Burial & Cremation

Let Us Help You Make a Hard Choice

When a loved one has neglected to make their final wishes known, that can leave some difficult choices for you and your family.

One of these choices involves selecting a last resting place.

It can be difficult to make this choice when you’re in the middle of grieving. This is where Chapel by the Sea can assist you. We can explain your options and help you feel good about your ultimate decision.

Aspects to Think About for Cremation vs. Burial

Burial and cremation are different, and there are many options that additionally fall under the umbrella of each. We can explain these in-depth for you. 

For now, here is a quick guide with aspects to consider for both.


Traditional Burial

Burial is the traditional choice. The loved one’s body is preserved and prepared for either an open casket display during a wake, service, or funeral, or prepared to be present in a closed casket. When all is said and done, their casket is removed to their final place of rest – usually a burial site with a marker, though some people choose above-ground entombment in a mausoleum.

Whichever option you choose, there will be a physical place you can visit to remember your loved one and honor their life.


Cremation is an alternative route that many choose instead of traditional burial. Cremation may be best for your loved one for religious or personal beliefs they may have held. Once their remains are cremated, a final resting place needs to be chosen. This can be a decorative urn that holds a place of honor in a home, a burial site with a marker, or a memorial niche in a cemetery. 

A Final Resting Place

Your choice for your loved one’s final resting place should take into account what they might have wanted and what makes sense for your family. Chapel by the Sea is here for you. We want to help you make the best decision possible.

Dan Roberts - 11X7BarnwoodCremCG0904o1274.jpg


Bronze Cremorials provide families the opportunity to combine a ground burial and cremation. The individually selected urn is securely placed directly into the Bronze Cremorial. 


Cremation benches are made of granite or marble and provide a permanent memorial to your loved one. An outdoor environment provides the ideal setting to reflect upon the life of a friend or loved one. A cremation bench would be an ideal place to survey the beauty of the surroundings and reminisce on a life well lived. 


Glass-Front Niches are a fairly new and tastefully classy option for those who choose to place cremains in a niche. It allows for a special place to go while keeping the unique individuality of the choice of urn viewable. Additionally, some families choose to place meaningful personal effects in these niches providing yet another way of keeping special memories alive.