There are many wonderful beaches in Grand Cayman. Whether you want to explore the world famous Seven Mile Beach, which was named as the number 6 beach in the world in 2020 by Tripadvisor‘s annual Travelers’ Choice Awards, or lounge with the locals, snorkel with tropical fish or relax with a drink, here is a complete guide to Grand Cayman's best beaches.
A popular family friendly beach in West Bay offering street parking, bathroom and changing facilities, beach cabana and plenty of shade. The beach is also adjacent to the West Bay Dock where dive companies launch from and Alfresco Restaurant for nearby dining. Located at the northern tip of West Bay Road, just before the NW Point Road turn off.
Seven Mile Beach is actually only 5.5 miles however that's still miles of glorious white sandy beach and clear blue water to enjoy. It's no wonder that Seven Mile Beach has earned its reputation as one of the best beaches in the Caribbean. All of Seven Mile Beach is considered public property up to the water line so feel free to explore the many different "Public Access" beaches along SMB. Here are the most popular and designated Public Beach areas with parking and easy access:
The best snorkelling on Seven Mile Beach with plenty of shade plus parking facilities. Located at the north end of Seven Mile Beach. Look for the cemetery across from the fire station and you will find Cemetery Beach.
A popular and wide beach. There is a children’s play area, cabanas, restrooms, showers, volleyball courts and a mobi-mat. Public Beach is located beside the Kimpton Seafire on West Bay Road.
Ample parking, a mobi-mat and a wide stretch of white sand and crystal clear blue water makes Governor's Beach a popular beach for residents and tourists. One of the better snorkelling sites on Seven Mile Beach with a short swim out to the shallow reef. Governor's Beach is located just north of the Governor's Residence on West Bay Road.
Various deserted long sandy beaches can be found in the eastern districts. One favourite spot is Barefoot Beach (the Reef Resort is about 2.3 miles away). Expect these beaches to be strewn with washed-up seagrass and quite a bit of flotsam. They aren’t the tidiest of beaches but they have great snorkelling. There is a lovely sandy beach at the Morritt’s Tortuga resort with a bar in the middle of the dock and a virtual aquarium of unafraid fish below. East End Public Beach has a dock, restroom facilities and cabanas for shade.
All beaches in Grand Cayman are public up to the high water mark, including the stretches of beach directly in front of resorts. Look out for ‘Beach Access’ signs along coastal roads, park your car and follow the footpaths to some hidden gems.