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 dropping by even if you aren't staying in the immediate vicinity. Many of the other beaches in the Cayman Islands are known for being hidden gems with potential for deep relaxation. While these beaches are a perfect fit for some, others need the kind of activity and variety you'll find at Cemetery Beach.

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, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun.

Bear in mind that Cemetery Beach's location is a bustling area, so show up early.

What's Nearby


Cemetery Beach is on the West coast of Grand Cayman. It is near Chamber of Commerce, which is only a short distance away. Visitors will have the option to take a taxi or to walk, and it is one of the favorite destinations in the area.

If you want to combine a cultural experience with your visit to the beach, you should consider a trip to National Gallery of the Cayman Islands, a lovely museum found easily by taking a cab, and might make a nice break from the midday sun.

Beaches are a great attraction to visit, but there's even more to see during your stay. The following chart includes some other attractions close-by.

Activities and Attractions Near Cemetery Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
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
The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club Golf Course 2.5 mi. SE Grand Cayman
Kennedy Gallery/Cayman Fine Art Art Gallery 3.2 mi. S Grand Cayman
FJ Harquail Cultural Centre Dinner Show and Theater 3.5 mi. S Grand Cayman
Cayman Islands National Gallery Art Gallery 3.6 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 additional places to explore might think about making the trip to West Bay, because it's nearby and is a particularly busy area of the Cayman Islands.


Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. You can generally expect to see a fair amount of visitors from lodgings in the area.

Guests seeking a place to stay near Cemetery Beach won't find it very difficult, as there are plenty of hotels and resorts to pick from in the vicinity. You'll find the closest lodging options by perusing what's shown in the table that follows.

Accommodations near Cemetery Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Silver Sands Condominiums 0.1 mi. ESE Villa complex
Discovery Point Club 0.3 mi. SE Villa complex
Christopher Columbus 0.4 mi. SE Villa complex
The Anchorage 0.4 mi. SE Villa complex
London House 0.6 mi. SE Villa complex
Heritage Club 0.6 mi. SE Villa complex
Kimpton Seafire Resort & Spa 1.2 mi. SE Resort
Harbour Heights 1.5 mi. SE Villa complex
The Avalon 1.6 mi. SE Villa complex
Plantana 1.7 mi. SSE Villa complex


Even after a restful afternoon at the beach, the day isn't truly complete until you eat at a local restaurant, where you'll be able to dive into the Cayman Islands' specialty dishes, without going too far from the coast. One of the closest places to eat is Heritage Kitchen by the Sea. The restaurant features Caribbean cuisine. They are also known for serving seafood. You could take a cab or probably walk to this restaurant since it's not far off the beach at all.

The following table lists nearby restaurant options.

Restaurants near Cemetery Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Heritage Kitchen by the Sea (345) 916-0444 Caribbean Very Casual 0.5 mi. NW
West Bay Diner (345) 946-8000 American, Caribbean Informal 0.6 mi. NW
Alfresco Restaurant (345) 947-2525 Caribbean -- 0.6 mi. NW
Domino's West Bay (345) 949-6633 Italian Very Casual 1.0 mi. N
Liberty's (345) 949-3226 Caribbean, Chinese Very Casual 1.2 mi. NW
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
Calico Jack's Bar & Grill (345) 945-7850 American, Caribbean Very Casual 1.3 mi. SE
Duke's Seafood & Ribshack (345) 640-0000 American, Caribbean Very Casual 1.5 mi. SE
Duke's Seafood & Rib Shack (345) 640-0000 Caribbean Very Casual 1.5 mi. SE
Schooner's Bar & Grill (345) 949-3894 Caribbean Informal 1.7 mi. NW
Cobalt Coast Restaurant (345) 946-5656 Caribbean Very Casual 1.8 mi. NNW

Other Beaches

Visitors who are looking for the ideal beach will have lots of choices besides Cemetery Beach.

If the active mood at Cemetery Beach is one of the features you love, think about heading to Barkers National Park Beach, a beach with a similar ambiance. You'll find it two miles to the northeast. If you were hoping to find a tranquil beach scene with few crowds, consider Seven Mile Beach. You'll find it only a short distance away.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Boatswain's Beach, located within a short distance.

Cemetery Beach could be the ideal stretch of sand, but it is possible that it may not be the best choice for your family; if so, there are other beaches and natural attractions in the Cayman Islands you might like.


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