Cemetery Beach

Lined with palm trees and containing a few residences, this infrequently traveled spot makes for a pleasant afternoon in the sun on the beautiful Man-O-War Cay.

Located on the island of Man of War Cay, Cemetery Beach is on the South East edge of the island, You might want to drop by even if you aren't staying particularly close by. Those searching for a somewhat calm, but somewhat social beach in the Bahamas may find that Cemetery Beach is just the right spot. It's slightly off the beaten path, but it's not totally secluded either.

How to Access The Beach
From Queen's Hwy, take Cemetery Road northeast, away from Man-O-War Harbour. This will lead you right out to the beach.

Amenities and Ambiance

On the southern end of the island, and on the east coast, is where you'll find the quiet Cemetery Beach. The calm, translucent Bahamanian ocean here is perfect for wading or swimming in, and the soft white sandy beach is a prime spot for a picnic.

Please note that public restrooms are not available, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business.

What's Nearby


This pleasant stretch of sand known as Cemetery Beach is on the South East coast of Man of War Cay; the area hosts attractions such as Joe's Studio, which is a quarter mile away.

If you're looking for plenty of activities to keep you or your family busy, the following table shows some of the closest options.

Activities and Attractions Near Cemetery Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Joe's Studio Art Gallery 0.3 W Man of War Cay
Pelican Cays National Park Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 13.8 S Great Abaco
Johnston Foundry & Gallery Art Gallery 18.6 S Great Abaco
Pete's Pub & Gallery Art Gallery 18.6 S Great Abaco
The Abaco Club on Winding Bay Golf Course 20.6 S Great Abaco

Cities and Towns

Marsh Harbour is nearby and is a neat region that strikes a balance between island tranquility and urbanization. From the coast, Marsh Harbour isn't out of reach at five miles (eight kilometers) away.


Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will vary depending on the time of day, particularly in the high season when hotels overflow with tourists. This beach is not near many large hotels, but it can attract visitors staying at smaller lodgings in the area.

Visitors will find a nice variety of rooming options to pick from close to the beach. The most accessible of which have been listed in the table below.

Accommodations near Cemetery Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Island Type
Schooner's Landing Resort 0.2 mi. WSW Man of War Cay Villa complex
Island Breezes Hotel 4.4 mi. SW Great Abaco Hotel
Abaco Beach Resort & Boat Harbour 4.5 mi. SW Great Abaco Hotel
Pelican Beach Villas 4.5 mi. SW Great Abaco Hotel
Conch Inn & Marina 4.6 mi. SW Great Abaco Hotel
Lofty Fig Villas 4.6 mi. SW Great Abaco Villa complex
Abaco Lodge 8.6 mi. W Great Abaco Lodge


When you start craving an afternoon snack, the area around this beach has plenty to offer, so there's no need to go too far away. One of the closest places to eat is Dock & Dine Restaurant. This restaurant has both Bahamian and Caribbean cuisines. Visitors often rave about their seafood. Some guests will choose to take a cab here, while others will want to walk since it's only a short distance away.

Some nearby restaurant options are shown in the table below.

Restaurants near Cemetery Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Distance Direction Island
Dock & Dine Restaurant (242) 365-6139 Bahamian, Caribbean 0.2 mi. W Man of War Cay
Jamie's Place Restaurant 367-2880 -- 4.3 mi. SW Great Abaco
Bliss Coffee House (242) 367-5523 Caribbean 4.4 mi. SW Great Abaco
Jib Room Restaurant & Bar (242) 367-2700 American 4.5 mi. SW Great Abaco
Angler's Restaurants (242) 367-2158 Bahamian 4.5 mi. SW Great Abaco
Conch Crawl (242) 367-4000 American, Caribbean 4.6 mi. SW Great Abaco
Hope Town Coffee House (242) 366-0760 Caribbean 4.7 mi. SE Elbow Cay
Snappas Grill & Chill (242) 367-2278 American 4.7 mi. SW Great Abaco
Wally's Restaurant (242) 367-2074 Bahamian, International 4.7 mi. SW Great Abaco
Cap' N Jacks Restaurant & Bar (242) 366-0247 Eclectic 4.8 mi. SE Elbow Cay
Harbour's Edge (242) 366-0087 Caribbean 4.8 mi. SE Elbow Cay
Jake's Restaurant & Ice Cream Parlour (242) 367-5253 American, Bahamian 4.8 mi. SW Great Abaco

Other Beaches

There are other beaches on Man of War Cay you might like besides Cemetery Beach.

If the active mood at Cemetery Beach is one of the features you love, consider also visiting Tahiti Beach, a spot with the same type of electricity. You'll find it six and a half miles to the south. The isolated shores of Tahiti Beach are ideal for vacationers who want to get away from it all. If it's a bit of peace and quiet you're after, Treasure Cay Beach is a location removed from some more heavily-traveled spots. You'll find it 18 and a half miles away.

Another location you may want to try is Sandy Cay, which is located less than a mile to the south-southwest.

Cemetery Beach could be the ideal stretch of sand, but it is possible that it may not be the best choice for your family; in which case there are other beaches (and other outdoor attractions) worth trying.


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