Cancun has some of the best beaches in the world! White sand rolling into warm aqua blue waters...this is the stuff dreams are made of.
It's no wonder that the beaches of Cancun have been used for years as the venue for photo shoots for everthing from Sports Illustrated Swimsuit editions, Miss Hawaiin Tropic bathing suit contests and the Ujena Swimwear Bikini Jam!
There are piers on the beaches at the north and west end of Cancun Island. These piers are used for boarding the various tour boats that head out into the lagoon, to the offshore islands, as well as for general cruising just offshore.
There are three distinct beach areas in Cancun, each which has its own distinctive personality!
Another water environment in Cancun is Nichupte Lagoon, which fronts the western side of Cancun Island. This lagoon is made from a combination of saltwater from the ocean, as well as freshwater from underground springs. This large and calm body of water is perfect for a host of water sports, and tends to be more active towards the northern end where several marinas, restaurants and shopping areas are located.
Remember, all beaches in Mexico are open to the public, so feel free to explore up and down the coast for your favorite!
For information on how to keep from getting sunburn while visiting paradise drop our section on SUNSCREEN TIPS.
Like warm ocean water? The OCEAN TEMPERATURE is nice in Cancun all year long!
Bahia Mujeres is the northern most beach on Cancun Island, and also tends to be the most shallow and protected. Although most of Cancun's hotels are not located on this beach, they would probably like to be if they could. The gradually declining beach terrain makes this a good choice for bathers who don't want to fight waves for a fresh dip in the beautiful Caribbean!
Bahia Cancun is the main beach on Cancun Island, and most of the hotels in Cancun face this beautiful 12 mile stretch of sand and turquoise water. The water is usually calm and beautiful, and great for swimming. If the wind does pick up, small waves can add a fun dimension to swimming here.