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Best Beaches in Grand Cayman Island

1. Rum Point

Laid-Back Northern Beach Haven

A killer combination of a scenic beachfront, shallow water and out-of-this-world food make up famed Rum Point, a shining jewel among Caribbean beaches. Here, visitors laze around in hammocks under the shade of palms or casuarina trees, sipping the island's best-known cocktail, the Mudslide. This creamy, chocolaty concoction is rumored to have been created in Rum Point. Head over to the Wreck Bar to get a taste of this authentic island treat.

What to Do

The pure, pool-like water at Rum Point will tempt kids and adults alike, and makes this area of the Caymans a great spot for snorkeling. Beachside rentals let you experience the best water sports in the area, and diving excursions can get you to the North Wall and East End, both spectacular places to see underwater life.

Don't skip a trip out to Stingray City, a series of shallow sandbars where you can meet and greet friendly stingrays and schools of colorful tropical fish. Want to get to know the surrounding area better? Head to the Bodden Town Guardhouse Park or the historic Mission House, an 18th-century example of yesteryear in the Cayman Islands.

Dining

Back on the beachfront, reserve a spot at one of the restaurants offering great views of the ocean, or drive to nearby eateries along the north coast. You can choose from local classics like fresh seafood dishes and jerk pork, or see what's on the menu at restaurants serving other international and eclectic options. After dinner, walk along the white-sand beach and enjoy the soothing sunset and tropical vista, or head to the end of the short dock to get a full view of this remarkable paradise.

Rum Point at a glance

City: Grand Cayman

Country or State: Cayman Islands

Access: By car or taxi

Best time to visit: May to June - lower prices, great weather

High Season: December to April

Low Season: March to November

Facilities:

  • Restaurants and bars nearby
  • Chairs, umbrellas and hammocks for rent
  • Public restrooms

Beach Type:

  • White sand
  • Saltwater
  • Popular

2. Seven Mile Beach

Grand Cayman Grandeur

Sometimes, in the Caribbean, things can seem a little exaggerated. The skies are bluer than you've ever seen, the water is as clear as glass, and the clean, white-sand beaches seem to go on forever.

Seven Mile Beach might seem over-the-top dreamy to behold, but only its length is an illusion. Despite its name, the beach comes in at under five miles. But visitors to this paradise don't mind the error one bit, and neither should you.

Everything and More

Located on the western end of Grand Cayman, Seven Mile Beach is one of the most popular in the country, and is filled with high-end hotels and resorts that cater to travelers from around the globe.

It's known as a top snorkeling spot, and you can easily rent the necessary gear onshore and head out for some aquatic exploration.

One of the Grand Cayman's biggest attractions is Stingray City, a series of sandbars where you can have an unforgettable experience swimming with stingrays.

Food and Fun

Though you can claim a picnic table and have lunch there, you don't have to wander far from the beach to find excellent dining options. Beachside bars, too, are plentiful and provide the vibrant atmosphere for downing a few cold ones. And a vacation would hardly be a vacation without a splurge session, so give your credit card a workout at the many shops at Camana Bay or in Governor's Square.

If you've got kids in tow, let them explore the playground at the stretch of beach toward the north. There are restrooms and showers there for your convenience.

It may not be seven miles long, but Seven Mile Beach is certainly long enough for a leisurely stroll along the sand while the sun sets.

Seven Mile Beach at a glance

City: Grand Cayman

Country or State: Cayman Islands

Length of Beach: 4.5 miles

Access: By car, by taxi

Best time to visit: May to June - lower prices, great weather

High Season: December to April

Low Season: March to November

Facilities:

  • Chairs and water sports equipment for rent
  • Many bars and restaurants
  • Public restrooms

Beach Type:

  • White sand
  • Saltwater
  • Popular

Beach Type:

  • Caymans Jazz Fest, Pirates Week

Weather in Grand Cayman Island °F°CAverage monthly temperatures

Jan
 20 days
Feb
 27 days
Mar
 27 days
Apr
 29 days
May
 19 days
Jun
 26 days
Jul
 29 days
Aug
 30 days
Sep
 26 days
Oct
 29 days
Nov
 29 days
Dec
 27 days
Sunny or mostly sunny days
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