A Loreto vacation means morning strolls on the beach and afternoon swims in the ocean. It’s curling up with a good book while the small waves crash in the background and throwing a frisbee with friends along the shore. While it’s easy to spend your vacation in one stunning location, each of the beaches in Loreto Mexico offer new views and more shorelines to explore. By visiting different Loreto Mexico beaches, you’ll see more of the landscape and fall in love with the city.
1. Coronado Island Beach
The Islands of Loreto rise majestically out of the sea, and after taking a short boat ride, you can explore the beaches on Coronado Island. The natural curves of this island create calm bays where the water is smooth and crystal clear. Snorkel along the calm shore, or stretch out in the sand. Most tours to the island provide water, snacks, kayaks, and paddleboards for exploring the area.
2. La Darsena Beach
La Darsena is one of the easiest beaches in Loreto Mexico to get to from downtown. Located just north of the marina, La Darsena is a popular spot for both local families and international visitors to relax under the shade of palapas or in the soft sand. With calm waters, it’s a safe beach for kids to splash and play, and since it’s right by downtown, you can easily pop into a shop for drinks and snacks.
3. Oasis Beach
South of La Darsena, Oasis beach is just steps from downtown. With shade from palapas and palm trees, it's a tranquil spot that extends over 300 meters, giving beachgoers plenty of room to spread out, and its shallow shore is perfect for younger swimmers. While it’s close to shops and restaurants, it feels like it’s tucked away from lots of traffic.
4. La Salinita
A little farther from the city near the airport, La Salinita is a favorite with locals for relaxing and clamming. To get here, drive south of the city, and park along the quiet road that ends at La Salinita. While some parts of the beach are covered in pebbles, there’s plenty of soft sand that seems to endlessly stretch along the shore. As you relax under handmade beach palapas, you can watch birds swooping over the estuary while local fishermen dive for the famous chocolate clams of Loreto.
The Baja Peninsula is lined with incredible beaches, and five miles south of Loreto, Nopolo is an iconic spot for snorkeling. You can walk out far in the shallow waters, and around the large rocky outcroppings, you’ll find yourself surrounded by tropical fish.
There are several smaller beach towns near Loreto, and the closest is Juancalito. Just 15 minutes to the south, this fishing village is surrounded by lush vegetation and an estuary. It’s the perfect spot for a scenic walk and fresh seafood. Local vendors also rent out watersports equipment for visitors to enjoy the ocean’s beauty.
Photo: Guía Loreto BCS.
7. El Quemado
In the small community of Tripui, El Quemado has direct views of both Danzante and Carmen Islands. The islands block the sea’s waves, making this one of the calmest beaches in Loreto Mexico, and along the beach, you can snorkel with tropical fish.
8. Ensenada Blanca
This secluded paradise is one of the most scenic Loreto Mexico beaches. In front of the Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto
, travelers enjoy paddleboarding and snorkeling along the beach. In the mornings, take in the sunrise lighting up the sky above Danzante Island, and at night, the stars shine brightly away from the city at Ensenada Blanca.
9. El Requesón Beach (Mulegé)
El Requesón is one of the most unique beaches near Loreto Mexico, stretching out between the mainland and a small island. With clear turquoise waters on each side of the beach, it’s a breathtaking spot for a beach walk, and because it’s protected by a large bay, the water is incredibly smooth and calm.