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 coast of Grand Cayman. You should consider stopping by whether or not you're staying in the vicinity. Many of the Cayman Islands' beaches are calm, pleasant, and quiet. These spots may be perfect for those who need a break from crowds, but busy vacationers may prefer something a little less out-of-the-way, like Seven Mile 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.
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.
The concession stand located here is another lunchtime alternative. If available, you could also order some food from one of the mobile vendors who are typically found at this location.
Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside. Shower facilities are available, so you can rinse off before heading back to your hotel. 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.
You should remember that the area right around Seven Mile Beach is highly urbanized, so the availability of certain facilities is likely to be affected.
Seven Mile Beach is beautiful natural attraction, which you'll find on the West coast of Grand Cayman. It's located near, which is not far from away. Some will choose to walk here, while others will want to take a taxi, and it is one of a few area's attractions.
If you want to mix culture with your visit to the beach, you may want to consider visiting National Gallery of the Cayman Islands, a lovely museum found just a walk or cab ride away, so it could be a welcomed alternative to hot afternoon activities.
A selection of nearby activities will ensure that you never get bored. The following table contains a list of the closest attractions.
|Park||0.4 mi.||SE||Grand Cayman|
|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|
|Dinner Show and Theater||2.4 mi.||S||Grand Cayman|
|National Gallery of the Cayman Islands||Museum||2.5 mi.||S||Grand Cayman|
Seven Mile Beach is very close to, so you can explore the city as part of your day at the beach. Seven Mile Beach tourists hoping to find other interesting places to see might want to consider making the trip to West Bay, because it's close-by and is a particularly busy area of the Cayman Islands.
The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, depending on when you visit, and how full nearby hotel rooms are. At this beach, you can expect to encounter quite a few visitors from lodgings in the area.
You'll find a good number of places to stay within a car's reach. A list of the closest choices are seen in the following list.
|Courtyard by Marriott Grand Cayman||0.1 mi.||SE||Resort|
|Westin Casuarina 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|
|1.9 mi.||SE||B & B|
|Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort||2.4 mi.||S||Resort|
|Comfort Suites, Grand Cayman||2.5 mi.||S||Hotel|
When you start craving an afternoon snack, you'll have some great cuisine to choose from, so you won't have to wander too far from these sands. One of the nearest places to eat is Duke's Seafood & Rib Shack. This restaurant has a menu featuring Caribbean food. Many guests rave about their barbecue and seafood. You and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes as it's not far off the beach at all.
The following table provides a list of places to eat near this beach.
|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|
|(345) 949-7375||--||--||0.8 mi.||SSE|
|(345) 949-9436||--||--||0.8 mi.||SSE|
|Casa Havana||(345) 945-3800 ext. 6017||Cuban, International||Fine Dining||0.9 mi.||S|
|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|
Grand Cayman has many nice beaches, so if Seven Mile Beach doesn't suit you, you can still find a great spot.
If the exciting vibe at Seven Mile Beach has you wanting more of the same, you'll want to consider also visiting Barkers National Park Beach, a spot with the same type of electricity. It is located three miles to the north. If it's solitude and tranquility you're seeking, Cemetery Beach is a location secluded from lots of tourists and buildings. It is located only a short distance away.
Travelers may also want to consider Boatswain's Beach, which is located three miles to the northwest.
The Cayman Islands has so much to offer, and Seven Mile Beach is just one of the many options.
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