Seven Mile Beach
Seven Mile Beach
4.5
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If you’re looking for a tropical getaway, consider staying at a seafront resort at Seven Mile Beach—sipping on fresh coconut juice while soaking in the Caribbean sun will relax you in no time. Swim in the warm, crystal-clear water, or take a thrilling ride on a banana boat. Snorkel in the coral reefs to spot a wide array of marine life, including stingrays and turtles. The northern end of this bustling stretch is regarded as its best. When it comes to dining, you’ll find everything from food trucks to fine restaurants, all within walking distance from one another. – Tripadvisor
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  • CruisinJ
    Vancouver, Canada111 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Clean Beach, Great Sand and Clear Water
    I reviewed this beach 10 years ago and much has changed. This was one of our stops on our March 2023 cruise and we were hoping to go to the Royal Palms again for food and drinks, snorkel in the same area, and try to walk back to the ship again. Instead, as many of the hotels and restaurants are no longer there including the Royal Palms, our taxi driver from the cruise pier took us to the public beach. It was the same sand and water but the beach was crowded with chairs, umbrellas and people everywhere. The experience was fun because we were with two other couples from the cruise, sharing the taxi, watching each other’s equipment, etc. Very few fish were spotted but perhaps if you brought some dog biscuits with you, the fish may have been more plentiful. The beach has washrooms, food and adult beverage vendors, chairs and umbrellas, so that was ok, but not the same experience we had enjoyed 10 years ago. The public beach was further away so walking back was not an option but there were a continual line of taxis taking people back to their hotels and cruise-ships for $5 a person. This is much more efficient than the old public bus but a little less quaint. I would still return here on my next cruise to Grand Cayman.
    Visited March 2023
    Written 9 March 2023
  • Marcie M
    33 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Pricey but worth it
    We stopped at the Westin and had drinks and snacks at the outdoor bar. It was outrageously priced but apparently it's typical there. They were the best drinks we had all through the Caribbean. Two drinks came to $47. They also had great shareable chicken tenders. There is a little shade under a tree there so we hung out nearby on the beach afterwards. We also went parasailing from there.
    Visited March 2023
    Written 20 March 2023
  • Devi W
    Region of Waterloo, Canada99 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Paradise
    The beach it self, well can’t get any better than that. Water as so clear, and sand so white, it was gorgeous. Now, if you are staying at a VBRO and are having to go to a beach, Public Beach is the only one we found with umbrella and chair rentals. I’d recommended buying chairs and umbrella in this case as it cost us $25 for two chairs and an umbrella each time. If you are staying at a resort, then you don’t have to worry.
    Visited March 2023
    Written 21 March 2023
  • lizhowe00
    Spring, Texas7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We are going back to 7 mile beach in the Cayman's July 2023
    We have been to 7 mile beach in the Cayman's several times and find South Bay Beach Club the best facility for the dollar. We have used at least 8 of their villa's and find them all to be clean and service is always great. They are close to bus transportation, walking to shop and right on the beach. Margie is the best management
    Visited July 2022
    Written 21 April 2023
  • Kareem
    Toronto, Canada1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning beach
    Most beautiful and picturesque beach I’ve ever been to. A rare instance where it looks even better than the pictures. Although a lot of the south end of the beach has been taken by water, the north end near public beach has lots of sand and space to chill out. Water is also usually extremely calm.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 28 April 2023
  • 3NFam
    79 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful Seven Mile
    We went to Seven Mile on a non cruise day and probably counted less than 10 people. This beach is packed with things to do for kids of all ages. There are volleyball nets, soccer nets, swing sets, children's playgrounds, lots of free parking, a food truck on one side of the parking lot, and a bbq stand set up on the other. Bathrooms on and off the beach and wash stations along with picnic tables. There are also Jet skis available for rent and Banana boats. This beach has it all
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 26 June 2023
  • Eric F
    Wellington, Florida295 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful place!
    Visited here last week while on cruise with family. Van driver dropped us off and made arrangements to pick us up. Staff at the beach was very friendly. Every time I turned around someone was trying to sell me a beer. Beach was beautiful and worth the trip.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 23 July 2023
  • monkeycowmeow
    Elma, New York455 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Incredible Ocean Water and Sand. Amazing. But cruisers beware...
    This place is heaven when it comes to the water and sand. Clear, aqua blue waters for as far as the eye can see. The sand is clean, fine, and not hot. There did not seem to be any shells where we were, but the dried (?) coral that washed up was really neat. I'm used to Northern Atlantic beaches. This one was so calm and clear. The water must have a ton of salt because it was so easy to float. Very very enjoyable. The ONLY reason I am giving it 4 stars is because of where we were. The beach we went to was part of a ppackage set up through a Dsney Magic cruise. They had 3 or 4 rows of beach chairs and umbrellas that were shoulder to shoulder. The first row was almost at the water line. Even though there weren't a lot of people there (we were the only cruise ship even there), it made it feel incredibly crowded. The water was great, but if you like to sit in a chair and relax, find a different spot to do it. I don't know exactly how that is done, but if you're on a cruise, make sure that wherever you are getting dropped off is worth it. What I experienced was definitely not what others did on this site, leaving me a bit disappointed that we didn't look into other options and just trusted the cruise line's suggestion/package. Also we paid for 13 chairs and 7 umbrellas and could only find 10 chairs and 5 umbrellas. It was fine because it was so clausterphobic we didn't really stay there anyway, but still... They also only had us there for 3 hours, when the itinerary made it look like it would be more like 5. Misleading.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 28 July 2023
  • Damien L
    2 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Expensive but worth the money
    Seven Mile Beach is a combination of luxurious boutique hotels resorts and residences, coupled with some mid- level hotels, timeshare properties and restaurants. Avoid the Marriott Grand Cayman until it’s renovation is complete. The remainder of the properties along this corridor possess varying degrees of luxury so caveat emptor. You do get exactly what you’ve paid for. If you’re trying to stay on the low end money wise-go elsewhere. Cayman itself is very expensive.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 15 August 2023
  • Kimberly B
    Grove City, Ohio6,641 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful beach and water made for a relaxing day
    A very beautiful beach. We went to Public Beach on 7 mile and it did not disappoint with its beauty. The water is crystal clear and calm and the sand is gorgeous. There are volleyball nets with a lot of activity around them. There isn't much shade along the beach but a nice place to have a relaxing beach day there.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 24 October 2023
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T S
Phoenix, AZ9 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
Our condo was on the southern end of 7 Mile Beach where it is a bit rocky. Just to the north of us, it turned into soft, beautiful sand beach and it goes on and on. We walked up and down the majority of the beach and found it amazing. Water is warm and clear for swimming and the waves were never an issue the entire week we were there. It seemed like a great beach for families. My only complaint is that there are not very many bars/restaurants close to the beach. There were a few to the far north end, but even those were a bit tucked away and it wasn't clear whether people walking up off the beach were welcome. We were left wondering if Grand Cayman had some sort of restriction against having bars/restaurants within 300 feet of the beach.
Written 1 March 2024
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golfashion19
Olive Branch, Mississippi, United States20 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Grand Cayman is beautiful, but 7 mile Beach is crowded. The free beach shuttles are great, but are not clearly marked. We finally learned to request pickup through our hotel; other hotels will call them for you if you don't have cell phone access. The people everywhere in Grand Cayman were VERY FRIENDLY! It is also probably the safest place we have visited.
Written 24 February 2024
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Bonnie C
Corona, CA1,589 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
My sister and I drove over from the East End for the day. There are designated public beaches, but truly, you can use any part of the beach. You obviously can't use hotel or resort chairs, etc. The sand is pristine, beautiful water. A must see if not staying at one of the hotels along this area.
Written 21 February 2024
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Rick D
Jupiter, FL507 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
So, this is a mixed review, because while all of this beach provides beautiful views and a pleasant experience, the enjoyment factors vary based on, imo, crowds, parking and accessibility to food and other amenities. We attempted to go to the public spot up near the Kimpton, where there’s a parking lot and restrooms. The lot was packed, and mostly with cruise ship shuttles, so the beach itself was jam packed too. Me, I like some personal space, so we left there and went south to Governors Beach, across from Governors Plaza. Not as much parking, and restrooms were port o let’s, but the beach itself was exactly how I like it: sparsely occupied, quieter and 50 yards from my car. Views were obviously awesome, both land and sea. Seemed more local, although a few cruisers found their way there, but not en masse.
If someone ran a chair and umbrella rental stand there they’d kill it but I’m guessing it works best as a public beach the way it is now. Went back for the sunset which did not disappoint. Will go back if I get back here for sure.
Written 9 February 2024
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Ann C
Bradford West Gwillimbury, Canada2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
Beautiful beach with clean amenities!
Loungers with umbrellas all supplied. Fast transportation to and from the ship.
Written 7 February 2024
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Kenny S
323 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
The beach is beautiful and the water is warm and prestige. That being said, cruise ship patrons are all assigned to one specific place, thereby painting a target on their back for vendors, who approach every few seconds. I couldn’t even build a sandcastle with my daughter without being harassed by beach vendors. Additionally decent restaurants are a good walk from the. Beach, leaving tented food sellers as the only convenient spot to get food at an inflated price.
Written 21 January 2024
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nvirpa
Richmond, VA50 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
We were on a cruise and opted to go to the beach on our own instead of taking an excursion. The whole process was so easy. Taxis were waiting outside the port. We were taken to Seven mile beach and dropped off in an area with vendors, a food truck, restrooms and showers. Hotels were near by if anyone wanted to eat at a restaurant. As soon as we got out of the taxi we were given a voucher for the return ride to the port. A nice young man introduced himself and led the way to the beach. He made arrangements for 2 chairs and 1 umbrella- $20 for the day. The beach was not too crowded. Our ship was the only one in port that day. The water was beautiful and we had a great time for the few hours we were there.
Written 19 January 2024
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Elyse
Caledon, Canada112 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Seven mile beach is definitely the best of several great beaches on the island. The water is crystal clear, and the almost white sand never seems to get hot on your feet so easy to walk on. There are areas along the beach that have some coral, so it is possible to do a bit of snorkeling. The further away from George Town you get, the traffic along the beach settles as there are always cruise ships at the George Town port.
Written 1 January 2024
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AnLil
965 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
We’ve visited many times and were disappointed seeing the sea grass problems that have gotten worse on the South side of Grand Cayman, such as Seven Mile resort/Hampton Inn. Many Seven Mile beach resorts lost all access to the sea due to mountains of sea grass, except West of Coral Beach. I don’t even know if catamarans depart at the usual spots like Marriott; the waters were choppy with big waves at the Westin. Across the street at Mini Mart was Captain Marvin’s tourist counter for people who don’t have a car and wanted to go to Turtle Farm or snorkeling sites. There isn’t tons to do on Seven Mile, but the lovely view and hotel bars along Seven Mile make up for it. Bring cash for a cabana or tip, and join the walkers on the sand. Who said fitness is boring?!
Written 1 January 2024
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Pe3ra
108 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
The sea is amazing, as well as the sand. Beautiful nature.

But: Crowded. Chair to chair. Towel to towel. No bar. There were just some locals making drinks on the dirty table in a blender (see the picture). No restaurant, just some improvizational grill, without any hygienic standards.
Written 27 December 2023
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