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Cayman Islands Beaches

Beachside Meals
Cayman Islands Beaches
The average Caymanian sojourn is no day at the beach, but rather a whole blissful series of them. Whether you're here for the snorkling, kayaking, water-biking, seaside dining or just chilling, there's a beach for that.
Photo courtesy of Cayman Islands Department of Tourism
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    Beachside Meals
    Beachside Meals
    Everything tastes better at the beach—or at least seems to, given the accompaniments: the salt air, the lapping wave soundtrack and—if you plan things right—the spectacular sunset. Among the best spots to check all those boxes at once (and feast on fabulous Mexican food in the process) is Coccoloba on Seven Mile Beach. For a farm-to-table version of the experience—on the historic George Town shore—consider Cayman Cabana. Of course, you can grab beers and beach chairs pretty much anywhere along the islands' western shores and feel like you're having epic sundowners.
    Photo courtesy of Cayman Islands Department of Tourism
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    Stunning Snorkeling
    Stunning Snorkeling
    While the waters surrounding the Cayman Islands lure avid divers, the close-to-shore coral is a spectacle all its own—and the only viewing requirements are a snorkel and mask. One of the best places to see for yourself is the shoreline of tiny, off-the-snorkeled-path Owen Island, near Little Cayman. Or to check out the tropical fish brigade closer to civilization, consider Rum Point, where you and your fellow snorkelers can swap stories over rum punch and mudslides afterward.
    Photo by Jo Ann Snover/age fotostock
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    Secluded Beaches
    Secluded Beaches
    On the aforementioned Owen Island, a mini patch of paradise that doesn't have so much as a food stall, you may not see another soul.  And you're only slightly likelier to on the beaches of nearby Little Cayman, where you can take scooters to the most remote seaside spots (don't miss Point of Sand). Cayman Brac offers seriously secluded beaches as well, as you'll see when you walk the sea-skirting Lighthouse Footpath.
    Photo courtesy of Patrick Gorham/Cayman Islands Department of Tourism
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    Water Sports in the Cayman Islands
    Water Sports in the Cayman Islands
    As gorgeous as those trademark turquoise waters look from the shore, you need to go play in them for the full Caymanian experience. And there's nary a water sport you can't find at Seven Mile Beach, from the tried and true (kayaking, sailing, stand-up paddleboarding) to the relatively new (try water biking). All manner of gear is available for rent along this gloriously long stretch, where you'll also find restaurants, bars and public facilities.
    Photo courtesy of Don McDougall/Cayman Islands Department of Tourism
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    For the Birds
    For the Birds
    Though the undersea life gets top billing in most tourism materials, many a winged wonder calls the Caymanian shoreline home. In fact, if you follow the coast of Cayman Brac, you'll find several encampments of comically captivating brown boobies. The local beaches are also home to magnificent frigate birds, terns and white-tailed tropic birds.