Cabo San Lucas Beaches: A Guide
If you’re planning to travel to Cabo San Lucas, it’s pretty likely you’ll be spending time on the beach. But which beach? There are plenty of beautiful stretches of sand in the area, and each has its own specialty. Here’s a guide to the beaches of Cabo San Lucas.
Playa El Medana. Medana Beach sweeps across the main hotel area of Cabo San Lucas, separating the city from the sea. It’s the best swimming beach in Cabo San Lucas, and it’s at the center of the action lined with bars, shops, and restaurants, and crowded with natives and tourists. Here, it’s easy to rent boats, surfboards, or any other water toy you could name – not to mention find a guide to take you on a glass-bottom boat tour of Los Arcos. It’s truly a place to see and be seen.
Lover’s Beach. Lover’s Beach is hidden among the jagged rocks that jut out from the Baja Peninsula at Land’s End. It’s very difficult to get to, unless you have a boat. Luckily, it’s easy to find a water taxi from Cabo San Lucas. The area features towering rock formations and ocean on two sides, and it’s much more peaceful and solitary than Medana. Don’t swim or snorkel on the Pacific side; the currents are too strong.
Solmar Beach. This sparkling white sand beach sweeps beneath towering red stone cliffs. A few luxury hotels line the cliffs, but it’s still less crowded than Medana. It’s a beautiful place to take a long walk, sunbathe, jog, or build sandcastles—but it faces the Pacific, and the swimming here is dangerous.
Shipwreck Beach. A Japanese freighter sank just off the coast in 1964. Today, the ship provides a dramatic backdrop to the Ocean Course at Cabo del Sol. You can get to it from the entrance to Cabo del Sol today. It’s a good spot for diving, snorkeling, and surf fishing.
Widow’s Beach. This lovely secluded beach has some stunning volcanic rock formations as well as beautiful natural ocean scenery. It’s a good spot for swimming, and it’s got plenty of thriving tide pools – sure to keep the naturalist in your family busy for an entire day.
Costa Azul Beach. They say if you want to find the best places to surf and swim in a new area, follow the locals. This beach is a local surfing hotspot with some great surf. It may be too rough for swimming, though, so be wary.
With the Pacific on one side and the Sea of Cortez on the other, there’s no shortage of beautiful beaches at Cabo San Lucas. Whether you’re looking for a party atmosphere and a place to people-watch, a secluded stretch of sand where you can relax with a book, or a place to swim, surf, scuba dive, fish, or snorkel, you’re sure to find the perfect beach at Cabo San Lucas.
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