Cemetery Beach

The waters are calm for swimming and wading and this beach is usually active, populated by guests of nearby accommodations. Most of the beach has resorts and villas on the inland edge, not native flora, so the beach offers little shade.

Positioned just outside the heart of West Bay, Cemetery Beach is on the West coast of Grand Cayman. You should consider stopping by whether or not you're staying in the immediate vicinity. If you prefer to escape the buzz of the city, it's good to know that the majority of beaches in the Cayman Islands are known for their privacy and seclusion. Of course, some vacationers come to the Cayman Islands looking for activity, and are more likely to have fun at Cemetery Beach, which is closer to all the action.

How to Access The Beach

A paved road is adjacent to the beach and this is a popular spot of Grand Cayman so finding your way here will not be difficult. Some problems may arise in trying to find public access to this beach as one resort after another blocks public access. There are spots you may be able to walk to the beach from nearby parking for restaurants and shops.

Amenities and Ambiance

Cemetary Beach has very shallow and warm waters that sparkle blue and green in marvelous contrast to the white sands ashore.

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

Don't forget that the immediate vicinity around Cemetery Beach is a popular spot, so make sure to get a spot!

What's Nearby


This spot is on the West coast of Grand Cayman; it's located near attractions like Trafalgar Square, which is not very far away, so some guests will want to walk to this attraction, while others will choose to take a cab.

If you want to mix some cultural exploration with your trip to the beach, you might want to consider visiting National Gallery of the Cayman Islands, a lovely museum located a short cab ride away, so it would be an easy side trip to take after the beach.

Beaches are nice for a few hours here and there, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The following table contains attractions that are the closest.

Activities and Attractions Near Cemetery Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Trafalgar Square Park 1.5 mi. SE Grand Cayman
Chamber of Commerce Chambers of Commerce and Business Associations 1.9 mi. SSE Grand Cayman
North Sound Golf Club Golf Course 2.2 mi. SE Grand Cayman
Blue Tip Golf Course Golf Course 2.5 mi. SE Grand Cayman
Britannia Golf Course Golf Course 2.9 mi. SSE Grand Cayman
FJ Harquail Cultural Centre Dinner Show and Theater 3.5 mi. S Grand Cayman
National Gallery of the Cayman Islands Museum 3.6 mi. S Grand Cayman

Cities and Towns

Cemetery Beach visitors hoping to find other opportunities for exploration might want to consider going to West Bay, since it's in the vicinity and is an area full of activity.


Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. You can typically expect to encounter quite a few travelers staying at the closest accommodations.

You'll find a good amount of lodgings within a car's reach. A list of the closest choices are seen in the table below.

Accommodations near Cemetery Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Aqua Bay Club 0.2 mi. SE Hotel
Courtyard by Marriott Grand Cayman 1.2 mi. SE Resort
Westin Casuarina Resort & Spa 2.0 mi. SSE Resort
Sunshine Suites Resort 2.1 mi. SSE Resort
Ritz Carlton Grand Cayman 2.2 mi. SSE Resort
Holiday Inn Resort Grand Cayman 2.5 mi. SE Resort
7 Mile Resort & Clubs 2.6 mi. SSE Resort
Annie's Place 3.0 mi. SE B & B
Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort 3.4 mi. S Resort
Comfort Suites, Grand Cayman 3.4 mi. S Hotel


One of the best ways to round off a laid-back trek to the beach is to try a local restaurant, where you'll be able to try foods you've never heard of before, within a reachable distance. One of the closest restaurants is The Heritage Cafe. This restaurant features Cayman food.

The following table lists places to eat near this beach.

Restaurants near Cemetery Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
The Heritage Cafe (345) 945-6565 Cayman Very Casual -- --
Liberty's (345) 949-3226 Caribbean Very Casual -- --
Chef John's BBQ & Catering (345) 929-1147 Cayman Very Casual 0.7 mi. NW
Asian Express Restaurant (345) 946-0303 Asian -- -- --
Azzurro (345) 946-7745 -- -- -- --
Schooner's Bar & Grill (345) 949-3894 -- -- -- --
Alfresco Restaurant (345) 947-2525 Caribbean -- -- --
Domino's West Bay (345) 949-6633 Italian Very Casual 1.0 mi. N
Calypso Grill (345) 949-3948 Cayman Very Casual 1.2 mi. NE
Osetra Bay Restaurant (345) 325-5000 Caribbean Very Casual 1.2 mi. NE
Duke's Seafood & Rib Shack (345) 640-0000 Caribbean Very Casual 1.5 mi. SE
Cobalt Coast Restaurant (345) 946-5656 Caribbean Very Casual 1.8 mi. NNW

Other Beaches

Travelers in search of the perfect beach on Grand Cayman will have lots of options besides Cemetery Beach.

If the vibrant atmosphere of Cemetery Beach is one of the features you love, think about checking out Barkers National Park Beach, another destination with a good amount of excitement. You'll find it two miles to the northeast. If it's a bit of peace and quiet you're after, Seven Mile Beach is a beach secluded from lots of tourists and buildings. You'll find it just a short distance away.

Travelers may also want to consider Boatswain's Beach, located a mile and a half to the northwest.

The Cayman Islands has so much to offer, and dropping by Cemetery Beach is just one way to appreciate a pretty afternoon.


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