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

You'll discover an abundance of beaches to visit on the island. Whether you prefer people watching, or you prefer a quieter stretch of sand, you can find a beach that fits your preferences. Click on specific names for more information concerning that section of the coast.

Paradise Beach

Paradise Beach: Paradise Beach is located just off Rafael E. Melgar.

A second alternative to consider is Playa Uvas. Playa Uvas is located at the junction of Carretera Costera and Carretera Chankanaab.

Sunset Beach: Sunset Beach is located off Rafael E. Melgar.

The table directly below has more details regarding the beaches available 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

If you would prefer having more attractions beyond what's offered in this category, you might want to consider other locations. Those interested can find out more about other attractions by following this link.


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