Seven Mile Beach
If you’re planning a trip to the Cayman Islands, one attraction that you absolutely must include on your itinerary is Seven Mile Beach. This stunning stretch of coastline located on the western side of Grand Cayman Island is one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, also one of the most awared beaches in the world, offers visitors a wide range of activities and amenities.
Access to Seven Mile Beach is easy, as it is located just a short drive from Owen Roberts International Airport. Once you arrive, you can access the beach from several public access points, including Governor’s Beach, Public Beach and Cemetery Beach. If you are renting a car, there are parking lots available for visitors who are driving to the beach.
One of the things that makes Seven Mile Beach so special is its sheer size. Despite its name, the beach is actually only five and a half miles long. The beach is well-maintained, with clean sand and clear water, and offers visitors a range of activities, including swimming, snorkeling, diving, jet skiing, paddleboarding, water biking, and parasailing.
For those looking to unwind and relax, Seven Mile Beach is the perfect spot to catch the sunset. As the sun dips below the horizon, the sky takes on a beautiful pink and orange hue, making for a picture-perfect moment.
Seven Mile Beach is also a public beach, which means it is free to use for everyone. Its inclusivity makes it a popular destination for both tourists and locals, who can enjoy the beach together without any distinction.
Aside from its natural beauty, Seven Mile Beach is also home to several restaurants and bars, which offer a range of dining experiences from casual beachside fare to upscale dining. Popular restaurants found along the stretch of Seven Mile Beach include: Coccoloba located in Seafire, Luca located in Caribbean Club, Anchor’s & Den located in Marriott Beach Resort, Tortuga Beach Grill & Bar located in the Westin Resort & Spa.
Governor’s Beach on Seven Mile
Governor’s Beach is located at the southern end of the beach. Unlike other sections of Seven Mile Beach, Governor’s Beach is a public access point, which makes it a popular destination for locals (especially on weekends!) and tourists alike. While it may not be as secluded as some other spots on Seven Mile Beach, it still offers visitors a beautiful setting and easy access to the beach.
The beach is named after the Governor’s Residence, which is located right next to the beach. The beach itself is relatively small compared to other sections of Seven Mile Beach, but it is no less beautiful. The water is crystal-clear and perfect for swimming and snorkeling, while the soft, powdery sand is ideal for sunbathing and relaxing.
Be aware that there are no public restrooms or changing facilities at Governor’s Beach, although there are restaurants and bars located nearby that may offer these amenities to their customers ie. The Westin neighbors the Governor’s house.
Cemetery Beach on Seven Mile Beach
Located on the northern end of Seven Mile Beach, Cemetery Beach is a quiet oasis that offers visitors a serene and peaceful setting away from the crowds. While it may not be as well-known as some other sections of Seven Mile Beach, Cemetery Beach is a beautiful destination that is well worth exploring.
Despite its name, Cemetery Beach is a popular spot for locals and tourists alike. The beach is named after a nearby cemetery, but it is far from morbid. The water is crystal-clear and perfect for swimming and snorkeling, while the soft, powdery sand is ideal for sunbathing and relaxing.
What sets Cemetery Beach apart from other sections of Seven Mile Beach is its quiet and secluded setting. Unlike the busier sections of the beach, there are fewer people at Cemetery Beach, making it the perfect spot to relax and unwind. The beach is also surrounded by lush greenery, providing a sense of privacy and seclusion that is hard to find at other public beaches.
Cemetery Beach is a popular destination for snorkeling, as it is home to a variety of marine life, including colorful fish, sea turtles, and even the occasional stingray. Snorkeling gear can be rented from nearby shops, or visitors can bring their own gear. There are no public restrooms or changing facilities at Cemetery Beach, so visitors should plan accordingly.
Public Beach on Seven Mile Beach
Public Beach is the largest public beach in Grand Cayman and a popular section of Seven Mile Beach that offers visitors a vibrant and fun-filled atmosphere. Located right next to Seafire on Seven Mile Beach, Public Beach is a public access point that is easily accessible and offers plenty of amenities for visitors to enjoy.
One of the unique features of Public Beach is its many amenities, including public restrooms with showers, which are not available at other public beaches in the area. Visitors can also use the cabanas for free to provide shade and a place to relax while enjoying the beautiful scenery of Seven Mile Beach.
Note from a local: its not the best place to snorkel as it just looks like one big giant swimming pool so if snorkeling is your thing, go to Cemetery Beach or even Governors.
Public Beach list of amenities include public restrooms with showers, free cabanas, and picnic areas, a large play area for kids, work out areas for adults, as well as a large sporting area for other beach activities make it a comfortable and enjoyable destination. Additionally, its size and vibrant atmosphere, along with its many activities for kids and adults alike, make it the perfect spot to spend a day at the beach. Whether you’re looking to relax or be active.