The most famous and popular beach in Grand Cayman is of course, Seven Mile Beach. It’s along this beautiful strip of white sand that the majority of the island's hotels, condominiums and restaurants are located.
One of the most popular spots on Seven Mile Beach is simply known as the Public Beach; a name that implies that the rest are private. However, despite what anybody may try and tell you, all beaches in Grand Cayman are public. According to Cayman’s Land Adjudication Law, the boundary of any parcel of land may that borders the sea can only extend to the high-water mark, essentially allowing visitors to use whichever beach they want. Hotel staff can however, prevent you from gaining access to a beach via their property (use one of the public footpaths), and they can also ask you not to use their loungers and chairs.
Visitors should note that nude bathing is prohibited throughout the Cayman Islands.
‘Hotel Beaches’ aside, some worth visiting include:
|Cemetery Beach||[View Map]||Shaded beach. Good snorkelling. Fish are friendly and the reef is close to shore. No restrooms. Located off West Bay Road, just north of Seven Mile Beach. Look for cemetery and fire station.|
|Governor's Beach||[View Map]||In front of the Governor’s House (next to the Westin).|
|Rum Point||[View Map]||Restrooms, showers, watersports, bar and restaurant.|
|Seven Mile Public Beach||[View Map]||Restrooms, cabanas, playground, plenty of parking. Busy.|
|Smith Cove||[View Map]||Restrooms and picnic tables. 1¾ miles south of Cruise Ship Terminal, just past the Grand Old House. Shaded, protected cove. Easy entry into the water. Plenty of marine life.|
|Spotts Beach||[View Map]||In the event of bad weather in George Town, cruise ships use alternative anchorage at Spotts. Most days this is not the case and this beach should be relatively deserted. Cabanas and picnic tables are available.|