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 whether or not you are staying very close. Beaches in Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean are often though of as hidden gems with potential for deep relaxation. While these beaches are a perfect fit for some, others crave the action and variety present at beaches like Sunset Beach.

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, public restrooms aren't available, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business.

Don't forget that the region in which Sunset Beach is located is an urban area, so factor that into your plans.

What's Nearby


Travelers will find Sunset Beach on the North West coast of Cozumel; the area is home to other attractions such as Arte de Origen, which is a short distance away away.

Beaches are a great attraction to visit, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The table below lists other attractions that are nearby.

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

Those visiting Sunset Beach who are looking for a little additional excitement might consider checking out San Miguel, since it's close-by and is a particularly bustling part of Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean.


The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, depending on everything from the time of day to how full nearby hotel rooms are. At this beach, you can expect to encounter quite a few vacationers who are staying in the area.

Visitors looking for a place to stay close to the beach should find themselves in luck, as there are plenty of hotels to choose from in the area. You'll find the closest lodging options by looking over those 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


One of the tastiest ways to compliment a balmy beach afternoon is to walk to a nearby restaurant, where you can sample regional favorites, without going too far from the coast. Temptations is one of the closest eateries.

The following table provides a list of nearby dining options.

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

Cozumel has several beautiful beaches, so Sunset Beach is not your only option.

You may also like Paradise Beach, which is in a pretty active location. 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, which is located only a short distance 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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