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Cemetery Beach and Reef

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Address: Grand Cayman

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Very nice reef accessible from the beach

We tracked down Cemetery Beach one afternoon and it was worth the effort. The best reef that we found was just to the right of the beach about 100 yards from shore. The water was... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We tracked down Cemetery Beach one afternoon and it was worth the effort. The best reef that we found was just to the right of the beach about 100 yards from shore. The water was about 20 feet deep and very clear. Many varieties of fish were present which explains the presence of a dive boat or two. As always... More 

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Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I spent Christmas week in Grand Cayman, and staying in West Bay, I had read a lot about Cemetery Beach. It lived up to it's hype! We stayed a few minute drive away, so this became "our beach" for the week, and we loved every minute of being there. It was never that crowded, the water was perfect, and the... More 

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West Hartford, US
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great spot. A good swim 100 yds offshore but a nice 8-15 ft depth & beautiful reef with a large variety of fish & corals. Fish seem to expect some food so may swarm you - it appears that people bring bread, etc.

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Boonton township
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cemetery Beach was really good but the reef was a bit far to swim to if you didn't have fins. Lots to see beach was very clean not crowded at all when we were there. Brough a blanket from the hotel and some snacks and we were set for several hours. Although the roosters would keep coming over by us... More 

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Neenah, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is windy in Cayman in December, and this is the BEST snorkeling from shore, very sheltered and smooth. Beautiful beach. Great coral and fish!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our group of 10 spent the day at Cemetery beach, beautiful place, but no facilities. Not crowded, great place to snorkel or just chill. A private taxi took us, charged us $6 a person, expensive, and she kept telling us nothing was at cemetery beach, trying to take us to other places. But we all wanted to go. On our... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When you walk through the cemetery, look at the headstones. Many from the 1800's. Even a baby who lived one month. The place is shaded and there are lots of picnic tables around. The reef is quite a way to reach. There you will see lots of coral and reef fishes. Visibility is good once you make it out there.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We got off of a Disney Cruise ship and caught a ride (with one of the many taxi/bus drivers awaiting cruisers) to this spot after reading about it on trip advisor. So glad that we did, as our family had a blast snorkeling here. We were dropped right in front of a little sand path nestled between the cemetery and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have to swim out a ways to get into clearer water. Puts you about 10-12 feet over the top of the coral heads, but vis makes it worthwhile. No current, but I'd recommend a dive flag. Good bit of boat traffic in the area.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016

We traveled the island in search of shore accessible snorkeling. This spot was better than some but not the best, worth the stop, but limited coral heads. Peaceful on a calm day.

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