Visitors and newcomers flock to Grand Cayman to take in the white sandy beaches, warm sun, and clear blue water of the Caribbean Sea.
Beach Overview by District
The popular Seven Mile Beach area offers three great public beaches: Public Beach, Governors Beach and Cemetery Beach. Public Beach is great for both couples and families with young children as you'll find bathroom and outdoor shower facilities, beach chairs and watersports for rent, cabanas, a playground, and the popular beach bar Calico Jack's is on-site. Governors Beach and Cemetery Beach do not offer the amenities of Public Beach, but you'll find a more tranquil setting and you'll avoid the crowds and cruise ship visitors that frequent Public Beach. The snorkeling is also much better at Cemetery Beach and Governors Beach.
In the George Town/South Sound area is where you'll find Smith Barcadere, formerly and still often known as Smith Cove, one of Cayman's best beaches and snorkeling sites.
The quiet and beautiful Spotts Beach in located in the Spotts Newlands area of Grand Cayman, between Savannah and George Town and is great for swimming and relaxing. Be careful of strong currents that can be present on windy days.
In Bodden Town, you'll find Coe Wood Beach and Governor Russell Beach. The adventurous snorkeler will enjoy hopping in at Governor Russell Beach and Coe Wood Beach offers a true Caymanian fish fry experience at the Grape Tree Cafe nearby.
An absolute must for any Cayman resident or visitor is a trip to Rum Point and Cayman Kai. While in the area, you can visit the popular Wreck Bar & Grill at Rum Point or Kaibo in Cayman Kai for awesome food and drinks. Don't forget to check out Cayman Kai Public Beach for our favorite snorkel and Starfish Point, where you can interact with starfish in the shallow water.