Cancun Mexico Beaches

In this Cancun Mexico Beaches page you will find a map with the beaches names and some places of general interest as well as useful information to enjoy the beach life in Cancun. Cancun and in general the Mexican Caribbean has wonderful beaches with turquoise water and sand granularity just right. Enjoy your trip!

Cancun Mexico Map

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North Coast Cancun Beaches

The beaches in the North generally have calm currents due to the proximity of the island of Isla Mujeres.

In this area you can also find water shuttles to Isla Mujeres which is a trip worth taking.

Here are Cancun Beaches located in the North coast.

  • Playa Las Perlas

  • Playa Linda

  • Playa Langosta

  • Playa Tortugas

  • Playa Caracol

East Coast Cancun Beaches

Here are Cancun Beaches located in the East coast.

  • Playa Gaviota Azul

  • Playa Chac Mool

  • Playa Marlin

  • Playa Ballenas

  • Playa San Miguelito

  • Playa Delfines

  • Playa Nizuc

Useful Information About Cancun Mexico Beaches

In Mexico all beaches are public because they are federal property. Access to the beach in Cancun can be through a public entrance available in Kukulkan Avenue (the main avenue through the hotel zone) or through a hotel, however some hotels have restricted access.

Once in the beach you can enjoy the sun and sand anywhere you like. The only exceptions are some of the amenities offered by hotels such as chairs, umbrellas and beds which are for the exclusive use of their guests. You may join a group of people playing volley ball in a hotel's court or hire equipment or tours from the hotels at a cost.

All beaches in Cancun have lifeguards on duty, and they also have a colored flag indicating the condition of the sea for swimming. The flag colors in order of increasing dangerous condition are: green, yellow, red and black.

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