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.

Positioned in the western outskirts of West Bay, Turtle Farm Beach is on the West coast of Grand Cayman. You should consider dropping by regardless of whether you're staying in the immediate vicinity. Peace and quiet is what you'll find at the majority of the Cayman Islands' beaches, but the ambiance at Turtle Farm Beach is one of both seclusion and activity; this means you can relax without having to be too far removed from the city's activity.

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

What's Nearby

Attractions

This pleasant stretch of sand known as Turtle Farm Beach is on the West coast of Grand Cayman. It is near Dolphin Cove, which is one of a number of attractions in the vicinity.

Historic attractions, including Fort George, offer a nice compliment to the scenery of Turtle Farm Beach, and allow visitors to learn more about the Cayman Islands, without having to venture too far from the coast.

Beaches are one type of attraction you can visit, but there's even more to see during your stay. The following table contains attractions that are the closest.

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
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
Cayman Islands National Museum Museum 6.6 mi. SSE Grand Cayman

Cities and Towns

Turtle Farm Beach visitors hoping to find other opportunities for exploration will want to think about going to West Bay, since it's not far away and is an area full of activity.

Hotels

The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, depending on time of day, season, and how many people have booked rooms nearby. This spot is not near many large hotels, but it's sometimes enjoyed by visitors from some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

You'll find a good number of hotels within driving distance. Some of the closest choices 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
Cotton Tree 1.9 mi. ENE Cottages
Aqua Bay Club 2.1 mi. SE Hotel
Courtyard by Marriott Grand Cayman 3.1 mi. SE Resort
Westin Casuarina 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 B & B

Food

If someone in your group starts to get a little hungry at the beach, it's alright because you'll have plenty of places to dine, without having to go too far. One of the closest places to eat is Cracked Conch by the Sea. The restaurant serves both Caribbean and eclectic dishes on the menu. Many guests rave about their seafood. Some guests will choose to take a cab here, while others will want to walk since it's only a short distance away.

The table below provides a list of places to eat near this beach.

Restaurants near Turtle Farm Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Cracked Conch by the Sea (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) 929-1147 Cayman Very Casual 1.2 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
Osetra Bay Restaurant (345) 325-5000 Caribbean Very Casual 2.2 mi. E

Other Beaches

Travelers looking for a beach that's right for them will have other options if Turtle Farm Beach doesn't suit their tastes.

You might also want to visit Boatswain's Beach, located a quarter mile away.

While the Cayman Islands has many alluring attractions, a trip to Turtle Farm Beach could end up a family favorite.

 

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