Owen Island

Owen Island is a tiny speck of land off Little Cayman's south shore. The waters surrounding the little island are transparent blue and shallow and it's known as a great fishing spot.

Positioned on the island of Little Cayman, 0.8 miles east of Blossom Village, Owen Island is on the South West coast of the island, You should think about stopping by even if you are not staying particularly close by. This beach is not just another pleasant piece of the coast, it's one of the rare "quiet" beaches in the Cayman Islands. While Owen Island may be a little more trouble to reach, it allows travelers to truly relax and claim their own space on the beach.

How to Access The Beach
This island is not far off Little Cayman's coast, so to get here you could rent a sea kayak and paddle right out to it.

Amenities and Ambiance

This small island beach is empty, with just beautiful white sand on it's shore and lush green inland foliage. You would catch a great view of Little Cayman's south shore on this speck of an island.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business. Want to escape from it all? Then visit Owen Island, where vacationers can go to enjoy peace and serinity. These sands are perfect for picnicing, and just soaking up some sun.

If you happen to prefer beach days that grant an idyllic haven, then you may want to try Owen Island; it is located within a less urbanized area of the region.

What's Nearby


This spot is on the South West coast of Little Cayman. It is close to Little Cayman Museum, which is found one and an eighth miles away, and it is among the local attractions.

Historical attractions like Mule Enclosures offer a wonderful compliment to the scenery of Owen Island, plus they allow vacationers to learn more about the Cayman Islands, without having to venture too far from the coast.

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 Owen Island
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Little Cayman Museum Museum 1.1 mi. WSW Little Cayman
Blossom Village Community Park Park 1.1 mi. WSW Little Cayman
National Trust House Museum 1.3 mi. W Little Cayman
Little Cayman Marine Museum Museum 1.3 mi. W Little Cayman
Mule Enclosures Historical Site 2.6 mi. W Little Cayman
Bloody Bay Marine Park Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 2.7 mi. WNW Little Cayman


The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, it depends on many factors: the time of sundown, happy hour, even how many of the nearby hotel rooms have been booked. The area does not have very many large hotels, but it can appeal to guests staying at some of the area's smaller options.

Though travelers won't find that many hotels in the area, those accommodation options closest to the beach can be seen in the table that follows.

Accommodations near Owen Island
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Southern Cross Club -- -- Cottages
Little Cayman Beach Resort 0.8 mi. W Resort
Pirates Point Resort 2.6 mi. W Hotel


Though this spot isn't close to many restaurants, you can still find some interesting eateries, especially if you are willing to venture a little farther away. The Bird of Paradise Restaurant is one of the closest eateries, which is three quarters of a mile to the west of it.

The table below provides a list of restaurant options near this shoreline.

Restaurants near Owen Island
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
The Bird of Paradise Restaurant (345) 948-1033 Caribbean, International Informal 0.8 mi. W
"Cook Food" Little Cayman (345) 326-6300 Caribbean, Cayman, Jamaican Very Casual 1.1 mi. W
Hungry Iguana (345) 948-0007 Caribbean Very Casual 1.4 mi. WSW
Pirate's Point (345) 948-1010 Caribbean, International -- 2.6 mi. W

Other Beaches

Of course, there are more fantastic beaches besides Owen Island on Little Cayman.

Vacationers may also want to visit Blossom Village Beach, located a mile to the west.

The Cayman Islands offers endless ways to discover its natural beauty, and dropping by Owen Island is just one way to appreciate a pretty afternoon.


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