Cayman’s Seven Mile Beach is leading the list for U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Beaches in the World” poll.
The online newspaper is inviting its readers to vote on a short list of 12 of the world’s best beaches for next year’s poll, and Seven Mile Beach is currently in the lead with more than 900 votes – more than double the number of its nearest competitor, Hawaii’s Kauai, which had a little over 400 votes on Tuesday.
Beachgoers along Seven Mile Beach on Tuesday agreed with the online voters.
“It’s definitely the best beach I’ve been to. It’s not overcrowded, it’s a nice beach, the water’s great, the fish are great, and it’s good snorkeling right off the beach,” said Scott Johnson from Cleveland, Ohio.
Other visitors said Seven Mile stands out from other beach destinations because of its clear blue waters, clean white beaches, and lack of overcrowding.
“I just like the clear water, the white sand, and the west-facing beach with the sunset at night. It makes it special,” said Brett Hovterman from Pennsylvania.
“Coming from American beaches, they’re not as clean and the water is not as nice and clear, the sand isn’t as beautiful, and it’s not as quiet in the summer,” he added.
Having been to beaches all over the world – including Indonesia, Bali, Key West, and Mexico – Mike and Vicki Uselman from Dallas, Texas, said it is the crystal blue waters that keep drawing them back to Seven Mile Beach.
“It’s one of the best beaches we’ve been to …This one’s the best so far because of the crystal clear water. It’s absolutely spotless and it’s not overcrowded … ” said Mr. Uselman.
“That’s why we picked Cayman – because of the beach. We’ve been here before and we look forward to coming back … These are the prettiest beaches we’ve been to,” said Mrs. Uselman.