7 Breathtaking Grand Cayman Beaches You Must Visit

Grand Cayman Beaches

There are a number of stunning beaches on Grand Cayman Island, each of which has a distinct personality and set of amenities. When vacationers go to the Cayman Islands, which include Grand Cayman, Little Cayman, and Cayman Brac, they can be certain to find beautiful scenery, waters that are perfectly clean, a variety of fish to observe, as well as several gorgeous hidden locations where they can rest and soak up the sun.

You are in luck if you are planning to spend some time on Grand Cayman. The most populous island in the chain of Cayman Islands is home to a number of beaches that frequently rank high on lists of the world’s best beaches, from Seven Mile Beach to Rum Point and more. The following are seven of Grand Cayman’s best beaches, each of which offers a variety of exciting activities for visitors:

1) Seven Mile Beach And Governor’s Beach

Seven Mile Beach, located on the west coast of Grand Cayman, is a famous beach on the island and is well-known for having crystal blue seas and fine, white sand. It’s a wonderful place to go swimming, sunbathe, and participate in water sports. It is public property so that anyone can visit, but because of this, the beach is also the most popular and most densely packed beach on Grand Cayman.

On the west coast of Grand Cayman, you’ll find another picturesque beach called Governor’s Beach. It is well-recognized as a destination for a variety of beach activities, such as beach volleyball, as well as for snorkeling. The proximity to the governor’s mansion led to the naming of this section of the beach, which is actually a part of Seven Mile Beach.

2) West Bay Beach

The region of West Bay, located on the northernmost tip of Grand Cayman’s west peninsula, is a fast-expanding location that features gorgeous houses as well as possibilities for dining and shopping.

The locals call traveling to this region “going west,” and travelers will find a rich variety of sights and activities to enjoy during their time here. Some activities here include:

  • Features many unique restaurants such as Cracked Conch, Calypso Grill, Vivo, Pappagallo, and Heritage Grill

  • Beautiful beaches such as West Bay Beach and Barkers Beach

  • Watersports such as parasailing, kite surfing, and wakeboarding

  • Lovely walking routes along Boggy Sands Road

  • Several whimsical and Caribbean-themed beach bars

  • Great snorkeling opportunities

3) Rum Point

Rum Point is a secluded beach on Grand Cayman’s north shore that is well-known for the calm ambiance it exudes as well as the shallow waters that surround it. Snorkeling and swimming are both quite popular activities that people like doing here.

In addition, there are shady areas that have beach hammocks, huts, and beach volleyball courts for guests to enjoy. Restaurants in the area of Rum Point provide pricing that is very reasonable for people on a tight budget.

4) Cemetery Beach

Cemetery Beach is also a component of the Seven Mile Beach system. However, in comparison to its neighbors, it offers a greater degree of seclusion. Cemetery Beach is the spot to go for coral reef snorkeling, especially if you adore brightly colored tropical fish.

This beach is surrounded by a variety of palm trees that provide shade. Another close attraction for scuba divers is the dive site of the USS Kittiwake. In addition, there are stunning views of George Town that can be had from this location.

5) Smith’s Barcadere

Just south of George Town near Rum Point is Smith’s Barcadere, a beautiful beach located on Grand Cayman’s southwest coast. In addition to being well-liked for swimming and sunbathing, this beach is famous for the soft coral sand that it features, as well as the breathtaking natural scenery that makes for excellent photo opportunities.

Visitors are provided with access to picnic benches, outdoor showers, and public restrooms while they are in this area. This beach is ideal for those who are just starting to learn how to swim as well as families with young children due to its more tranquil waves and convenient location.

6) East End Beach

One of the most photogenic beaches on Grand Cayman may be found near the island’s easternmost point: East End Beach. It is widely considered to be the most romantic beach on the island due to its reputation for peace and quiet and its location on the island. It is a popular location for couples to retire and rest quietly due to the fact that it is calmer and more secluded than other nearby locations.

Additionally, a reef provides protection from powerful waves. This is a beautiful spot that is perfect for paddleboarding or having a picnic. Concession stalls and food establishments are located in the area, but if you’re lucky, you’ll stumble into a public fish fry. At these events, guests can enjoy a platter of fried fish on the beach, with the fish having been caught by nearby fishermen only moments earlier.

7) Spotts Beach

Due to its location on the south side of the island, which is distant from the majority of the tourist attractions, Spotts Beach, which is located on Grand Cayman’s south coast, does not get as much visitor traffic as the Seven Mile region. This is despite the fact that Spotts Beach is a gorgeous beach.

It is widely regarded as one of the top locations in which to observe sea turtles, and it is also an exceptionally good vantage point from which to observe the sun go down.

Head To Grand Cayman

The beaches in Grand Cayman are the envy of the rest of the world, and they frequently rank high on lists of the world’s best beaches.

Whether you enjoy snorkeling, sunbathing, walking among starfish, kite surfing, or driving up to Starfish Point or Cayman Kai Beach on Grand Cayman’s North Coast, the Cayman Islands’ beaches have something for everyone.

Don’t hesitate to get started booking your next vacation and exciting excursions to the Cayman Islands today!

3 hours
Group Size
Up to 32

Tour #1: Stingrays and Starfish ( Caves on Fridays & Saturdays only)

Enjoy the combo tour with stingrays and starfish, offered for USD59/person each morning at 7:30 before the crowds! On Fridays and Saturdays, you can add the caves tour (USD99/person for both). You must prepay for these tours as the office isn't open before 7:30 AM.

2 hours 30 minutes
Group Size
Up to 45

Tour #2: Stingrays and one snorkel stop to Barrier Reef OR Coral Gardens

Our two-stop stingray/snorkel tour lasts about two hours and 30 minutes, slightly shorter than our three-stop stingray/snorkel tour. The two-stop trip goes to the Stingray City sandbar plus one snorkel stop, either the Barrier Reef or the Coral Gardens. Our captain will decide when he gets out to the stingray/snorkel areas which snorkel stop to use, based on wind, wave, and tide conditions, as well as on the number of people at each of the two areas. We always try to go to the less populated of the two stops.

5 hours
Group Size
Up to 40

Tour #3: Beach Lunch, Stingray & Snorkel tour

Capt. Marvin's Beach Lunch Stingray/Snorkel Tour is the best of the best! It includes two snorkel stops (one of which will be a conch dive during conch season, Nov. 1st through April 30th), the Stingray City sandbar for interaction with the stingrays, and a fresh seafood lunch on the beach across the North Sound (near Kaibo/Rumpoint).

Our crew will dive for conch in season and you are welcome to help them. They will even clean up some shells so each family unit who wishes can take one back home with them (supply limited). The rest of the year, you will have extra snorkeling (or Starfish) stop instead of the conch dive.

3 hours
Group Size
Up to 45

Tour #4:Stingray City and Two snorkeling stops to Coral Gardens and the Barrier Reef

Our three-stop stingray/snorkel tour lasts three hours, dock to dock. The three-stop stingray/snorkel trip goes to the Stingray City sandbar plus TWO snorkel stops, both the Barrier Reef AND the Coral Gardens.

We strongly recommend that you bring flotation devices for children under age 3, as our snorkel gear is for ages 3 and over. We provide snorkel vests, life vests, masks, snorkels, and fins for everyone ages 4 and over. You are welcome to bring your own gear if you like. We offer complimentary shuttle service from your hotel or condo on Seven Mile Beach.

3 hours
Group Size
Up to 35

Tour #5: Stingrays, Starfish and Snorkeling

A new tour is being offered on our brand new motor catamaran.

This tour has been getting really great reviews! With approximately 25 people on average, it's a comfortable and high-end unique visit to some of the most beautiful spots on the planet.

The snorkeling will be at either the Coral Gardens OR the Barrier Reef, with approximately 40 minutes at each stop, allowing you more time to enjoy the beautiful Caribbean Sea.

3 hours
Group Size
Up to 28

North Sounder - Private Charter

USD500/hour, 3-hour minimum (USD1500) for up to 15 people; plus USD80/person for 16-30 people. Add USD6/person for ground transportation. (Holiday Fees apply)