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Cemetery Beach and Reef

Grand Cayman
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Ranked #20 of 112 Attractions in Grand Cayman
Type: Reefs, Beaches
Activities: Snorkeling
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Staten Island, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We stubled upon Cemetary Beach & Reef on our last day on the Island. Walking through the cemetary on our way to the beach was certainly something I hadn't planned on doing. The beach was quiet, a bit rocky in places but provided a decent place for some intresting snorkeling. Certainly a place to get away from the hustle and... More

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Coral is very nice here but the beach entry is a little rocky and steeper than Governor's. Reef is a fair distance out but we did see lots of fish, including a peacock flounder which I watched changing colors as it swam along!

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Vail, Colorado
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37 reviews 37 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

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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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

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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Sarasota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

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
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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165 reviews 165 reviews
68 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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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14 helpful votes 14 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
13 helpful votes 13 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
12 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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