Beaches on Cozumel

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The beaches along the east coast of Cozumel are best reserved for snorkelers, divers, and surfers, as the waters are just a bit too rough or rocky for a typical relaxing swim.  If you're looking for those soft, powdery sands and calm waters that the Caribbean is known for, stick to the west shore.

The Area's Beaches

There are an abundance of beaches to enjoy on the island. Whether you'd rather be part of a busy beach scene, or you prefer a quieter stretch of sand, you can find a beach that appeals to you. You can click on the name of each beach to get additional information about that beach.

Paradise Beach

Paradise Beach: There is no denying it, Paradise Beach is a stunner. The water that washes ashore is a bright almost neon blue, but very quickly becomes topaz before settling into the deep-water navy blue.

Another alternative for beach-goers to consider is Playa Uvas. Playa Uvas is located at the junction of Carretera Costera and Carretera Chankanaab.

Sunset Beach: Set on the beautiful west coast of Cozumel, Sunset Beach is indeed a wonderful place to cozy up in the sand and watch the sunset. In the hours leading up to the sunset, however, visitors can spend their day swimming, sailing, and sunning.

The table right below enables you to learn more details regarding the beaches located on the island.

Beaches On Cozumel
Name Location Coast
Albertos Beach 14.9 mi. South of Central downtown San Miguel East
Dzul Ha 3.4 mi. South West of Central San Miguel West
Isla de Pasion 6.3 mi. East-Northeast of Central downtown San Miguel North
Paradise Beach Southwestern part of Cozumel East
Playa Bonita 9.7 mi. East-Northeast of Central Cozumel North East
Playa Bush Southern part of Cozumel East
Playa Chen Rio Central Cozumel South
Playa Corona 6.1 mi. South West of Central downtown San Miguel West
Playa Mia Southwestern part of Cozumel East
Playa Oriente Central Cozumel East
Playa Palencar Southwestern part of Cozumel East
Playa Punta Morena Central Cozumel South East
Playa San Fransico Western part of Cozumel West
Playa San Martin 7.8 mi. South of Central Cozumel South West
Playa Uvas 4.4 mi. South West of Central San Miguel West
Playa Xhanan Northeastern part of Cozumel North East
Santa Pilar 4.5 mi. North-Northeast of Central San Miguel North West
Sunset Beach 1.8 mi. South West of Downtown San Miguel North West

Needless to say, you can find other kinds attractions available. To read a more detailed discussion of other attractions, navigate to this page.


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