Starfish Point in Grand Cayman is one of our favorite family beaches. This is a great spot for the kids to play and explore. Large Casuarina and Palm trees offer a few shady spots along the beach. The surrounding crystal clear waters are shallow and filled with a variety of fish – great for the beginning snorkeler. The starfish population has decreased over the years, but the beach and surrounding area is also home to Soldier Crabs (Hermit Crabs) of all sizes.
Bring along a pair of water shoes if you plan to plan to explore the length of the beach or walk up to Rum Point, as turtle grass is prevalent in many areas. Look for sea urchins and baby stingrays hiding in these grasses. The beaches are littered with a variety of shells. The whole area is a breeding ground for Cayman’s sea life and an important part of the local ecosystem.
Starfish Point offers free parking a short walk from the beach. This area tends to be crowded during the weekend, with most visitors arriving on boats and mooring in the nearby bays. This beautiful beach provides an amazing experience for kids and is a great spot for photos.