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.

Located on the island of Cozumel, Sunset Beach is on the North West edge of the island, You should consider stopping by regardless of whether you are staying in the immediate vicinity. Active and social travelers will like this beach due to its crowded, urban location. Actually, Sunset Beach would be most convenient for those who are staying in the hotels nearby, and those who don't mind large groups of people.

How to Access The Beach
Sunset Beach is located off Rafael E. Melgar.

Amenities and Ambiance

Set off by two docks that jet out into the sea, Sunset Beach features aquamarine waters with varying degrees of surf intensity. On shore, the sand is soft and white.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location.

Since Sunset Beach will be located in an area popular for visitors., you might want consider the time when you plan your visit.

What's Nearby


Visitors will find this beach on the North West coast of Cozumel; the area hosts attractions such as Arte de Origen, which is a short distance away to the south-southwest.

If you're looking for plenty of activities to keep you or your family busy, this beach isn't far from any of the items in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Sunset Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction
Arte de Origen Art Gallery 0.8 mi. SSW Cozumel
Gallery Azul Art Gallery 2.3 mi. NE Cozumel
Cozumel Country Club Golf Course 5.0 mi. NE Cozumel

Cities and Towns

Sunset Beach is close to San Miguel, so you can explore the city after your visit to the beach. Sunset Beach guests hoping to find other opportunities for exploration should consider heading over to San Miguel, which is in the vicinity and is a particularly bustling part of Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean.


Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. Typically, you can expect to encounter a fair number of vacationers who are staying in the area.

Because this beach is in a relatively popular tourist destination, it is not typically that tough to find exactly the kind of hotel you're looking for close-by. If you are hoping to get a place that's near the water, the table that follows shows the closest options to Sunset Beach.

Accommodations near Sunset Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Villablanca Garden Beach Hotel 0.0 mi. SE Hotel
Villa Maya 0.0 mi. SE Lodge
Hotel Casa Del Mar 0.4 mi. SSW Hotel
Casa del Mar Cozumel 0.5 mi. SSW Hotel
Park Royal Cozumel -- -- Resort
El Cid La Ceiba Beach Hotel 0.6 mi. SSW Resort
Blue Angel Resort 0.9 mi. NE Hotel
Scuba Club Cozumel 0.9 mi. NE Resort
Suites Colonial -- -- Hotel
Cozumel Palace 1.2 mi. NNE Hotel


It's no problem if you start to get the munchies while hanging out at Sunset Beach; you'll have a variety of choices within a few miles. One of the closest places to eat is Temptations.

Some nearby restaurant options are listed below.

Restaurants near Sunset Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Temptations -- -- -- 0.0 mi. SSE
Nemos (987) 872-0730 Continental Informal 0.0 mi. SE
Hogtown Cafe -- International -- -- --
Hard Rock Cafe Cozumel -- American, International Very Casual 0.0 mi. S
The Grill -- Mexican -- -- --
Coral Reef Restaurant -- International Informal 0.5 mi. SSW
Ernesto's Fajita Factory -- Mexican -- -- --
Sam's Wok Chinese -- Chinese -- 0.9 mi. SSW
Blue Angel Restaurant (987) 872-0188 Mexican Very Casual 0.9 mi. NE
Mesa 17 -- -- Fine Dining 1.2 mi. NE
El Turix -- Mexican -- 1.2 mi. NE
Jeannie's Waffle House -- International -- 1.2 mi. NE

Other Beaches

Of course, you'll find other beaches besides Sunset Beach on Cozumel.

If the vibrant atmosphere of Sunset Beach is what you're looking for, consider heading to Paradise Beach, another location where you'll find fun and action. If it's solitude and tranquility you're seeking, Playa Uvas is a beach which doesn't host as many visitors.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Dzul Ha, which is located a short distance away away.

Of course, there are lots of other things to do and see in Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean; then again, visiting Sunset Beach or the other beautiful beaches in the area can make your time in Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean even more memorable.


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