Seven Mile Beach

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Seven Mile Beach is one of the largest and most popular beaches on Grand Cayman. Visitors can engage in all sorts of water sports but swimming and snorkeling are the favorites in these calm waters. In 2013 Travel + Leisure ranked this beach as one of the "Best Beaches in the World" as well as the "Second Best Beach for Families."

Situated in Seven Mile Beach, this beach is on the West edge of Grand Cayman. You should consider dropping by even if you aren't staying nearby. You may notice that beaches throughout the Cayman Islands tend to be fairly quiet and secluded, but Seven Mile Beach is the exception.

How to Access The Beach
Miles north of George Town, this beach is one of the most popular destinations on the island. There are no public access issues. You can easily find your way here and enjoy not just the beach, but the nearby restaurants, shopping and bars also.

Amenities and Ambiance

On the west coast of Grand Cayman, Seven Mile Beach is actually five and a half miles of powdery white sand lined with palms and Australian pines.

There is also a snack bar here. On some days, it may be possible to buy food from one of the local vendors who typically operate along this coastline.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside. You'll appreciate that showers are available, so you can clean up before leaving. Seven Mile Beach is one of the most crowded on Grand Cayman, so visitors should expect crowds of all ages. Mainly tourists populate the beach.

Be mindful that Seven Mile Beach's immediate surroundings are an urban area, meaning the availability of certain amenities is likely to be affected.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Positioned on the West coast of Grand Cayman; the area is home to other attractions such as Trafalgar Square, which is a half mile away.

Some may think that beaches and museums are an odd combination, but some visitors find that museums like National Gallery of the Cayman Islands (situated just a quick cab ride or walk away) offer an entertaining diversion and a whole new way to view the Cayman Islands' traditions and culture.

With the choice of exciting activities nearby, you'll never run out of things to do. The attractions nearest to this beach are listed in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Seven Mile Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Trafalgar Square Park 0.4 mi. SE Grand Cayman
Chamber of Commerce Chambers of Commerce and Business Associations 0.8 mi. SSE Grand Cayman
North Sound Golf Club Golf Course 1.1 mi. SE Grand Cayman
Blue Tip Golf Course Golf Course 1.4 mi. SE Grand Cayman
Britannia Golf Course Golf Course 1.8 mi. SSE Grand Cayman
Kennedy Gallery/Cayman Fine Art Art Gallery 2.2 mi. S Grand Cayman
FJ Harquail Cultural Centre Dinner Show and Theater 2.4 mi. S Grand Cayman
National Gallery of the Cayman Islands Museum 2.5 mi. S Grand Cayman

Cities and Towns

Seven Mile Beach is very close to West Bay, so travelers staying in town won't have far to go. Those visiting Seven Mile Beach who are seeking further attractions should consider heading over to West Bay, because it's nearby and is a particularly busy area of the Cayman Islands.

Hotels

The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, it depends mainly on when you visit, and how full the nearby hotels are. Typically, you can expect to see a fair amount of other guests who are staying close by.

You'll find a reasonably varied selection of places to stay within a car's reach. A few of the more convenient choices are displayed in the following table.

Accommodations near Seven Mile Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Courtyard by Marriott Grand Cayman 0.1 mi. SE Resort
Kimpton Seafire Resort & Spa 0.1 mi. ESE Resort
The Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa 0.9 mi. S Resort
Aqua Bay Club 0.9 mi. NW Hotel
Sunshine Suites Resort 1.0 mi. SSE Resort
Ritz Carlton Grand Cayman 1.1 mi. S Resort
Holiday Inn Resort Grand Cayman 1.5 mi. ESE Resort
7 Mile Resort & Clubs 1.6 mi. S Resort
Annie's Place 1.9 mi. SE Guest house
Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort 2.4 mi. S Resort

Food

A hot day at the beach will have you craving more than just a cocktail; no beach day is complete until you enjoy a meal at an area restaurant, where you can sample regional favorites, without having to stray too far. Duke's Seafood & Rib Shack is one of the closest eateries. This restaurant features Caribbean cuisine. Visitors often rave about their barbecue and seafood. You could take a cab or probably walk to this restaurant since it's just a little ways away.

The following table lists nearby restaurants.

Restaurants near Seven Mile Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Duke's Seafood & Rib Shack (345) 640-0000 Caribbean Very Casual 0.4 mi. SE
Wine Down And Gourmet Market (345) 949-9463 Caribbean, International, Italian Informal 0.8 mi. SSE
Deckers (345) 945-6600 International, Mediterranean Informal 0.8 mi. SSE
Kelly's Cajun Grill (345) 749-7666 Cajun Very Casual 0.8 mi. SSE
Perk Up Coffee Shop & Cafe (345) 949-7375 -- -- 0.8 mi. SSE
TCBY Governor's Square (345) 949-9436 -- -- 0.8 mi. SSE
Beach House (345) 945-3800 ext. 6017 Caribbean Informal 0.9 mi. S
Ferdinand's Caribbean Cafe (345) 945-3800 American, Caribbean, International Informal 0.9 mi. S
Tortuga Beach Grill & Bar (345) 945-3800 ext. 6019 Eclectic Very Casual 0.9 mi. S
Legendz Classic Grille (345) 943-3287 American, International Very Casual 0.9 mi. SSE
Yoshi Sushi (345) 943-9674 Japanese Very Casual 0.9 mi. SSE
Sunshine Grill (345) 946-5848 American, Caribbean, International Very Casual 1.0 mi. SSE

Other Beaches

Of course, there are lots of other spots along the coast of Grand Cayman, so if Seven Mile Beach doesn't sound like your type of scene, you have options.

If the active mood at Seven Mile Beach is what you're looking for, think about heading to Barkers National Park Beach, a beach with a similar ambiance. It is located three miles to the north. If you're looking for a more secluded beach experience, Cemetery Beach may be a good choice. It is located not far off the beach at all.

Another option worth considering is Boatswain's Beach, which is located three miles to the northwest.

Of course, there is much more to do besides lounge on the sand in the Cayman Islands, but Seven Mile Beach is both a refreshing place to relax, and a beautiful natural attraction.

 

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