The Cayman Islands are blessed with beautiful beaches. Some are designated public areas and have bathroom facilities, whilst others are off the beaten track. Key to Cayman recommends checking out the following:
Seven Mile Beach
Location: the western coast of Grand Cayman
Atmosphere: family fun
How to get there: drive north towards West Bay, keeping the ocean on your left hand side. Governor’s Beach is located immediately after you pass the Governor’s house. Park in the sand-and-sea grape tree parking lot.
Atmosphere: family fun/weekend hangout for residents
Facilities: jungle gym and swing set for kids, cabanas and picnic tables, restrooms and showers.
How to get there: travel north along West Bay Road, about two miles from Governor’s Beach.
Atmosphere: adventurous - great for snorkelling.
How to get there: drive north towards West Bay, the cemetery on the left (opposite the fire station) is the cue to park. Enter the beach through the path on the northern side of the cemetery.
Location: North Side
Atmosphere: family fun, weekend hangout for young professionals
Facilities: picnic tables, hammocks, volleyball court, restrooms and showers
How to get there: drive east through Bodden Town and Frank Sound Road and then north towards Rum Point (it’s sign-posted).
Location: south of George Town Harbour, on South Church Street
Atmosphere: romantic, family fun
Facilities: picnic tables, restrooms and showers
How to get there: from George Town keep east on the coastal road along South Church Street. There’s a large car park on the other side of the road.
Location: southern coast
Atmosphere: family fun, romantic walks
Facilities: cabanas, picnic tables, a few lounge chairs, a jungle gym and swing set for kids
How to get there: follow the coastal road through George Town and along South Sound. Pass through Red Bay and Prospect, keeping the coast on your right. The entrance to and parking for Spotts Beach is next to the cemetery.
Location: south coast beside South Sound cemetery
Atmosphere: the beach is undeveloped and great for romantic walks at sunset
How to get there: drive through George Town and along the coast to South Sound road. Entrance to the beach will be between South Sound cemetery and Emerald Beach condominiums.
Location: West Bay
Atmosphere: secluded and romantic, great for nature walks
How to get there: drive into West Bay and follow the signs for Papagallo restaurant. Pass the restaurant and drive onto the dirt road. The entrance to the beach is on your left-hand side and you can just pick your favourite spot.
Location: Frank Sound
Atmosphere: secluded romantic
How to get there: drive east along the coast road. Frank Sound Beach is located on your right just as you reach the turn off to go towards North Side (there will be signs at the crossroad for Rum Point). You can park beside the little jetty.
Key Advice: Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water
Key Advice: Avoid sunbathing between 11am and 3pm
Point o’ Sand
Location: the eastern tip of the island
Atmosphere: family fun, romantic seclusion
Facilities: bring your own picnic blanket
How to get there: head east along the coast road from the airport. Point o’ Sand will be at the very end.
Public beach, south coast
Atmosphere: family fun, party
Facilities: showers, toilets, cabanas
How to get there: drive approximately one mile east of Aunt Sha’s Restaurant
Key Advice: Wear a hat and apply sunblock 20 minutes before going in the sun
Key Advice: Always supervise children in the water