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're looking for a quiet getaway, you will be happy to know that some of these beaches are relatively secluded and free from development. Click on specific names for a detailed guide to that section of the coast.

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. Three miles of fine white sand in front of Club Med make up Bonefish Bay. The almost neon turquoise waters are mesmerizing.

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.

Check out the following table for more information about your options.

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 are looking for a wider variety of attractions beyond this category, you should cast a wider net. Those needing to can learn more concerning other attractions here.


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