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 near the heart of the island of Cozumel, Sunset Beach is on the North West coast of the island, You might want to drop by regardless of whether you are staying nearby. Travelers who'd like to avoid renting a car will love how easy it is to access Sunset Beach. It's within walking distance of so many hotels and activities, and isn't far from the center of the city's action.

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, you won't find any public restrooms along this coastline, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot.

Since Sunset Beach can be found inside an area that sees many visitors, you might want consider the time when you plan your visit.

What's Nearby


This beach is positioned on the North West coast of Cozumel; the area hosts attractions such as Arte de Origen, which is not very far away, so some will want to take a cab, while others will find it a nice walk.

Beaches are a great attraction to visit, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The following table contains attractions that are the closest.

Activities and Attractions Near Sunset Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction
Arte de Origen Art Gallery 0.8 SSW Cozumel
Gallery Azul Art Gallery 2.3 NE Cozumel
Chankannab Adventure Park Amusement/Theme Park 3.5 SSW Cozumel
Cozumel Country Club Golf Course 5.0 NE Cozumel
Mr. Sanchos Beach Club Amusement/Theme Park 7.6 SSW Cozumel

Cities and Towns

Sunset Beach tourists seeking some additional excitement will want to think about checking out San Miguel, since it's nearby and is an especially active area of Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean.


The crowdedness of the shoreline can vary widely, depending on time of day, season, and how many hotel rooms have been booked nearby. You can generally expect to encounter a fair number of other guests who are staying close by.

Beach-goers trying to find a place to stay near Sunset Beach won't have a tough time, as there is no shortage of hotels to choose from close-by. You can find the closest hotel booking options by viewing what's shown in the following table.

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


If you need to grab a bite to eat around midday, this beach has many nearby restaurants, and you won't have to look too far from the shore. Temptations is one of the closest eateries.

The table below provides a list of dining options located near this beach.

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 -- 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

Cozumel has several beautiful beaches, and Sunset Beach is just one option.

You may also like Paradise Beach, where there's usually lots of activity. If you're looking for something a little more private, Playa Uvas could be a good option for you.

Another option worth considering is Dzul Ha, located a short distance away away.

There's plenty to see and do in Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean, and paying a visit to Sunset Beach is just one way you can spend your afternoon.


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