Starfish Point in Cayman is named after the many wild starfish that once populated the area. Now only a few remain and it is vital that we do not harm them.
Starfish Point is located on Water Cay Road, North Side. You can get to Starfish Point by boat or by car – it is about an hour’s drive from George Town. Follow signs to Kaibo Restaurant and it’s a few minutes past there. There is a car park plus showers and restrooms. There is no admission fee.
Starfish Point is a secluded, remote location. If you are planning to spend the afternoon there please pack water and snacks. The nearest restaurant/shop is the Kaibo Beach Bar.
Starfish are echinoderms which means that they have a water vascular system that circulates water and oxygen through their bodies when they suction onto rocks or sand using their tube feet. The starfish located at starfish point have thick, prickly skin that acts as armour and a softer underbelly that makes it easier for them to move.
Since starfish have a water vascular system they cannot be lifted out of the water or they will drown. Starfish belong in the water and it is illegal to remove them! Starfish cannot survive outside of the water and taking them out puts them under immense stress.
This means that you cannot lift them out of the water at all. Not even for two seconds to take a photo or to take a closer look at them. Please also avoid touching them.
The water at Starfish Point is very calm and relatively shallow which allows you to take perfect pictures without touching or taking them out of the water.