Every member has their own reasons to love Loreto: the crystal blue waters, and the luxuries of Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto, the fresh seafood, and TPC Danzante Bay. No matter what brings you to Loreto, there’s one thing everyone can agree on. The beaches in Loreto Mexico are absolutely stunning. While you could easily spend your whole vacation relaxing in front of your resort, visiting different Loreto Mexico beaches will show you more of the coast’s beauty and provide you with new adventures.
The islands of Loreto rise ruggedly from the sea, captivating the imagination with the promises of exploration and discovery, and if you’re looking to explore more beaches in Loreto Mexico, sail out to the islands. Coronado is one of the larger islands, and its natural curves protect soft beaches. Most tours out to Coronado Island provide you with snorkeling equipment, paddleboards, and kayaks to explore the island.
The heart of Loreto is nestled along La Darsena, a popular beach just north of the marina for both local families and international travelers. Enjoy some snacks while throwing a frisbee, splashing in the water, or resting in the shade of a palapa umbrella. Get directions to this beach.
While Oasis is also close to downtown, Oasis is one of the tranquil Loreto Mexico beaches that feels tucked away from the rest of the world. Stretching over 300 meters, Oasis has plenty of space for beachgoers to spread out, and its shallow shores are safe for even the youngest swimmers. Rest under the shade of palapas and palm trees while looking out over the sparkling waters. Get directions to this beach.
Beyond downtown, the beaches in Loreto Mexico are calm and quiet. Near the airport, La Salinita is a favorite escape from the city and a popular spot for fishmen to find the famous chocolate clams of Loreto. Park along the quiet road that ends at La Salinita, and you’ll be able to relax under simple handmade beach palapas and watch birds swooping over the estuary. While parts of the beach are lined by smooth pebbles, there’s plenty of soft sands to spread out on. Get directions to this beach.
Photo: Kris Crawford.
Loreto is lined by the Sea of Cortez, which has been given the nickname “The Aquarium of the World,” and Nopolo is one of the best Loreto Mexico beaches for snorkeling. You can wade out far in the shallow waters where you’ll find yourself surrounded by tropical fish while you swim along rocky outcroppings. Get directions to this beach.
Photo: Kris Crawford.
Juncalito is a sweeping bay surrounded by lush vegetation and an estuary just 15 minutes south of Loreto. The large bay is perfect for a long walk, and local vendors rent out equipment for watersports. Juncalito is also a popular spot for camping out underneath the starry sky. Get directions to this beach.
Many of the beaches in Loreto Mexico have incredible views of the island, and from El Quemado, you’ll look out over both Danzante and Carmen Islands. The islands block the sea’s waves, making the water in front of El Quemado glassy smooth, a safe spot for snorkeling. Located near the community of Tripui, it’s a popular spot for both RVs and tent campers.
Photo: Fishing Loreto
A secluded and scenic shore, Ensenada Blanca is truly paradise. In front of Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto, the beach is a haven for kayaking, paddleboarding, and snorkeling, and the shallow waters give kids a safe spot for splashing and playing. In the mornings, take in the sunrise over Danzante Island, and at night, look up to see the dark sky covered in sparkling stars.
The shoreline of the Baja Peninsula is lined by unique features and rocky coasts. El Requesón is a thin stretch of sandy shore that stretches out from the mainland to a small island, creating an adventurous spot for a stroll. With clam, clear turquoise waters on each side, you can cool off with a dip in the sea.