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Cemetery Beach and Reef

Grand Cayman
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Ranked #11 of 111 attractions in Grand Cayman
Type: Reefs, Beaches
Activities: Snorkeling
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Oak Park, Illinois
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

this is an easy beautiful shore reef for the novice and experienced snorkeler as well. Be aware that on a rough or rainy day the sand gets stirred up and the reef can disappear.

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Hot Springs, Arkansas
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014 via mobile

The beach was nice the snorkeling was good. Best part was that it was not crowded. Visited while our cruise ship was in port and was very peaceful. I would love to go back there when staying in Grand Cayman, but won't go again from a cruise. The seclusion is great, but after a couple hours I was ready to... More

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Toronto, Ontario
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48 reviews 48 reviews
10 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

reef close to shore. lots of beautiful sandy beach. seemed safe as many cruise ship passengers come here.

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Deerfield, Illinois
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We visited this reef from the wave runner safari trip with Red Sail Sports. It was a great snorkeling reef with beautiful fish!

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Ottawa, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Some of us were there for the snorkeling but others in the group wanted to swim, still others wanted to sit in the shade and read and this beach was an all round winner! There is a nice swimming area and trees for shade and the snorkeling is fantastic. It is a bit of swim out to the larger coral... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

You can snorkel quite close to the beach and see a good variety of fish - ideal for anyone who does not want to be out of their depth.

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Houston, Texas
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

The report of poor snorkeling is inaccurate. No way did that reviewer "swim out quite a distance" and experience poor snorkeling. There are excellent coral heads about 100 to 150 yards offshore. Probably not the appropriate spot for novice snorkelers. Just there last week. Saw numerous angelfish, butterfly fish, large barracuda and even lobsters lurking in cavities in the coral... More

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3 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014 via mobile

Took the bus out to the end of SMB and walked past the graveyard to the beach. Just as crowded as SMB, more crowded than some parts of SMB. Major drop off. Very poor snorkeling and we did swim out quite a distance. Also took a couple of stings from something, we guess small jellyfish? There is a group of... More

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Bloomington, IL
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

This is a great quiet laid back beach for relaxing and snorkeling. We made a point of getting the most of our rental car from the Westin and visited this beach twice. There's shade from trees along the fence. You do have some tree nuts and twigs to deal with, but it's nothing too terrible. The fish were varied and... More

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

We were staying at the Marriott, rented a car fo the day, and found Cemetery Beach the antidote to the crowds at SMB. There are no chairs, vendors or crowds, just beautiful trees, soft sand, the beautiful expanse of turquoise water and several reefs ready for exploration. There were Bermuda chubs, angel fish, parrotfish, trumpetfish and such diversity of coral.... More

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