If you’ve ever daydreamed about relaxing on a beautiful beach in a Caribbean paradise, you likely imagined something very close to Seven Mile Beach on the island of Grand Cayman.
With warm, clear, azure ocean waters, soft, pearly white sand, and swaying palm trees, this beach is known as one of the best in the world. And that’s not just our opinion! Caribbean Travel and Life named it ‘Best Beach in the Caribbean’, while MSN rated it the 12th best beach worldwide.
At Red Sail Sports, we are leaders in beach activities, watersports, and boat excursions in Grand Cayman, so we know Seven Mile Beach inside out. As such, we’re perfectly placed to provide this Visitor’s Guide to Grand Cayman’s Seven Mile Beach. Keep scrolling down to read through our advice and recommendations. And if you have any questions about adventures on the island, please feel free to get in touch!
Where is Seven Mile Beach?
Seven Mile Beach is a huge, crescent-shaped beach running along a vast stretch of Grand Cayman’s western coastline. Owen Roberts International Airport is conveniently only seven miles from the beach.
As such, Seven Mile Beach is ideally located for new arrivals to Grand Cayman and those who have a flight to catch or a cruise ship to return to.
What are the Sand and Water Like at Seven Mile Beach?
The three Cayman Islands are the peaks of coral mountains beneath the water. As such, Seven Mile Beach has soft, powdery coral sand. The beach is also well-kept and clean, so it always looks inviting and pristine.
In addition to being a flat coral island, Grand Cayman doesn’t have any rivers. This means there’s essentially no natural runoff that adds silt to the water. These factors combined result in Grand Cayman’s famously clear ocean water. It’s so clear, in fact, that visibility typically varies between 60ft and 100ft.
And if that didn’t sound amazing enough, the water’s year-round temperature varies from 73°F to 85°F. Even National Geographic said there’s no better introduction to Grand Cayman than Seven Mile Beach.
What Can You Do at Seven Mile Beach?
There’s something for everyone at Seven Mile Beach, from reading a book in the shade to feeling the thrill of watersports, and everything in between. Here are a few of our favorite recommendations for Seven Mile Beach activities…
Watersports on Seven Mile Beach
Seven Mile Beach is renowned for its warm waters and calm seas, so it’s ideal for an array of watersports.
Just some of the ways you can have fun in the water include:
- Jet skiing
- Stand-up paddleboarding
At Red Sail Sports, we provide the complete experience for anyone looking to go snorkeling at Seven Mile Beach.
This includes sailing on a luxury catamaran, exploring teeming coral reefs, and viewing the wreck of the Kittiwake, a 251ft sunken submarine vessel.
And for an even deeper experience, consider scuba diving at Seven Mile Beach.
Beach Activities on Seven Mile Beach
When you want to get out of the water and try something different, there’s plenty to do on the beach itself and in the surrounding area.
If you’re visiting Grand Cayman and Seven Mile Beach for the first time, you might be surprised by what you can find on this stunning stretch of coastline. There is a golf course and an art gallery, as well as tennis courts, yoga studios, and multiple playgrounds for children to enjoy.
There are also plenty of opportunities for a spot of shopping too! Some other popular activities on and around the beach include picnicking (no glass allowed on the beach itself), birdwatching, and long strolls.
Of course, you can always take it easy and top-up your tan while sunbathing. Whether you’re hitting the water or staying ashore, Red Sail Sports has got all your Seven Mile Beach activities covered.
What are the Dining Options at Seven Mile Beach?
From family-friendly meals to romantic dinners for two, you can find the full spectrum of dining options around Seven Mile Beach. If you want to try some local cuisine while you’re here, there are plenty of great restaurants to choose from, slightly inland from the beach. You can find incredible international fare with spectacular views along the beachfront.
What could be better than enjoying mouthwatering food while watching a beautiful Grand Cayman sunset? Here are some of our personal favourite dining options along Seven Mile Beach…
- Local Cuisine: Peppers, Heritage Kitchen
- Fun and Family-Friendly: Casa43, Lloyds, Tukka, Macabuca, Sunset House.
- On the Water and Romantic: Casanova, Pappagallo, Morgans, Bacaro
- Our Favourites: Agua, Grand Old House, Abacus, Cracked Conch
What Kind of Wildlife is at Seven Mile Beach?
You can find a diverse range of wildlife here, including iguanas, sea turtles, exotic bird species, and schools of colorful fish. There’s also a chance of seeing stingrays! For the ultimate stingray experience, check out our Stingray City tours.
When at Seven Mile Beach, it’s important to respect any wildlife you encounter. Please do not feed or disturb any animals.
What is the Best Way to Get to Seven Mile Beach?
The answer to this question will depend on where you are staying while in Grand Cayman. There are multiple large parking lots at Seven Mile Beach, so traveling by car is easy. Plus, all parking in Cayman is free!
Taxis and shuttle buses also operate from George Town and other areas of the island. Of course, if you’re staying in a hotel or resort by the beach, some places are easily accessible on foot.
Read our blog on how to get around in the Cayman Islands for more useful information about the best and most convenient ways of traveling around Grand Cayman.
Is Seven Mile Beach Seven Miles Long?
It’s actually not! But it measures 6.3 miles long, so it’s close enough!
Regardless, on a beach this size, you can find the perfect spot to enjoy the kind of vacation you have in mind.
Discover Seven Mile Beach and Grand Cayman with Red Sail Sports!
We hope this Visitor’s Guide to Grand Cayman’s Seven Mile Beach has inspired and informed in equal measure. And remember, this is only an introduction — there’s so much more to see and do here!
Browsing our range of boat excursions in Grand Cayman is the perfect place to start planning your adventure! For more information about any of our activities or tours, please don’t hesitate to contact us.