The 15 Best Beaches In Grand Cayman (2021)

 

In this article, we review the top 15 beaches in Grand Cayman. All beaches in the Cayman Islands have free public access.

 

1. Seven Mile Beach

Seven Mile Beach is the most famous beach in the Cayman Islands.

It is located on the west-side of Grand Cayman. Most hotels and condos are located on Seven Mile Beach.

This is the longest beach in the Cayman Islands. Despite its name, this beach is actually only about 6-miles long (not 7-miles).

If you enjoy snorkeling, then check out our article where we discuss the five best snorkel spots along Seven Mile Beach.

picture of seven mile beach

 

2. Starfish Point

Starfish Point is a beach that has a lot of starfish in the nearby area.

This has become a popular beach over the last 5 years. The best way to get to this beach is by taking a boat.

Click the link below to learn more about Starfish Point:

Starfish Point

pictures of starfish in shallow water

 

3. Smith Cove

Smith Cove is a beach located about 10-minutes from George Town.

This is a great place to relax with friends and family. There are public restrooms and fresh-water showers that you can use. The snorkeling is also relatively good compared to other beaches.

If you want to learn more about Smith Cove, then click the link below:

Smith Cove

picture of smith cove

 

4. Cemetery Beach

Cemetery Beach is a section of Seven Mile Beach.

Seven Mile Beach is the name of the entire stretch of beach, but the specific area next to the cemetery is called “Cemetery Beach”.

This beach is less crowded compared to other areas of Seven Mile Beach. There is also good snorkeling about 60-yards offshore from Cemetery Beach.

If you want to learn more about Cemetery Beach, then click the link below:

Cemetery Beach

picture of cemetery beach

 

5. Spotts Beach

Spotts Beach is the best place to see wild sea turtles in Grand Cayman.

This beach is usually not busy since it is a little further away from the main tourist area (Seven Mile Beach).

If you want to learn more about Spotts Beach, then click the link below:

Spotts Beach

picture of spotts beach

 

6. Barefoot Beach

Barefoot Beach is located on the east-side of Grand Cayman.

This beach is very secluded. You are unlikely to see anyone here. It is difficult to find since there are no signs telling you that you have arrived.

If you want to learn more about Barefoot Beach, then click the link below:

Barefoot Beach

picture of barefoot beach

 

7. Rum Point

Rum Point is a beach located on the north-side of Grand Cayman.

This is probably the best beach to go to if you want to spend the entire day relaxing. There is a restaurant, bar, restrooms, souvenir shop, watersports, beach chairs and hammocks here.

If you want to learn more about Rum Point, then click the link below:

Rum Point

picture of dock at rum point with sea in background

 

8. Boggy Sands Beach

Boggy Sands Beach is located at the very north-end of Seven Mile Beach.

You can snorkel here, and there usually aren’t too many people at this beach.

picture of house with sea in background at boggy sand beach

 

9. Governor’s Beach

Governor’s Beach is located in the center of Seven Mile Beach.

It is called “Governor’s Beach” because it is next to the Governor’s house. The Governor’s house is the equivalent to the White House in the US, but for Cayman.

This beach can get quite busy, especially during sunsets and weekends. The snorkeling is not good here.

picture of two cars with beach in background

 

10. Kaibo Beach

Kaibo Beach is located on the north-side of Grand Cayman near Starfish Point and Rum Point.

There is a small marina here where boats can dock. There is also a restaurant and bar. There is no coral or fish here, meaning that this is not a good snorkel spot.

aerial picture of Kaibo beach

 

11. Morritt’s Resort Beach

Morritt’s Resort is the largest resort on the east-side of Grand Cayman.

They have a nice beach which anyone can use. You don’t need to be a guest at Morritt’s Resort to use the beach.

There is also good snorkeling around the pier that extends from shore into the sea.

picture of sunset at morrits

 

12. Old Man Bay Beach

Old Man Bay Beach is located on the north-side of Grand Cayman.

It is a secluded beach that most people don’t go too. There is not a lot of sand, as the beach is made up largely of small stones.

The snorkeling here is good since there is a barrier reef that you can swim to from shore.

picture of sunset at old man bay beach

 

13. Barkers Beach

Barkers Beach is located at the north-side of West Bay in Grand Cayman.

This is a beautiful beach that is definitely worth visiting. You can’t snorkel here since there is no coral close to shore.

This is a popular beach for kite surfers.

picture of barkers beach from air with people kitesurfing in the distance

 

14. Colliers Public Beach

Colliers Public Beach is located on the east-side of Grand Cayman. This beach is a 5-minute drive from the Morritt’s Resort.

There are cabanas and public restrooms that you can use. This is a nice beach to have a picnic at. Snorkeling here is not a good idea since the barrier reef is too far offshore to swim to safely.

picture of beach with cabanas

 

15. Water Cay Public Beach

Water Cay Public Beach is located next to Kaibo Beach.

There are cabanas that you can use. You can’t snorkel here because there is no fish or coral.

picture of sunset at beach

 

Which beach has the best snorkeling?

There are many beaches in Grand Cayman that have great snorkeling. Smith Cove and Spotts Beach are good snorkel spots.

Do you have to pay to enter the beaches?

No, you do not need to pay to use the beaches in Grand Cayman. All beaches in the Cayman Islands have free public access.

Is Seven Mile Beach safe?

Yes, Seven Mile Beach is very safe. Thousands of tourists enjoy this beach every day without any issues.

 

Final thoughts

Seven Mile Beach is the most famous beach in Grand Cayman.

If you are looking for more secluded beaches, then you should check out Starfish Point and Smith Cove.

If you are looking for places to snorkel at, then check out our article where we review the top 25 snorkel spots in Grand Cayman.