Seven Mile Beach Landmarks

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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

In case you like to become more aware of unfamiliar places and cultures, you might enjoy visiting a museum during your time in Seven Mile Beach. To get more information about each museum, try clicking on the name.

If you are looking to do some sight-seeing, visit National Gallery of the Cayman Islands. It is found 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 interesting landmark worth visiting is Cayman Islands National Museum. It is located in downtown Georgetown, 2.8 mi. South of central Seven Mile Beach. Cayman Island's National Museum is open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday and Saturdays from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.

National Trust Visitor Center: The National Trust for the Cayman Islands works to share the history of the islands through the preservation of historic landmarks and natural sites. At the National Trust Visitors Centre, visitors will gleam first hand information on the importance of each site, and learn which are best for them to visit based upon their interests.

The following chart provides you with more details concerning some museums in and around Seven Mile Beach.

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

Enjoy exploring the historical roots of places you visit? If yes, you might want to visit one or two of these historical attractions during your time in Seven Mile Beach.

Many travelers choose to visit Fort George. It is found in downtown Georgetown, 2.6 mi. South of central Seven Mile Beach. Although landlocked and mostly in ruins, Fort George stands as an important historical landmark that tells the tale of a Cayman Islands once protected from this very spot by the local militia. The fort was built by locals using limestone and coral, though nobody can be sure exactly when, and after many years of little to no use, it was handed over to the National Trust.

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: The Watler Cemetery was donated to the National Trust by the Watler family in 1991, and features grave stones that date back to the beginning of the 19th century -- though it is believe that relatives from as far back as the 17th century are buried on these grounds. What sets this cemetery apart from any other on the island is the grave markers themselves.

Take a moment to look through this table for more information about sites of historical interest 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

Travelers may discover some other intriguing local landmarks nearby.

If you'd like to learn more about the beer-making process, consider heading to 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

Luckily, Seven Mile Beach includes other attraction types. You can get more details about other attractions here.

 

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