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List of Beaches in Cabo San Lucas, Los Cabos.

Beaches of Cabo San Lucas, San Jose del Cabo and Los Cabos, Baja California Sur, México.

Beaches of the Los Cabos area of Baja California Sur, Mexico listed by Region.

There is much to spoil you in Los Cabos. One of the chief causes is an overabundance of prime beach real estate. Here in Los Cabos, at the southernmost tip of the Baja Peninsula, we are almost entirely surrounded by water—the Pacific Ocean to the west, the Sea of Cortés to the east. Visitors can therefore expect all the benefits of island life (exquisite sunsets, endless shorelines, and enviable surf conditions) while still enjoying the connectivity and affordability being part of the peninsula allows.

Choosing which beaches to explore can be difficult. There are so many to choose from, and each is lovely in its own right. And so, we’ve set out to provide an expanded guide to Los Cabos’ best beaches. Here you’ll find descriptions of both shoreline and activities available, a list of facilities provided (not a given at México beaches), and directions on how to get there. We have listed the beaches by region or zone, which are as follows Cabo San Lucas, Tourist Corridor, San Jose del Cabo, East Cape area and Pacific Coastline. Among the popular beaches are Playa del Amor (Lover’s Beach), Santa Maria, Chileno, Widow’s, Westin, Medano, Cabo Pulmo, Los Frailes, Divorce Beach, El Tule, Acapulquito, Palmilla, Costa Azul, Migriño, Los Cerritos, and more.

Cabo San Lucas Beaches

Cannery Beaches
Playa Coral Negro seems to be the most commonly used moniker, but I have also heard this beach and its neighbors referred to as Cannery Beach and Old Peoples’ Beach.

Medano Beach (Playa El Médano) The Dune Beach
Medano Beach is the main safe swimming beach in Cabo San Lucas and the most popluar. It begins at the east side of the harbor and extends along Cabo San Lucas Bay all the way to Villa del Palmar.

Lover’s Beach (Playa del Amor or Playa de los Amantes)
Playa del Amor (Love Beach) or Playa de los Amantes (Lover’s Beach) – also known as Playa Doña Chepa in earlier years, is located on the Sea of Cortez side of Land’s End at Cabo San Lucas.

Divorce Beach (Playa del Divorcio)
This stretch of clean white sand is located on the Pacific side a short walk from Playa del Amor. Divorce Beach or Playa del Divorcio is great for sunbathing and relaxing, but It is very dangerous to swim on this beach.

Solmar Beach (Playa Solmar, TerraSol & Finisterra Beach)
This wide stretch of white sand beach faces the Pacific Ocean and runs from the rocks at Land’s End to the base of Pedregal to the West.

Tourist Corridor Beaches – San Jose del Cabo to Cabo San Lucas

Playa Costa Azul (Blue Coast Beach)
In this half mile stretch before Palmilla Bay is the world famous surf break called Costa Azul.

Playa Acapulquito (Old Man’s Beach)
Just west of Playa Costa Azul is a little stretch of beach called Playa Acapulquito, known as Old Man’s Beach.l

Playa Palmilla (Palmilla Beach)
Playa Palmilla, along the Corridor, in San Jose del Cabo has been named a Blue Flag beach by the Blue Flag programme, which is operated under the auspices of the Foundation for Environmental Education and is headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark. ( Parking is available in two areas. There is a protected area for swimming, an area to launch small boats and another area for nice quiet walks.

·Westin Regina Resort Beach
·Playa Buenos Aires (Good Air Beach)
·Playa Cabo Real
·Playa Bledito (Tequila Cove)

Playa El Tule or El Tule Beach 
This is a secluded sandy stretch of beach that is a good surf spot at times. There are scattered boulders in the surf and driftwood can be found up on the beach. This is a strong break that goes both ways with speed and is best left to the expert surfer. Access is at Km. 16.2 at the Los Tules bridge (Puente Los Tules). A four wheel drive vehicle is needed to get across the sometimes soft sand of the arroyo.

Playa Bahia Chileno (Chilean Beach)
A recent trip to Chileno Beach (March 2016) was to see what changes have been made with all the construction in the nearby area. Access to the beach is well marked from the main highway. The parking area is not paved, but is graded and marked off for easy parking. In early years,
Chileno Bay was home to the Hotel Cabo San Lucas (now closed). Chileno is yet another breath-taking bay known for its diving and snorkeling. Look for the dive flag at the edge of the highway at Km. 15, which marks the parking entrance.

Playa Santa Maria (Santa Maria Beach)
Not too far along the highway east of Km. 12 is the very popular and often photographed Bahía Santa María, This small bay was next to the renowned Twin Dolphin Hotel, in earlier years, before the recent (2015 and 2016) surge of development in the area.

Playa Las Viudas (Widow’s Beach)
This picturesque beach was previously known as Twin Dolphin Beach before the recent (2015 and 2016) surge of development in the area. It is still a quiet spot to relax and have a picnic, although more people visit this popular beach than years ago.

Playa Barco Varado (Shipwreck Beach)
Fronting the ocean finishing holes of the Jack Nicklaus Ocean Course, Playa Barco Varado or Shipwreck Beach is named after the wreck of the Inari Maru, a Japanese tuna boat sunk offshore in the 1960s. None of the wreck remains. Families will enjoy exploring the tidal pools, and swimming is possible, too, but not recommended for small children.

Monuments Beach or Playa Monumento
Monuments Beach or Playa Monumento is a small beach popular with the surfing set and has the closest surf to Cabo San Lucas, just a few miles out of town. Monuments is a left point break that can get a little tricky. This spot is best saved for the seasoned or expert surfer. 

Situated below Sunset Da Mona Lisa Restaurant and Sunset Point is a fine little beach just a short cab ride from downtown Cabo San Lucas on the east end of the Bahia San Lucas.

San Jose del Cabo Beaches

La Playita (The Little Beach)
Near San Jose del Cabo, La Playita is the home of La Playa Sportfishing, the local cooperative Panga Fishing Fleet. Although this area is not recommended for swimming, it’s an excellent place to watch fishermen with their catch.

El Estero
Beginning at the East end of the Playa Hotelera (Hotel Beach) in San Jose del Cabo, one will find the famed estuary. The freshwater lagoon has over three hundred and fifty species of wildlife and lush vegatation.

Playa Hotelera (Hotel Beach)
This stretch of sand runs from the estuary west past the new Royal Solaris hotel, continuing until it reaches the Costa Azul beach. Playa Hotelera beaches are generally not recommended for swimming due to a fairly consistent body thumping shore break and a deep inshore drop-off.

Pacific Ocean Coastline Beaches – Cabo San Lucas to Todos Santos

Playa El Faro Viejo (The Old Lighthouse Beach)
Somewhat inaccessible, but worth effort. Four wheel (ATV’s) All Terrain Vehicles are no longer permitted for outings to this impressive spot.  Editor’s note: As of January 2008 the acces road to the beach and El Faro Viejo (old light house) has been chained off. There is a guard gate advising that the original access is now private property. Most of this area is undergoing some sort of development. We will continue to look for an access point for this section of beach.

Playa Las Margaritas
Las Margaritas Beach – Sorry, no margaritas here, but peace and quiet are plentiful.

Playa Migriño
At Kilometer 100, Migriño is popular with surfers and campers, and a nesting area for sea turtles. Swimming is dangerous but you can walk for miles along this windswept shore. For access, take the side road on the left before the bridge.

Playa Km. 90.5

Playa El Cajoncito
Playa El Cajoncito (this beach doesn’t have a formal name) can be found by turning off Highway 1 at Km. 86 and following a rough dirt road to the Ocean.

Playa Las Cabrillas

Playa Los Cerritos (Los Cerritos Beach
At Kilometer 64 near Pescadero, Los Cerritos is a mile and a half in from the highway and the hot spot for surfing, camping, and swimming (with caution).

Playa San Pedrito
At Kilometer 59, an RV park at Playa San Pedrito has cabañas and a restaurant bar. Swimming here is at your own risk. Look for the stone arch entrance off the highway.

Playa San Pedro (also know as Playa Las Palmas) – San Pedro Beach
At Kilometer 57, a well maintained access road (across from a boxy-looking agricultural research station) takes you almost all of the way to picturesque Playa San Pedro, also known as Las Palmas. Bordered by a reed lagoon and protected by rock promontories on both sides, groves of palm trees frame this gorgeous quarter-mile strand of beach. Las Palmas has good swimming (again, with caution), body surfing, and hiking.

Playa Punta Lobos
Local fisherman launch their pangas in the waves at the local beach several miles outside of Todos Santos.

East Cape Area Beaches – San José del Cabo to La Ribera

La Playita (The Little Beach)

Playa Anónima (Anonymous Beach)

Playa La Laguna

Playa Higuera (Fig Tree Beach)
An inescapable feature here is a gnarled, old, twisted and contorted fig tree which is completely out of place. The savage looking beach is lashed with waves and is partially hidden among rock formations

Playa Los Frailes (The Monks Beach)
About 40 miles from San Jose del Cabo you’ll come to Los Frailes. This is a very popular beach, with limited facilities. Lovely, gentle, Bahía Los Frailes attracts both campers and yachtsmen.

Cabo Pulmo 
About 5 miles north of Los Frailes is Cabo Pulmo, another of the more popular beaches on the East Cape of Los Cabos, it even has a restaurant and plenty of space in a cove for RV’s, vans and campers.

Playa El Rincón

Punta Colorada and Punta Arena

La Ribera

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