Seven mile beach – Grand Cayman is an immaculate, glorious white, coral sand beach, located along the western shores of Grand Cayman, which is the largest of the three Cayman Islands with the other two being Cayman Brac and Little Cayman. The beach is world renowned for its translucent aquamarine water, fine white sand and glorious sunsets. It received an award for being the Caribbean’s best beach from Caribbean Travel and Life Magazine. Further, the scented air originating from the Australian pines and an ideal average winter temperatures of 27 Deg Cent makes it an amazing and not to be missed place to visit.
Below are some of the noteworthy features and attractions of the Seven Mile Beach:
- Things to know:
- How to reach there – Scheduled flights to Own Roberts International Airport. It is just over an hour’s flying time from Miami
- Best season to visit – All year but the dry months of December to April are the high season
- Nearest town to Grand Cayman Island – Georgetown.
- Things not be missed – Snorkeling in Stingray City.
- Other Facts – The area around the beach was severely damaged by the hurricane Ivan in September 2004. The infrastructure now has been more or less repaired, but some signs of devastation are still apparent.
- Located towards the southern direction of Seven Mile Beach is George Town, which is the capital city of the Cayman Islands and where the tourists come in. On the norther side is the district of West Bay, which features a turtle farm and the limestone formations of Hell.
- As a result of its outstanding natural beauty, the beach has become the most developed part of the Grand Cayman Island. There is something to suit tastes of all the visitors in the way of bars, restaurants, hotels and entertainment.
- Strict environmental laws have been enacted in order to prevent the beach from being ruined by building development and it is so spacious that it feels remarkably uncrowded.
- While it has been named seven mile beach, it is currently, in fact only 5.5 miles long and is becoming progressively smaller due to constant erosion by the sea. However, it feels endless as you walk along the outstandingly beautiful stretch of shore, especially in the evenings when you can watch an amazing orange sun going down over the sparkling ocean, reflecting its colors in the darkening water.
- Like the rest of Grand Cayman Island, the development around the Seven Mile Beach was severely damaged in Hurricane Ivan in September 2004 but many of the Grand Cayman resorts, condominiums & hotels are still running at full capacity.
- The whole beach is a public property (because of the rule “from the high tide down is public”) and you can walk its entire length unhindered. It has a completely relaxed atmosphere with few very restrictions on behavior and only nudity is strictly forbidden.
- The unpolluted clear sea is superb for both swimming and snorkeling with many off-shore reefs to explore, teeming with radiant tropical fish among the corals.
- Seven mile is an epitome of the ideal beach holiday.