11 Best Beaches in the Gulf of Mexico

The 11 best beaches in the Gulf of Mexico have qualities that make them one of the most popular in the world. Let’s get to know them in this article.

1. Miramar Beach (Tamaulipas, Mexico)

In the state of Tamaulipas, Ciudad Madero municipality, there is one of the most beautiful and popular beaches in the Gulf of Mexico with 10 km of fine sand and warm waters with calm waves. It is an easily accessible beach that you can get to by your vehicle or public transport. Coastal Boulevard is the road that must be taken to reach it.

In Miramar beach, you will find lodgings, restaurants, rental of lounge chairs, bicycles, ATVs, toilets, parking, and a camping area. The shops and hotels are on the banks of the avenue.

On the “Las Escolleras” boardwalk you will see the monument in honor of the crew members of the oil tankers sunk during the Second World War. You will also see the dolphins of the Gulf of Mexico swim very closely.

2. Montepio Beach (Veracruz, Mexico)

Montepío is 160 km from the port of Veracruz, in the Sierra de Los Tuxtlas, in the heart of the volcanic mountains. It is a beach with gentle waves, a waterfall, and a beautiful rocky landscape. There you will have restaurants, hotels, and entertainment services such as rock climbing, zip-lining, boat rides, and kayaking.

On the south side of the coast and renting a boat you can visit the nearby caves and if you like, surf. The “five jets” is a waterfall 30 minutes from Montepío beach, which you can reach on horseback or with the services of a guide.

3. Split Rock (Veracruz, Mexico)

The Roca Partida cliff is listed as a biosphere reserve. It is a beach characterized by rocks whose foliage is dressed in green and trees that grow inclined or horizontally.

It is 130 km from the port of Veracruz, specifically in Arrollo Lisa, Los Tuxtlas region, with lodgings and space for camping and rappelling. The telephone signal there is minimal.

In the place, cliffs have been formed (which you can climb) as a result of the impact that the lava has on the sea. You will be able to visit the famous cave of the pirate Lorencillo, who according to legend hid his treasures in Roca Partida.

4. Emerald Coast (Veracruz)

Costa Esmeralda is one of the most beautiful beaches in the Gulf of Mexico. A quiet environment of soft sand and waters with shades of green where you can fish. It is on the north side of the state of Veracruz.

It is a 40 km strip with 6 beaches with hotels and restaurants that fit any budget. A place to ride kayaks, horseback, banana boats, jet skis, ATVs, and at the same time, to enjoy the scenery, relax and share with your partner.

There they prepare Veracruz-style fish, crab chilpachole, and octopus with onions, among other tasty typical Mexican dishes.

The five beaches located in Costa Esmeralda are:

  • Monte Gordo Beach: The most popular of the strip with calm waters and is ideal for camping. It has bathroom services and very good hotels.
  • East Beach: It has a spa, two places for camping, a swimming pool, restrooms, and the most luxurious hotels in the area.
  • La Vigueta Beach: Beautiful beach with hotels, including the most famous in Costa Smeralda.
  • Ricardo Flores Magon Beach: On this Costa Esmeralda beach is the entrance to the Ciénaga del Fuerte, a place with incredible mangroves where you can enjoy practicing ecotourism throughout 800 hectares.
  • Guadalupe Beach: Beach with grocery stores, drinks, picnic areas, and very good restaurants.

5. Gulfport (Mississippi, United States)

Beach for rowing, kayaking, and pedal boating, famous for the grooves that form in the water, a majestic spectacle.

In addition to seeing the beautiful blue of its waters and feeling the white sand that covers the 19 km of the coast, you can admire dolphins, local birds, and lizards. It is a fairly clean place with a view that is accompanied by the boats that are anchored in the port.

This quiet sandy area near New Orleans is a quiet place with few visitors, with access for people with disabilities or reduced mobility.

Activities include fishing off the pier, renting jet skis, catching crabs, and watching the sunset. Pets are not allowed.

6. Chaparrales Beach (Veracruz, Mexico)

Beautiful beach with rock formations and moderate waves just over an hour from the city of Poza Rica, Veracruz.

You can marvel at the palm trees and their exoticism, as well as the various species that inhabit the sea and the many colorful seashells found on the shore.

Another show to see is the nesting of turtles on the shore of the beach.

To visit Chaparrales beach it is necessary to reach Cazones de Herrera and take any of its sides (the right or the left).

7. Aguada Island (Campeche, Mexico)

Virgin beach separates the Laguna de Los Terminos from the Gulf of Mexico, a division that makes it an area with two environments; one is the beaches of the lagoon and the other, is the sandbanks of the sea.

The boat tours offered by the fishermen cross the Laguna de Los Terminos and although the price is somewhat high, it is worth it. You can see the two lighthouses on Isla Aguada. In one of them, there is a museum that you can visit.

Among the bird species found there are the heron, certain varieties of falcons, and the jabiru stork. There are also mammals and reptiles.

8. Seybaplaya (Campeche, Mexico)

With cabins, palm trees and the beautiful combination of blue and green tones of its waters, the state of Campeche is another natural paradise that bathes the shores of the Gulf of Mexico: Seybaplaya.

A remote place with palapas and restaurants both to relax and to have adventures (kayaking and snorkeling).

This beach is on the coastal strip of the state of Campeche. If you travel by car and take the southwest side of the city of Campeche, it will only take you 30 minutes to get to Seybaplaya.

9. Siho Beach (Campeche, Mexico)

The exotic beauty of Siho makes it one of the best beaches in the Gulf of Mexico, a place with a romantic, quiet atmosphere and a gentle sea breeze in one of the most fascinating areas of the Champotón municipality, in the extreme north of the state of Campeche.

The beach has palapa service and a sandhill from where you will have magnificent views.

Its activities include horseback riding, kayaking, picnics, diving, and water skiing, all together with a wide range of hotels.

10. Bonita Beach (Campeche, Mexico)

Beach with crystal clear waters, gentle waves, fine white sand, and magnificent sunsets that add to its natural attractions. It is close to San Francisco de Campeche, 15 minutes from the city center.

Bonita opens from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm for 2 Mexican pesos for access. If you go by car or bicycle you will pay 10 pesos and 5 pesos, respectively. From Monday to Friday there are fewer visits.

The place has restaurants with Campeche and Mexican cuisine. Dogfish bread is one of the most popular dishes.

Its entertainment includes water skiing, swimming, soccer, and volleyball. A sandbank with rental of hammocks and palapas, bathroom services, showers, dressing rooms, and lifeguards. It has access for people with reduced mobility.

11. Clearwater Beach (Florida, United States)

Many tourists comment on Tripadvisor that Clearwater Beach is one of the best beaches in the Gulf of Mexico to share with the family.

It has beautiful blue waters and white sand, with spectacular sunsets. Its restaurants prepare dishes for all tastes and its hotels are equally applauded by visitors. On this clean beach in West Florida, United States, you’ll find umbrella rentals and parking.

Oladotun Olayemi
Oladotun Olayemi
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