Beaches on San Salvador

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Each spanning about two to three miles of coastline, the beaches of San Salvador are often secluded and calm, making them perfect for families with children or those looking for a spot for a romantic adventure. Although all of the beaches on the island are beautiful on their own right, Sandy Point is one that has to be seen multiple times, because the color of the sand changes with the season.

Pick Your Ideal Beach

There are an abundance of beaches to consider visiting on the island. If you prefer having a lot of room around you, you're in luck, since several of the beaches are fairly secluded and lightly used. Just click on specific names to read a detailed article concerning that particular beach.

Grotto Beach

North Victoria Hill Beach: Known for its exceptionally clear waters, North Victoria Hill Beach is a two-mile stretch of beach along the northwest coast of San Salvador. Snorkeling is popular here, though not necessary since the waters are not as convoluted as many other beaches.

A second location worth considering is Bonefish Bay. Bonefish Bay is accessible right off Queen's Highway. Just find parking along the main road near Club Med and make your way to the shore.

Grotto Beach: Located on the most southwestern tip on the island of San Salvador, Grotto Beach is a sleepy spot, perfect for vacationers looking for a private getaway.

View the following table to find out more about beaches available on the island.

Beaches On San Salvador
Name Location Coast
Bonefish Bay 2.1 mi. North of Central Cockburn Town North West
Columbus Beach 6.0 mi. East of Central Cockburn Town Northeast
Grotto Beach 7.9 mi. South-Southwest of Central Cockburn Town South West
Long Bay Beach 5.5 mi. South of Central Cockburn Town South West
North Victoria Hill Beach 2.5 mi. North of Central Cockburn Town North West
Sandy Point 7.9 mi. South-Southwest of Central Cockburn Town South West
Snow Bay Beach 7.2 mi. South-Southeast of Central Cockburn Town South

If you would prefer having a wider range of points of interest beyond this category, you might want to consider other locations. Use this link to view our page regarding other interesting attractions for San Salvador.


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