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The top four beaches in Grand Cayman

Date: 26 Apr, 2019

The Cayman Islands are renowned for having some of the best beaches in the world. When you arrive in Cayman you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to picking the best beach to lie back, relax, and soak in the sunshine. Here are some of the best beaches that you should check out while you’re on the island:

 

Seven Mile Beach

Consistently ranked among the world’s best beaches, Seven Mile Beach stretches along the western coast of Grand Cayman and is known for its fine, powdery, white sands and crystal-clear blue waters. A continuous series of world-class hotels and restaurants ensures visitors’ needs are met at this crowning jewel of Cayman’s attractions.

The whole length of Seven Mile Beach provides a gorgeous environment in which to swim and sunbathe, with some favourite spots including Governor’s Beach, a wide-open stretch alongside Government House, and Cemetery Beach, a stunning spot fringed by large Casuarina and Sea Grape trees.

Seven Mile Beach from the ocean Grand CaymanPhoto: Wil Bignal

Bodden Town Public Beach

Located in the heart of historic Bodden Town, this beach is a pleasant stop not far from the district’s best-known sites.

Located right next to the main road, Bodden Town Public Beach offers visitors a pristine white sandy beach accompanied by the gentle sound of the waves breaking on the nearby reef.

Due to the presence of turtle grass, this isn’t an ideal location for snorkelling, but it is the perfect spot for enjoying some tasty local cuisine from the popular Grape Tree Café, located right on the beach. Enjoy your meal under the shade of one of the cabanas with views of the Caribbean Sea stretching out before you.   

Bodden Town Beach and cabanasPhoto: Wil Bignal

Governor’s Beach

Located along the heart of world-famous Seven Mile Beach, Governor’s Beach is a popular spot with locals and visitors alike.

Featuring soft sugary white sand and crystal-clear water gently lapping the shoreline, this Seven Mile Beach spot is the ideal location for beach lovers.

As the name suggests, Governor’s Beach is located right in front of the Governor’s house. Bring a book, beach towel, and a cooler filled with your favourite thirst quenchers. This is the beach for lazy carefree days and soaking up the sunshine.

If you do fancy stretching your legs, world-class resorts such as The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman and The Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa are just a short stroll away, where guests can enjoy a cooling cocktail at one of their beachside bars.

Governor's Beach, a view from the car parkPhoto: Wil Bignal

Smith Barcadere

Find this compact beach spot nestled in the heart of South Sound, a stunning residential area just south of central George Town.

Often called Smith Cove, this beach is popular with locals and tourists alike, so give weekends and public holidays a miss if you want to avoid the crowds.

Access to the sea is via a small sandy cove flanked by ironshore. There are often strong currents, but on calm days it’s easy to venture beyond the shoreline to explore marine life below the waves. Alternatively find a shady spot under one of the many trees that line this pretty beach and simply soak up the view.

Smith Barcadere offers fabulous amenities too, including public restrooms, picnic benches, and even outdoor showers, making it a great spot for a family day out.

Smith Cove or Barcadere view from the ocean of the beach in Grand CaymanPhoto: Wil Bignal

 

Read more about our islands in issue one of Your Cayman here.

 

 

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