Seven Mile Beach
Seven Mile Beach
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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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  • 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 April 21, 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
    Traveled with friends
    Written April 28, 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
    Traveled with family
    Written June 26, 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
    Traveled with family
    Written July 23, 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 July 28, 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
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 15, 2023
  • Kimberly B
    Grove City, Ohio6,642 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
    Traveled with family
    Written October 24, 2023
  • Captain Tasos
    Athens, Greece6 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A nice beach day
    The sand is amazing and the water clear enough! A lot of food options from local small businesses. We could rend chairs and umbrellas for 25$ per set. Overall a good experience
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 22, 2023
  • browncondo2102
    Kitchener, Canada1,749 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great beach area
    White sandy beach as far as your eyes can see. The coral sand and sparkling turquoise water is a must see. Lots of food trucks and vendors selling jerk chicken and pork as well as suveniers.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 22, 2023
  • AnLil
    966 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Plagued yet pretty
    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?!
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written December 31, 2023
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"TJ"
Weeki Wachee, FL119 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
If you're going on a cruise, I don't recommend paying the $$$ for the excursion here. You can take a taxi for $7 then rent a beach chair and/or umbrella for $5 each at the beach. That's much better than the $50 to $60 paid for on the ship. Use the $$ you save for a drink, or 2 and lunch...it's more than worth the savings! It can get a bit crowded, but the water's great! Not bad to spend the day chillin'!
Written February 12, 2020
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TimmysTravels
Tampa, FL41 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
There are many different experiences within the 5.5 miles of crystal clear waters of the 7 mile beach. Rocky areas are a good choice for snorkeling. Sandy white beaches for swimming and play. Make sure you find the one that suits your needs for the best experience. We came in on a cruise. Walking is not a viable option. We took a cab and gave instructions to the driver for what we were looking for. All of the beaches cost money, although there are additional benefits such as beach chairs, umbrellas, bathrooms etc. We paid $23 per person and $20 for the cab.
Written January 31, 2020
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monkeycowmeow
Elma, NY455 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
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.
Written July 28, 2023
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brownthrasher
Bremen, GA160 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Family
6 ships in port. Crazy number of people elbow to elbow. Don't do this to yourself. It is beautiful water but seeing perhaps 2,000 (no lie) people trying to have a good time all in the same spot, was more than we could handle! Just don't go if there is more than 1 ship at the dock.
Written February 23, 2020
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Chris W
Nantucket, MA4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
We have been coming for 25 years, staying on SMB, the Westin and Villas of the Galleon, which have more spacious beaches than the Ritz. The view from the water is what you care about—don’t let the facades confuse you. .Safe, the bluest water you’ll find anywhere. White sand, no seaweed. Walk to dinner. Love SMB!
Written January 10, 2020
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Bill C
Vancouver, Canada4,282 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
My girlfriend and I walked a 3-kilometre stretch of Seven Mile Beach between our hotel, the Comfort Suites, in the South to Governors Beach in the North several times. The sand is quite smooth and great for walking barefoot. The whole beach is public up to the high tide mark. There are marked public accesses from the West Bay Road. We watched the sun set several times from the beach. I would recommend to bring a towel, hat, sunglasses, and wear sunscreen.
Written January 14, 2020
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CruisinJ
Vancouver, Canada111 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
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.
Written March 9, 2023
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Clevlander
Springfield, IL4,987 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
Seven mile beach is beutiful, clean, and covered with white sand. In April its quite empty during weekdays, particularly from the morning to around 4 pm when locals arrive from work. The water is clean, crystaline and with a beautiful shade of light blue water. One of the most beautiful beaches anywhere in the world.
Written April 8, 2022
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Paul52Atlanta
Atlanta306 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
We've visited many Caribbean islands and 7 mile, Grand Cayman is our favorite. Very walkable (sand is soft), no hustlers or vendors, great people watching. Has a few major hotels on the beach but their beaches are very crowded. We rented one of the many AirBnb/VRBO condos that are available with their own beaches. Some say the Caymans are "too American." Its true that Americans will feel more at home here than most other Caribbean islands and travelers must decide for themselves if that is a plus or a minus. Cayman is very expensive.
We stayed right on 7 mile beach, did not rent a car, and walked everywhere. The only taxis we took were to and from the airport.
Weather can be hot, even in January. We were lucky to have some strong winds during our stay that kept things cooler (mid-80s).
7 mile is a west facing beach so it is rarely hit with the Sargasso seaweed that plagues so many Caribbean beaches.
We plan to return for another week next year.
Written January 26, 2020
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Tracey
12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Family
We was on the marella discovery 2 cruise so was here for the day, we choose to walk from the cruise port to the beach we did take a couple of wrong turns the beach at these turns were lovely but no place for toilet or to get a drink.

So I would say roughly you need to walk about 20mins and about 10beach signs up roughly to get to the more peaceful part of the beach then while on the beach about another 10mins walk if you wanna do water sports get drinks / toilets ect.

Honestly this place had the best sea we have ever been in so clear and warm I wish we had longer at this place it was amazing 😍

I'm glad we done this visit so we could have longer we got a public bus back which is $2.50 per person drivers are friendly and equally the people on the bus too we just come out the beach and crosses the road and put our hand we waited no more then 4mins for a bus to come.

Felt extra safe and everyone was so friendly.
Written January 1, 2023
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