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Cemetery Beach and Reef

Grand Cayman
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Ranked #19 of 112 Attractions in Grand Cayman
Type: Reefs, Beaches
Activities: Snorkeling
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Vail, Colorado
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Beautiful beach, no tourists, awesome snorkeling. A great day away from crowded Seven Mile Beach. It's walkable from the SMB hotels, but we just hopped in the rental car and were there in less than five minutes.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Must be at least 300yards (not feet) out there. We're good swimmers with floaties. We went out today about two football fields off shore. Then we swam parallel to the beach down to the far right end. Saw a few fish and rock formations. If you have to swim out to the boat channel to see the reef, then it's... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

The snorkeling close to shore was decent. To get to the main reef as far as we could tell is quite a way out maybe 300 yards, which was too much with middle age kids if the weather gets rough suddenly which it did with us.

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Milan, Italy
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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68 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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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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12 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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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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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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