From Cabo San Lucas, drive north on Highway 19 past the farming village of Pescadero until you reach Km. 57.1 and see the agricultural research station (Campo Experimental Todos Santos) on the right hand side of the highway. Follow the well maintained dirt access road on your left 1.3 miles and it will take you almost to the beach of Playa San Pedro (also known as Playa Las Palmas). There is a parking area about 200 yards from the beach. This is definitely one of the most picturesque sites on the Pacific Ocean side and well worth the drive. San Pedro is a quarter mile expanse of beach bordered by a reed lagoon and protected by rock promontories at each end. Groves of palm trees frame this gorgeous strand of beach. Ruins of an old sugar cane rancho are nearby, giving the area a ghost town feeling. This is an excellent area for hiking, swimming (with caution) and body surfing. Access to this beach is across private property but is allowed for day use only. Camping and fires are not permitted. Generaly there are very few people using this isolated section of Pacific beach.
NOTICE - WARNING
We emphatically stress that swimming off all the beaches on the Pacific side is dangerous due to swift sea currents and powerful waves. Use caution. As you will discover along the Los Cabos coast, almost all roads lead to a beach and a new adventure
Please do not drive on any of the area's beaches. Mexican Federal law prohibits driving any motorized vehicles on any beach in Mexico.
Please do not litter our beaches. Always take along a plastic trash bag for your trash. Also, consider picking up any trash left by other inconsiderate people. Help keep the beaches clean and beautiful.
Things to Remember
It is important to remember a few things before beginning your Baja Beach trip:
Number One: There are no lifeguards here, not even at most hotel pools. So, try not to swim alone as no big lifeguard hunk wearing red Speedos is going to come to your rescue.
Number Two: One wont find a convenience store on every corner here (or on any corner for that matter), so bring lots of sunblock, sunglasses, water, snacks, bathroom tissue, film as well as a beach umbrella, snorkeling gear, sand toys, etc. And dont forget a bag to carry your trash out in.
Number Three: Certain beaches have seas with severe undertows, dangerous breakers, rip tides, or deep drop-offs close to shore. Pay attention to any warning signs.
Number Four: Remember that its illegal to drive on beaches in México. Environmental protectionism is growing in countries all over the world and one needs to be as sensitive here in México as in the USA. In either country, a fuel spill from ones boat or 4x4 on most beaches can result in stiff fines.