Seven Mile Beach on Grand Cayman is renowned for its beauty. Sparkling Caribbean blue waters, soft white sand, and cloudless blue skies create a postcard that comes to life. The public beach spans miles of developed oceanfront and makes the perfect spot to relax with your toes in the sand, the traditional Caribbean way.
Seven Mile Beach, a public beach accessible to visitors near George Town, tops many lists of best beaches in the Caribbean and the world. Stroll past dozens of luxury resorts, condominiums, beach bars, and restaurants. Those who seek adventure can book a parasailing tour or rent scuba or snorkeling gear to explore Cemetery Reef. Others may prefer to find a shady spot under a palm tree and relax with an icy drink from a nearby bar.
Things to Know Before You Go
- This Grand Cayman beach offers relaxation and recreation for all ages.
- Many Cayman Island tours include a variety of activities (rum distillery tours, Segways, and more) and include a visit to Seven Mile Beach.
- Beach chairs and umbrellas are available for rent, or you can bring your own.
- Don’t forget a towel and sunscreen.
How to Get There
Seven Mile Beach runs north from George Town on the west coast of Grand Cayman’s West Bay peninsula on West Bay Road in the Cayman Islands. It’s a 15-minute drive from George Town and about 10 minutes from the George Town cruise port. There is plentiful free parking near several beach access points, or you can take a taxi from downtown George Town to the beach.
When to Get There
Seven Mile Beach offers beautiful weather nearly year-round, with the hottest months being July and August. The rainy season is May to October. Go in the spring and fall shoulder seasons for fewer crowds.
How Many Miles?
The name notwithstanding, Seven Mile Beach measures about 5.5 miles (8.9 kilometers). Like many beaches, this one suffers from annual beach erosion, which is caused by changing ocean currents and waves and weather patterns such as hurricanes.