LIST OF THE BEST BEACHES IN LORETO, MEXICO
LORETO'S BEACHES (NOT ON AN ISLAND)
Loreto is home to several beaches throughout its communities. The mainland beaches in Loreto may not have the white sand like Isla Coronado, but, they are still beautiful. The water is usually super clear too and on some beaches, offer spectacular snorkeling. The water in Loreto gets warm and even hot in the summer!
Loreto's beaches are best enjoyed If its not a windy day, (most winds happen in December and January). Some of the beaches have pebbles and rocks, some are nothing but sand and some are everything in between. Since the is a lack of signage and you may have to take a dirt road, getting to some of Loreto's beaches can be a little harder than you would expect.
Loreto's beaches towards the "south" tend to be better. Between Loreto Bay and Ensenada Blanca are the best stretch of beaches. We have listed all of Loreto's beaches below and then below that, we have included a description of each of the beaches.
MAP OF LORETO'S BEST BEACHES (MAINLAND)
LIST OF THE BEST LORETO BEACHES FROM NORTH TO SOUTH
Take Calle Davis north, which turns into a dirt road. You'll head out of town for about 20 minutes and when you reach a little restaurant with the same name, you have reached La Picazon beach. Definitely worth the drive!
The beach is sandy with some pebbles. You have a great view of Isla Coronado since its right off shore.
Mil Palmas is situated about 10 to 15 minutes out of town. You take Calle Davis Norte, to the dirt road. When you come to a little community, you have reached Mil Palmas.
It is a mostly pebble beach with some sandy areas in the water.
PLAYA LA NEGRITA
More of a local hang out, Playa La Negrita is just north of the more touristy La Darsena.
La Negrita is a pebble/sandy beach located by the Desert Inn and walking distance from La Darsena.
Located in the City of Loreto, just north of the marina, sits La Darsena. La Darsena has several palapas that you can seek shade under. It is conveniently near shops and restaurants.
Its a nice sandy beach with a few pebble areas. The water is calm unless the winds pick up.
This beach is located in the southern part of Loreto and just north of the wash. Oasis has several palapas and palm trees along the beach.
The Hotel Oasis operates on its shore. The beach is still close to the city's stores and places to eat, but tucked away.
Located by the airport, with estuary throughout, La Salinita is a local hangout and a place where many locals make a living.
Its only a few minutes south of town to a dirt road/path that you can take to get to the beach.
There are several palapas and most of the shoreline is a sandy beach.
LORETO BAY / NOPOLO
Located in Loreto Bay Nopolo is a sandy beach that extends the length of the community. To the south is an excellent spot to snorkel. There are several palapas in front of the hotel and by the kayak shack.
If the winds are light, then the water is very flat. Sometimes the waves can pick up, but they are very small. You can walk out in the shallow waters pretty far.
About 15 minutes south of Loreto is the first village known as Juncalito. Juncalito is a nice bay beach with calm waters.
An estuary and vegetation surrounds the little fishing village. The beach is sandy to pebbles to sandy again. Great place to take a walk and find cool places. Puerto Escondido is just south of Juncalito.
El Quemado is located just south of Puerto Escondido and the small community Tripui. El Quemado is well protected with Isla Dazante, Isla Carmen and the "point" of Puerto Escondido all helping in reducing waves.
The calm water offers clear waters for snorkeling and relaxing.
Located by the town of Ligui and through the wash. Its a small beach and more of a local hangout.
The beach like many of Loreto's beaches has some sandy and pebble areas. Ligui is a great place to to take a kayak out and head over to Isla Dazante, if you can make the 1.75 mile trek.
This beach is located just south of Ligui and in front of Villa Del Palmar Hotel and the community of Ensenada Blanca.
Beautiful sandy beach with views of Isla Dazante. Great snorkeling and stays shallow for quite a while. This beach is also known as Dazante Bay.
The hotel will not let you go on the beach without permission.