Best Beaches in Grand Cayman’s East End 

Here in Grand Cayman’s East End, life’s a little quieter. Whereas our island’s west coast has the energy of Seven Mile Beach and George Town, our off-the-beaten-path location gives the east coast a sense of tranquillity — and that’s great news for our beaches! Smaller crowds mean fewer people, so it’s easier to feel like you have our picturesque beaches all to yourself!

But where are the best beaches in Grand Cayman’s East End? This blog has all the answers! At Tortuga Divers, we’re leaders in Grand Cayman East End diving experiences, so we’ve used our local knowledge to spotlight some of our favourite local beaches.

Scroll down to find our picks! And if you have any questions for our team, please don’t hesitate to get in touch for the answers you need.

Top view of a woman sitting on a sandy beach

Collier’s Public Beach: A Perfect Spot for a Sunrise or Picnic!

Located on Grand Cayman’s east coast, Collier’s Public Beach is a secluded slice of paradise that defines the East End’s charm. You can expect powdery white sand, crystal-clear water, a well-maintained dock, and free-to-use cabanas. There are also public bathrooms here.

All this considered, Collier’s Public Beach is a great spot for a peaceful picnic in gorgeous surroundings. Given its east-facing location, this is also one of the best places in Grand Cayman to watch a sunrise. The barrier reef is too far offshore to swim to safely, so we don’t recommend snorkelling here.

Collier’s Public Beach is only a five-minute drive from Morritt’s Tortuga Resort, so it’s easy to combine a visit here with our diving trips in Grand Cayman’s East End.

A serene sunset over the ocean, casting a warm glow on the water as the sun dips below the horizon.

Library Beach: A Tiny Beach That’s Big on Tranquillity 

Tucked away in the southeast corner of Grand Cayman is Library Beach. As you may already have guessed, this tiny slither of sand is named after the nearby East End Public Library. Owing to its location, Library Beach is often deserted on weekdays, so it’s a great spot for lunch with a view! But keep in mind that parking is limited here and there is only one picnic table, so you may want to bring your own chairs, just in case.

There are plenty of pine trees on the shoreline, so you’ll easily be able to find shade from the sun. Library Beach is a great spot to eat, relax, and enjoy a refreshing swim in surroundings that are as serene as they are beautiful.

Looking for more travel inspiration away from the beaches? We think you’ll love our picks for the best things to do in the East End of Grand Cayman.

Barefoot Beach: Grand Cayman’s Hidden Beach Gem

Barefoot Beach is on Grand Cayman’s north coast, just off Queens Highway. However, there aren’t any signs marking the entrance to this beach, so take the time to make sure you’ve arrived at the right place! When you’re sure, simply park alongside the road and follow the path down to the beach’s entrance.

Barefoot Beach is a true secluded gem that often only has a handful of people here and there. If you’re lucky, it may even be empty when you arrive.

There is great reef snorkelling here with access from the shore, but it’s a reasonably long swim with no opportunities to stand up. We only recommend this for people who have snorkelled before, especially if it’s windy.

If you’re more interested in scuba diving, read all about the best diving in Grand Cayman’s East End.

Footprints in the sand of the beach

Heritage Beach: The Perfect Place to Disconnect from the World

Nestled on Grand Cayman’s south coast, Heritage Beach is named after its donors, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Adams of the Cayman Heritage Trust. They donated this small section of beach to the Trust for the people of Grand Cayman to enjoy.

Due to the seagrass, swimming and snorkelling aren’t the main attractions here, although they are certainly possible. Rather, Heritage Beach is a fantastic place to kick back and relax in true Caribbean style — surrounded by white sand and with views across the sparkling azure waters.

There’s plenty of shade to be found under the trees here, and there are numerous picnic tables to lay out your food and drink. 

If outdoor activities are at the heart of your Grand Cayman escape, find out more about the best time of year to visit the Cayman Islands.

Morritt’s Resort Beach: The East End’s Ultimate Beach Retreat

Morritt’s Tortuga Resort is the East End’s largest resort. The welcoming complex overlooks a white sand beach and the crystal-clear waters of the Caribbean Sea. Best of all, you don’t need to be a guest at the resort to enjoy the beach or the activities provided there.

Grand Cayman East End diving is the star of the show here. With Tortuga Divers, you can access our spectacular underwater world and some of Grand Cayman’s best dive sites. And with numerous snorkelling tours to choose from too, we have something for everyone! 

Check out our range of Grand Cayman East End beach activities and watersports for even more inspiration for fun-filled days!

A man and woman on jetski

Don’t Miss Out on Grand Cayman East End Diving Experiences!

Now you know about the best beaches in Grand Cayman’s East End, it’s time to discover even more of our amazing region! Browsing our range of Grand Cayman East End diving experiences is the perfect place to start. Make unforgettable memories as you explore the wonders of our underwater world.

If you have any questions for the Tortuga Divers team, please feel free to get in touch.

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