Beaches of the Los Cabos area of Baja California Sur, Mexico listed by Region
We have listed beaches by the areas in which they are located as follows: Cabo San Lucas, Tourist Corridor, San Jose del Cabo, East Cape area and Pacific Coastline. Playa del Amor, Santa Maria Beach, Chileno, Twin Dolphin Beach, Westin Beach, Playa El Medano, Cabo Pulmo, Los Frailes, Playa Acapulquito, Palmilla Beach, Costa Azul Beach, Playa Migri±o, Los Cerritos and San Pedro are some of the most popluar.
Cabo San Lucas Beaches
- Medano Beach (Playa El M©dano) 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) - Playa del Amor (Love Beach) or Playa del Amante (Lover's Beach) - also known as Playa Do±a Chepa in earlier years is located on the Sea of Cortez side of Land's End at Cabo San Lucas.
- Divorce Beach - This stretch of clean white sand is located on the Pacific side a short walk from Playa del AMor. Divorce Beach 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
Cabo San Lucas to San Jose del Cabo
- 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 - Just west of Playa Costa Azul is a little stretch of beach called Playa Acapulquito, known as Old Man's Beach.
- Playa Palmilla (Palmilla Beach)
- Westin Regina Resort Beach
- Playa Buenos Aires (Good Air Beach)
- Playa Cabo Real
- Playa Bledito (Tequila Cove)
- Playa El Tule
- Playa Bahia Chileno (Chilean Beach) - Chileno Bay, next to the Hotel Cabo San Lucas, 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 Baha Santa Mara, a small bay next to the renowned Twin Dolphin Hotel.
- Playa Las Viudas (Widow's Beach) Twin Dolphin Beach - This picturesque beach is a quiet spot to relax and have a picnic.
- Playa Barco Varado (Shipwreck Beach)
- Monuments Beach - a small beach popular with the surfing set and has the closest surf to Cabo San Lucas, just a few miles out of town.
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 vegetation.
- 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.
- Playa Las Margaritas - Las Margaritas Beach - Sorry, no margaritas here, but peace and quiet are plentiful.
- Playa Migri±o - At Kilometer 100, Migri±o 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 - 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 caba±as 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 Jos© del Cabo to La Ribera
- La Playita (The Little Beach)
- Playa An³nima (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, Baha 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 Rinc³n
- Punta Colorada and Punta Arena
- La Ribera