Seven Mile Beach Grand Cayman (2021) - All You Need To Know

 

In this article, we review Seven Mile Beach in Grand Cayman. This is the largest and most popular beach in the Cayman Islands. 

 

Where is Seven Mile Beach located?

Seven Mile Beach is located on the west-side of Grand Cayman.

Most hotels and condo complexes are located along 7 Mile Beach. This is where the majority of tourists stay.

picture of map showing seven mile beach on west side of Grand Cayman

Seven Mile Beach is actually only 6-miles long, despite its name. This is the longest beach in the Cayman Islands.

Below is a Google Map showing the location of Seven Mile Beach:

 

Can you snorkel from shore at Seven Mile Beach?

Most areas along Seven Mile Beach don’t have good snorkeling.

There isn’t a lot of coral or fish directly off-shore from most of Seven Mile Beach.

However, there are still a few good snorkel spots along Seven Mile Beach. Check out our article where we review the top five snorkel spots on Seven Mile Beach.

person standing on beach holding snorkel, mask and fins

If you are looking for other snorkel spots, then you can read our article where we review the top 25 snorkel spots in Grand Cayman.

 

Which part of Seven Mile Beach is best?

The middle to north-end of Seven Mile Beach is best because it has more sand.

The beach becomes wider as you go further north. The southern-end of Seven Mile Beach is less wide.

picture of beach and sea

If you are a tourist looking for somewhere to relax on Seven Mile Beach, then we recommend that you visit Cemetery Beach. Cemetery Beach is a section of Seven Mile Beach that isn’t too busy and has good snorkeling.

If you want to go somewhere that has more facilities, such as a bar, restaurant and restrooms, then we recommend that you visit the Kimpton Seafire Resort on Seven Mile Beach. You can use their facilities and beach even if you aren’t staying there.

Below is a video showing Seven Mile Beach in Grand Cayman:

 

What is there to do on Seven Mile Beach?

There are many things to do on 7 Mile Beach.

You can walk along the entire stretch of Seven Mile Beach (6-miles) as the entire beach is open to the public. Many people enjoy walking along the beach during the sunset or early morning.

You can also relax at one of the beach-side bars. The Kimpton Resort and Westin Resort both have nice bars & restaurants that you can go to, even if you aren’t staying there.

picture of seven mile beach

There are a few areas along Seven Mile Beach that you can snorkel at. Read our article to learn about the top five snorkel spots on Seven Mile Beach.

You can also rent a jet-ski (wave-runner) from the Ritz Carlton Resort or Westin Resort.

 

Is Seven Mile Beach free?

Yes, Seven Mile Beach is free. There is no entrance fee.

All beaches in the Cayman Islands have free public access. Check out our article where we review the top 15 beaches in Grand Cayman.

picture of seven mile beach

There are many public access points along Seven Mile Beach that you can enter from.

 

Is Seven Mile Beach safe for tourists?

Yes, Seven Mile Beach is very safe for tourists.

Seven Mile Beach is probably the safest beach in the Caribbean. You can walk along the beach without having to worry about crime.

picture of seven mile beach

However, you should still be careful and not leave any valuable possessions unattended as they could still be stolen.

 

How long is 7 Mile Beach?

Despite the name, Seven Mile Beach is only 6-miles long.

It takes about two hours to walk the entire length of the beach.

picture of seven mile beach

 

Can cruise ship passengers visit Seven Mile Beach?

Yes, cruise ship passengers can visit Seven Mile Beach.

It is about a 10-minute drive from the cruise ship port in George Town to Seven Mile Beach.

aerial photo showing 4 cruise ships

You can get a taxi from the cruise ship port to Seven Mile Beach. The taxi driver will know where to take you.

 

Is Seven Mile Beach free?

Yes, Seven Mile Beach is completely free. All beaches in the Cayman Islands have free access.

What side of Grand Cayman is Seven Mile Beach?

Seven Mile Beach is located on the west-side of Grand Cayman.

Is there public access to Seven Mile Beach Grand Cayman?

Yes, there is public access to 7 Mile Beach. There are multiple different public access points along West Bay Road.

 

Final thoughts

Seven Mile Beach is the longest and most popular beach in Grand Cayman.

If you are a tourist visiting the Cayman Islands, then you need to spend some time on 7 Mile Beach.

If you are looking for other great beaches, then check out our article where we review the top 15 beaches in Grand Cayman.

If you are looking for things to do, then check out our list of the top 25 things to do in Grand Cayman.