Simply put, there is nowhere in the world like Seven Mile Beach. Situated on the west coast of Grand Cayman, stretching from the district of West Bay to the capital George Town, this pristine crescent of white sand is one of the main reasons people visit the Cayman Islands. It’s beauty has garnered it such awards as the 4th Best Beach in the Caribbean by Trip Advisor, one of the Ultimate Beaches in the region by Caribbean Travel + Life, and the 12th best beach in the world by MSN.
Access to the beach can be found along West Bay road between the hotels and condos. These public footpaths are marked with brown and white beach access signs. There are also a number of public beaches, such as Governor’s Beach and Seven Mile Public Beach, which offer parking and restroom facilities. Beach-goers can walk the entire length of Seven Mile Beach if they like, as everything up to the high-water mark is public.
Many water sports are offered along Seven Mile Beach, including snorkeling, paddle boarding, parasailing, SCUBA diving, water skiing, and jet skiing. Water sports operations can be found at most of the major hotels. If you have your own snorkel gear, head to Governor’s Beach or Cemetery Reef at the northern end of Seven Mile, where magnificent coral reefs await you just a few dozen yards from shore.
Whether you’re staying at a hotel or condo, or just enjoying a day at one of the public beaches on Seven Mile, don’t forget to stick around for the breathtaking sunsets. This west facing beach never disappoints and each night is sure to bring a new masterpiece.