, but it's often visited by visitors from smaller lodgings in the area.

You'll find a reasonable selection of lodgings within driving distance. A list of the closest possibilities can be viewed in the table below.

Accommodations near Turtle Farm Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Cobalt Coast Resort & Suites 0.7 mi. ENE Resort
Aqua Bay Club 2.1 mi. SE Hotel
Courtyard by Marriott Grand Cayman 3.1 mi. SE Resort
Kimpton Seafire Resort & Spa 3.1 mi. SE Resort
The Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa 3.9 mi. SE Resort
Sunshine Suites Resort 4.0 mi. SE Resort
Ritz Carlton Grand Cayman 4.0 mi. SE Resort
Holiday Inn Resort Grand Cayman 4.4 mi. SE Resort
7 Mile Resort & Clubs 4.4 mi. SSE Resort
Annie's Place 4.9 mi. SE Guest house

Food

If you're on the beach and start to get the munchies, don't worry, there are lots of nearby options when it comes to dining. Cracked Conch is one of the closest eateries. The restaurant serves both Caribbean and eclectic dishes on the menu. They are also known for serving seafood. You and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes since it's only a short distance away.

Restaurants closest to this beach are provided in the following table.

Restaurants near Turtle Farm Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Cracked Conch (345) 945-5217 Caribbean, Eclectic, International Informal 0.2 mi. SW
Cobalt Coast Restaurant (345) 946-5656 Caribbean Very Casual 0.7 mi. ENE
Domino's West Bay (345) 949-6633 Italian Very Casual 1.2 mi. ESE
Chef John's BBQ & Catering (345) 323-9125 Cayman Very Casual 1.2 mi. SE
Heritage Kitchen by the Sea (345) 916-0444 Caribbean Very Casual 1.5 mi. SE
Liberty's (345) 949-3226 Caribbean Very Casual -- --
The Heritage Cafe (345) 945-6565 Cayman Very Casual -- --
Alfresco Restaurant (345) 947-2525 Caribbean -- -- --
Asian Express Restaurant (345) 946-0303 Asian -- -- --
Azzurro (345) 946-7745 -- -- -- --
Schooner's Bar & Grill (345) 949-3894 -- -- -- --
Ristorante Pappagallo (345) 949-1119 International, Italian Informal 2.0 mi. ENE

Other Beaches

Of course, Turtle Farm Beach is just one of many beaches you might like on Grand Cayman.

You may also want to consider Boatswain's Beach, located within a couple of miles.

You may find that Turtle Farm Beach is a great fit for your vacation, but maybe you want to see more; in which case there are other beaches (and other outdoor attractions) worth trying.

 

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