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 might want to drop by whether or not you're staying in the vicinity. Vacationers who want their beach to have a little bit of everything——a hint of seclusion, with a somewhat social scene—— should pay a visit to Cemetery Beach. Generally, it's not an overly popular part of the coast, but it's not totally devoid of people 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.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun.

What's Nearby


You'll find this beach on the South East coast of Man of War Cay. It is close to Pelican Cays National Park, which is located 14 miles to the south, and it is among the favorite destinations in the area.

A selection of nearby activities will ensure that you never get bored. The attractions nearest to this beach are listed 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 near Marsh Harbour, so travelers staying in town won't have far to go. Nearby, you'll find the city of Marsh Harbour, which is noted for its balance between seclusion and urbanization. From the coast, Marsh Harbour is found maybe five miles (eight kilometers) away.


The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, it depends mainly on when you visit, and how many hotel rooms have been booked nearby. There aren't many large hotels in the immediate vicinity, but it can appeal to guests staying at smaller lodgings in the area.

Though travelers generally won't find many places to stay in the area, those accommodation options closest to Cemetery Beach can be seen below.

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


A trip to the beach isn't complete until you enjoy a meal at a nearby restaurant, where you can sample regional favorites, without having to go far. Dock & Dine Restaurant is one of the closest eateries. The restaurant offers a menu of eclectic cuisine. Some guests will choose to take a cab here, while others will want to walk since it's not far off the beach at all.

Restaurants closest to this beach are included in the following table.

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

Needless to say, there are other beaches on Man of War Cay besides Cemetery Beach worth visiting.

You may also want to try Tahiti Beach, a popular beach beloved by tourists. It is located 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 were hoping to find a tranquil beach scene with few crowds, you might enjoy Treasure Cay Beach. It is located 18 and a half miles away.

You may also enjoy Sandy Cay, located less than a mile away.

The Bahamas has a lot to offer its visitors, but Cemetery Beach is both a refreshing place to relax, and a beautiful natural attraction.


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