Water Cay

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

Set near the middle of Water Cay, fairly close to Cayman Kai, this beach is on the North West edge of Grand Cayman. You might want even if you aren't staying in the immediate vicinity. Visitors will find that, while Water Cay is by no means quiet and secluded, it's not the most crowded beach in the Cayman Islands either. This makes it a good option for travelers who want to enjoy a beach with mild activity without having to fight other beachgoers for a spot in the sand.

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.

Many visitors find themselves ordering a drink or snack from the concessions here, even if they move off-site for lunch. You might also have the option to try local specialties from one of the mobile vendors who are typically found at this location.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business. 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.

Water Cay offers a calm and serene place to escape, in part because the location that surrounds the beach is more rural than urban.

What's Nearby


This beach is positioned on the North West coast of Grand Cayman; this area boasts other attractions such as Bodden Town Guardhouse Park, which is one of the closest attractions.

If you want to mix a cultural experience with your visit to the beach, you should consider a trip to National Gallery of the Cayman Islands, a lovely museum found seven miles away, giving you a chance to see, and learn about, even more of the area.

Being able to choose from some activities besides the beach will ensure you won't get bored. The following table contains a list of nearby attractions.

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

Water Cay is close to Bodden Town, so exploring the city is a convenient option. The city of Bodden Town is close-by and is in an area with interesting things to do and see, but isn't as sprawling and crowded as some other areas. From Water Cay, Bodden Town is about five and a half miles (nine kilometers) away.


The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, depending on everything from the time of day to how many hotel rooms have been booked nearby. Water Cay is not located near many major hotels, but you may encounter visitors staying at some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

Vacationers will find a decent selection of hotels to pick from in the vicinity of Water Cay. The most accessible of which are shown 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 Guest house


Although the area surrounding Water Cay isn't exactly a culinary hot spot, you'll still have some choices, particularly if you're prepared to venture a little out of the way. Kaibo Beach Espresso is one of the closest eateries, which is a delicious choice during or after a day at the beach.

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

Restaurants near Water Cay
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Kaibo Beach Espresso (345) 947-9975 -- -- 0.4 mi. E
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

Travelers searching for the perfect beach will have lots of choices besides Water Cay.

Another option worth considering is North Side Beach, located four and a half miles to the east.

The Cayman Islands offers endless ways to discover its natural beauty, and paying a visit to Water Cay is just one way you can spend your afternoon.


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