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January 11, 2022

Explore the 7 Best Swimmable Beaches in Los Cabos!

swimmable beaches los cabos

Now that you are here, where do you go swimming? Unfortunately, not all beaches in Cabo San Lucas are swimmable. The waves and the undertow are too strong, especially if you visit with family and young children.

The good news is that there are a few nice, swimmable beaches in Cabo and the surrounding areas, but some will require transportation or a cab ride. Contact your concierge to find the best transportation to and from these areas.

medano beach

Medano Beach

Medano is an interesting beach because it is crescent-shaped and starts at the Marino and ends on the southwestern end along downtown Cabo San Lucas. Visitors often find the swimming delightful, and the view interesting as boats are bobbing around on the bay, restaurants set up on the beach, and people playing beach sports along the shore. The water here is shallower, and the waves are not that strong, making it an ideal swimming location for families.

lovers beach

Playa del Amor or Lover’s Beach

This beach is one you can only access by boat, so you will need to find one of our local guides through your home’s concierge service. Lover’s beach has one side of the beach that is nice to swim at, but the other side is called Divorce Beach and has rocks, and the surf is much more challenging.

chileno beach
Chileno Bay

This beach attained Blue Flag status in 2013 and has lifeguards watching over the swimmers. It sits at the foot of a resort but is a public beach. Just be sure to stay in the small bay and be warry of the surrounding areas for swimming.

santa maria beach
Santa Maria Beach

This beach sits on a protected small bay where you can wade in the water and swim under the gentle waves. There might be some rocky areas, but these areas are also nice to snorkel around to see the colorful fish.

playa bledito
Playa Bledito and Tequila Cove

It is a beach by several names, but it is a cove with a swimming area. It is not very large, so you need to pay attention to the flags and signs. Otherwise, you may end up in an area with huge waves.

palmilla beach
Palmilla Beach

This beach sits just left of the Palmilla Resort and is a calm, beautiful beach with soft waves. The water is so quiet here you can take out the paddleboard or swim along the beach edge. It is a more extended beach than the other areas, and it takes about 20or 30 meters inward for it to get deep, so it is ideal for playing and wading.

playa acapulquito
Playa Acapulquito

This beach is a natural haven. There is no resort in sight, but locals and expats often favor it. It is Blue Flag certified and fronted by smaller condos and mid-range hotels. Then, of course, there are beach hangouts where you can grab a drink and a nice lunch.

Category: Activities, Family, Travel
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