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Cemetery Beach and Reef

Grand Cayman
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Ranked #20 of 113 Attractions in Grand Cayman
Type: Reefs, Beaches
Activities: Snorkeling
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Richmond Heights, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

We've been going to Grand Cayman since 1991 and swimming up to Cemetery Reef since a year or two later. We stay so close that we simply enter the water outside our condo and swim up to the reef. This takes us about twenty minutes. I really think that in the mid 90s the reef was a lot better looking.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Who would have guessed tucked behind the cemetery was this beautiful beach and awesome snorkel! Didn't want to leave!!

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Columbia, South Carolina
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215 reviews 215 reviews
66 attraction reviews
324 helpful votes 324 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Cemetery Beach is a secluded part of seven mile beach on Grand Cayman. It's easily accessable from the port or any hotel via city bus ($2.50 each way). The beach is literally accessed by walking past a cemetery. The beach itself is very nice. It has great white sand, several trees for shade and a few table. The day we... More

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Staten Island, New York
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
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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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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
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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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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