From its crystal blue waters and white coral sand to the sweet sea breeze, Seven Mile Beach is definitely top of mind when it comes to beautiful beaches. Of course, its popularity often attracts an influx of foot traffic that can become overwhelming. If it’s a more tranquil spot you’re after, we’re here to fill you in on some hidden gems that the island has to offer.
Encased in an iron shore cove, Smith’s Barcadere is a fitting alternative to Seven Mile Beach. With some of the best snorkeling on island, shower facilities, plenty of shade, and barbecue facilities, this beach is definitely the top pick for a beach day that’s fun for the whole family.
This beach is right in the center of a national park! It is quiet, tranquil, and a must for the more adventurous folks. It is the perfect place to kayak, paddleboard, kitesurf, and snorkel. There are established pathways through the mangroves, so take your bike and enjoy a spin around this beautiful area of West Bay.
Tucked away off the Queen’s Highway, Barefoot Beach is the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of Seven Mile Beach. Can you imagine anything being more tranquil than one of the world’s best beaches? It is secluded and takes a hunt to find it, but once you do, you won’t want to leave! Close in proximity to the Crystal Caves and many amazing restaurants in East End, it makes for a great day of adventure.
Last but certainly not least, our personal favourite, Spotts beach. As part of Cayman’s protected marine parks, this beach by far is the perfect beach to spot sea turtles and other sea life. Although this is a great beach for snorkeling, you may need to stick to relaxing beneath the palm trees if you’re visiting on a day when the currents are strong. The dock is a must for the perfect family photo backdrop.
If visiting these hidden gems don’t fit into your vacation schedule, you can enjoy the sunset and calm Caribbean Sea every day of the week from the comfort of your private beachfront at Plantana.