The Cayman Islands are famous for their beautiful clear Caribbean waters, luxury Cayman villas, resort hotels, and fabulous beaches. It’s a top vacation spot for families and couples in search of a tranquil escape blessed with year-round sunshine and warm temperatures.
Most people have heard of Seven Mile Beach on Grand Cayman. It’s one of the best-known beaches in the Caribbean, but it isn’t the island’s only fabulous stretch of sand. Every beach on Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac, and Little Cayman is open to the public, so you will be spoiled for choice. Here is a quick guide to some of the best beaches in the Cayman Islands.
Seven Mile Beach
Let’s start with the biggest and best beach. Seven Mile Beach on Grand Cayman is famous for a reason. It isn’t seven miles long, but there is over five miles of glorious golden sand. Seven Mile Beach is where you’ll find many of the resort hotels, water sports rentals, restaurant, and shops. On any given day, Seven Mile Beach is thronged with people and bustling with life. If you want a quiet afternoon sunbathing without rubbing shoulders with the masses, this isn’t the beach for you. But it is great for families and anyone looking to try some water sports.
Starfish Point is named after the lovely sea creature you’ll find in the shallow offshore waters. It is a stunningly beautiful beach for anyone looking to boost their Instagram feed. Starfish Beach is the place for vacation selfies! The beach is accessible by car, but it’s more fun to sail there, drop anchor in the shallow waters, and swim to the beach. Enjoy the scenery and admire the starfish, but don’t take them home.
You’ll find Owen Island a short distance from Little Cayman. If you are a confident swimmer, strike out across Bloody Bay, or if not, hop in a boat or kayak. There is nothing on the island but sand and vegetation, but it offers privacy. Visit Owen Island with a picnic and pretend you have been shipwrecked in a storm. What fun!
Sandy Point is another delightful beach on Little Cayman. It isn’t as busy as Seven Mile Beach or as quiet as Owen Island. Rather, it’s a nice compromise between the two. Sandy Point is a short hop from West End, so you can pick up supplies on your way over. You can also travel to Sandy Point as a day trip from Cayman Brac.
Kaibo Beach is popular with the locals. It is located on the northern end of Grand Cayman. You can drive there or catch a water taxi from Camana Bay. The Kaibo Beach Bar and Grill offers casual dining and fine dining, so you can enjoy a midday snack or take your significant other for a romantic meal and watch the sunset over the horizon.
Other beaches worthy of a mention include Rum Cove, Smith Cove, and Cayman Kai, all of which are on Grand Cayman.