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Cemetery Beach and Reef

Address: Grand Cayman
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Ranked #98 of 205 Activities in Grand Cayman
Type: Beaches, Reefs, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Activities: Snorkeling
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Type: Beaches, Reefs, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Activities: Snorkeling
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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Unfortunately the winds kept us from snorkeling so I spent a lot of time just enjoying the sun on the beach and exploring the cemetery. If you like exploring them like I do you'll enjoy this one for its lovely statues, beautiful headstones, touching mementos left behind, and the intrigue of family names.

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Saskatoon, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

A bit of a swim but the marine life was relatively abundant. It was a good place to get into the swing of snokelling with calm water and a great beach to dry off on.

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saskatoon
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

i almost dont want to give a good review because then it won't be so stinkin quiet and secluded the next time I visit here. access on the west side of the west bay cemetary. its a marine park and is often nearly deserted. you have to swim a ways out to get to the snorkelling spot but it is... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We spent an afternoon on Cemetery Beach and it turned out to be my favorite beach on Grand Cayman ! The snorkeling was phenomenal.

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tennessee
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79 reviews 79 reviews
29 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Read about Cemetery beach on line. First of all, it is literally behind a cemetery. If you are driving yourself, look for the green signs for the different beaches. That is the official sign and then the brown beach access signs. For Cemetery beach, you can park across the street, walk over and the trail is down the right side... More 

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Denver
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232 reviews 232 reviews
78 attraction reviews
159 helpful votes 159 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

This reef is a bit far out for your average swimmer. It was nice, but the colors are a bit dim here. It's a deeper snorkel than other places on the island. Nice view of the cruise ships as they left for the day.

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State College, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

My wife, daughter, and I went to Cemetery Beach Dec 23 specifically to snorkel. The weather was fine. We swam out what seemed like a very long distance (200 meters?) and finally exhausted returned without seeing any coral reefs. After returning I noticed on a Trip Advisor review that suggested that the reef was off to the right and that... More 

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Little Rock
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 via mobile

Beautiful underwater scenery. We can't wait to return. The snorkeling is really good and there are quality reefs a small distance from the beach. Great for kids and grownups.

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Cape Cod
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94 reviews 94 reviews
31 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

We visited Cemetery Beach 3x's during our 8 day stay on East End of GC. The winds and surf were really ripping it up on our side, so this was a nice beach with shade to visit. They have a few picnic tables, trees for shade. The snorkeling is very good here. Swim out to the reef, enjoy the coral... More 

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Niagara
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66 reviews 66 reviews
28 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Grand Cayman was a stop on our cruise and we were fortunate to find this beach. We rented our snorkel equipment from an independent operator (Eden Rock) near the pier then took a taxi over to Cemetery Beach (a couple of kilometres away, about 10 min). It was a picture-perfect beach. Turquoise waters, soft white sand - and because this... More 

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