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Cemetery Beach and Reef

Grand Cayman
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Ranked #17 of 112 Attractions in Grand Cayman
Type: Reefs, Beaches
Activities: Snorkeling
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Milan, Italy
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

It is one of the island's good place for snorkeling, but I think some people have been feeding the fish, because every time they see you swimming next to the reef, a bunch of grey fish start bothering you and getting way too close. Somebody has even being bitten (which was nothing serious, but definitely annoying) because the fish exchange... More

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MN
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68 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Our condo was located next to Cemetery Beach and Reef where there was some very good snorkeling. Marine life abounds. There's some shade on the shore for breaks.

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ATL
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

To access the beach from the main road, park in the empty lot across from the cemetery and walk along the path between the cemetery and a private residence. You will find a small strip of beach, clear water and surprising quietude. There are no vendors or bars but bring your own drinks/snacks and problem solved.

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Reefs are somewhat far from shore but saw great variety of sea life here. We got to see a baby octopus, barracuda, shark, lobster, puffer fish and many more.

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Chicago, Illinois
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53 reviews 53 reviews
12 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

After being around groups of strangers all day near our resort - this was the perfect afternoon get away. This place is definitely unique. We took the public bus and asked to be dropped at Cemetery Beach. There is a small sign that says "beach access" that runs right alongside the cemetery. Once on the beach we found a nice... More

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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65 attraction reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We've been here a few times over the years and we always come back. The reef is a ways out maybe 100 meters but it's worth it because there's good diversity there. There isn't the coral varieties here that you get on the Northside (for that go to Queen's Monument *at high tide* or the coral gardens) but it's always... More

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baltimore
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127 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Be prepared to swim at 200 yards to get to the reef, but it is really worth it if the water is not cloudy or murky from storms. Lots of fish when we were there. Nice tree to lay under if you want shade. Northing around, don't leave anything of value on the beach while you snorkel.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Stayed at Windsong on Cemetery beach. Beautiful sand and gorgeous water without big crowds. Snorkeling off the beach was ok but not great although it seemed to get better as you go further out. Used a paddle board to go out several hundred yards and found five giant sea turtles .. fascinating to watch. Even farther out you could see... More

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Thousand Oaks, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
9 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Went here based on reviews. I wasn't having a great snorkel day so let me just say that upfront. Easy entrance and exit. If you are renting a condo on North End it is an easy walk. Not much to look out till you get way out there. Be aware that it is about 100 yard swim (but it is... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

I’ve never been to a more beautiful beach in my life. You must go here. Calm, crystal blue waters, great snorkeling activity. This is a must see!

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