Grand Cayman Beaches - East Or West, All Are Best!

My tour of Grand Cayman beaches starts in the northwestern tip of this island in West End and melts down to the south east coast, then along the path to East End before turning north and west to the end of the road at Rum Point.

Barkers National Park

Barkers National Park: Has some beautiful beaches, unspoiled by crowds or fast food litter. There’s a price to pay, of course, and that’s the lack of conveniences, apart from a few BBQ pits and picnic tables, you are on your own here. You’ll need transportation to get to Barkers but it’s worth it for the tranquility, even on most weekends.

The West End

Of all the Grand Cayman beaches, Seven Mile Beach is the large one. That is where everything happens. The sand is really a fine, nearly white powder, the water’s shallow, and there are all of the activities people want out of a Caribbean holiday. Seven Mile Beach is where you find. Travel with RSWCayman today!

Parasailing, helicopter rides, jet-skis, tube, along with the usual fast food restaurants to satisfy picky children (of all ages). Even though it’s enormous, Seven Mile Beach is mainly given over to hotels so for sailors or those staying elsewhere it includes a number of public beaches, such as’Public Beach’ off West Bay Road, directly next to Marriott Courtyard and Calico Jacks. It’s a busy beach with loads of amenities, such as BBQ pits, cabanas, a playground for children, and washrooms. Then there’s’Cemetery Beach’, which may not sound too inviting (I can not imagine an Ad Agency coming up with the name) but it’s a fantastic beach for snorkeling. It’s also a great beach, with trees for shade and picnic tables to make your stay more pleasant. It’s in the north end of the seven-mile shore, further away from the big resorts, but it has everything the more mature beachgoer desires; shade, picnic benches, and great snorkeling. Public accessibility is also from West Bay Road.

Below George Townoff South Sound Road, are a number of small beaches, even though the water is too weedy for comfortable swimming. Heading east across the south of the island brings you to little sandy beaches in Breakers, Cottage, as well as quieter areas like Half Moon Bay and White Sand Bay. In the aptly named village of Breakers, the beach is silent but the sea isn’t. There’s no offshore sea to calm the waves so even on bright, fine days, they roll in all the way from the Atlantic and ship spray flying on the road. View our Luxury Private Grand Cayman Boat Charters & Rentals here.

Still another place that the waves sweep directly onto the beach is a bit farther east at Frank Sound, a rocky beach of bare, and sharp onshore. Not a conventional shore, in the feeling of swimming or sunbathing, but it is an interesting spot if you want rocky shores and the creatures that go together. Frank Sound also has the’world renowned’ (world renowned around Grand Cayman, anyway ) blowholes. All these are natural fissures in the ironshore that squirt water into the air when the waves crash against the shore. That can be a place to consider nature rather than work on your tan.

Grand Cayman’s East End beaches are the place for chillin’ — with the exception of the resort beaches where you’ve got everything you want and more. East End Resorts, for example Morritts Grand or Tortuga and The Reef at Colliers Bay, have fine beaches and they’re surprisingly quiet and unpopulated. Resort folks come in two kinds — shore sea and folk folk, and there’s lots more pool folk — even large resorts at the peak of this season have idyllic beaches which don’t crowd you. Remaining at Morritts gave us ample opportunity to walk and paddle along beautiful East End beaches that didn’t appear to have names but did have white sand, warm shallow water and no one but us enjoying them. The tranquility in the East End of the island is wonderful once you think about how small the island is and how many visitors it gets annually.

Continuing along the Queen’s Highway and North Side Road takes you past many more secluded, empty beaches where you are able to own the sand to the day. We never saw anyone on a number of them. For us, it was just like being Adam and Eve on holiday. Stay near Old Man Bay and you can have dinner or lunch at the excellent beachside BBQ there.

If you would like to have more water sports, the close of the street brings you to two more Grand Cayman shores, Rum Point and Cayman Kai. Rum Point is a public beach with golden sand, warm shallow water, trees to give shade, a rocky stage so safe even children can snorkel round safely, and an excellent, very moderately priced, beach restaurant, the Wreck Bar. Of all the Grand Cayman beaches, we enjoyed Rum Point best. We did not understand it as a public beach the first time we saw it because it seemed like a resort. After we got more than that we discovered it a great place to go. Boats or jet-skis can be rented from the Red Sail Sports shop on site, in addition to excursions on the catamaran and the glass-bottom ship.

Cayman Kai is a tiny public beach with a playground for the children, BBQ pits, and picnic tables. Like the busier Rum Point across the road, it is popular with locals in addition to visitors. Visit us now here at