Landmarks in Seven Mile Beach

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Take a break from sunning in the sand to head into Georgetown for some sightseeing.  Cultural landmarks are popular here, and visitors will be able to spend hours traveling from one spot to the next learning about how life was on the island of Grand Cayman hundreds of years ago and what matters to the people who still live here today. 

Museums

Cayman Islands National Museum

If you like to learn about other places and cultures, you might enjoy visiting a museum during your time in Seven Mile Beach. To see complete information about each museum, just click on the name.

A landmark worth visiting is National Gallery of the Cayman Islands. It is situated in southern Seven Mile Beach. The permanent collection of the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands is housed on the second floor and features important pieces of Cayman artwork that has been growing since the inception of the National Gallery. Additionally, the gallery tries to host at least six rotating exhibits each year.

Another landmark worth visiting is Cayman Islands National Museum. It is situated in downtown Georgetown, 2.8 mi. South of central Seven Mile Beach. This national museum has diverse collections and features exhibits on various topics, from a collection of Cayman artwork to a natural history collection full of fossils of sea critters.

National Trust Visitor Center: The Centre is open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The following chart provides more details concerning some the available museums in and around the area.

Museums In and Around Seven Mile Beach
Name Phone Location
Cayman Islands National Museum (345) 949-8368 Downtown Georgetown, 2.8 mi. South of Central Seven Mile Beach
National Gallery of the Cayman Islands (345) 945-8111 1.4 mi. North of Downtown Georgetown
National Trust Visitor Center (345) 749-1121 Georgetown, 3.6 mi. South of Central Seven Mile Beach

Historical Sites

Fort George

If you like to explore the history of foreign countries, you might want to visit some of these historical sites during your vacation.

One popular destination is Fort George. It is situated in downtown Georgetown, 2.6 mi. South of central Seven Mile Beach. Visitors will find Fort George mostly in ruins, and a tour guide may tell tale of three canons that can no longer be traced, as well as four solid walls that were only about five feet tall each. At one time, local school children would play in the sandy grounds, and it did serve as a lookout point during World War II, but has otherwise seen no action throughout its history on the island.

Another option is Dr. Roy's Ironshore. It's a historical site just outside of Seven Mile Beach. Once upon a time, Dr. Roy's House stood as an important landmark in the eyes of the people of the Cayman Islands -- but unfortunately it was torn down in order to build a financial center. Though many people are still distraught over the building's demise, its memory lives on across the street on an interpretative sign overlooking the "Ironshore."

Watler Cemetery: Historically, it has been the fad that prominent families in the Cayman Islands stake their claim on a piece of land (often close to the shore where it is easier to dig) as the family burial ground. One such parcel of land, the Watler Cemetery, is a spot where visitors can view grave stones dating back to the 19th century.

Take a moment to read this table for a list of historic sites nearby.

Historic Sites Near Seven Mile Beach
Name Phone Location
Bodden Town Guardhouse Park -- Bodden Town, 8.0 mi. East-Southeast of Central Seven Mile Beach
Dr. Roy's Ironshore (345) 749-1135 Georgetown, 3.2 mi. South of Central Seven Mile Beach
Fort George (345) 749-1121 Downtown Georgetown, 2.6 mi. South of Central Seven Mile Beach
Mission House (345) 749-1121 9.1 mi. East-Southeast of Central Seven Mile Beach
Old Savannah Schoolhouse (345) 749-1121 Savannah, 6.7 mi. Southeast of Central Seven Mile Beach
Pedro St. James National Historic Site (345) 947-3329 7.4 mi. Southeast of Central Seven Mile Beach
Watler Cemetery (345) 749-1121 5.1 mi. Southeast of Central Seven Mile Beach

Miscellaneous Landmarks

Vacationers will explore some other worthwhile places to visit nearby.

If you'd like to learn more about the beer-making process, you should think about visiting Cayman Islands Brewery. Tours of the brewery are available Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and private tours are available for 10 people or more after hours.

Miscellaneous Landmarks Near Seven Mile Beach
Name Type Location Island
Cayman Islands Brewery Brewery Prospect Park, 4.8 mi. Southeast of Central Seven Mile Beach Grand Cayman

Needless to say, you'll find other types of attractions. Follow this link to check out our discussion of other interesting attractions for Seven Mile Beach.

 

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