5 Best Beaches in the Cayman Islands

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5 Best Beaches in the Cayman Islands

Posted on May 7. 2015

One thing we can promise you about the Cayman Islands is that you are definitely going to find a beautiful beach worthy of worshiping while you are there. Which one of the beaches in the Cayman Islands is your favorite, though, is completely up to you as each sandy beach is special for its own different reason. Here are our picks for the best beaches in the Cayman Islands.

Grand Cayman

 

Seven Mile Beach

Easily the most famous of Grand Cayman’s beaches, Seven Mile Beach may in fact be one of the best beaches on the entire planet. Technically closer to six miles long (but who’s counting), this legendary stretch of sugar white shores and teal blue breakers is everything to every beach goer. Beach bars, hotels, restaurants, and volleyball courts dot the sands, but the true magic of Seven Mile Beach is that it still manages to be serene and clean despite the bustling beach atmosphere. If you could only go to one beach on Grand Cayman, this would be the one.

5 of the Best Beaches in the Cayman Islands

Rum Point

Sounding like a perfect place for pirates and buried treasure, Rum Point is a great spot to bury yourself in the sand for a few hours. Slightly isolated from the rest of Grand Cayman by being located on the far north of the island, this location breeds a quiet and calm beach scene also offering views to Cuba on a clear day, of which there are plenty. The water is shallow in many spots which is perfect for children, and the famous Wreck Bar is a great place for adults to grab a refreshment. Legend has it that the frozen mudslide drink was invented here.

5 of the Best Beaches in the Cayman Islands

Smith Cove

Tucked away in the middle of a local neighborhood, Smith Cove is a beautiful beach framed by a dramatic rocky outcrop forming a protected cove perfect for swimming. The rocks offer stunning views out to sea and nearby trees provide plenty of shade for when the sun gets a little to much. Smith Cove is the ideal mix of tourist and local beach.

5 of the Best Beaches in the Cayman Islands

Little Cayman

 

Owen Island

Just off the coast of Little Cayman, Owen Island owns the title of the most adventurous of our best beaches in the Cayman Islands as it is only accessible by water across Bloody Bay. Don’t let that scare you though, as on the other side of the bay you are treated to swaying palms and peaceful beaches that make for the perfect day out. There aren’t any hotels on Owen Island, so you won’t have too much company, and this fact makes the island a “romantic Robinson Crusoe” type escape for a day.

5 of the Best Beaches in the Cayman Islands

Point Of Sand

On Little Cayman, Point Of Sand, or Point O’ Sand as the locals call it, is famous for being home to a unique pink sand beach and plenty of seclusion. The beach is located on the southeastern portion of the island and is consistently called the best place on the island for a beach picnic.

5 of the Best Beaches in the Cayman Islands

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