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.

Set on the island of Man of War Cay, Cemetery Beach is on the South East edge of the island, You should think about stopping by regardless of whether you are staying nearby. Vacationers who want a somewhat serene and secluded beach, that's also not too far from the town's amenities might enjoy stopping by Cemetery Beach for a few hours. It's slightly off the beaten path, but it's also not completely secluded.

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.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business.

What's Nearby


This beach is positioned on the South East coast of Man of War Cay; the area hosts attractions such as Pelican Cays National Park, which is 14 miles to the south of this spot.

If your taste for travel keeps you looking for new activity and attraction options, the beach is located near the attractions in the following table.

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

Cities and Towns

Cemetery Beach is close to Marsh Harbour, so a trip into the city——for snacks, drinks, and other attractions——is a convenient option. The nearby town of Marsh Harbour is an interesting area that brings together the quietude of the Caribbean and the urbanization of city life. From the beach, Marsh Harbour is located roughly five miles (eight kilometers) away.


Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. This beach is not near many large hotels, but you may meet guests from the few small lodgings in the area.

Though this area doesn't sport many hotels nearby, the ones found nearest to the water have been listed in the following table.

Accommodations near Cemetery Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Island Breezes Hotel 4.4 SW Hotel
Abaco Beach Resort & Boat Harbour 4.5 SW Hotel
Pelican Beach Villas 4.5 SW Hotel


If you start getting hungry during your afternoon at the shore, this beach has you covered, so there's no need to go too far from the shore. Dock & Dine Restaurant is one of the closest eateries. The restaurant serves eclectic cuisine. Some guests will choose to take a cab here, while others will want to walk since it's just a little ways away.

The following table provides a list of dining options located near this beach.

Restaurants near Cemetery Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Distance Direction Island
Dock & Dine Restaurant (242) 365-6139 Eclectic 0.2 mi. W Man of War Cay
Hibiscus Cafe (242) 365-6380 American, Caribbean 0.3 mi. W Man of War Cay
Island Treats Snack Bar (242) 365-6501 -- -- -- Man of War Cay
Jamie's Place Restaurant 367-2880 -- 4.3 mi. SW Great Abaco
Jib Room Restaurant & Bar (242) 367-2700 American 4.4 mi. SW Great Abaco
Bliss Coffee House (242) 367-5523 Caribbean 4.4 mi. SW Great Abaco
Angler's Restaurants 367-2158 -- 4.5 mi. SW Great Abaco
Conch Crawl (242) 367-4000 American, Caribbean 4.6 mi. SW Great Abaco
Snappas Grill & Chill (242) 367-2278 American 4.6 mi. SW Great Abaco
Munchie's Take Out -- -- 4.7 mi. SE Elbow Cay
Munchies Restaurant (242) 366-0434 Caribbean 4.7 mi. SE Elbow Cay
Hope Town Coffee House (242) 366-0760 Caribbean 4.7 mi. SE Elbow Cay

Other Beaches

There are multiple beaches to discover on Man of War Cay, of course, so if Cemetery Beach doesn't suit you, you can still find a great spot.

You may also want to try Tahiti Beach, which is generally a pretty popular beach. 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 you're looking for a more secluded beach experience, you might find what you want at Treasure Cay Beach. It is located 18 and a half miles away.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Sandy Cay, located less than a mile to the south-southwest.

The Bahamas has plenty to offer its visitors, and Cemetery Beach is just one of the many options.


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