The popularity of South Sound isn’t surprising given its proximity to the water, schools and George Town. It is also home to the Cayman Islands Rugby Club, Tennis Club and Squash Club, the DART park, a public dock, a government boat launching ramp and many lovely beaches. The South Sound boardwalk is a lovely place to take a stroll at sunset and you can kayak or kitesurf just off the beach. The annual jet ski competition is held in South Sound, and children are taught to surf at Consuelo’s park next to the South Sound Community Centre. There is talk of turning Sand Cay, a small Island off South Sound into a nature park, and the beaches of South Sound are a historic nesting ground for turtles to lay their eggs. All properties along South Sound are encouraged to use turtle and wildlife safe amber lights outside their properties so that hatching turtles are not fooled into heading inland towards the lights instead of out to sea as they should.
The South Sound Community are working hard to protect all remaining turtle grass which is so important for our environment and young sea life, and they hope for a safe dedicated bicycle route soon. Developers are encouraged to retain mangrove buffers as drainage swales throughout the South Sound wetlands basin. This will provide essential protection from future storm surges which have devastated the South Sound Community in the past. The drainage swales being incorporated into the building plans for Cayman Enterprise City (CEC) are a shining example of what can and should be done by all developers. CEC is set to build its main 850,000sq ft campus in South Sound in due course, and Harbour Walk, a multi-purpose retail, residential and commercial location in Grand Harbour will be completed by the end of 2021.
South Sound might well be considered the "Home Counties" of Grand Cayman, and Seven Mile Beach would be considered “London”, and South Sounders are very happy to keep it that way. They do not want over development and know that if all the mangroves are removed from South Sound's interior then serious flooding issues will result. Just ask a South Sounder what happened during Hurricane Ivan.
Another reality is that South Sound has bumper to bumper traffic crawling along almost its entire length in the evening rush hour, and a simple ten minute journey home can easily take 45 minutes. Despite this, it’s a wonderful location to live, especially for families.
The South Sound Community Group is a growing Facebook community page for those who care about protecting and preserving this southernmost coastal neighbourhood and it is open to anyone who lives/owns along the South Sound Road and is interested in what happens in this area.