Water Cay

Water Cay is on a little jutting cape on Grand Cayman, providing an incredible panoramic view of the endless Caribbean sea.

Situated on Water Cay, in the same area as Cayman Kai, this beach is on the North West coast of Grand Cayman. You might want even if you aren't staying particularly close by. Water Cay may be one of the few active beaches in the Cayman Islands that's not constantly overrun with crowds. If you need more activity than you'll find on the Cayman Islands' quiet, secluded beaches, but don't want to fight the crowds every step of the way, Water Cay offers a good middle ground.

How to Access The Beach

Water Cay is often accessed by boat, docking along the sandbar. You can also drive here easily, up Rum Point Drive, then left at Water Cay Road. It is quite a scenic drive.

Amenities and Ambiance

With unspoiled white sands, a sandbar and beautiful paths to tour the cape, this is a lovely beach locale.

The snack bar here is the ultimate convenience if you need a cold drink, or something to hold you over until dinner. Depending on the season and time of day, you may also be able to get lunch from one of the local vendors who set up shop at the beach.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun. These shores are secluded and quiet, creating the perfect atmosphere for serene sunbathing or peaceful romantic picnic. Vacationers who want to get away from the hustle and bustle of other parts of the Grand Caymans will love this sleepy shoreline.

If you happen to favor beach days which grant a quiet experience, then you may want to try Water Cay; it is tucked away in a more natural sector of Grand Cayman.

What's Nearby


Beachgoers will find Water Cay on the North West coast of Grand Cayman; the area is home to other attractions such as Bodden Town Guardhouse Park, which is one of the closest attractions to visit.

If you're interested in combining culture with your visit to the beach, you should plan a trip to National Gallery of the Cayman Islands. This museum is located seven miles away, giving you a chance to see, and learn about, even more of the area.

There are options for close-by activities so you won't run low on things to do. The attractions nearest to this beach are listed in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Water Cay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Bodden Town Guardhouse Park Historical Site 5.5 S Grand Cayman
Mission House Historical Site 5.7 SSE Grand Cayman
Old Savannah Schoolhouse Historical Site 6.0 S Grand Cayman
Blue Tip Golf Course Golf Course 6.0 W Grand Cayman
North Sound Golf Club Golf Course 6.2 W Grand Cayman

Cities and Towns

The town of Bodden Town is close-by and is a neat region that strikes a balance between island tranquility and urbanization. From Water Cay, Bodden Town is located roughly five and a half miles (nine kilometers) away.


The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, depending on time of day, season, and how many people have booked nearby hotels. There aren't many major hotels nearby, but it can attract guests staying at some of the area's smaller options.

Guests will find a pretty good variety of hotel and resort options to choose from in the area around Water Cay. The most convenient of which can be seen in the table that follows.

Accommodations near Water Cay
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Holiday Inn Resort Grand Cayman 5.3 W Resort
Turtle Nest Inn 5.9 SSE Hotel
Annie's Place 5.9 WSW B & B


Though the area surrounding Water Cay isn't exactly a culinary hot spot, you'll still have some choices, particularly if you're willing to venture a little out of the way. One of the closest places to eat is Kaibo Beach Bar & Grill, which is a half mile away.

A few nearby dining options are shown in the following table.

Restaurants near Water Cay
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Kaibo Beach Bar & Grill (345) 947-9975 American, Caribbean Informal 0.4 mi. E
Upstairs at Kaibo (345) 947-9975 Contemporary, International Fine Dining 0.4 mi. E
Rum Point Restaurant (345) 947-9412 Caribbean Informal 1.3 mi. NE

Other Beaches

Of course, there are lots of other spots along the coast of Grand Cayman, so if Water Cay doesn't suit you, you can still find a great spot.

You may also enjoy North Side Beach, located not a great distance away, which means a short cab ride can take you where you want to go.

Maybe Water Cay is a perfect spot for you to kick back, and at the same time perhaps not the the ideal fit; if so, the Cayman Islands offers a variety of beaches for travelers who wish to try elsewhere.


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